Ex Corde is Benedictine College’s initiative to promote Catholic identity in public life. These prayer resources are our most visited pages each week.

Our Most Used Prayer Aids

How to Pray a Holy Hour
This popular guide guides you step by step through the hour, with Scripture and other prayer aids. A link to a printable version is included.

Rosary Meditations
Scripture and meditations for each mystery of the Rosary. Click on them individually here:

Five Things Daily Rosaries Do
Reasons to say the Daily Rosary.

Daily Prayer

The ABCs of Prayer
How do you pray a daily meditation? A step by step guide.

A-Adoration
Litany of Faith, Hope and Love
Begin with faith hope and love. Why we believe, trust and follow God.

B-Blessing
Review How God Has Blessed You Today
A remedy for discouragement.

C-Contrition
Six Ways to Examine Your Conscience
How did you use the blessings you received?
Self-Discipline, for HE, WE, and ME
Decide to improve your life, for God, for others, for yourself.

S-Supplication
Prayer to Be Configured to Christ
Ask for what God promised you at Baptism.
Forgiveness Prayers
Discover who you need to forgive, by Father Robert DeGrandis, S.S.J.
Pentecost Sequence, Prose Version
The classic prayer rendered more understandable.

Material for Meditation

Stations of the Cross

Passion of the Christ Stations of the Cross
The meaning of Christ’s sacrifice as presented in Mel Gibson’s film.

Modern Martyrs’ Way of the Cross
Some of the most impressive stories of faith amid persecution are happening in our own lifetimes.

Stations of the Cross for Sinners
Inspired by the message of Our Lady of Fatima, these meditations look at the consequences of our sin and the possibility of redemption.

Stations of the Cross in a Time of Pandemic
In this difficult time, the Way of the Cross has multiple lessons for where to find hope and faith.

Confession and Mass

Confession

Children’s Guide to Confession
A step by step guide to confession including an examination of conscience and an act of contrition.

Six Ways to Examine Your Conscience for Confession
For confession or for daily prayer.

Seven Reasons to Return to Confession
Why is confession so important? Reasons to remember and share.

This Sunday’s Readings
Click here for the latest reflection or, at search bar, enter the number and year of this Sunday (e.g. Third Sunday in Lent, Year A; 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B).

Getting More Out of Mass
Enter more deeply into Mass with these quick tips.

Liturgical and Annual

Lent

What to Give Up For Lent? A List
Some suggestions, based on St. Benedict and Father Michael Gaitley.

Christmas

Prayer for Putting Away Christmas Decorations
‘Lord, our house has a secret deep inside …’

Thanksgiving Day

A Catholic Prayer for Thanksgiving Dinner
‘Thank you for this beautiful turkey, a symbol of your providence …’

A (Shorter) Prayer for Thanksgiving Dinner
On Thursday’s table — and sitting around it — are the symbols of what you have to be grateful for.

Movie Lists

Top 100 Catholic Movies
See the ‘Proudly Catholic Films’ Gregorian readers picked as their favorites.

Movies for Future Men
Masculine virtues and the movies that promote them.

Movies for Future Women
The virtues of femininity on film.