July 14th, 2022 | 59 secs
saint, st. kateri
St. Kateri Tekakwitha was a Mohawk woman who converted to Catholicism at age 19. She loved Jesus Christ with great devotion, and she fervently prayed for the conversion of her fellow Mohawks. St. Kateri died of an illness at age 24, and she was canonized in 2012, making her the first Native American to be recognized as a saint.
June 24th, 2022 | 4 mins 10 secs
bishop reed, litany, sacred heart
The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a synthesis of various litanies dating back to the 17th century. The current litany was approved for public use by Pope Leo XIII in 1899, and it includes 33 invocations: one for each year of the life of Christ.
September 30th, 2021 | 53 secs
st. thérèse of lisieux, the little flower
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, often called "the Little Flower," promised to spend her time in heaven doing good on earth. Though she lived a hidden life, after her death the 24-year-old French Carmelite became a Doctor of the Church and a beloved friend and intercessor for countless Catholics. It is often said that she sends down "showers of roses" to those who ask for her intercession.
May 30th, 2021 | 44 secs
saint christopher, st. christopher, travel
Ask St. Christopher, patron of traveling, for his intercession before your next journey!
May 23rd, 2021 | 1 min 53 secs
antiphon, hail holy queen, hymn, mary, salve regina
Listen to the Salve Regina, sung by Bishop Robert Reed.
May 16th, 2021 | 1 min 25 secs
hail holy queen, marian prayer, salve regina
Pray the Hail, Holy Queen prayer, which is the English translation of the Latin Salve Regina. The Hail, Holy Queen is typically prayed at the end of a Rosary.
May 9th, 2021 | 4 mins 22 secs
blessed virgin mother, litany, marian litany
The Litany of Loreto, also called the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, originated in the Middle Ages. The prayer was approved by Pope Sixtus V in 1587, and it is currently the only approved Marian Litany. The Pope has the exclusive ability to add invocations to the Litany, which many have done throughout history. 'Loreto" refers to the Holy House of Loreto in Italy, which is believed to be the house where the Blessed Virgin was born and raised. Tradition holds that the house was brought from the Holy Land to Italy in the 13th century.
April 23rd, 2021 | 1 min 32 secs
pope benedict xvi, prayer for vocations, vocations, world day of prayer for vocations
In his message for the 43rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged all the faithful to pray this prayer. It invokes God to raise up and sustain vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.
April 3rd, 2021 | 3 mins 39 secs
easter, easter homily, resurrection, saint john chrysostom
"O death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory? Christ is risen and you are abolished!"
Listen to and meditate on this Easter Sunday homily written by St. John Chrysostom.
April 1st, 2021 | 11 mins 27 secs
easter vigil, exsultet
The Exsultet, also known as The Proclamation of Easter, is a poetic hymn sung at the beginning of the Easter Vigil to bless the Paschal candle. The Exsultet’s beautiful words express the joy of Christ’s victory over death and recount God’s faithfulness through the ages.
April 1st, 2021 | 4 mins 59 secs
an ancient homily for holy saturday, descent into hell, holy saturday
Meditate on this ancient homily for Holy Saturday, which refers to Jesus' descent into Hell to preach the Gospel to the dead and release the righteous who were held captive there.
"I command you: Awake, sleeper, I have not made you to be held a prisoner in the underworld. Arise from the dead; I am the life of the dead."
March 28th, 2021 | 2 mins 16 secs
deliverance, deliverance from evil, pope st. john paul ii
Pray this Prayer for Deliverance From Evil, composed by Pope St. John Paul II.
March 19th, 2021 | 1 min 3 secs
prayer to saint joseph, saint joseph
Pray for St. Joseph's intercession with this prayer composed by Bishop Robert Reed.
March 14th, 2021 | 1 min 7 secs
irish prayer, saint patrick
"Saint Patrick's Breastplate," also called "The Lorica of Saint Patrick," is a beautiful prayer asking for divine protection. Join us in praying the shortened version of the prayer.
March 7th, 2021 | 42 secs
confession, contrition, penance, reconciliation
The Act of Contrition isn't reserved for Confession alone. Join Bishop Reed in praying this traditional Act of Contrition any time.
February 21st, 2021 | 1 min 41 secs
freedom, protection against evil, protection from devil
A prayer for protection against the devil and freedom from all maleficence, both for ourselves and for those who are enslaved by the demonic.