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Prayer of the Month

August 2016 Prayer of the Month: Picture Day

This month's free reflection is taken fromA Month of Mondays: Spiritual Lessons from the Catholic Classroomby Karen EiflerForeword by Patrick Hannon, CSCPicture DayThere is a balm in Gilead, to make the wounded whole.Traditional Spiritual*****Sometimes teaching the “whole person” means teaching a “fractured person.” We were talking about that the other day at school, and every [...]

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July 2016 Prayer of the Month: "We dare to say…"

This month's free reflection is taken fromWe Dare To Say: An Adventure in JournalingKenneth TrainorFrom the Foreword by William BurkeThe Dominicans have a wonderful description of their work, contemplata aliis tradere: to hand on to others what the believer has thought through and prayed over. Nothing less than that! For as listeners, we all wait [...]

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June 2016 Prayer of the Month: Not Always

This month's free reflection is taken fromWayward Tracksby Mark CollinsBrian Doyle, a remarkable essayist himself, writes: “Mark Collins is a sneaky good essayist, I think, funny and sad and witty and piercing all at once.”For thoughtful authors, writing is far more than an avocation. It is the elemental tool they use to wrestle sense, hope, order—even humor—from this often perplexing [...]

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May 2016 Prayer of the Month: Devotion in Motion

This month's excerpt is from the newly-revisedGrieving with Mary: Finding Comfort and Healing in Devotion to the Mother of Godby Mary K. DoyleChapel Window at St. Anthony of the Lake Church, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, by Patricia A. LynchThis month’s post is an invitation to reflect on another aspect of your spiritual practice. Have you ever “prayed in [...]

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April 2016 Prayer of the Month: A Pilgrimage to Wrigley Field

This month's free prayer is taken fromA Contemporary North American Prayer Bookby William John FitzgeraldLet’s approach the April Prayer of the Month from a different angle: with a pilgrimage to a baseball stadium. In 2008 Father William John Fitzgerald added A Contemporary North American Prayer Book to his long list of works on Celtic spirituality [...]

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March 2016 Prayer of the Month: Novena of Grace of Saint Francis Xavier

This month's free prayer is taken from the newly-publishedIn This Time of Mercy: A Compendium of Traditional Catholic Prayers and Practicesby John A.F. Sill, Sr.March 4 » Novena of GraceO Jesus, answer our petitions as we kneel before you. O Heart of Jesus, hear and grant our prayers. Pray for us, Saint Francis Xavier, that [...]

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