Popular Piety: Litanies and Novenae

Popular Piety

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“When you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is an image etched deeply in the minds of many Catholics. The devotion emphasises the

 “… I suppose they try to make you believe an awful lot of nonsense?” “Is it nonsense? I wish it were.

In the Catholic Church processions are part of the liturgy and they have a religious character. They are public acts

Advent is the opening liturgical season of the Church’s year. It has its own distinct character and popular piety

Liturgical icons can be found not only in Catholic Churches; in our homes also we can find a lot of

The body of St. Robert Bellarmine.

Why do we pray for the dead or “Holy Souls”, as they are sometimes called?  In brief terms, we pray

I remember hearing my grandmother tell a story of the terrible two nights during the Clydebank Blitz, when the German

‘I look at him and he looks at me.’ This is what a certain peasant of Ars used to say

'Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual

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