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How You Can Pray More & Grow Closer to Christ this Lent!


Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said Lent is like a retreat during which we can turn back into ourselves and listen to the voice of God.

He said, “It is a period of spiritual ‘combat’ which we must experience alongside Jesus… using the arms of faith: prayer, listening to the word of God and penance. In this way we will be able to celebrate Easter in truth, ready to renew the promises of our Baptism.”

We’ve been working on a special project to help you journey through Lent with Jesus.

And like Pope Benedict suggested, it’s a retreat :)

It’s called the Pray More Lenten Retreat! 

The Pray More Lenten Retreat will be just like an in-person retreat that you can experience at home — anywhere, anytime. 

It’s an online retreat. If you sign up, you’ll hear from four speakers, each of them giving a few video presentations that will help you be more dedicated to prayer in your everyday life this Lent — and onward. :)

You’ll also receive a transcript of their talks along with reflective study guides for each.

And, you will be able to download the presentations so you can listen to them anywhere.

You can register for the retreat here:

http://praymoreretreat.com/

All of the materials will be released on Wednesday, March 1st, the first day of Lent.

We hope they will help you to prepare to commemorate the Lord’s Passion, death, and the celebration of His Resurrection at Easter.

God bless you!

Answered Prayers from the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes, 2017

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Thank you for joining us in praying the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes!

If you have had any prayers answered through Our Lady’s intercession during this novena, please share those with all of us below!

May God bless you and be with you in your every need!

Answered Prayers from the St. Peregrine Novena, 2017

Saint Peregrine NovenaThank you for joining us in praying the St. Peregrine Novena!

If you’ve had any answered prayers during this novena, please share those with us all below.

God is good, and let’s give Him all the glory!

The Next Novena — This Saint Brings Cures & Comfort

St. PeregrineAt some point in our lives, each of us will be affected by cancer or another terminal disease.

Whether it affects us directly or indirectly, it can cause great suffering in our lives.

So many of the prayer requests we receive are for those suffering with cancer.

So the next novena we will pray is the St. Peregrine Novena for Cancer Patients starting on Monday, January 16th.

St. Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He had a cancerous ulcer on his leg which was miraculously cured when it was thought to be beyond saving.

So we will pray this novena for all cancer patients, all those suffering from life-threatening illnesses, for their families & friends, as well as for physicians and scientists working to discover a cure.

We hope you will join us in praying this novena, and that you will share it with all of your friends & family.

You can sign up to join us in prayer here:

St. Peregrine Novena

St. Peregrine’s feast day is May 1st. But as with every novena, you can pray it any time of the year — and we will start this one on January 16th. That’s less than one week away, so be sure to get the word out!

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you!

God bless you!
Annie & John-Paul

From Our Family to Yours: Merry Christmas!

We would really love to mail a Christmas card out to you and everyone else who is praying with us, but with so many people, it’s just not possible. Instead, we’re sharing our card with you here!

We hope it brings you Joy this Christmas season! Here it is!

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We hope you’ve had a very Merry Christmas! We are looking forward to praying the next novena with you, and we will announce it soon!

Thank you for joining us in prayer and praying for the other members of Pray More Novenas.

God Bless you!
John-Paul & Annie


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