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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.

How a ship was miraculously saved by God through a Brown Scapular

A fierce storm threatened all on board, until a young Irishman held out the Brown Scapular he was wearing.

Need motivation to pray the Rosary? Here are the “15 Promises” recorded by Alanus de Rupe

The promises were reportedly revealed to St. Dominic by the Virgin Mary.

In the Middle Ages every Christian who could afford one had a Book of Hours

The Metropolitan Museum of Art calls the devotional a “medieval bestseller.”

Who was little Francisco Marto, the Fatima visionary?

When he was dying, he told his mom, "Look at the beautiful light by the door!"

How devotion to Mary should lead us to a deeper love of Eucharistic adoration

St. Peter Julian Eymard firmly believed that the closer someone was to Mary, the closer they were drawn to Jesus in the Eucharist.

How to pray “The Crown of Twelve Stars” devotion

Written by St. Joseph Calasanz and inspired by the book of Revelation.

Could this be the Virgin Mary’s wedding ring?

According to local traditions, this church in Italy holds a ring that many claim belonged to the Virgin Mary.

How can you pray so the Holy Spirit will come?

Father Cantalamessa's 1st reflection to prepare for Pentecost

The Blessing of the Fleet in Biloxi, a tradition started by Catholic immigrants to the Gulf Coast

The festival, which marks the start of shrimp-fishing season, is celebrating its 90th anniversary, and will be held on June 1 and 2.

8 Lesser-known Marian feasts in May

May is known as "Mary's Month" and features many minor feasts that are not well known.

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