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Saint John Paul II on the Holy Rosary
Last edited 24th October 2014

We are now in the final of October – the month of the Holy Rosary. Saint John Paul II, whose feast day we celebrated on 22 October, called the Rosary a "sweet chain which unites us to God, a bond of love which unites us to the angels, a tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, a safe port in our universal shipwreck."

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Courage for the Fight: A Life Worth Living
Last edited 22nd October 2014

The only thing that makes a story worth telling is the underlying and fundamental certainty that life is worth living.

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CHRISTI MATRI - Encyclical of Pope Paul VI on Prayers for Peace During October
Last edited 21st October 2014

To His Venerable Brothers the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Local Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See.

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Remembering Fatima - A Reflection on the Rosary
Last edited 14th October 2014

On 13 October 1917, a great miracle occurred in Fatima, Portugal. Tens of thousands of people witnessed this miracle, as Our Lady pleaded with us to pray the Rosary in atonement for the sins of humankind. As we continue the month of the Rosary (October), let us be inspired to pray the Rosary daily!


A Day Prayer and Fasting for the Synod
Last edited 10th October 2014

A day of prayer and fasting for the success of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family has been proposed by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference for today - Friday 10 October 2014.

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A Collection of Christian Prayers by Tradition
Last edited 9th October 2014

This is a great youth ministry resource with a list of many Christian prayers for you to adapt for your retreats or youth meetings.


Who Are Our Guardian Angels? Feast Day 2 October
Last edited 2nd October 2014

No evil shall befall you, nor shall affliction come near your tent, for to His Angels God has given command about you, that they guard you in all your ways. Upon their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. (Psalm 91: 10-12)

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Peace - Pope's Prayer Intention for October 2014
Last edited 2nd October 2014

This month, Pope Francis has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Francis' universal intention for October 2014 in this video.


Saint Michael’s Question
Last edited 1st October 2014

One of the strangest events recorded in scripture is the War of the Angels where St. Michael and his angels do battle against Satan and his angels. Satan – the dragon, the great serpent of old – who loses the conflict is thrown from heaven with his followers. John has a vision of this event in Revelation 12. Jesus seems to have witnessed it, too. He tells his disciples, “I saw Satan fall like lightning.” Other than the outcome, we know little of this terrible conflict. Angels don’t fight as we do with spears or guns. We often think of St. Michael as a warrior in armor, ready to slay a literal dragon. But this is only a helpful image because the reality is probably impossible to grasp.


A Four-Fold Blessing
Last edited 17th September 2014

This modern church classic is a beautiful prayer that challenges our notions of what can be considered a "blessing" and calls us to act on the empathy that we feel for others. Adapted from "A Non-traditional Blessing" by Sr. Ruth Fox. Originally published in the "Living Faith" periodical.

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