The 15 Prayers of Saint Bridget of Sweden

The Lord Jesus Christ revealed these 15 Prayers to Saint Bridget of Sweden in the Church of St Paul in Rome. He said to her:
I received 5,480 wounds on My Body during My Passion. If you wish to honour each of them in some way pray the following prayers each day for a whole year. When the year is over, you will have honoured each one of My Wounds.1st PrayerOur Father ~ Hail Mary
O Jesus! You have proved that You have no greater desire than to be among men, even
assuming human nature at the fullness of time for the love of men. I recall all the
sufferings of Your life especially Your Passion.

I remember, O Lord, that during the Last Supper with Your disciples, having washed their
feet, You gave them Your Most Precious Body and Blood, and, while consoling them, You
foretold Your coming Passion.

I remember the sadness and bitterness which You experienced in Your Soul as You said,
My Soul is sorrowful even unto death.

I remember all the fear, anguish and pain that You did suffer in Your del…

Why Do We Pray?

Why do you pray?

A loved one is sick for a week, and it worries you. What do you feel?

Your spouse or your dear heart has left you. You are heartbroken. How do you feel?

You need money to buy food or pay for your child's tuition fees. And you don't know how to fill that hunger or send your child to school. What do you feel?

You are ill. You are in a hospital bed diagnosed with a rare disease and you don't know if you can be treated. How do you feel?

You are turning 40 soon and still single. You've been wanting to get married but prince charming is nowhere to be found. You feel desperate and would marry anyone even without love. What do you feel?

Your mother is in the ICU, comatose. Any time soon, she'll be gone. You find yourself inside the chapel, praying, crying. What do you pray? How are you feeling?

Your best friend just betrayed you. It is so much painful as if your heart wanted to burst from anger. How do you feel?

You did something wrong. Perhaps, you stole…

Paul, Apostle of Christ

After The Passion of Christ, Jim Caviezel plays Luke in the movie Paul, Apostle of Christ.

What Pentecost Means for Christians

The Meaning of Pentecost
Pentecost marks the birth of the Christian Church. It is the reason why Pentecost is important. When the Holy Spirit filled the apostles of Jesus, God gave them a gift to speak in multiple tongues so that they will be able to evangelise the works of Jesus to other nations. These acts of the apostles herald the birth of the Christian Church. In the early stories of the Church, the story of Pentecost is the most significant one.

Today at Pentecost, Christians may greet one another Happy Birthday. Pentecost is on 4 June 2017. Next year, it will be on 20 May 2018. Pentecost means 50th day, counting 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday inclusive.

The Story of Pentecost
The story of Pentecost begins in the Acts of the Apostles. In the New Testament of the Holy Bible, the Acts of the Apostles tells the story of the beginnings of the Church. You can find the Acts of the Apostles between the Gospels and the Letters (Epistles).

Pentecost In The Bible
The Gospe…

What You May Not Know About The Season of Lent

The Liturgical Season of Lent The Gospels before the 1st week of Lent, i.e from Ash Wednesday to Friday, are constant regardless of the liturgical cycles (Year A, B, or C, Cycle I or II)The Alleluia is not prayed or sung during the Mass from Ash Wednesday until the Easter Vigil.There are 6 Sundays of Lent. The 6th Sunday is called Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday.Holy Week starts on Palm Sunday until the end of Lent, which is before the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Thursday evening.Thursday evening until Holy Saturday (before Easter vigil) is called the Easter Triduum.

St Andrew's Christmas Prayer

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born  of the most pure Virgin Mary  at midnight in Bethlehem,  in piercing cold.  In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God,  to hear my prayer and grant my desires  through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ,  and of His Blessed Mother.  Amen.
Pray this beautiful prayer 15 times a day starting on the Feast of St Andrew, 30th November until Christmas Eve.

Why Saint Jude Is Considered The Last Resort

His name is Judas Thaddeus. Thaddeus may be his nick name. Owing to the similarity of his name to that of Judas Iscariot, Saint Jude was rarely invoked in prayer. For that reason, interceding through him is seen as a final resort when all else failed. Thus, he became known as the patron saint of lost or desperate causes. Early translations of the New Testament changed his name to Jude Thaddeus to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot.

Saint Jude's feast is commemorated every 28 October, together with Saint Simon, the Zealot. Jude and Simon are two of Jesus' twelve apostles mentioned in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In Luke, Jude is described as the son of James, while in the Letter of Jude, he is described as the brother of James.

The name Jude is of Hebrew origin which means the praised one. The name Thaddeus means a courageous heart. Saint Jude Thaddeus's image is traditionally depicted with a Pentecost flame on his crown and an image of Christ on his chest.