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With all your mind, learn the Faith in its fullness and depth;

With all your strength, defend the Faith from ignorance and hate;

With all your soul, desire the Faith as your most cherished hope;

With all your heart, live the Faith in gentleness and love.


Introduction to Prayer | Liturgical | Devotional | Intercessory | Practical Self-help | Prayer Cards | CD | Related Materials | YouTube Videos

 

NTRODUCTION TO PRAYER

A Love Letter

A love letter from Jesus

Learning to Pray

The essence of genuine prayer: Asking for Guidance; Praying Constantly; Feelings in Prayer; When You Don’t Receive Answers to Your Prayers; Vocal Prayer and Mental Prayer; Fundamental Prayer (The Sign of the Cross, Improvised Prayer, The Jesus Prayer, Prayer Before Meals); Beyond the Basics (The Angelus, The Rosary, The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy, The 3 O’Clock Prayer); The Liturgy of the Hours

Confession

Impediments to genuine repentance and confession: Intellectual Confession; Spiritual Progress; The Caricature of Confession; The Sin of Presumption; The Psychological Root of the Sin of Presumption; Time Alone Does Not Bring Absolution; Summary; Examination Guide

Gratitude

How to nurture a sense of gratitude

Praying in Tongues  (From the Q&A Section)

The Biblical truth about praying in tongues

Scruples  (From the Q&A Section)

Overcoming the scruples that impede a holy life: Knowing and Not-knowing; The Unconscious Conflict of Scruples; The Psychological Motive; Interpretation, not Fear; Anger and Self-sabotage; Self-sabotage and Scruples; The Solution

Reading the Bible

A common-sense guide to basic Old Testament history and the Psalms

Spiritual Fruits

The spiritual fruits by which a genuine prayer life can be recognized

Why the Prayer Veil?  (From the Q&A Section)

The great spiritual battle against evil and lust: The real and holy reason why it’s important today for women to wear a veil when praying.

LITURGICAL

The Creeds

The Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed, in English and Latin

Liturgical Seasons

Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, and Easter

The Liturgy of the Hours

Step-by-step instructions

Mass

Indifference; An Obligation, a Duty, a Habit; Something Real; Reason to Rejoice; The Desire to Love; The Eucharist; Suffering Sacrifice; Physical and Spiritual Sustenance; Abuses; Be Not Afraid

DEVOTIONAL

Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

To repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries to which His loving Heart is everywhere subject

After Mass: The Leonine Prayers

Including the Salve Regina and the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

The Angelus

The Angelus (and the Regina Caeli for the Pascal Season) in English and Latin

The Divine Praises  (From the Q&A Section)

In English and Latin

The Litany of Chastity

By Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D.

The Litany of Humility

By Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val

Little Praises of the Blessed Virgin

Adapted from The Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin by Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

The Rosary

Step-by-step instructions with Biblical references

Three O’clock Prayer with the Stations of the Cross

Step-by-step instructions

Waking Prayers

Prayers to say immediately on waking in the morning

NNTERCESSORY

The Chaplet of Saint Rita

For impossible family situations: Step-by-step instructions

The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy

Step-by-step instructions

Prayer in Sorrow for Abortions

The only way to overcome the evil of abortion

Prayer to the Venerable Cross

Use this prayer for personal protection from evil.

PRACTICAL SELF-HELP

Catholic Autogenics

Step-by-step training to learn relaxation, self-awareness, and trust in God

How to Stop Masturbating  (From the Q&A Section)

The truth about masturbation: Demons and Wolves; The Theological Issues; The Psychological Issues; The Actual Failure; The Urge to Masturbate; The Healing Process; The Spiritual Battle

Stopping Smoking

Step-by-step instructions to stop smoking with visualization and prayer: Enslavement; Stopping Smoking through Faith and Prayer; Visualization and Prayer Technique; Coping with Cravings

Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Recommendations for the treatment of mania and hypomania: Mood Stabilizers; Expansive Fantasy; Healing from Grandiosity; A Complication to the Healing: Religiosity; Deceived by “Trust in God”; Psychotherapy—not Arguing

Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Recommendations for healing feelings of abandonment and rage: The Rage from Feeling Abandoned; The Rage Continues: Pushing Away; “It’s Your Fault!”; To Heal the Rage; Love: The Imitation of Christ; The Mystical Price of Love

Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

Recommendations for healing the failure to trust in divine providence and justice: The Unconscious Aspect of Emotional Trials; Encountering Emotional Trials with Faith; Medication vs. Self-Scrutiny; Self-help Recommendations

Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Recommendations for healing feelings of repressed anger and guilt: Unconscious Guilt; Healing Guilt through a Holy Lifestyle: Christian Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment, Understanding Emotional Hurt, and Desire for the Holy

Treatment of Personality Disorders

Recommendations for understanding personality gifts and correcting their misuse: The Problem with “Personality”; Personality Disorders; Personality Gifts; Catholic Treatment Recommendations

Weight Reduction

Step-by-step instructions to lose weight with visualization and prayer: Body Mass Index Calculator; Points to Ponder about Overeating; Weight Reduction Assisted by Fasting; Weight Reduction through Faith and Prayer; Visualization and Prayer Technique; Coping with Cravings

PRAYER CARDS

Prayer Cards

Laminated Prayer Cards: The Golden Rope; The Angelus; The Divine Praises Bookmark;The Divine Praises; Father, Forgive Them; Prayer to the Holy Spirit; Prayer to Saint Joseph; Prayer to Saint Rita; Swept Away; Prayer to the Venerable Cross; Waking Prayers
Non-laminated Prayer Booklets: The Litany of Humility; The Litany of Humility Plus; The Angelus and the Regina Coeli; Little Praises of the Blessed Virgin; Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours

RECORDING (CD)

Guided Imagery for Relaxation and Healing

This CD guides you through a psychological experience of relaxation and healing that is faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church

RouTube VIDEOS (made with my permission and assistance)

The Litany of Chastity

Brief Catholic Relaxation

The Way of the Wicked

Little Praises of the Blessed Virgin

Benedictus Deus (Divine Praises)
 

 

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