Articles tagged: prayer

7 Prayers for God to Defend & Cleanse His Holy Catholic Church


SPL Staff • October 3rd, 2015

Listers, the gates of hell have not and will not prevail against the Church. As the Catechism states: "Simon Peter holds the first place in the college of the Twelve; Jesus entrusted a unique mission to him. Through a revelation from the Father, Peter had confessed: 'You are the Christ, the Son... 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 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 →

3 Explanations on Lenten Fasting from St. Thomas Aquinas


SPL Staff • February 26th, 2015

Listers, it is easy to become caught up in the rules for fasting and abstinence during Lent. Amidst navigating rules like a meal and two small snacks that do not equal a full meal, it very important to remember the purpose behind these practices of the Church.1 St. Thomas Aquinas offers three... 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 →

Demons, Beer, & Breastfeeding - The Top 14 Catholic Lists of 2014


SPL Staff • December 30th, 2014

Listers, thank you for another incredible year. The popular lists of 2014 are certainly diverse. Prayers for your workday, types of demonic activity, and sacred images of breastfeeding are all among this year's finalists. The following is the third annual "top" list in the history of St. Peter's... Read More →

5 Prayers Recommended by an Exorcist to Combat Evil


SPL Staff • September 6th, 2014

Listers, Father Gabriele Amorth claims to have performed over 70,000 exorcisms from 1986 to 2010. The good priest serves as an exorcist for the Diocese of Rome and is the founder and honorary president of the International Association of Exorcists. He has written two books: An Exorcist Tells... Read More →

Top 10 Most Popular Catholic Lists of 2013


SPL Staff • January 8th, 2014

Listers, thank you for another wonderful year. SPL seeks to provide you with timeless lists that catalogue various aspects of the Catholic faith. The 2013 Top Ten List demonstrates the diversity of those aspects by listing everything from Trappist Ales to images of Mary breastfeeding. If you'd... Read More →

Why Does God Not Grant All Our Prayers? - 27 Basic Questions on Prayer


SPL Staff • September 16th, 2013

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

Angelic Warfare Confraternity: 37 Questions on this Sacred Pact


SPL Staff • August 19th, 2013

1. What is a Confraternity? A Confraternity is a supernatural brotherhood or fellowship of men and women who make a sacred pact to pursue some good together in the Church. A Confraternity is a bond of love serving some good and holy purpose, and reflecting the communion of the Holy... 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 →

In Defense of Holy Images: 8 Pearls of Wisdom from St. John Damascene

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SPL Staff • February 20th, 2013

Listers, in the Eastern churches, the First Sunday of the Great Fast celebrates the triumph of holy images. It commemorates the end of two separate periods of iconoclasm, which took place within the space a nearly hundred years. During the iconoclastic period of Byzantine history, images of... Read More →

Catholic Countdown: The Top 20 Lists of 2012


SPL Staff • January 28th, 2013

Listers, in little over a year St. Peter's List has become a rapidly growing community of faithful Catholics. Our I Stand with the Catholic Church graphics have been used in religious liberty rallies around the nation and listers have sent fantastic photos of themselves and their loved ones... Read More →

8 Spiritual Maxims from Saint John of the Cross


SPL Staff • January 18th, 2013

Listers, St. John of the Cross is the great Mystic Doctor of the Church. Along with St.Theresa of Ávila he founded the Discalced Carmelites, and this reform is only one aspect of his work in the Counter-Reformation. His reform of the Carmelite order was opposed by many within the order and... Read More →

6 Things You Should Know about the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel


SPL Staff • January 16th, 2013

Listers, have you ever contemplated where the title of the Virgin Mary, "Our Lady of Mt Carmel" came from? Do you find it odd that some traditional Roman Catholics wear their Brown Scapular 24/7? Hopefully this list will help address some of the questions concerning devotion to the Brown... 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 →

7 Things You Must Know about St. Benedict's Medal

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SPL Staff • November 9th, 2012

1. The Story of St. Benedict From Fisheaters: St. Benedict of Nursia, Italy (A.D. 480-543), the twin brother of St. Scholastica, is considered to be the Father of Western monasticism, and his "Rule of St. Benedict" came to be the basis of organization for many religious orders (his own... 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 →

The 8 Prayers Every Catholic Should Know in Latin


SPL Staff • October 24th, 2012

Listers in 1978 Bl. Pope John Paul II said, "We exhort you all to lift up high the torch of Latin which is even today a bond of unity among peoples of all nations." Even Vatican II and Pope John XXIII lauded Latin and asked that it remain the universal language of the Church; however, today the... Read More →

3 Prayers by St. Thomas More for Catholic Lawyers

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SPL Staff • October 22nd, 2012

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." Listers, this hackneyed quote is taken from a minor character in Shakespeare's Henry VI. Often quoted in glee and with a smirk, it raises the question of why society enjoys a "good" lawyer joke. "The answer is simple," states Strickland and... Read More →
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