Sunday, April 20, 2008

Catholic prayer

It is good to remember, as we at Albany Catholic do on this last day of the Pope's visit to the U.S., that prayer is an integral part of our lives. There is a good collection of Catholic prayers, and prayer styles, at Beliefnet:
For readers interested in Catholic prayer, Beliefnet offers:

Features on revered Catholic prayers like the Our Father and Hail Mary

Audio and guidance for Catholics interested in contemplative prayer and practices like the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius

A Catholic prayer library searchable by need or occasion, including prayers of Roman Catholic saints like St. Francis of Assisi, St. John of the Cross, and more

Personal prayers of Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa, and other revered Catholic figures

Advice on prayer from retreat leaders and spiritual directors like Richard Rohr and Henri Nouwen

"How to" guides on Catholic prayer and praying styles such as Lectio Divina

Text of the Divine Office for Holy Week and Easter

Catholic prayers and readings for Advent and Lent