Students Prayer by St. Thomas Aquinas


  Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me … Continue reading Students Prayer by St. Thomas Aquinas

The Value of Blessed Candles


Blessed Candles are sacramentals. This means that Holy Church by her prayers and blessings makes them sacred articles, which, when used with respect and great faith, bestow countless blessings and graces on all. On February second, which we call Candlemas, the Church blesses wax candles in a most solemn ceremony. On this day, we honor the Divine Child Jesus as a Light to illumine the … Continue reading The Value of Blessed Candles

Story of the Miraculous Medal


The Medal of the Immaculate Conception — popularly known as the Miraculous Medal — was designed by the Blessed Virgin herself! No wonder, then that it wins such extraordinary graces for those who wear it and pray for Mary’s intercession and help. The First Apparition The story begins on the night of July 18-19, 1830. A child (perhaps her guardian angel) awakened Sister (now Saint) … Continue reading Story of the Miraculous Medal