Category: Prayer

  • Book Review: The Notre Dame Book of Prayer

    The Notre Dame Book of Prayer Edited by Heidi Schlumpf Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2010 For over one hundred years, the Campus Ministry Office at Notre Dame has offered prayer books to incoming first-year students. “The Notre Dame Book of Prayer” is an attempt to share that gift with the larger Notre Dame […]

  • Prayer to St. Gianna

    Saint Gianna, heroically Christlike wife, mother and physician, I ask the help of your prayers, as I strive to follow your holy example in my physical and spiritual trials. Help me, by your prayers, to recognize the suffering of the Cross as the way to pure and selfless love of God and my neighbor. May […]

  • Happy Feast of St. Anne

    Today (July 26th) is the feast of St. Anne and St. Joachim, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Grandparents of Jesus. St. Anne is one of my patron saints as I took her name as my confirmation name. I pray to her daily for help in parenting and in teaching my children. When […]

  • The Paradox of Prayer and Time

    Say the rosary? I can barely squeeze in a “Hail Mary.” Read scripture? I’d like to, but I never get to sit down. Go to daily Mass? It would be nice, but you have got to be kidding. People give many reasons for not praying more. Close to the top of the list is the […]

  • Prayer of Surrender

    This prayer was written by Charles de Foucald. Father, I abandon myself into your hands: do with me what you will. Whatever you may do I thank you: I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only your will be done in me, and in all your creatures – I wish no more than […]

  • The Value of a Spiritual Communion

    When I was growing up, my mother would often make a spiritual communion and speak of its value. I didn’t really pay much attention. It was fine for her, I reasoned. After all, it couldn’t hurt. But like many of what I considered her “pre-Vatican II” practices, I didn’t put much stock in it. With […]

  • Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila

    Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things pass away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing; God alone suffices.

  • Prayer of Hope to St. Jude

    God of Hope, come to me. Help me to know that your hope is alive in me as I offer kindness, forgiveness, and tenderness to others. I seek the inner calm that comes from trusting in you. Give me the courage to be aware of your healing presence. May I trust that St. Jude walks […]

  • Looking Over a Life of Prayer

    It’s that time of year again – when the calendar compels us to look back over the preceding year and make plans for the new one. Those reflections and resolutions can encompass many parts of life. Relationships, health, and career goals are popular targets for review. One area that might be neglected is one’s life […]

  • Prayer for Light and Peace

    O Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of our Savior Jesus, you show your graciousness and compassion for all those who seek refuge in your protection. Fill our days with light and peace that we may reflect unending love to others. Lead us to your Son Jesus who was born to walk with us along the path […]