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16 Practical Tips for Creating & Maintaining Your Daily Prayer Habit

16 Practical Tips for Creating & Maintaining Your Daily Prayer Habit

Prayer is such a crucial part of the faithful practice of Catholicism but many of us struggle, at least at one time or another, to keep a regular prayer life. Maybe we're busy in school, busy raising a family, busy at work, or even all of those at the same time, and find that somehow...
Night Holds No Terror: 7 of the Best Psalms to Pray Before Bed

Night Holds No Terror: 7 of the Best Psalms to Pray Before Bed

Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in his peace.
I Smell Heresy - 11 Cardinal Burke Memes

I Smell Heresy – 11 Cardinal Burke Memes

A few light-hearted memes regarding His Eminence Cardinal Burke.
10 Really Short Prayers to Say During the Day

10 Really Short Prayers to Say During the Day

In his epistle to the Catholics in Thessalonica, St. Paul encouraged them to be in a constant state of prayer. He wrote, 'Always rejoice. Pray without ceasing…' Over the melliena since he wrote thats he Church has developed many short prayers that can be said throughout the day.
A Catholic Student's 4 Ways to Evangelize a College Campus

A Catholic Student’s 4 Ways to Evangelize a College Campus

Listers, college students are not only searching for jobs. Underneath all of the career recruitment and empty promises of radical individualism and liberation, there is a restlessness that resides in their hearts.
The Real Presence: 13 Memes on the Holy Eucharist

The Real Presence: 13 Memes on the Holy Eucharist

Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day.
The 10 Authentic Trappist Monk Beers

The 10 Authentic Trappist Monk Beers

In 1997, eight Trappist abbeys founded the International Trappist Association (ITA) to prevent non-Trappist commercial companies from abusing the Trappist name. Today there are only 10 authentic Trappist ales in the world.
13 Memes on Catholicism & Science

13 Memes on Catholicism & Science

Listers, "faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth."
Blessed Beer is the Best Beer: 10 Photos of Delicious Monk-Made Ale

Blessed Beer is the Best Beer: 10 Photos of Delicious Monk-Made Ale

Bless, + O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain.
Aquinas is Not Impressed: 12 Memes of the Angelic Doctor

Aquinas is Not Impressed: 12 Memes of the Angelic Doctor

Pope Leo XIII once said that St. Thomas Aquinas was "like the sun, he heated the world with the warmth of his virtues and filled it with the splendor of his teaching."
4 Ways to Save Your Soul on a College Campus

4 Ways to Save Your Soul on a College Campus

The Eucharist is the "source and summit of the Christian life" and there is no greater way to grow in faith and grace than feeding on the Bread of Life.
12 Political Cartoons Featuring Pope Francis

12 Political Cartoons Featuring Pope Francis

12 selected political cartoons featuring Pope Francis.
15 Catholic Memes from Catholic Gag

15 Catholic Memes from Catholic Gag

"Augustine says (Music. ii, 15): 'I pray thee, spare thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work.' Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists in playful words or deeds."
3 Fun Sacred Heart of Jesus Activities for the Catholic Family

3 Fun Sacred Heart of Jesus Activities for the Catholic Family

To help our kids understand this love and to remember it throughout the year, SPL has put together a great list of Sacred Heart crafts and recipe ideas. Our favorites are listed here, with links to the original postings.
5 Pope Francis Facebook Cover Images

5 Pope Francis Facebook Cover Images

SPL has created five Facebook Cover images with particularly potent quotes from His Holiness Pope Francis. Enjoy.
Disapproving Joe Biden: 5 Memes from Pope Francis' Inaugural Mass

Disapproving Joe Biden: 5 Memes from Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass

A few comment on Vice President Joe Biden's mood at His Holiness Pope Francis' papal inaugural mass.
3 Catholic Coffee Companies Online

3 Catholic Coffee Companies Online

Listers, you’re probably familiar with the concept of Christian coffeehouses, and chances are that you’ve seen one or possibly even stepped into one. Christian Coffeehouses are usually locally owned and operated cafés that promote Christianity through Christian music, events, speakers, and sometimes keep a minister of some kind on staff. Though smaller in number, there...
You Do Not Stand Alone: 14 Photos from the Lister Community

You Do Not Stand Alone: 14 Photos from the Lister Community

They come from all walks of life. Whether its discussing the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist over a hearty Trappist ale or soaking in the ancient wisdom of our Common Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas whilst managing five small children, the lister seeks to live the good life, the Catholic life, and share that...
17 Catholic Photos from St. Peter's List

17 Catholic Photos from St. Peter’s List

The Catholic Life is the Good Life. A collection of Instagram photos used by SPL throughout 2012.
14 Photos of a Procession Celebrating the 95th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

14 Photos of a Procession Celebrating the 95th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

St. Benedict's parish (Chesapeake, VA) celebrated the 95th anniversary of the Fatima apparition. With several parishes from the area we marched a Eucharistic procession from Star of the Sea Catholic Church to the 17th St. Park in Virginia Beach.
8 Prayers to Help You through the Workday.

8 Prayers to Help You through the Workday.

Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being loved... From the desire of being extolled ... From the desire of being honored ... From the desire of being praised ...
The Pope on Twitter: All 9 Accounts

The Pope on Twitter: All 9 Accounts

“In concise phrases, often no longer than a verse from the Bible, profound thoughts can be communicated – as long as those taking part in the conversation do not neglect to cultivate their own inner lives.” - Pope Benedict XVI
6 Great Catholic Christmas Gifts for 2012

6 Great Catholic Christmas Gifts for 2012

SPL once again brings you a list of the best Catholic Christmas gifts of the season.