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Why Pray the Rosary?


To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ. The Rosary, reclaimed in its full meaning, goes to the very heart of Christian life. Rediscover the importance of the Rosary and the many benefits from praying it in this blog.

How the Rosary Leads us to Christ


The Rosary is known as a Marian prayer, but at its heart it is a meditation on the Incarnation and the work of Our Lord. In the Rosary, we contemplate Christ's life, death and Resurrection so completely that Pope Paul VI described it as a "compendium of the entire Gospel". Discover how the Rosary can lead us closer to Jesus in this blog.

St Thérèse of Lisieux – Saint of the Day – 1st October


When Thérèse was finally accepted in the Carmelite convent, she discovered that it was far from the romantic life she had expected. While she realised that she was imperfect herself, she also had to suffer a lot from jealousy and pettiness of her sisters in the convent. What made her a saint is the way in which she dealt with this.

St Thérèse of Lisieux: An Example of Patience


How can we endure the great suffering that may come our way if we cannot cope with the small annoyances of life? The great Carmelite saint, and Doctor of the Church, Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), shows us that the way to great sanctity is the little way, the overcoming of little faults, motivated by love.