Catholic devotions are the secret sauce to vigilant Catholic families. Devotions unite families and are the source of much needed graces. Father Peyton, the Rosary Priest, said it best: "The family that prays together, stays together."
The greatest Catholic devotion in the Church is that which sets her apart from other religions: Devotion to Our Blessed Mother.
Our Lord's last words to the world were "Behold thy Mother." Because of this permanent attachment to the concerns of the world, Mary has been the only prophet since John the Baptist. She has appeared to men, women and children throughout the ages demonstrating her concern and desire to aid us. From interceding in battles to pleading for the salvation of men, she has shown constant attention and care for us on earth.
To St. Dominic, she expressed her desire for us to meditate on the 15 mysteries of her and Our Lord's life by praying the Rosary. She has appeared several times since, to St. Bernadette, the Fatima children and others, begging them to spread this devotion to her.
To St. Simon Stock, she appeared and gave him the scapular, promising that anyone who died clothed in this brown wool cloth would not suffer eternal fire.
She came to St. Catherine Laboure and gave the human race the miraculous medal. She appeared in La Salette and warned of the trouble and revolution in the Church in which we now live.
She has implored the world for their own good to increase devotion to her Immaculate Heart.
She was given to us by Our Lord, not to worship as a goddess as some other religions think, but simply as a Mother who has the power of heavenly intercession. Her perfect happiness in Heaven is somewhat delightfully burdened with her sometimes sorrowful attachment to the world. She is crowned with the honor of victories, Our Lady of Victory, as well as concerned with sorrow, Mother of Dolors.
Below you will find ways that you can increase your Catholic devotions, especially those to the Mother of God.