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Thy Will Be Done Minute Meditations
We want what God wants, knowing that His will is the best for us and for the world.
— from A 40-Day Spiritual Workout For Catholics

Saturday, November 16, 2013
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Our Lady of the Rosary: St. Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716. 
<p>The development of the rosary has a long history. First, a practice developed of praying 150 Our Fathers in imitation of the 150 Psalms. Then there was a parallel practice of praying 150 Hail Marys. Soon a mystery of Jesus' life was attached to each Hail Mary. Though Mary's giving the rosary to St. Dominic is recognized as a legend, the development of this prayer form owes much to the followers of St. Dominic. One of them, Alan de la Roche, was known as "the apostle of the rosary." He founded the first Confraternity of the Rosary in the 15th century. In the 16th century the rosary was developed to its present form—with the 15 mysteries (joyful, sorrowful and glorious). In 2002, Pope John Paul II added five Mysteries of Light to this devotion.</p> American Catholic Blog Just as God, in his loving providence, nourishes and sustains our bodies with food, so does he nourish and sustain our souls in the sacraments, the spiritual nutrition that animates, heals, and strengthens us during our sojourn in this earthly life. Receiving the sacraments often will help you live out the faith and keep you on the road to heaven.

Through the Year With Mary

Start the New Year off right with these daily insights on the Mother of God!

The Rosary Project
This unique celebration of prayer and song will lead you deeper into the life of Christ! (2CDs)
150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know

Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ. Do you know these Bible passages?

Mysteries of the Virgin Mary

On this Feast of the Immaculate Conception, grow closer to Mary with this beautiful book by Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.

Sacrament of Confirmation
This sacrament completing our baptism continues to help us grow as faithful members of Christ’s body.

New Baby
Holy God, we are grateful that you choose to allow us to share in the creation of life.

It's the season to give thanks. Show your appreciation for those around you with a Catholic Greetings e-card.

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
The first American citizen to be canonized, Mother Cabrini is honored as the patroness of immigrants.

Happy Birthday
We pray that God’s gifts will lead you to grow in wisdom and strength.

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