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Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Flower of Carmel, Tall vine blossom laden; Splendor of heaven, Childbearing yet maiden. None equals thee. Mother so tender, Who no man didst know, On Carmel's children Thy favors bestow. Star of the Sea. These first stanzas of the Flos Carmeli speak to the deep devotion Carmelites have to Mary under the title "Our Lady of Mount Carmel." Apost...

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Litany of Our Lady of Mount Carmel ~ In Anticipation of the Novena beginning July 7

Tomorrow, July 7, will mark the beginning of the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in preparation for her Feast Day on July 16. Tomorrow, this important part of Apostoli Viae's devotion to Our Lady under this title will be posted here, for all to pray. In anticipation, we are sharing the beautiful litany below which is part of the novena prayers. Save, print, or mark this litany, watc...

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Unequally Yoked - The Pain of Marriage When Spouses are Not Spiritually on the Same Page

What happens when a husband and wife are not on the same page spiritually? This can present significant challenges in a marriage that require Divine wisdom to overcome.

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Spiritual Communion and Reparation Prayers for the Growing Health and Faith Crisis

Dear Apostoli Viae Family and other Friends, The health crisis we all face across the globe is significant, but it has also revealed a crisis in faith that is even more troubling to the faithful. This crisis of faith is both revealed in personal fear and in irrational behavior in relationship to how the Eucharist should be offered to the faithful. The purpose of this post is not to focus on ...

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Pentecost Novena for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

One of the most profound mysteries of our Faith is that by entering into the rhythm of the liturgical year, we do not simply remember things that have happened in the past and are now over, but we also — in a mysterious way — experience and participate in those very realities, these sacred and eternal things touching us in our own time. We can dispose ourselves to receive specifi...

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The Redemptive Examen

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...

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Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

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 ...

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Join Dan and Stephanie: From Darkness through Healing and Light

We live in troubled times. Fátima visionary, Sister Lúcia Santos said that the last battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family. Mother Teresa said, "If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family." What can we do to make the world a better place? Our families a better place? If your marriage is ro...

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