Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hungry for Deeper Faith: 37 suggestions for making your Catholic faith a bigger part of your daily life

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Feast on Feasts
Talk about readings at Sunday brunch
Say your bedtime prayers
Learn about each day's saint
Follow the liturgical seasons
Greet the day? “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Oh!!!
Pray the Rosary
Hang your crucifixes
Attend a funeral
Have your home blessed
Make a pilgrimage
Recite the Angelus
Bless your door
Thank your priest
Pray before car rides
Attending religious education classes
Give/Offer something up
Mail a holy card
Read a religious book
Open your Bible
Attend a daily Mass
Look at religious art
Eat one meal together (It might have to be breakfast!)
Pray for the Pope's intentions (they change monthly; check out www.Vatican.va)
Pray for the Pope
Volunteer for a cause
Talk about God
Memorize a Psalm (117 is the shortest, followed by 119, the longest!)
Visit an empty church
List your prayer intentions; and use them daily!
Plant a garden
Be grateful
Light a candle for your prayer sessions
Try Adoration of the Holy Eucharist at a parish near you
Leave out your Nativity set all year
Make a Confession
Schedule (and attend) a retreat

For details relating to these recommendations, see The Catholic Spirit
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