The Hail Mary

The Hail Mary is a prayer requesting the intercession of the Virgin Mary. The prayer begins with the salutation that Mary received from the angel Gabriel, at the annunciation [Luke 1:28]. The success of our Voices Home Multilingual Lord’s Prayer project has given rise to a number of inquiries regarding the Hail Mary, so we are gathering simple translations and offering them here.  Our […]

August 22, 2013 in Prayer by

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Prayer Support: Prayer Beads and Rosaries

Prayer beads, often associated with Catholic, Orthodox and Buddhist practice, are very useful; they help support prayerful practice in four ways. First, they are a physical reminder, prompting us to pray. Second, they are a counting tool.  Third, like chanting, their repetitive nature can promote a meditative state. Using prayer beads is one way to […]

August 22, 2013 in Prayer by

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Fun with C

The following little C program is a fun way to imagine a computer praying a prayer. For this demonstration, we chose the rosary, a form of devotion where a set of prayers said in order, accompanying prayer beads. Many religions use repetitive prayer and prayer beads as a means of focusing the heart and mind and spirit on […]

November 18, 2012 in Prayer by

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