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Anonymous said: I am the anon from last week that said I was struggling with the existence of God. Well I finally spoke to someone I trust who is a great example of living a faith filled life. When I told her I had stopped praying because I was angry at God and then stopped believing all together she told me "the devil wants us to believe that God is the source of our pain so we don't allow God to be the source of our comfort". I still have my bad days but I plan on kicking the devils butt and returning to GOD

Hi Anon! Really great to hear from you again. I’m really happy to hear that you are fighting the good fight. Listen to what your friend has said. S/he could be the person you really need to start really living the faith once more. I wish you the best of luck in the faith, and God Bless!

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Prayer Before Sleep

Invocation:

Grant, O Lord, this night to keep me without sin.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Prayer:

Visit, we beseech you, O Lord, this dwelling, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let your holy Angels dwell herein, to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be always upon us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

I adore you, my God, and I love you with all my heart. I give you thanks for having created me, for having made me a Christian, and for having preserved me this day. Pardon me for the evil I have done today; if I have done anything good, please accept it. Keep me while I take my rest and deliver me from all dangers. May your grace be always with me. Amen.

Jesus Christ my God, I adore you and thank you for all the graces you have given me this day. I offer you my sleep and all the moments of this night, and I beseech you to keep me without sin. Wherefore I put myself within your sacred Side and under the mantle of our Lady, my Mother. Let your holy Angels stand about me and keep me in peace; and let your blessing be upon me.

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Novena to St. Benedict: 

O glorious St. Benedict, sublime model of all virtues, pure vessel of God’s grace! Behold me, humbly kneeling at thy feet. I implore thy loving heart to pray for me before the throne of God. To thee I have recourse in all the dangers which daily surround me. Shield me against my enemies, inspire me to imitate thee in all things. May thy blessing be with me always, so that I may shun whatever God forbids and avoid the occasions of sin. 

Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces of which I stand so much in need, in the trials, miseries and afflictions of life. Thy heart was always so full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those who were afflicted or troubled in any way. Thou didst never dismiss without consolation and assistance anyone who had recourse to thee. I therefore invoke thy powerful intercession, in the confident hope that thou wilt hear my prayers and obtain for me the special grace and favor I so earnestly implore (mention your intentions here), if it be for the greater glory of God and the welfare of my soul. 

Help me, O great St. Benedict, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to be ever submissive to His holy will, and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven. Amen.

Novena to St. Benedict:

O glorious St. Benedict, sublime model of all virtues, pure vessel of God’s grace! Behold me, humbly kneeling at thy feet. I implore thy loving heart to pray for me before the throne of God. To thee I have recourse in all the dangers which daily surround me. Shield me against my enemies, inspire me to imitate thee in all things. May thy blessing be with me always, so that I may shun whatever God forbids and avoid the occasions of sin.

Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces of which I stand so much in need, in the trials, miseries and afflictions of life. Thy heart was always so full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those who were afflicted or troubled in any way. Thou didst never dismiss without consolation and assistance anyone who had recourse to thee. I therefore invoke thy powerful intercession, in the confident hope that thou wilt hear my prayers and obtain for me the special grace and favor I so earnestly implore (mention your intentions here), if it be for the greater glory of God and the welfare of my soul.

Help me, O great St. Benedict, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to be ever submissive to His holy will, and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven. Amen.

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Hey y’all!

If you could say a quick prayer for me that would be great!! I’m going through a rough time, and I really need to get a dentist appointment for this Friday! I know..might seem silly but this is very important to me. Thanks all! God Bless!

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Hail, Holy Cross, Our Strength:

HAIL, O holy Cross, our strength.
Hail, O adorable Cross, our praise and glory.
Hail, O Cross, our help and refuge.
Hail, O Cross, consolation of all the mournful.

Hail, O Cross, our victory and hope.
Hail, O Cross, our defense and our life.
Hail, O Cross, our liberation and redemption.
Hail, O Cross, our sign of salvation and bulwark against the enemy.

May the Cross be for me always hope of my faith.
May the Cross be for me resurrection in my death.
May the Cross be for me triumph against demons.
May the Cross be for me mother of my consolation.

May the Cross be for me rest in my tribulations.
May the Cross be for me support in my old age.
May the Cross be for me healing in my illness.
May the Cross be for me protection in my nudity.

May the Cross be for me consolation in my life.
May the Cross be for me solace in all my difficulties.
May the Cross be for me balm in my tribulations.

May the Cross be for me medicine to my infirmities and protection against all my enemies. Amen.

Hail, Holy Cross, Our Strength:

HAIL, O holy Cross, our strength.
Hail, O adorable Cross, our praise and glory.
Hail, O Cross, our help and refuge.
Hail, O Cross, consolation of all the mournful.

Hail, O Cross, our victory and hope.
Hail, O Cross, our defense and our life.
Hail, O Cross, our liberation and redemption.
Hail, O Cross, our sign of salvation and bulwark against the enemy.

May the Cross be for me always hope of my faith.
May the Cross be for me resurrection in my death.
May the Cross be for me triumph against demons.
May the Cross be for me mother of my consolation.

May the Cross be for me rest in my tribulations.
May the Cross be for me support in my old age.
May the Cross be for me healing in my illness.
May the Cross be for me protection in my nudity.

May the Cross be for me consolation in my life.
May the Cross be for me solace in all my difficulties.
May the Cross be for me balm in my tribulations.

May the Cross be for me medicine to my infirmities and protection against all my enemies. Amen.

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Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas for a Holy Life

Grant me, O merciful God, that what is pleasing to Thee I may ardently desire, prudently examine, truthfully acknowledge, and perfectly accomplish for the praise and glory of Thy name. Ordain, O my God, my whole life, and what Thou requirest that I should do, grant me to know it and to fulfill as is meet and profitable to my soul. Give me Thy grace, O Lord my God, that I may not fail in prosperity or in adversity, avoiding pride in the former and discouragement in the latter. May I rejoice in nothing but what leads to Thee, grieve for nothing but what turns away from Thee. May I wish to please or displease n one but Thee.

May I despise, O Lord, all transitory things, and prize only that which is eternal. May I shun ant joy that is without Thee, nor wish for anything outside of Thee. May I delight in any work taken up for Thee, and tire of any rest which is without Thee. Grant me, O my God, to direct my heart toward Thee, and in my failings constantly grieve, with the purpose of a amendment.

Make me, O Lord, my God, obedient without contradiction, poor without depression, chaste without corruption patient without murmuring, humble without pretence, cheerful without dissipation, mature without dullness, prompt without levity, fearing Thee without despair, truthful without duplicity, doing good without presumption, correcting my neighbor without haughtiness, and edifying him by word and example without hypocrisy.

Give me, O Lord God, a watchful heart, which no curious thought will turn away from Thee; a noble heart, which no unworthy affection will drag down; a righteous heart, which no irregular intention will twist aside; a firm heart, which no tribulation will break; a free heart, which no violent affection will claim for itself.

Grant me finally, O Lord my God, science in knowing Thee, diligence in seeking Thee, wisdom in finding Thee, a conduct pleasing to Thee, a perseverance trustfully awaiting Thee, and a confidence finally embracing Thee. May I endure Thy punishments by penitence; profit by Thy benefits by grace in this world, and enjoy Thy blessedness by glory in the next; Who livest and reignest, true God, forever and ever. Amen

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Anonymous said: Hello ima 16 year old catholic missionary( boy ) who loves helping the sick and serving in my movement, and this year has been perfect, full of blessing. But ive fallen in love with one of my best male friends who is a... Mormon missionary, his beautiful and faithful in all the ways and i have the slightest feeling he likes me back( or nah) anyways im not sad or frustrated cause in my experience God has showed me he loves and serves all but you know how hard is to be divided by two strng id

Anon Continues : "and obviously my faith and my vocation are way more important than any label, so im putting this whole situations on the mother of our blessed mother, but still i am in love and wondering if i could be in a chaste relationship… and still be a fervent loyal catholic?! pls some advice and prayer ;)"

Hello Anon! First and foremost, Of course I will pray for you! I pray for all my followers whenever I remember to lol. As for your missionary work I applaud you for it, because there is not a lot of boys I know that would do this type of work. Now on to your question… The short answer is no. You and your missionary friend (regardless of his religion) may not be in any sort of  relationship that goes beyond friendship. The Roman Catholic Church has stated what a relationship should consist of, and as a loyal Catholic, you should follow what the Church has stated to be true. I know the idea of one man one women thing may bring up resentment and anger; trust me I have heard people talking about it before and I’ll keep hearing it again. But as you said, put your faith and trust in the Blessed Mary ever Virgin. Keep on praying to God to give you a stronger back to carry this situation. If you ever need someone to talk to i’m here Anon. God Bless! 

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Anonymous said: Hi I am in need of some help... I am currently an executive member of the Catholic group at my school and up until now it has been fine. But over the summer a lot happened for me personally and at first I was just extremely angry at God but now for the first time in my life I am seriously questioning the existence of Him. I am scared to bring it up to any of my friends in the group but I have really lost my faith. I want to believe but I am not sure I know how anymore.

I feel where you are coming from Anon… I have had my share of doubts because of all sorts of reasons. Yet, I never really gave up on Him. I said, “Lord, you know how and why I am feeling like this, Help Me!” day in and day out. And talking with my friends who aren’t really religious at all didn’t really help, so the fact that you have a type of “support group” is fantastic! I like to think that God puts us on these small tests in order to face-on harder ones as we grow up. If we doubt him now, but still persevere, you will still have faith in Him when you are all alone full of despair. Go to Mass daily, pray daily, sit quiet in your room and just listen for His voice. If you do all these things virtuously and patiently you will soon have faith again.

Jeremiah 29:11(NIV)

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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Anonymous said: is it a sin to listen to secular music? i dont get influenced by it & it doesnt affect my faith

Hello Anon!, well I sure hope it’s not a sin, because that’s what I mostly listen to lol. In all seriousness, as long as the music is not leading you away from your faith you should be fine. It might be even better if somehow your music helps you get through things which leads you to have better faith. God Bless Anon! 

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theraccolta:

  • Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

May the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary be known, praised, blessed, loved, worshipped, and glorified always and in all places! Amen. - From the Raccolta  NB Partial Indulgence