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121 Hours of ‘Non-Stop’ Prayer During WYD
Last edited 16th August 2011

Whatever the hour of the day, from 16 to 21 August, there will be someone praying for WYD and its fruits. This is the aim of the Chain of Eucharistic Adoration to begin August 16th in the chapel at the Madrid Seminary (calle San Bernardo, 9) and continue for a total of 121 hours. More than 300 communities and 40 Diocese of Spain and different parts of the world have joined this chain of prayer which will continue until WYD concludes. Visit this article to read more.


Learn to Trust and Call Upon Jesus, Pope Asks
Last edited 14th August 2011

Christians shouldn’t be afraid to call upon the name of Jesus Christ for help at all stages of their lives, Pope Benedict XVI said in his Sunday Angelus address on Aug. 14: “Dear friends, we too are called to grow in faith, to reach out and to receive freely the gift of God, to trust to Jesus and cry out ‘Give us the faith, help us find our way’,” the Pope told pilgrims gathered at his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, 15 miles to the south of Rome.

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Why We Should Desire Excellence in the Spiritual Life
Last edited 12th August 2011

Living a holy life can seem like a lot of work... is it worth it? Yes it is! In this video, Father Robert Barron discusses why we should desire excellence in our spiritual lives.


Pope Will Grant "Plenary Indulgence" for Those Attending WYD Madrid 2011
Last edited 12th August 2011

Pilgrims attending World Youth Day 2011 will get a chance of “plenary indulgence,” which means the reduction or elimination of “temporal punishment,” of sins. To achieve this, the pilgrims should go to confession and receive communion seven days before or after World Youth Day. They'll also have to pray for the Pope's intentions.

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Prayer in Time of Economic Trouble
Last edited 11th August 2011

With so much unrest and uncertainty in the world at the moment, here is a prayer for times of economic trouble!

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Pope: "Inner Silence Helps Us Hear the Voice of God"
Last edited 16th August 2011

During the general audience at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Benedict XVI talked about the great importance of having inner silence. It's something that helps in prayer and also in hearing the voice of God.

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Pro-Life Novena for the Assumption
Last edited 10th August 2011

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, encourages everyone to promote the Novena for the Assumption, dedicated to the pro-life cause.

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An Experience of Prayer - Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus
Last edited 7th August 2011

6 August is the feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus! Every year on this day, we celebrate when Jesus was transfigured on a mountain in front of his 3 closest disciples. Watch this video for a reflection on this feast.


Western Christians - Pope's Mission Intention for August 2011
Last edited 2nd August 2011

In addition to asking Catholics to pray for World Youth Day this month, the Holy Father has also asked for prayers: That Western Christians may be open to the action of the Holy Spirit and rediscover the freshness and enthusiasm of their faith. Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict's mission intention for August 2011 in this video.


World Youth Day - Pope's Prayer Intention for August 2011
Last edited 2nd August 2011

For the month of August, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That World Youth Day in Madrid may encourage young people throughout the world to have their lives rooted and built up in Christ". In this video, Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for August 2011.

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