Meditation on the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady is a way of sharing in the sorrows of Mary’s life.
There are seven sorrows of Mary.
The prophecy of Simeon
The flight into Egypt
Losing Jesus for three days when he was in the Temple
Meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary
Jesus' crucifixion and death
Jesus' being taken down from the Cross
Jesus being laid in the Tomb
HOW TO EARN PLENARY INDULGENCES FOR THE HOLY SOULS IN NOVEMBER:
Every year, from November 1-8, the Church grants a plenary indulgence that can be applied only to the souls in purgatory. Normally, we can receive one indulgence each of the eight days for anyone in purgatory (many people give them to Mary to hand out as she sees fit).
Traditionally, during these days, members of the faithful...
Dear Apostoli Viae Family and Friends,
As I mentioned during our recent Sojourners meeting, we are in the midst of an exciting opportunity to obtain land and facilities that will serve as a headquarters, retreat center, religious housing, and so much more for the Apostoli Viae Community and the Avila Institute. We see God's hand in all of this and are eager to see what He has in store fo...
Come Holy Spirit with Thy Seven-fold gifts and anoint us with Thy Divine light, wisdom, and power. Come Lord Jesus Christ and anoint us with Thy Precious Blood, freeing us from every snare and stronghold of the principalities and powers of darkness. O Mother of God, glorious and Immaculate ever Virgin Mary, come and crush the head of the ancient serpent. O great father, St. Joseph, terror of de...
The Examen is a prayerful reflection of the state of our soul, during the course of each day, in the presence of God. (Note: The Examen is not an examination of conscience, which can be found here.) This effective tool has been a constant in Church tradition but has become much more common through the practical framework of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. It is a powerful he...