Friday, August 6, 2010

I Made It To 100!

What could be a better way to celebrate my 100th post than with this....

My Favorite Catholic Prayers

Gardenia tagged me in a meme.  The rules are:

"Name your three most favorite Catholic devotional prayers, and explain why they're your favorites. Then tag five bloggers - give them a link, and then go and tell them they have been tagged. Finally, tell the person who tagged you that you've completed the meme. The Liturgy and the Sacraments are off limits here. I'm more interested in people's favorite devotional prayers."

This is really hard since I have probably a dozen or so running in my head.  I tried narrowing it down to the top three for me:

1. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Our Father...Hail Mary...The Apostles' Creed.  On the Our Father Beads say: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.  On the Hail Mary Beads say:  For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world.  In conclusion three times recite:  Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

~I found myself devoted to this chaplet at the time of my father's death.

2.  Prayer to St. Jude

St. Jude, glorious Apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the true Church invokes you universally as the Patron of things despaired of:  pray for me, who am so miserable; pray for me, that finally I may receive the consolations and the succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (here make your request), and that I may bless God with the Elect  throughout Eternity.  Amen.

~I found myself drawn to St. Jude especially during so many tribulations that I have come across in my lifetime.  His intercessions have always brought the much needed comfort that my heart desired.

3.  The Holy Rosary

Enough said. 

~My family has a difficult time saying the entire rosary in one setting.  Since I homeschool, I have the kids say two decades in the morning before a.m. classes start.  After lunch and prior to our p.m. classes, we pray another two decades together.  At bedtime, they each pray a decade privately.  This helps them to gently and sweetly fall asleep.  What better way to fall asleep? 

As for five bloggers that I that I know you'd enjoy hearing from:

Kat over at PappaDoodles

Queen B over at Happily Ever Johnson

Jen over at Forever, For Always, No Matter What

Cindy over at CindyO the Catholic Mommy

Mary over at Life In A Small Town

We, as Catholics, are blessed to have been given so many prayers through Sacred Tradition and Sacred Word. 


  1. Those are beautiful devotionals Patty. happy 100th post. And I look forward to checking out your blog friends.

  2. Patty, what a treat to be mentioned by you! And what a great meme. I will certainly participate. Happy 100!

  3. Happy 100th post! Thanks for including me :)

  4. I had a great time picking out my favorite prayers, Patty. Thanks again!


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