Special Devotions

Virgen del Carmen; Cristo del Gran Poder; San Jose

Devotions to Our Lord

catholicNew Page on the Holy Week:  Click here to follow the ceremonies
Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday, sequence & musics

catholicHoly Week:  'Who Will Stand Up for Me against Evildoers?'
The isolation of Our Lord in His Passion and a call to our total dedication

catholicHoly Week:  The Apostolate of Suffering - Part 1
The suffering of being rejected by one's own milieu

catholicHoly Week:  The Apostolate of Suffering - Part 2
Expiatory suffering to spread the graces of Redemption

catholicHoly Week:  The Apostolate of Suffering - Part 3
Everything sublime is born from sacrifice

catholicHoly Week:  How Should We Follow the Passion of the Catholic Church?
A more enthusiastic love, a unconditional dedication, and a keener combativity

catholicHoly Week:  The Love of the Cross in Today’s Life
True compassion for the Church is to share in her sufferings

catholicHoly Week:  The Three Falls and the Three Degrees of Exhaustion
The meaning behind each of the three falls of Our Lord on the Way of the Cross

catholicHoly Week:  Preparation for Good Friday
Three scenes to contemplate and special graces to request

catholicHoly Week:  God’s Justice and Judas - Part 1
Commentary on ‘Judas, will you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?’

catholicHoly Week:  God’s Justice and Judas - Part 2
Finding the balance between justice and mercy

catholicHoly Week:  Our Lord Taken Prisoner
‘You come to imprison me with swords and staffs...’

catholicHoly Week:  The Reproaches of the Passion - Part 1
The Church laments the ingratitude of the Jews toward their Messiah

catholicHoly Week:  The Reproaches of the Passion - Part 2
How God freed the Jews from Egypt; their bitter retribution in the Passion

catholicHoly Week:  The Reproaches of the Passion - Part 3
How God gave to the Jews in the Holy Land, and how they treated Jesus Christ

catholicHoly Week:  The Seven Last Words of Our Lord
Reactions of the Devil to each of these words, according to Ven. Mary of Agreda

catholicDevotion & Novena to the Holy Face of Jesus
Promises made to a Carmelite nun in the 19th century

catholicChristmas:  The Admiration & Tenderness of Our Lady for Her Newborn Son
A humility turned not toward self, but God

catholicChristmas:  Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ
The thoughts of Our Lady upon seeing the Divine Infant for the first time

catholicChristmas:  The Shepherds of Bethlehem
The angels appear with great tidings of joy

catholicChristmas:  How Silent Night Reflects the German Mentality
A perspective where the sacral must be silent and calm

catholicChristmas:  The Two Advents of Our Lord Jesus Christ
The reasons for the Nativity & the circumstances of the Last Judgment

catholicChristmas:  Three Advents for Three Kinds of Men
Where do you fit in the three kinds of men?

catholicChristmas:  Preparing Soul and Body for Christmas
The ideal Christmas celebration requires a different way of understanding it

catholicChristmas:  The Glorification of Christmas through History
Important events in History that God desired to take place on Christmas

catholicChristmas:  Ara Coeli: Altar of the Heavens for the Santo Bambino
An early Roman Church is a symbol of the triumph of Christianity over Paganism

catholicChristmas:  The Prayer of the Shepherd
A simple shepherd before the Creche can achieve an elevated prayer

catholicChristmas:  Victory over the Three Egoisms
How to conquer the desires for wealth, pleasures and honors

catholicChristmas:  The Symbolism of Purity in the Christmas Scene
The purity and nobility of the ermine represent the qualities of the Divine Infant

catholic The Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
The Blood of Christ is the fountain of salvation

catholic The Devotions to Our Lady & Our Lord Are Inseparable
A man is not a true Catholic without devotion to the Mother of God

catholic Honoring Pictures of the Sacred Heart
Words of St. Margaret Mary on this pious practice

catholicPromises of the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
In a 1675 revelation Our Lord promised 12 privileges for the faithful

catholic The Counter-Revolutionary Role of the Sacred Heart Devotion
How this devotion should properly be understood

catholicThe Sacred Heart of Jesus: Symbol of Combativity
An aristocratic devotion to form warriors and restore Christendom

catholicSacred Heart:  The Sky of Lorraine and the Kingdom of Our Lord
How Christ reigns over each individual, province and people

catholicThe Five First Saturdays & Nine First Fridays
The conditions requested by Heaven to make them

catholicThe Origin of the Feast of Corpus Christi
The mission of St. Juliana of Liege & role of the Miracle of Orvieto

catholicEucharist: The Magnitude of the Gift of the Holy Eucharist - Part 1
Comments on a meditation of St. Ignatius of Loyola

catholicEucharist: Our Debt of Gratitude to the Holy Eucharist - Part 2
"How can you resist a God Who gives Himself to you?"

catholicEucharist: ‘Be Confounded by Your Ingratitude’ - Part 3
We should receive Our Lord with a holy confusion abounding in confidence

catholicEucharist: Our Lord’s Affection in Giving Us the Eucharist - Part 4
The time and way Christ instituted it & the difficulties He experienced

catholicEucharist: The Value and Efficacy of the Holy Eucharist - Part 5
"After receiving this gift, how can I refuse You anything?"

catholicThe Christ Child Crucified on Mount Pichincha
"You must be heroes in the terrible times to come"

Devotions to Our Lady

catholic Devotion to Maria Bambina
How this devotion was born in Milan & the miracles it worked

catholic Our Lady of Knock & Our Lady of Lourdes - IV
Both confirm papal declarations

catholic Our Lady Appears at Knock during Her Crowning at La Salette - III
Knock must be seen in light of La Salette's dire message

catholic Our Lady of Knock & the Apparition at La Salette - II
A comparison of two important 19th century Marian apparitions

catholicA Proposal to Sing the Salve Regina
A brief history of the prayer that has enchanted the Catholic world

catholicThe Message of Our Lady of Knock: The Silence Veils a Secret - I
Report of the apparition - Reflections on Knock - Part 1

catholicThe Devotions to Our Lady & Our Lord Are Inseparable
A man is not a true Catholic without devotion to the Mother of God

catholicMary, the Finder of Grace - Inventrix Gratiae
Why the Church calls Mary 'our life, our sweetness and our hope'

catholicPius IX and the Immaculate Conception
Her beauty, power and protection for sinners

catholicCanon Bacci & Our Lady of Genezzano
In gratitude for a great grace, he spreads her devotion

catholicOur Lady of Prompt Succor, a Patroness for Americans
Her miraculous protection at the Battle of New Orleans

catholicThe Virgin of the Dew - La Virgen del Rocio
A million people honor Our Lady in a traditional Spanish procession - Slide show

catholicOur Lady of Good Success
Testimonies, articles, prayers and questions about Our Lady of Good Success

catholicOur Lady of Fatima
The Third Secret refers to the corruption of the Hierarchy

catholicFatima Issues
A page dedicated to the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima and their consequences

catholicThe Immaculate Conception of Our Lady
Her intransigence and combativeness are counterparts to her purity

catholicThe Nativity of Our Lady
When the victory of the Devil was complete, she was born, sealing his destruction

catholicThe Presentation of Our Lady in the Temple
In her life in the Temple, she began her preparation to be the Mother of Our Lord

catholicThe Annunciation and the Incarnation of the Word
Jesus living in Mary's womb is a mystery that contains all the others

catholicThe Visitation of Our Lady
The Magnificat refutes a sentimental piety that prevails in many Catholic circles

catholicThe Divine Maternity of Our Lady
Since she is the Mother of God, she is also the Mother of all men - and our Mother

catholicThe Assumption of Our Lady
The different joys Our Lady experienced in her Assumption and Coronation

catholicThe Queenship of Our Lady
To follow the will of Our Lady on earth is to defend the Church in today's crisis

catholicOur Lady Queen of the Angels
Let us ask her to send her Angels to smash the demonic influence of the Revolution

catholicOur Lady of the Rosary
Importance of the Rosary as a means of salvation & a powerful weapon against evil

catholicOur Lady, Seat of Wisdom
The greatest means to attain wisdom is through a true devotion to the Our Lady

catholicOur Lady of the Miracle
The conversion of Ratisbonnne was a strong blow to the Revolution

catholicOur Lady of Lourdes
The great lesson of Lourdes is the acceptance of our sufferings

catholicOur Lady of Good Counsel of Genazzano
First impressions on standing before this miraculous picture of Mother and Son

catholicOur Lady of Good Counsel and Pettrucia
The unwavering hope of one woman is rewarded with a great miracle in Genazzano

catholicLa Macarena – Our Hope
A photo-history of one of the most popular devotions of Holy Week in Seville

catholicOur Lady Help of Christians
Just as Our Lady gave the victory at Lepanto, she has a victory prepared for us today

catholicOur Lady of Mount Carmel
The Carmel Order and its link with the mystery of Fatima

catholicOur Lady of Confidence
Our Lady promised those who venerate this image special protection in crisis

catholicOur Lady of the Abandoned Ones
The majestic statue of Our Lady in Valencia who protects her abandoned children

catholicOur Lady of Guadalupe
The courtesy of Juan Diego in his dealings with Our Lady

catholicOur Lady of Nazareth
An important devotion that traveled from the Old world to the New

catholicOur Lady of Las Lajas
No scientist can explain how the marvelous picture is imprinted in the rock

catholicOur Lady of Almudena, Patroness of Madrid
The confidence of Crusaders is rewarded by a miraculous discovery of their statue

catholicOur Lady of Perpetual Help
The rich symbolism of each part of the Byzantine painting

catholicMater Admirabilis - Mother Most Admirable
A model ideal for young women and ladies in the world

catholicLa Conquistadora, Our Country's Oldest Devotion to Our Lady
An important reminder of Our Lady's place in American history

catholicOur Lady of Kazan and its Relation to the Fatima Message
Russia has not converted and the Icon should not return to the Schismatics

catholicThe Rosary and the Scapular: Weapons against Pride and Sensuality
Gifts from Out Lady to help us combat our revolutionary tendencies

Devotions to St. Joseph

catholicSt. Joseph, an Undervalued Saint
Our Lady advises us to have more recourse to this Great Saint

catholicThe Feast Day of St. Joseph
His role taking care of Our Lord and Our Lady

catholicWith St. Joseph at Christmas: In a Sea of Peace
A journey inside the soul of the great Patriarch a little before his Son was born

catholicThe Importance of Devotion to St. Joseph
St. Teresa of Avila and St. Alphonsus Liguori pay homage to the great Saint

catholicPrayer to St. Joseph
To make our family a family of saints

Devotions to Special Saints

catholicVen. Antonio Margil: Apostle of New Spain and Texas
The epic story of the Franciscan miracle worker of the Americas

catholicSt. Philippine Duchesne: Failures Became Her Success
Her life was a series of failures; her perseverance & prayer earned her Heaven

catholicSt. Therese of the Child Jesus: Master of Her Temperament
A visage that reveals grandeur, suffering and serenity

catholicA Tribute to St. Philomena
In thanksgiving for continual favors received

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