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Complete collection of Fr. Freitas' columns on prayer and praying

  • February 14, 2017

This is the completely collection of Fr. Frank Freitas' four-part series of columns about prayer and praying that originally appeard in the print edition of The Catholic Register.

'Teach me to Pray' (Part 1)

A few days before Christmas, I dropped into a local hospital to visit some parishioners. As I made my rounds, checking one room after another off my list, I came across what I thought would be my final stop. READ MORE

Prayer rquires a sharp focus (Part 2)

Is there a right way to pray? When I was 12, some family members and I went on a fishing trip. There are three things I remember about that trip: first, I caught the biggest fish (which to be truthful didn’t mean much... READ MORE

Drop your baggage with prayer (Part 3)

An older gentleman in our community is a resident at a nearby palliative hospital. He has always been a strong independent man, but his Parkinson’s disease has entered an aggressive form and he is unable to do the simple functions of life as he once did independent of help. READ MORE

How to keep moving forward in prayer (Part 4)

Many people can remember the first movie they ever saw in a theatre. I know I can — Star Wars (the original) on May 25, 1977. Now I make sure I see every release of the Star Wars story, including the latest film, Rogue One. READ MORE

(Fr. Freitas is the pastor at St. Mary of the Visitation Parish in Cambridge, Ont., and the author of More Than Survive, available from Catholic Register Books.)

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