Catholic Halos

Saints travel in bunches. Create your halo, run toward Christ, together!

As you share the journey in your halo, you may feel the call to deepen your prayer life. Cultivate prayer through adding simple, short prayers into daily life. This can happen in whatever ways work for you, but keep it simple. Ideas include prying the Our Father, Lauds or Vespers (Morning or Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, easy with various apps), or the rosary before bed (our littles fall asleep during the rosary), the Angelus before lunch, the day's gospel reading before breakfast ... the possibilities are endless. Play with chanting your prayer aloud, inviting family or friends to join you. Chanting is easy to start (I have next to no musical skill): chant in a single note. Just start chanting, find a note that sounds good and work to maintain it. You'll be surprised how quickly you pick it up!

You may find activities that used to take up time feel empty or distracting. Things like watching television, being on Facebook or other social media can be dropped, making time for reading, family time, prayer, writing, and other more fulfilling activities.

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Pay attention when you encounter the same idea multiple ways in different contexts.

  • Calibration to grace and for recognizing sin will increase as you journey with your halo.

  • Be amazed: what was written by Saints hundreds or thousands of years ago so often seems written for me, today, with what is happening.