Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers: A Companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Mass Market Paperbound)
For Catholics, the family is recognized as the "domestic church," and it is in the family that people learn to recognize the love of God and to turn to Him in prayer. It is in the family that people first learn the virtues of living a God-centered life. Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers contains prayers that have marked the joys, sorrows, and daily routines of many generations. Included in this volume are chapters on basic prayers, daily prayers, a useful calendar of saints, and blessings for all the seasons of the year. Also, included in this compendium are prayers to the Virgin Mary; the Liturgy of the Hours; prayers upon waking, at mealtime and before retiring for the night; prayers and blessings for feast days and holidays; prayers during times of anger, forgiveness, sickness, loss, grief, thanksgiving, conflict; as well as prayers for the Church and lay people alike. A wonderful gift idea for people of all ages, this handsome book will inspire you and your loved one to enter more deeply into God's love.
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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is the episcopal conference of the Catholic Church in the United States. Founded in 1966 as the joint National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) and United States Catholic Conference, it is composed of all active and retired members of the Catholic hierarchy (i.e., diocesan, coadjutor, and auxiliary bishops) in the United States and the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.