The Our Catholic Prayers Blog

Welcome to the Our Catholic Prayers Blog, where we take a fresh look at various topics related to Catholic prayers and our wonderful faith! These include prayers, essays, and links to various resources to help us grow in faith, hope, and love for our Lord, especially in these turbulent times! Pages are listed in the links and thumbnails below.

Our Month of Mary Page Is Now A Podcast!

May is a great time to get to know more about Jesus' Blessed Mother. After all, she is our mother as well, spiritually speaking. And she very much wants to bring us closer to her Divine Son! Interested in learning more? Go to https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/month-of-mary.html for the transcript of this podcast for more information. You can access the podcast from the link below!

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The Glory of Easter is no April Fool’s Joke!

Easter Sunday fell on April 1st this year, 2018. Although many people doubt that Jesus really physically rose from the dead, read why belief in this miracle makes you anything but an April Fool!

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Jesus and Josefa: On His Seven Last Words on the Cross

Here are some brief, moving thoughts that Jesus gave Sister Josefa Menendez about each of His Seven Last Words at Calvary.

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Jesus and Josefa: from the Way to the Cross to Christ’s Crucifixion

Jesus described to Sister Josefa Menendez in heartrending detail his anguish, both physical and emotional on the Way of the Cross to Calvary for our salvation!

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Jesus and Josefa: His Thoughts About His Worsening Passion

On Good Friday morning, Jesus endured much physical pain in His scourging, and humiliation as well. He told Sister Josefa Menendez in 1923 that He did it out of loving obedience to His Father’s Will for our salvation!

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Jesus and Josefa: From the Agony in the Garden to Peter’s Denial

On the night before His Crucifixion, Jesus sweat blood at the thought of souls who would not heed His loving call for redemption. Be inspired by His words to Sister Josefa Menendez during Lent in 1923 not to be among those for whom His Blood would be shed in vain!

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Jesus and Josefa: His Thoughts About the Introduction of the Eucharist

Jesus called the Eucharist his Invention of Love in one of his many talks with Sister Josefa Menendez, in the 1920's. Find out more of just how important it is to Himself, and to us as well!

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Jesus and Josefa: His Thoughts Given to Sister Josefa Menendez

Would you like some wisdom and inspiration from our Lord Himself? Jesus' words to the Spanish nun Sister Josefa Menendez in the 1920's are full of moving insights!

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"Who Do You Say I Am?":Jesus Is God, Not Just Some Wise Teacher!

Who was Jesus? Or, for a better question, Who IS Jesus? True God from True God, the Word made Flesh who is the same, yesterday, today and forever, and who wants to give you His graces!

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January: A Time to let God Make All Things New

Are you thinking of New Year’s resolutions as 2018 starts? Make one of them letting God enhance your Spiritual life!

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Christmas and the Incarnation: Believe In Miracles

Christmas is a great time to reflect on how God gave us His ultimate gift in becoming a human being: the gift of Himself to save fallen humanity!

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Make God Smile: For His Comfort and Yours!

God suffers in the midst of fallen humanity and is looking to each of us to help Him bring light and clarity in a world filled with darkness and confusion.

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The Our Catholic Prayers Podcasts

We're adding Podcasts to our site, including audio versions of some pages from our site as well as reflections on our wonderful Catholic faith!

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Thoughts on the Assumption of Mary

Here are some wonderful and moving details on the Assumption of our Blessed Mother, taken from church-approved private revelations. They can help bring fresh insights for Rosary Meditations.

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The Transfiguration and Hiroshima: A Tale of Two Miracles

August 6th commemorates two events, one of hope from Jesus and another of dread from Hiroshima. In the end we must choose between Christ’s peace or devastating war.

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The Third Fatima Apparition and the "H" Word

In the Third Apparition at Fatima, Our Lady showed three shepherd children Hell and called for prayers and penances for endangered souls.

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Precious Blood Prayers Added to our Site

Prayers focusing on the Precious Blood Christ shed for us in His Passion make a great devotion and can help honor His sacrifice for us!

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Corpus Christi: A Feast Focusing on Christ’s Real Presence

Let Jesus Himself tell you that He’s not just a symbol in Communion at Mass and in Eucharistic Adoration!

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An Ascension Day Prayer: To Go Out And Tell the Good News!

This Ascension Day prayer reminds us to spread the good news of the Gospel, and of our heavenly hope!

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A Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

This Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary with its reference to Fatima makes it quite fitting in this centennial year of Our Lady’s Apparitions there.

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Peter’s Denial and Ours: His Challenge and Ours

Peter’s denial of Jesus during His Passion makes us realize that we need our Lord’s grace and guidance to follow Him, not just our own strength.

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He is risen as He said! What Makes Easter So Important

The Easter Season is a wonderful time to remember that Our Lord Jesus Christ did indeed rise from the dead! For those Doubting Thomases, scripture and circumstance provide compelling proof.

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Fake News and Christ's Passion

Fake news helped seal Jesus’ fate at Calvary, but His subsequent triumph over death in His resurrection was real news indeed!

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A Prayer to Jesus in His Agony in the Garden

This prayer focuses on the emotional turmoil Christ experienced the night before His crucifixion. May He not have suffered in vain for any of us!

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Lent and the Cross: On following Jesus

The Lenten Season is a special time for renewal as we reflect on our Lord’s Passion and on how best to follow Him and advance spiritually.

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Christmas Novena: for Advent, Jesus, and you

Does Holiday stress make you think of anything but Jesus? Let our reflection on this Christmas novena help you remember how much He loves you!

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The 2016 Election and the Catholic Vote

How should Catholics handle one of the most contentious and possibly historic elections of our time? We hope these voter guides can help!

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Be A Light in the Darkness

Jesus was a light in the darkness in His earthly ministry. Now is an especially good time to imitate Him in being a light for others in these dark times!

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Social Sin: A Most Contagious Virus

With social sin we share sinful activities and often make each other partners in crime and shut God out of our lives!

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A Rosary Mediation on the Coronation of Mary

Ven. Mary of Agreda's private revelations provide moving insights for meditation on the Corontation of Mary as Queen of Heaven!

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A Rosary Mediation on the Assumption of Mary

Have you ever wanted to have some fresh insights on the Assumption of Mary for this special feast day? These selections provide moving food for thought!

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Christ or Chaos: A Crucial Choice for Our Time

Today we see both an increase of turbulence in the world around us at the same time as a decrease of Christian influence. Now’s the time to turn back to Jesus!

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Tota Pulchra Es: A Prayer That Honors Mary

Tota Pulchra Es is a prayer of praise and petition to our Blessed Mother Mary. Listen to its moving choral rendition by Anton Bruckner!

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus: For A Reflection of Love in HD

Our Lord is on fire with love! Look at any image of His Sacred Heart for proof. He’s inviting you to love Him as He loves you!

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The Month of May is the Month of Mary

May is a great time to get to know more about Jesus' Blessed Mother. After all, she is our mother as well, spiritually speaking. And she very much wants to bring us closer to her Divine Son!

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The Nicene Creed: Proclaiming Jesus as the Only Begotten Son of God

The letter "i" caused quite a stir in the 4th Century Church! Read how the Nicene Creed strengthened our faith against a heresy known as Arianism!

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Jesus’ Glorified Body – and Yours!

Jesus’ triumph over death in his resurrection can be yours as well. Your glorified body will have eternal perfection, vitality and health!

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He is truly risen! Proof of Jesus' Resurrection

The Easter Season is a wonderful time to remember that Our Lord Jesus Christ did indeed rise from the dead! For those Doubting Thomases, scripture and circumstance provide compelling proof.

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The Agony and the Angels: A Look at Contrasting Visions

What might have caused our Lord to sweat blood at Gesthemane? And how can we console Him? Find out the answers to both compelling questions!

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Strength in Weakness: With the Grace of True Humility

St. Paul once wrote that when he was weak he was strong. Find out what he meant and how that can help you in these troubled times!

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A Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Christ: Honoring His Anguish

This Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Christ pays tribute to our Lord in the lacerating pain He suffered on our behalf in His Passion.

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A House Built On Solid Rock: For A Firm Catholic Foundation

Are you feeling somewhat shaky these days? Let Jesus help you find, and hold, your ground in these turbulent times!

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Cleaning house for Lent: with Advice from Jesus and John the Baptist

The Lenten season provides some great opportunities for us to decrease in selfishness and increase in holiness.

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Why Stay Catholic?: A Sacramental Answer

Some thoughts about what makes our faith special, especially in these trying times!

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The Epiphany Story of the Magi and the Holy Family

This moving mystical account of the Magi’s Adoration of the Christ Child will deepen your understanding of Epiphany.

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Some Thoughts about Advent

Advent is a special time as we await Jesus’ arrival as a little baby in Bethlehem for our salvation!

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Some Mystical Reflections on the Nativity for Advent

Take a break from the stress of the Christmas season to contemplate our Lord’s wondrous birth from mystical accounts!

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A Prayer to Saint Joseph for Employment

Has searching for a job left you weary? Go to Saint Joseph in prayer for assistance, comfort and strength in your trials as you try to find work.

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Marriage prayers: For God’s Divine Assistance with Holy Matrimony

We hope these marriage prayers can help our readers who are married or contemplating marriage draw closer to God as they draw closer to each other!

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