Living Liturgically

Ways to Cultivate the Faith At Home

We all love holidays like Christmas and Fourth of July; we also enjoy national days such as National Donut Day and National Fly a Kite Day. We, as Catholics, are blessed to have a year brimming with holy days and feasts days that we have the opportunity to celebrate with special meals or activities. This is not an exhaustive list; see below for some suggestions on how to celebrate our Christian year! 

"The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family home is rightly called “the domestic church,” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1666).

September 3: St. Gregory the Great

  • Listen to Gregorian Chant

  • Pray for all missionaries 

  • Pray for the people of England, especially for their embrace of the faith

September 8: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • Make a rosary out of cupcakes

  • Pray for all expectant mothers

  • Pray for victims of abortion  

September 9: St. Peter Claver

  • Pray that the causes of justice and racial reconciliation be furthered 

  • Pray for our Christian Brothers and Sisters in Africa 

September 14: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

  • Spend some time before a Crucifix 

  • Read the account about the finding of the True Cross 

September 15: Our Lady of Sorrows

  • Pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows 

  • Listen to this hymn detailing Mary's sorrows

  • Read the accounts concerning Mary's sorrows: (Luke 2:22-35; Matthew 2:13-18; Luke 2:41-52; Mark 15:1-32; Luke 23:27-31; John 19:31-37; John 19:38-42)

September 16: Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian 

  • Pray for those who have rejected or abandoned the Christian faith  

  • Speak an encouraging word to a brother/sister in Christ  

September 21: St. Matthew the Apostle

  • Read the Gospel of Matthew   

  • Pray for our country's civil servants  

September 23: St. Pio of Pietrelcina 

  • Schedule an appointment for the Sacrament of Reconciliation 

  • Ask for the intercession of your guardian angel 

September 29: Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael the Archangels

  • Ask for the intercession of St. Michael  

  • Read the Biblical book of Tobit 

  • Prepare a dish with angel-hair pasta or make an angel food cake  

September 30: St. Jerome

  • Spend some time reading Holy Scripture 

  • Say a prayer in Latin 

 

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