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  • Catholic Tips on Prayer

    For today, I am linking to the Dan and Stephanie Burke podcast at the Spiritual Direction website; particularly to one sample of this podcast which I think The Marian Room readers will find informative. This particular podcast is titled What is Prayer from the Heart? Q and A Show.  Dan and Stephanie Burke are producing simple to understand material on prayer, imbued…

  • Hail, Queen of Heaven, The Ocean Star

    “Hail, Queen of Heaven, the ocean star, Guide of the wanderer here below, Thrown on life’s surge, we claim thy care, Save us from peril and from woe. Mother of Christ, Star of the Sea Pray for the wanderer, pray for me.” ~Fr. John Lingard (b. 1771- d. 1851) “Hail, Queen of Heaven, the ocean star” are the words which…

  • Lady Day 2021

    A Little Litany by Gilbert Keith Chesterton When God turned back eternity and was young, Ancient of Days, grown little for your mirth (As under the low arch the land is bright) Peered through you, gate of heaven—and saw the earth. Or shutting out his shining skies awhile Built you about him for a house of gold To see in pictured walls…

  • St. Patrick’s Day 2021

    Today is the feast of the bishop and saint, St. Patrick (b. 387- d. 493). For this feast, I am sharing a bit of St. Patrick, a prayer that he wrote which displays his single-minded love of God; and, since St. Patrick had a deep love for Ireland, I am also sharing a bit of Irish culture in the form…

  • Dame Edith in February

    “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”  ~Dame Edith Sitwell I would like to add to that quote: winter is a time for a good book; which leads me to a book which has crossed my…