Failing Spectacularly

A couple of months ago, I read an interesting article by a lady regarding the praying of the Liturgy of the Hours. In it, she wrote – “What is needed is a more profound, structural change which allows ready practice, memorization of texts, and the possibility of...

The Prayer of Unity

“Are we protecting our unity with prayer, our unity of the Church? Are we praying for one another?” – Pope Francis I recall visiting Rome in 2016 and having a great sense of unity. It was the Jubilee of Mercy and so very many thousands of people had come from...

Evangelising Through Prayer

Yesterday, I read a comment on Twitter from an online friend who I consider to be good and holy, and who I know to be deeply devoted to prayer – in fact, she prays the Rosary every single day for a variety of intentions and is always open to the prayer requests...

Mysteries of Light

“This addition of these new mysteries.. is meant to give it fresh life and to enkindle renewed interest in the Rosary’s place within Christian spirituality as a true doorway to the depths of the Heart of Christ” – Pope St John Paul II Writing...

Papal Rosary Prayers

“I want to encourage everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May.” – Pope Francis  Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the faithful for the month of May 2020   Dear Brothers and Sisters, The month of May is...

Meditations on Mary

“I myself have often encouraged the frequent recitation of the Rosary. From my youthful years, this prayer has held an important place in my spiritual life.. The Rosary has accompanied me in moments of joy and in moments of difficulty. To it, I have entrusted...

The Old In The New

“Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Batholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary, the Mother of...

Treasure of the Heart

“His Mother treasured all these things, pondering them in Her Heart.” (Luke 2:19) In Saint Matthew’s Gospel, the Lord tells us clearly – “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth.. but store up treasures in Heaven..”...

In Prayer With Mary

“The Rosary of the Virgin Mary.. is a prayer loved by countless Saints and encouraged by the Magisterium. Simple yet profound, it still remains, at the dawn of this third millennium, a prayer of great significance, destined to bring forth a harvest of holiness....