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Devotions and Feasts

Our collection of articles on the many different expressions of love and fidelity that arise from the intersection of one's own faith, culture, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Reflect on this powerful quote about spiritual communion

"When we cannot go to the church, let us turn towards the tabernacle; no wall can shut us out from the good God." - St. John Vianney

Where to watch Eucharistic adoration online

When you are stuck at home and unable to visit a Catholic church, there are still opportunities to gaze at Jesus.

Where to pray the Rosary online during quarantine

Praying the daily Rosary, united with others online, is one way to feel "community" during quarantine.

Pope offers Mass for nuns, risking their lives and giving their lives

For his homily on this feast of the day the Word was made Flesh, Francis offers us the Gospel itself: We are before the Mystery.

Why is the Annunciation celebrated on March 25?

The date of the the Annunciation was determined after establishing the day of Jesus' death.

Prayer of spiritual communion when at home

This prayer unites you with God and all the Masses said throughout the world.

How to celebrate a Liturgy of the Word at home

Without access to the Eucharist, families can honor the Sabbath by reciting the readings normally scheduled for Mass.

Families can find peace in the “school” of Nazareth

Pope Benedict XVI urged families everywhere to "enroll" in the school of Nazareth to find lasting peace.

How Christianity was born in private homes

In the first few centuries Christians were not allowed to celebrate their faith publicly and were forced to "keep holy the Sabbath" at home.

How the Black Plague changed the “Hail Mary” prayer

Christians added "pray for us now and at the hour of our death" in the midst of the Black Plague.

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