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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 I originally made some to put onto my rosary so I don't lose my place when I get interrupted during prayer, but now use them in different ways too.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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How to pray an Emergency Novena

Mother Teresa Novena Prayer chaplet St. Teresa of Calcutta

How to pray an Emergency Novena

Are you ever faced with an emergency and don't have time to pray a nine day novena? When Mother Teresa was facing an emergency situation she would pray an 'Emergency Novena' - nine Memorares in petition, then a tenth in thanksgiving. This is also known as an Express, or Flying novena. It is helpful to use a chaplet to keep track of your prayers (available here.) Memorare:Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly...

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Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Litany Mary

Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary(for private use only) Immaculate Heart of Mary,Pray for our dear country. Immaculate Heart of Mary,Sanctify our clergy. Immaculate Heart of Mary,Make our Catholics more fervent. Immaculate Heart of Mary,Guide and inspire those who govern us. Immaculate Heart of Mary,Cure the sick who confide in thee. Immaculate Heart of Mary,Console the sorrowful who trust in thee. Immaculate Heart of Mary,Help those who invoke thine aid. Immaculate Heart of Mary,Deliver us from all dangers. Immaculate Heart of Mary,Help us to resist temptations. Immaculate Heart of Mary,Obtain for us all we lovingly ask of thee. Immaculate...

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

Gift ideas Pocket Rosary 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 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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