New Prompts to Pray in a Hurting Church


In these difficult days in our Church, many of us feel angry and helpless.

Our only recourse seems to be prayer, fasting and writing letters.

The #SackClothandAshes campaign has offered a number of ways to approach fasting and reparation.

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No Rosary? No Problem! 5 Finger Rosary Hack

Just a little practical tip for busy Catholics trying to squeeze in their daily Rosary.

Sometimes throughout our busy day, we may find ourselves with an opportunity to pray, but no Rosary in our pocket. Despair not! While a blessed Rosary is ideal to recite the Rosary with and very helpful to keep track of all those Hail Marys, we need look no further than our own hands for an easy way to keep track of prayers.

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Our Response to the Abuse Scandal: #SackClothandAshes

The Holy Father has just sent this letter to Catholics Worldwide: Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God

He encourages us to pray and do penance so “that we may grow in the gift of compassion, in justice, prevention and reparation.”

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Equipping Catholic Families with NEW Prayer Resources

A Little Way to Pray Companion Workbook is a 12 page workbook kit to help you find your own custom prayer prompts to pray every day. The PDF includes practical tips for Prayer Prompts, pick and choose templates to establish your own custom Prayer Prompts that fit your life, Prayer Starters, printable Prompts to Pray banner and Pocket Prayer Prompts.

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Track Changer: Game Changer for Prayer

Does praying “Jesus, I trust in You” seem empty and ineffective? The Track Changer can help us pray more deliberately, consistently and effectively!

Recently, when I was facing a little extra stress and anxiety, I learned something integral to effective prayer! While I’ve been taught that the effectiveness of our prayer does not rely on or become apparent through our feelings, there is something we can do to make our prayer more deliberate and consoling. I’m going to call it the track changer.

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Focus Your Faith This Summer!

Up here in Canada, we still have a month left of school, but summer has already started for many across the US!

Summer is super fun and we’re definitely looking forward to some lazy mornings, relaxed schedules, Catholic crafts and fun in the sun!

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DIY Litany of Trust

On the Feast of the Annunciation, Lauren of @brickhouseinthecity shared the Litany of Trust for Mothers that she wrote and prays daily. Lauren also has a line of inspiring Catholic Women’s Apparel and a blog here: Brick House in the City

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Mini Rosary Abacus Tutorial

Recently, I painted my own custom Mary icon for our family and I decided to use a print of it for another special little craft.

Since I finally joined the ranks of Daily Rosary Prayer last summer, I’ve been continuing to find better ways to stay focused and pray my 5 decades a day… see Reluctant to Regular Rosary Prayer for 5 Practical tips!

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Custom Jesus Icon: Self-Guided Icon Retreat!

Recently, I purchased this book Drawing Closer to Christ: A Self-Guided Icon Retreat by Joseph Malham* as I had heard of Icon Retreats before and was excited to try this at home!

The book is formatted with Scriptural and Theological reflections alongside step-by-step instructions to create a traditional painted Icon. I appreciated the special tips along the way, even though I opted to create a different image and use less traditional materials. While the author directs us to trace, etch and paint on a wood surface, I opted for a framed canvas from the dollarstore.  While I didn’t have access to traditional gold foil, my “gold spun” acrylic paint plus a little gold glitter paint added the texture and color and sparkle I was looking for.

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5 Cool Catholic Crafts and Family Traditions for Holy Week

Holy Week is here!

1. Sorrowful Mysteries DIY Votive Candles

We recycled our burnt-down votive candles and replaced the holy images with the Sorrowful Mysteries from the Mysteries of the Rosary Craft Kit. The images in the craft kit are already in color and are easily adhered to the jars!

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