Tag: prayer

My Prayer Life isn’t the Best

Once in confession, I confessed to my pastor that my prayer life wasn’t what it should be. “Whose is?” the priest responded. It was early on in my life as a Christian, and I was still trying to figure out how to pray well (and how to make a good confession). Twenty-three years into my life as a Catholic (longer than most of my students have been alive), my prayer life has improved but it’s still far from perfect, as God continues to remind me.

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The Ascension, Pentecost and Novena Prayer

The practice of praying novenas has been around for a long time, but how did the practice begin? And what’s so significant about praying for nine days in a row? The answer to these questions can be found in two major solemnities that we are about to celebrate to end the Easter Season: the Ascension and Pentecost.

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