A Prayer by St. Ignatius For When You Feel Weak & Helpless

Have you felt helpless or weak as you’ve gone through divorce? You’re not alone. St. Ignatius didn’t go through a divorce but he wrote a great prayer for those of us who are suffering in any way. His “Prayer Against Depression” applies to much more than depression, but any time it feels like “all is darkness” and we need a bit of hope. St. Ignatius of Loyola was a strong 16th century man, a soldier. Why in the world did he write a prayer about weakness and  helplessness?” Hard for to imagine, isn’t it? It just shows us that saints had feelings too, just like ours. They cried, they feared, they hurt, and they hoped. I’ve cried, feared, hurt, hoped. And through prayers like this one of St. Ignatius, I’m reminded of God’s love and strength. I shared this prayer on A Million Unheard Souls on Patheos.com,  but I also want to share it here with you. Hope it blesses you. Prayer Against Depression by Saint Ignatius of Loyola O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of your presence, Your love, and your strength. Help us to have perfect trust in…

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Tobias – The Magazine for Single Catholic Living

UPDATE 3/9/2015: Tobias magazine is no longer published. Visit their Facebook page for links to their articles now hosted at CatholicMatch.com. Their Facebook page states: TOBIAS Magazine is currently on hold while it looks for a new publisher.  Carina   Have you ever seen the magazine called Tobias? It’s written for single Catholics!  Of any age!!  I just received the spring issue in the mail and here are the titles of the feature articles: Dating a Catholic Single Parent Flower Power – how to pick the perfect arrangement for your special someone Changing Gears – Jon lost 77 lbs and returned to the seminary; Ann survived a brutal attack and quit her stressful job Table for One – there are more options than Lean Cuisine and Taco Bell! The Dark Night of Depression Kneading & Praying – Try out Fr. Garramone’s legendary pizza crust Surviving a Silent Retreat The Guys Behind the Confession App The Perfect Catch – Joe Mauer is single, Catholic and a future Hall of Famer It Was a Great Ride – summer vacation brought this single Catholic to Iowa’s rolling hills. There are also “Departments” which are, I believe, the regularly scheduled articles.  Among these is one called “Courageous Catholics.” …

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