Claudia prepared an explanation of the Advent wreath for our children, however we can all benefit.

A traditional Catholic prayer to the Virgin Mary, sung regularly in Catholic worship.

Eran translated the reading from the homily of Saint Gregory the Great for the Feast of Saint Thomas into Hebrew.

On the Feast of saint Anthony of Padua, a part of one of his homilies is read. Eran translated this text into Hebrew in memory of Aldenir Cerquiera, mother of Viviane who passed away on June 12, 2013, eve of the feast.

Fra Alberto OFM gave a beautiful present to the Jaffa kehilla: an icon of Christ crucified, which he wrote (painted) with his own hands over a period of five months. We present here the icon and some verses from Scripture which help us to pray with the icon:

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), composed a short introduction to his “Spiritual Exercises”, which explains the principle and foundation of our lives.

Dima, from the kehillot, translated into Hebrew the reading for the Saturday after the Feast of the Epiphany, a reading about the miracle in Cana of Galilee, commemorated on the Sunday after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

A prayer based on the writings of Pope Benedict XVI and composed by the Dominican Father Peter John Cameron.

In all our communities in Israel, prayers for peace continue as we follow with anxiety the developments in Gaza and Israel. One of our faithful asked that we post this prayer.

As the sounds of war surround us, let us pray for all those who are suffering, all who are living in fear, all the wounded, the dead and those who mourn. Let us pray for those who are sent out to war and those who send them. Let us pray especially for those who fight for justice and peace and do not lose hope.

We publish here the reading for the Day of All Souls from the writings of Saint Ambrose of Milan (330–397) (Book 2).

We publish here the reading for the Feast of All Saints from a homily by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153) (Sermon 2).

Benny sent us the address of a series of film excerpts about the Jesus Prayer.

On his feast day, we publish a brief excerpt from the writings of Saint Vincent de Paul, taken from the readings of the breviary.

For the weekend of musicians that took place in August 2012, a special litany of saints was composed and we publish it here.

In the Catholic tradition, the seven last words of Jesus have inspired art and music as the faithful meditate on the last words of Jesus, our Savior, as he dies on the cross. Joseph Capelle is a South African artist has painted the following series of panels as meditations on the Seven Last Words.

In the Christian tradition, seven gifts are associated with the giving of the Holy Spirit, an idea well rooted in the Scriptures. Father David explains the gifts of the Spirit as we pray to receive them.

Father Rafic from the Jerusalem kehilla translated the prayer “Veni Sancte Spiritus” into Hebrew and composed music for it.

An ancient prayer to the Holy Spirit.

Vatican Radio requested short reflections on the Easter Triduum from Father David, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel.