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Prayer after Communion – Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas wrote this prayer to be recited after Mass and communion which beautifully expresses what it means to receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist and cultivates the proper dispositions so that this sacrament can bear greater fruit in our lives....

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Sacraments & Resurrection Light – Ephrem

In this beautiful prayer, read by the Church each year on June 9, the feast of St. Ephrem, we see the sacraments as a reflection of the light of the resurrection, an experience of the divine beauty which brings us delight....

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Prayer of St. Hilary of Poitiers

This prayer is an excerpt from a sermon On the Trinity by Saint Hilary of Poitiers, a bishop and early Church Father of the fourth century who struggled valiantly against the Arian heresy, defending the divinity of Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity....

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Prayer of St Thomas More

Prayer written by Saint Thomas More while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, awaiting execution by King Henry VIII....

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Litany of the Holy Spirit

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']L[/dropcaps]ord, have mercy on us.Christ, have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us.Father all-powerful, have mercy on us.Jesus, Eternal Son of the Father, Redeemer of the world, save us.Spirit of the Father and the Son, boundless life of both, sanctify...