In your prayers do not babble as the gentiles do, for they think that by using many words they will make themselves heard (Matthew 6:7).
“… After eight days [after the Feast of Easter] let there be another feast observed with honor, the eighth day itself on which He [Jesus] gave me Thomas, who was hard of belief, full assurance, by showing me the print of the nails, and the wound made in His side by the spear.”
St. Thomas the Apostle, writing in The Apostolic Constitutions (Book 5, Chapter 19)
An ancient but mostly unknown custom of the Church is the offering of a daily Mass for 30 days for a soul in Purgatory. After the Masses are said, the soul would immediately be freed from Purgatory and enter Heaven.
This novena is to be said at the same time every hour for nine consecutive hours in one day. This is a good novena for urgent requests that cannot wait nine days to be prayed. You pray it every hour for nine hours at the same time. For example, if you begin praying at 12:00, … Read more Nine Hour Novena to the Infant of Prague
A statue of the Infant Jesus was given to the Discalced Carmelites by Princess Polyxena von Lobkowicz in 1628. When she presented the gift, she proclaimed “Venerable Fathers, I bring you my dearest possession. Honour this image and you shall never want.” In 1631, the Carmelite monastery was looted and the statue was thrown in … Read more Forward
After reading this book, you may be wondering where to go from here? You need to put into practice what you read here, and also grow in faith and knowledge. There are many things that you can do, but the important thing is to do something and not just sit around waiting. Be pro-active and … Read more Next Steps
O most Dear and Sweet Infant Jesus, behold me a poor suffering person who, sustained by a lively faith, invokes Your divine aid to cure my infirmity. I put all my trust in You. I know that You can do all things and that You are most merciful, indeed You are Yourself Infinite Mercy. O … Read more Prayer to Heal Yourself
This is recited every evening in the Sanctuary of Arenzano. O Holy Infant Jesus, who shed Your blessings on whoever invokes Your name, look kindly on us who kneel humbly before Your holy Image, and hear our prayers. We commend to Your mercy the many poor and needy people who trust in Your Divine Heart. … Read more Evening Prayer to the Infant of Prague
O most Dear and sweet Child Jesus, behold me a poor suffering person who, sustained by a lively faith, invokes Your divine aid to cure my infirmity. I put all my trust in You. I know that You can do all things and that You are most merciful, indeed You are Yourself Infinite Mercy. O … Read more A Prayer for Healing to Christ’s Infinite Mercy