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Blessings, Prayers & Special Rites

"The diverse liturgical traditions have arisen by very reason of the Church's mission. Churches of the same geographical and cultural area came to celebrate the mystery of Christ through particular expressions characterized by the culture: in the tradition of the 'deposit of faith,' in liturgical symbolism, in the organization of fraternal communion, in the theological understanding of the mysteries, and in various forms of holiness."

-- Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1202

Saint of the Day

Biographies of Saints

Catholic Prayers

Common Prayers

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Holy Rosary

Rite of Crowning an Image of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Examination of Conscience

Guide to Confession

A Worker’s Prayer

Morning Offering

Learning Christ

For Peace of Heart

In Time of Trial

When Depressed

For My Family

Prayer of a Catholic Family

Prayer for Those Who are Dear to Us

Prayer for the Dying

Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb

Purchasing a Papal Blessing
(Apostolic Blessing)


Father Jeremy Driscoll, OSB explains the Liturgy of the Hours. Composed of Psalms, canticles, antiphons and prayers, the Liturgy of the Hours finds its historical roots in the ancient and venerable prayer of the synagogue.

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