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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.

Why the Lord’s Day should be separate from the weekend

St. John Paul II believed that a "weekend" mentality can distract us from honoring God on Sunday.

Eucharistic boat procession will travel 38 miles in Bayou waters

Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence to all who participate in the Fête-Dieu du Teche.

Meditate on the love of God with this prayer invoking the Precious Blood of Jesus

Jesus shed his blood for us, making the ultimate sacrifice for our salvation, showing clearly the depths of his divine love.

This summer, try visiting the oldest Marian shrine in the United States

The Mission of the Name of God in St. Augustine, Florida, is the site of a shrine of a most ancient devotion.

What is a grotto and why are so many Catholic shrines built in them?

Grottoes have a long history, but saw a significant rise in use as shrines during the 19th century.

Here’s why July is dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ

When the pope was in exile, he turned to the Blood of Christ for strength.

What is the liturgical year and where did it come from?

In many ways the Church's year follows the changing of the seasons and enters into a rhythm that speaks to the soul.

A guide to loving the Sacred Heart of Jesus

If yesterday's feast left you feeling left out, or if you want to grow in love, this is the tool for you.

Set your heart on fire with God’s love with this prayer

Written by St. Gertrude the Great, this prayer begs God to set your heart on fire.

This is one of the oldest depictions of the Sacred Heart

For many centuries devotion to the Heart of Jesus was tied to the Five Wounds of Christ.

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