Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 4

Today, we pray for the gift of the Spirit of Fortitude (courage), which helps us to stand up for the truth of the Faith even in times of trouble and persecution. Fourth Day:Come, O Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, uphold my soul in times of trouble and adversity, sustain my efforts after holiness, strengthen my weakness, … Continue reading Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 4

Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 3

Today, on this 3rd day of the novena, we pray for the gift of the Spirit of Piety, which moves us to a loving reverence for God as our Father, and also helps us to respect others as children of God, just as we ourselves are. Third Day:Come, O Blessed Spirit of Piety, possess my … Continue reading Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 3

Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 1

For the next nine days, we should prepare for the feast of Pentecost by praying this novena: Pray especially starting on the day after Ascension Thursday, ending on the Saturday before the Feast of Pentecost First Day:Almighty and eternal God, Who hast vouchsafed to regenerate us by water and the Holy Ghost, and hast given … Continue reading Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 1

Showing Proper Reverence to the Blessed Sacrament

In recent years, there has been evidence of a decline in reverence and respect shown to the Blessed Sacrament, which unfortunately and unintentionally is a result of reforms made post Vatican II. Reception of the Eucharist in the hand was introduced, altar rails were taken away, and even stand-alone kneelers were eventually phased out. Standing … Continue reading Showing Proper Reverence to the Blessed Sacrament

Why Denying Communion to Those Who Break Away from Catholic Teaching is Practical and an Act of Mercy

Because it is the month of the Blessed Sacrament, I thought I’d share my post from last year about worthy reception of Communion and why it’s important. Once Joe Biden became our president, the question of his receiving the sacrament once again came into the news and so it is helpful to once again revisit … Continue reading Why Denying Communion to Those Who Break Away from Catholic Teaching is Practical and an Act of Mercy

April Devotion: The Most Blessed Sacrament

Via Catholic Restoration THE MONTH OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Since the 16th-century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. The Church traditionally encouraged the month of April for increased devotion to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. “The Church in the course of the centuries has introduced various forms of this Eucharistic worship which … Continue reading April Devotion: The Most Blessed Sacrament