Popular Devotions

"Popular devotions of the Christian people are warmly commended, provided they accord with the laws and norms of the Church. Such is especially the case with devotions called for by the Apostolic See. Devotions proper to individual churches also have a special dignity if they are conducted by mandate of the bishops in accord with customs or books lawfully approved. Nevertheless these devotions should be so drawn up that they harmonize with the liturgical seasons, accord with the sacred liturgy, are in some fashion derived from it and lead the people to it, since the liturgy by its very nature far surpasses any of them."
Constitution on the Liturgy, a. 13

Liturgy and Devotions By Lawrence S. Cunningham in The Way, 2001

Mediating Devotion By Tim Noble in The Way, 2001

Devotion and Popular Religion By John Packiaraj in The Way, 2001

What Happened to Devotion? By Margaret M. Manion in The Way, 1987

Liturgy and Devotions By Father Michael Gilligan


Papal Documents on the Rosary

The Rosary How do you pray the Rosary? The Rosary in Image and Text. The Rosary Since Vatican II

The Scriptural Rosary

The Rosary Center The headquarters of the Rosary Confraternity of the Catholic Church, a worldwide movement of prayer entrusted to the Dominican Order by the Holy See more than 500 years ago. The Center is located in Portland, Oregon. An archive of the bimonthly newsletter of the Rosary onfraternity. How to pray the rosary, with a point of reflection included for each Hail Mary

Catholic Online: The Holy Rosary Why the Daily Rosary? Fifteen Promises of Mary to Christians who recite the Rosary. "Step-by-Step" Instructions for Praying the Rosary. The Mysteries of the Rosary

The Holy Rosary From the Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

The Hail Mary and the Rosary By Passionist Father Victor Hoagland

The Catholic Calendar Rosary Page

The Family Rosary

Virtual Rosary The original 32-bit Windows multimedia Rosary program! It's completely free!

The Luminous Mysteries: Exploring Five Major Events in Jesus' Public Ministry By Jack Wintz, O.F.M. in Catholic Update, 2004

The Rosary of the Virgin Mary Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae in condensed form, in Catholic Update, 2003

Telling the Beads: The Practice and Symbolism of the Rosary By Sarah Jane Boss in The Way, 2001

The Rosary: A Gospel Prayer By Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., and Jack Wintz, O.F.M. in Catholic Update, 1989

The Rosary: A Prayer for All Seasons By Gloria Hutchinson in Catholic Update, 2003

Hail! Full of Grace: Simple Thoughts on the Rosary Book by Mother Mary Loyola of the Bar Convent, York, 1906


The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7 Sorrows (Dolors) of Mary, Rosary Prayer Priestly Order of The Servite of Mary. Rosary of Our Lady of Sorrows (The Servite Rosary)

Our Lady of Sorrows

The Seven Dolors of Mary

Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Jean Bainvel, Catholic Encyclopedia, 1910

The Angelus Herbert Thurston, Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907

The Angelus From EWTN

The Angelus in Latin and English From Second Exodus

Sodalities of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Forging Ties That Bind Here and Hereafter By Christopher Collins, SJ, Master's of Divinity student, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA, at the Epiphanies of Beauty Conference in the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, 2004


The Stations of the Cross and Other Devotions of the Passion Origins of the Stations. What about incidents not mentioned in the gospels? From the Holy Land to Europe. Medieval devotion to the Passion. The Stations today. Scriptural Stations. Links

The Stations of the Cross in Jerusalem Magnificent pictures as well as reflections

The Stations of the Cross Courtesy of Creighton University's Collaborative Ministry Office

Way of the Cross George Cyprian Alston, Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912

Catholic Online Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross by Cardinal Newman

The Virtual Museum of the Cross Paintings of the Way of the Cross by Ben Stahl (1910-1987)

A Salesian Way of the Cross

Stations of the Cross -- A Scriptural Version By Albert Judy, O.P

The Way of the Cross of a Migrant From the Houston Catholic Worker

The Way of the Cross By St Francis of Assisi

Stations of the Cross Based on those celebrated by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday 1991

Stations of the Cross Contemporary paintings. Different


The Novena of Grace This is the powerful novena to Saint Francis Xavier which, in times past, was solemnly celebrated in March throughout the entire Church

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Novena of the Miraculous Medal

Divine Mercy Novena

Novena to St. Joseph

Novena to St. Therese of the Child Jesus A novena to St. Therese of the Child Jesus, the Little Flower

Novena of Prayer to the Mother of God Praying for all who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS

An Advent Novena with Our Lady of the New Advent

Novena Prayer to the Miraculous Infant of Prague

Novena to St. Ann From St Ann's Shrine in Scranton PA

Novena to Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows

Scapular Novena

Novena of the Brothers of Mercy

Earth Day Novena

Novena for the Intercession of Saint Faustina

Novena to Saint Jude

Novena to Saint Anthony of Padua

Novena to Saint Philomena

Novena to Saint Therese on the Feast of Saint Therese (October 1)

Novena in Honor of Jesus as True King


Litany of the Saints

An Inclusive Litany of the Saints By J. Frank Henderson

Litanies of the Martyrs and Saints of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus

Litany of the Holy Ghost

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Litany of Mary of Nazareth

Litany of Our Lady of Lourdes

Litany of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Litany of St. Aloysius

Litany of the Love of God

Litany to Old Testament Saints

Litany of St. Raphael

Litany in Honor of the Holy Cross

Litany of Jesuit Saints

A litany of women for the church

Litany of Kateri Tekakwitha

Litany of the Passion By John Henry Cardinal Newman

Litany to Saint Philomena

Litany to St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Litany of Saint Anthony of Padua

Litany in honour of Saint Jude Thaddeus

Litany of St. Louis de Montfort

Litanies by Cardinal Newman Includes: Litany of Penance, Litany of the Passion, Litany of the Seven Dolours, Litany of the Resurrection, Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Litany of the Holy Name of Mary, Litany of St. Philip

Litany in Honor of Jesus, King of All Nations

Litany of Divine Mercy

Litany of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim

Litany of the Most Precious Blood


On Devotion to the Sacred Heart Pius XII: Haurietis Aquas (1956)

Devotions to the Sacred Heart By John McDade in The Way, 2001

"Haurietis aquas" and the Devotion ot the Sacred Heart By Malachi J. Donnelly in Theological Studies, March 1957

Simplified Devotion to the Sacred Heart By Thomas V. Fleming in Theological Studies, June 1955

The Theology of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart By Edward J. Hogan in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1957

Theology of the cultus of the Sacred Heart: a moral, dogmatic and historical study Dissertation by Joseph Julius Charles Petrovits, Catholic University of America, 1917

The Lover of Souls: Short Conferences on the Sacred Heart of Jesus Book by Fr. Henry Brinkmeyer, 1906

Jesus Christ the King of Our Hearts: Elevations on the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Book by Alexis M. Lepicier, O.S.M., 1921

The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Book by H. Noldin, SJ, 1905

On Devotion to St. Joseph Pope Leo XIII

The Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus

Infant Jesus of Prague

Devotion to Saint Ann

The Brown Scapular

The Precious Blood; or, The Price of Our Salvation Book by Oratorian Fr. Frederick William Faber, 1890

Come, Holy Ghost: Edifying and Instructive Selections from Many Writers on Devotion to the Third Person of the Adorable Trinity By Fr. A.A. Lambing, 1901

The Sign of the Cross By Ellh Schreiber. Scroll to page 726. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 12, From January to October, 1887

The “Twelfth Promise” By Vincent McNabb, OP. Scroll to page 742. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 28, From January to October, 1903

Collection of Chaplets Angel Chaplets, Saint Chaplets, Our Lord Chaplets, Our Lady Chaplets

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