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2691. The church, the house of God, is the proper place for the liturgical prayer of the parish community. It is also the privileged place for adoration of the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. the choice of a favorable place is not a matter of indifference for true prayer.

– For personal prayer, this can be a “prayer corner” with the Sacred Scriptures and icons, in order to be there, in secret, before our Father.48In a Christian family, this kind of little oratory fosters prayer in common.

– In regions where monasteries exist, the vocation of these communities is to further the participation of the faithful in the Liturgy of the Hours and to provide necessary solitude for more intense personal prayer.49

– Pilgrimages evoke our earthly journey toward heaven and are traditionally very special occasions for renewal in prayer. For pilgrims seeking living water, shrines are special places for living the forms of Christian prayer “in Church.”


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

451. How did Jesus act in regard to the Sabbath?

572. Why is prayer a “battle”?

562. How is Christian prayer Marian?

52. Who created the world?

505. What is the purpose of private property?

369. Are there acts which are always illicit?

518. How is justice and solidarity among nations brought about?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How was the defeat of the Maccabees at the Battle of Elasa described in 1 Maccabees 6:17-47?

Christ’s Return: What Do We Know and What Do We Hope (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)?

What is the importance of obeying the Word of God? What does the Bible say about those who do not follow sound doctrine?

How can faith influence Christian behavior according to 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12?

What is the meaning of being “blameless” according to the 2 Peter 3:14 passage?

Jacob’s Wrestle with God: What is the significance of this story for us today?

The law of forgiveness: What does the law of forgiveness in Leviticus teach us about God’s mercy and justice? (Leviticus 19:17-18)