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"Prayer is so much more than just 'saying your prayers.' Praying is a spiritual adventure."  Fr. John Bartunek

Devotions are prayers and practices that are not part of the liturgy of the Church. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops describes devotions as "expressions of love and fidelity that arise from the intersection of one's own faith, culture and the Gospel of Jesus Christ". Devotions are not considered part of liturgical worship, even if they are performed in a church or led by a priest.  Click here to learn more about popular devotional practices.