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How to pray the Chaplet to St Monica

Gift ideas Prayer Prayer chaplet St Monica

How to pray the Chaplet to St Monica

St Monica, the mother of St Augustine, prayed daily for her husband and son. She is a wonderful saint to ask for intercession when you need extra prayer support as a wife and mother. The chaplet to St Monica is a nine bead chaplet. Introductory prayer on the crucifix:The Apostle's Creed On each set of three beads say one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be. Concluding prayer to St Monica, prayed on the medal:Dear St Monica, troubled wife and mother. Many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime. Yet you never despaired or lost faith. With confidence,...

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How to pray the Beads of the Dead chaplet

Gift ideas Prayer Prayer chaplet Purgatory

How to pray the Beads of the Dead chaplet

The Beads of the Dead chaplet is a prayer in memory of the forty hours between Christ's death and resurrection, often prayed on behalf of a loved one. You will need a special chaplet with four decades which are available here. The chaplet would make a beautiful gift for someone who is grieving the loss of a family member or close friend. The Beads of the Dead Chaplet: Introductory Prayer - The De profundis (Psalm 130):Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord hear my voice. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my...

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6 ways to use a Rosary Marker

Gift ideas Rosary Markers

6 ways to use a Rosary Marker

Since discovering Rosary Markers a few years ago, I have been excited to find new uses for them. I originally made some to put onto my rosary so I don't lose my place when I get interrupted during prayer, but now use them in different ways too. Here are six different uses for rosary markers: 1. Most obviously, use one on your rosary in case you get interrupted during prayer. I've lost track of the amount of times I've been in the middle of a rosary, and one of the children has woken up and needed attention. I am able...

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Why I always carry a Pocket Rosary, and why you should too

Gift ideas Pocket Rosary Prayer Prayer chaplet Rosary

Why I always carry a Pocket Rosary, and why you should too

Since becoming Catholic, I have been drawn to the rosary. I have always joked that I made a terrible protestant because I was hopeless at praying. I am not good with words, so my prayers would last less than two minutes, and I would feel guilty that I hadn't prayed properly. I'm just not eloquent enough. The rosary solves this problem for me. I think of my prayer intentions, then pray the rosary, while meditating on the mysteries. My husband and I try to pray the rosary together every night. BUT... I fall asleep. Every. Single. Night. It's actually quite...

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Novena to Saint Jude

Gift ideas Novena Prayer Prayer chaplet St Jude

Novena to Saint Jude

After I was newly confirmed into the Catholic church, I started to learn who the saints were and how they could be a part of our lives.  Not long after, when I was pregnant with our fifth child, I learned about St Jude, patron saint of hopeless and desperate cases. It was getting close to my due date, and our toddler was having some terribly sleepless nights.  I was exhausted, and worried how I would cope with a new baby. So in desperation, I began a novena to St Jude. And the results shocked me! Our toddler, who hadn't yet...

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