Category: Into the hands of the Father: Catechesis on prayer

Catechesis 14. The persevering prayer
Prayer is as necessary as the air we breathe to have strength in life; prayer is like the oxygen of life. We are called to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess.
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Prayer is a Muscle
The blogger Pater Familias speaks about having a routine of prayer. And like many of us, summer vacations interrupt and throw us out of our routine. The result? We don’t pray much at
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Catechesis 13: Jesus, Teacher of prayer
During his public ministry, Jesus constantly availed himself of the power of prayer and never neglected his intimate dialogue with the Father. The more he was immersed in people’s needs,
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A simple but powerful prayer for a complex time
How can you live in and face a world drowning in bad news? How can we not become discouraged at the chaos around us? How can Catholics pursue holiness in
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Catechesis 11: The prayer of the Psalms (part 2)
St. Ambrose says there is something for everyone in the Book of Psalms: “profit for all, healing power for salvation, instruction from history, teaching from the law, prediction from prophecy, chastisement
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Catechesis 10: The prayer of the Psalms (part 1)
The Catechism affirms that every Psalm “possesses such direct simplicity that it can be prayed in truth by men of all times and conditions” (CCC 2588). As we read and reread the
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