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Worth Reading: 15 Works of Literature Under 200 Pages

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SPL Staff • March 19th, 2016

Listers, there are few things as pleasurable as a good book. The following list is a collection of short classic literary works that generally fall under two hundred pages - sometimes depending on the publication. Each description is taken directly from the publisher's online... Read More →

16 Practical Tips for Creating & Maintaining Your Daily Prayer Habit

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Greg Colker • August 23rd, 2015

Listers, many of the most-read lists we've published are prayer focused: the best prayers to say before bed, really short prayers to say throughout the day, or even prayers recommended by an exorcist to fight evil, and of course the Latin prayers we should all know. We've also covered questions... Read More →

Night Holds No Terror: 7 of the Best Psalms to Pray Before Bed

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SPL Staff • May 28th, 2015

Compline via anglicanbreviary.net Listers, the Liturgy of the Hours is a gift from Sacred Tradition that allows the Faithful to truly pray without ceasing. Though quite complex, this rich tradition is basically the Psalms adorned with hymns and other prayers. The Holy Mass and the Liturgy of the... Read More →

10 Really Short Prayers to Say During the Day

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SPL Staff • January 17th, 2015

Listers, in his epistle to the Catholics in Thessalonica, St. Paul encouraged them to be in a constant state of prayer. He wrote, "Always rejoice. Pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all. Extinguish not the spirit."1 In her... Read More →

A Catholic Student's 4 Ways to Evangelize a College Campus

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SPL Staff • August 18th, 2014

Listers, college students are not only searching for jobs. Underneath all of the career recruitment and empty promises of radical individualism and liberation, there is a restlessness that resides in their hearts. Speak to many who live and work on college campuses across the country, and they... Read More →

The Real Presence: 13 Memes on the Holy Eucharist

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SPL Staff • August 12th, 2014

Listers, the Holy Eucharist is the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Many of the following memes focus on the sixth chapter of St. John's Gospel, which is often referred to as the "Eucharistic Discourse."1 It is the cornerstone passage on understanding how the faithful... Read More →

13 Political Cartoons on Pope Francis & the Economy of Inequality

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SPL Staff • July 7th, 2014

Listers, Pope Francis' comments on the economy have generated a lot of attention. Political parties have been quick to judge his comments and either claim him as their own or dismiss him as a socialist/marxist. What has not happened, however, is a holistic digestion of the Holy Father's words.... Read More →

The 10 Authentic Trappist Monk Beers

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SPL Staff • December 20th, 2013

Logo of the International Trappist Association International Trappist Association & Standards In 1997, eight Trappist abbeys—six from Belgium (Orval, Chimay, Westvleteren, Rochefort, Westmalle and Achel), one from the Netherlands (Koningshoeven) and one from Germany (Mariawald) - founded... Read More →

13 Memes on Catholicism & Science

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SPL Staff • November 25th, 2013

Listers, "faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth." The opening line of Pope John Paul II's Fides et Ratio embodies the Catholic belief that faith and reason must be harmonious. Extending that harmony to their various bodies of knowledge,... Read More →

Blessed Beer is the Best Beer: 10 Photos of Delicious Monk-Made Ale

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SPL Staff • October 7th, 2013

Listers, bless O Lord this creature beer! The following photos are ones taken by our staff and one you've seen in on Facebook & Twitter. All of the featured beers below are official Trappist Ales made by monks and registered with the International Trappist Association. I would like a... Read More →

Aquinas is Not Impressed: 12 Memes of the Angelic Doctor

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SPL Staff • August 26th, 2013

A Selection of Lists on St. Thomas Aquinas The 24 Theses of St. Thomas Aquinas with Citations and Commentary Patrimony of Wisdom: St. Pius X's Exhortation to study Aquinas The Sun that Warms the World – St. Thomas Aquinas What Vatican II Actually Said About St. Thomas Aquinas The 3 Part... Read More →

4 Ways to Save Your Soul on a College Campus

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SPL Staff • August 12th, 2013

Listers, with an increasingly hostile and secular society, Catholics find themselves each day becoming more countercultural. Young people with a sincere heart who wish to follow Christ and keep the commands of Holy Mother Church, will find that living a true Catholic lifestyle can be difficult... Read More →

12 Political Cartoons Featuring Pope Francis

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SPL Staff • August 5th, 2013

Memes and More 30 Memes of Pope Francis 5 Pope Francis Facebook Cover Images 5 Memes of "Disapproving Joe Biden" I Stand with the Catholic Church: 10 Graphics in Defense of the Church 15 Catholic Memes from Catholic Gag   Read More →

15 Catholic Memes from Catholic Gag

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SPL Staff • July 9th, 2013

Listers, in his seminal Summa Theologica, our Angelic Doctor states the following on playful deeds and humor: Augustine says (Music. ii, 15): "I pray thee, spare thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work." Now this relaxation of the... Read More →

5 Pope Francis Facebook Cover Images

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SPL Staff • March 20th, 2013

Listers, be proud to be Catholic and be proud of our Holy Father Pope Francis. In honor of His Holiness Pope Francis ascending to the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter, SPL proudly presents five Facebook Cover images. Please pray for our Roman Pontiff that he would be an advocate of peace, an... Read More →

14 Photos of a Procession Celebrating the 95th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

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SPL Staff • December 14th, 2012

Listers, we received the follow gallery of photos back in October from a lister in Chesapeake, Virginia. She writes:   St. Benedict's parish (Chesapeake, VA) celebrated the 95th anniversary of the Fatima apparition. With several parishes from the area we marched a Eucharistic procession from... Read More →

8 Prayers to Help You through the Workday.

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SPL Staff • December 7th, 2012

**Listers, _ Ora et Labora_ ("Pray and Work" to the layman), the motto of the Benedictine order shouldn't just be used for those called to the consecrated life, but it needs to be ascribed for all Catholics in every walk of life, especially those in the workforce. ** I recently entered into the... Read More →

Lily of the Mohawks: 10 Depictions of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

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SPL Staff • November 21st, 2012

Listers, "The story of Kateri, also known as "Lily of the Mohawks" and "Iroquois Virgin", is intimately related to the history of the Jesuit mission among the Iroquois First Nation toward the end of the 17th century. The principal documents relating both the life and virtues of the young Iroquois... Read More →

5 "Blessings of the Table" in Both Latin and English

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SPL Staff • November 7th, 2012

Listers, "the Benedictiones Mensae are the sung Latin table prayers as used in the Roman and monastic usage." SPL pulled the following collection from the EWTN collection of Latin prayers and the pictures and opening quote are taken from the New Liturgical Movement. The booklet featured in the... Read More →

Catholics, Obama, and the HHS Mandate: 16 Political Cartoons of 2012

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SPL Staff • October 1st, 2012

Listers despite the enormous amount of protests and the arduous work of many Catholics and Catholic media companies to spread awareness about the HHS Mandate, President Obama still stands strong in the polls less than 40 days out from the election. The following collection is taken from various... Read More →
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