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
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...
The Surrender Novena was given to Servant of God, Father Dolindo Ruotolo, a priest, mystic, and stigmatist who was a contemporary of Padre Pio, but who was far less well known. In fact, when Padre Pio met people who came to him from Naples, where Father Dolindo lived, he chastised them, saying, “Why do you come here, if you have Don Dolindo in Naples? Go to him, he’s a saint!”...