Was never much for tag…

But since Julie tagged Greg, I might as well play along…

In no particular order: my five favorite Catholic devotions:

1) Adoration
2) The Rosary and/or Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3) The Angelus
4) My Oratory/Icon table
5) Meditating on the Annunciation

I know some will ask why the Liturgy of the Hours and Benediction do not appear. I guess because I’m a bit of a literalist. The Divine Office and Benediction are liturgical in nature, not devotional.

And tagging…

Betty Duffy
The Rickster
Danielle Bean
Joseph Susanka
Simcha Fisher

What about you, what are your 5 favorite devotions?

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  • Ellen

    1. Adoration
    2. Benediction (I’m flexible on this)
    3. Lectio Divina
    4. The Angelus
    5. The Saint Michael Prayer

  • Elaine S.

    1. Chaplet of Divine Mercy — short, sweet and powerful.
    2. Rosary — especially the Luminous Mysteries, which provide a whole new and vast field for meditation
    3. Adoration
    4. Memorare
    5. Stations of the Cross

  • suzyq

    1. The Latin mass.
    2. Morning offering and compline.
    3. Prayers of Auxilium Christianorum (.org).
    4. Rosary.
    5. Adoration.

  • Jim Hicks

    1. Rosary – however I will not pray the new “Luminous” mysteries. Can’t handle change!

    2. Matins, Lauds, Vespers & Compline

    3. Adoration

    4. Chaplet of Divine Mercy

    5. Stations of the Cross

  • Dcn Joe Peters

    You have such wonderful insights. Could you share some of your meditation points on the Annunciation?

  • cathyf

    Most of my prayer life is liturgical, so it’s hard to come up with 5…

    1) The Jesus Prayer
    2) Adoration
    3) Choir practice
    4) Daily Reflection
    5) Examen

  • Sal

    1) Adoration
    2) Novena prayer to Sts. Anne and Joachim
    3) Salve Regina
    4) The St. Michael prayer
    5) The Third Sorrowful Mystery (my Living Rosary decade)

  • http://www.simchafisher.wordpress.com Simcha Fisher

    Ooh, thanks for the tag! I actually liked tag as a kid, because I actually understood the rules, unlike every other game or sport we had to play.

    I’m doing my list on Friday. It will be, as usual, terribly, terribly edifying.

  • newguy40

    Pardon a stupid question but is Mass considered a devotion? I did not think so but am willing to be educated… :)

    1.) Adoration
    2.) Rosary
    3.) Evening and Night Prayer
    4.) Angelus at noon.
    5.) Daily reading of “In Conversations with God”

    I’m not sure my #5 is a “devotion” per se…

    [I think liturgies and devotions are different things. Adoration (exposed or not) is a devotion; Benediction is a liturgy. The Rosary is a devotion; the Liturgy of the Hours are liturgy. I think all holy reading such as your #5 would be devotion! -admin]

  • Mary Ann

    My favorite most fruitful devotions are:

    1 ADORATION ( Cannot live without Adoration)

    2 The Rosary ( especially meditation on the Passion and sorrowful mysteries of Our Lord)

    3 Chaplet of the Holy Wounds of Our Lord

    4 Divine Mercy Chaplet

    5 Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

    6 St.Michael Prayer( Can’t leave him out)

  • dancingcrane

    Most of my prayer life is liturgical, too. I particularly love the DIvine LIturgy of St. John Chrysostom (Byzantine rite) and the Maronite LIturgy (Antiochene rite), and the Divine Office, both Eastern and Latin Catholic). As for devotions, my top 5 favorites are:

    The Jesus Prayer
    Lectio Divina
    The Akathist hymn to the Mother of God
    The Akathist in honor of Christ the Lover of Mankind
    Examen

  • http://bettyduffy.blogspot.com Betty Duffy

    I hope to write something up soon, but in case I don’t–hands down–The Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
    Has a good rhythm to say while walking, and whenever it seems like I can do nothing else for myself, my kids, my husband, or world peace–The Divine Mercy can do it for me.

  • Lawrence S. Cunningham

    A niggling point: Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is NOT a liurgical act; The Divine Office is.

  • http://www.netministries.org/see/churches/ch05703 Fr. Bill

    1. Morning Prayer;
    2. Evening Prayer;
    3. the rosary;
    4. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament; and
    5. Anglican Mass.

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