"It is not lengthy prayers, but generous deeds that touch God's heart." St. Arnold Janssen

Today's Meditation

“Unless someone instructs us as adults, our mental prayer is likely to be a rambling monologue about our day or a list of petitions. It’s no wonder that so few of us find joy in this type of prayer or persevere in it. The Contemplative Rosary can help us here. Simply put, we should not pray the Rosary instead of spending time in metal prayer alone. Instead, The Contemplative Rosary teaches us how to meditate on the powerful images and truths revealed by the Holy Spirit in Sacred Scripture, so we can then employ a similar meditation in our time of mental prayer. Such meditation is a favorite mental prayer of the saints.”
—Dan Burke and Connie Rossini, p.26

Cover image from the book, The Contemplative Rosary
An Excerpt From The Contemplative Rosary

Daily Verse

"Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground." Ephesians 6:13

St. Ursula & Her 11,000 Companions

Saint of the Day

St. Ursula (4th c.) was a pious Christian princess from Britain, perhaps Wales. According to the 13th century Golden Legend she set sail and embarked on a pilgrimage to Rome with a large court of handmaids prior to settling in what is today western France, where she was to be joined in marriage to a local governor. Along her pilgrimage route she attracted many followers who were influenced by her holy example. On the return journey St. Ursula and her traveling maidens fell into the hands of the Huns, violent nomads from the East, who had invaded large swaths of Europe. St. Ursula and her company of virgins and other followers, which numbered 11,000, were tortured in an effort to have them renounce their faith. Steadfastly refusing, they were massacred in Cologne, Germany and buried together in a mass grave over which was built the Basilica of St. Ursula. Due to the varying accounts of her martyrdom and the difficulty of separating fact from legend, her feast day was suppressed in modern times. St. Ursula is the patroness of the Ursulines, a female religious order founded in 1535 by St. Angela Merici for the education of young girls. St. Ursula is also the patron of students, teachers, Catholic education, and of a holy death. Her feast day is October 21st.

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Month of the the Holy Rosary

Month of the Holy Rosary

Devotion of the Month

The Catholic Church designates October as the Month of the Holy Rosary. During this month the faithful v