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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.

Short prayers to say in front of a crucifix

Express your love of God, who showed his love for you on the cross.

3 Tips for making the sign of the cross

The sign of the cross can be an integral part of our spiritual life, especially if we make it devoutly, frequently and openly.

12 Quotes from the saints about Mary on the feast of her Nativity

As we celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin, be inspired by what holy men and women have said about her.

Offer your day through the Immaculate Heart of Mary with this prayer

Our Lady of Fatima asked for all Christians to devote themselves to her Immaculate Heart.

Pittsburgh Catholics bring COVID intentions to annual Cholera Day Mass

The Catholic community has kept the tradition alive as part of a 170-year devotion to St. Roch.

Exclusive photos: Bishop braves the waves for traditional blessing of the sea

The 52-year-old tradition (in the Americas) comes from Venice, where it has been around for a millennia.

What does the Assumption of Mary mean?

The Assumption is the feast that celebrates Mary's being taken body and soul into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.

5 Cultural traditions to celebrate the feast of the Assumption

Here's how to easily incorporate fun historical customs into celebrating this holy day at home.

2 Prayers for First Fridays in honor of the Sacred Heart

These prayers express love for Jesus as well as concern for the challenges facing the whole world.

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