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Praying with a community encourages you to pray on your own; praying on your own makes you more eager to pray with a community. The Spirit dwells within us and teaches us how to pray! So call on the Holy Spirit, and pray with Him!
— from A 40-Day Spiritual Workout For Catholics

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Agatha: As in the case of Agnes, another virgin-martyr of the early Church, almost nothing is historically certain about this saint except that she was martyred in Sicily during the persecution of Emperor Decius in 251. 
<p>Legend has it that Agatha, like Agnes, was arrested as a Christian, tortured and sent to a house of prostitution to be mistreated. She was preserved from being violated, and was later put to death. </p><p>She is claimed as the patroness of both Palermo and Catania. The year after her death, the stilling of an eruption of Mt. Etna was attributed to her intercession. As a result, apparently, people continued to ask her prayers for protection against fire.</p> American Catholic Blog We love to think how good we are when we pray for the opponent in war or in politics. That, of course, is the trap of pride, and it can deflect us from the real things we need to bring to God in prayer. It is a great deal more difficult to love the one who has hurt us. We do not need to excuse wrongs, or even to forget them, but we must always forgive.

 
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