3 Prayers Catholics Need to Memorize (but Don’t)

Fr. Mark-Mary has 3 prayers that he has found are vital to memorize. Spoiler: we’re not talking about the Hail Mary or the Our Father here.

Why memorize these prayers? What’s wrong with having it on your phone, or seeking out printed prayers in church? Basic prayer memorization is a beautiful part of Catholic formation, and having these prayers written on your heart truly change you.

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.