A Beginner's Book of Prayer: An Introduction to Traditional Catholic Prayers

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William G. Storey
Loyola Press, 2009 - Religion - 174 pages
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Learning to pray the Catholic way can be difficult for those who are new to the faith. What are the prayers? When do we pray them? Why do we pray them?
 
In A Beginner's Book of Prayer, esteemed prayer-book author and editor William G. Storey provides nearly 200 prayers of the Catholic Church for anyone needing an introduction to traditional Catholic prayers. The prayers are frequently placed in their historical and liturgical contexts, and the prayers are grouped by theme to make them easy to find. Anyone learning to pray, or simply wanting a better understanding of the prayers we pray, is sure to benefit from this book.

 

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Contents

Foundations of Our Faith
1
Basic Christian Prayers
9
Morning and Evening Prayer
21
Prayers to the Lord Jesus
67
Devotions to Christ Crucified
85
Prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary
99
Prayer to Our Lady of Combermere
105
The Holy Rosary
111
Hymns and Prayers of Praise
123
Prayers of Repentance
135
Prayers for the Dead
149
Short Prayers for Daily Life
159
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About the author (2009)

William G. Storey is professor emeritus of Liturgy and Church History at the University of Notre Dame. He has compiled, translated, and edited many books of prayer, including A Prayer Book of Catholic Devotions, Novenas and The Complete Rosary (Loyola Press), and Lord, Hear Our Prayer and Hail Mary (Ave Maria Press). He currently resides in South Bend, Indiana.

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