List of Catholic Devotions

I am looking to have a list of 101 devotions. Please recommend forgotten, traditional devotions. Let’s get this list to 101!

  1. Rosary

  2. Divine Mercy

  3. Miraculous Medal

  4. Fatima Devotions—First Saturday

  5. Sacred Heart

  6. Precious Blood

  7. St. Joseph upside-down statue

  8. 40 hours of devotion

  9. Holy Face

  10. Holy Wounds

  11. St. Bridget Prayers

  12. Thirteen Tuesdays

  13. Little Flower

  14. St. Francis of Assisi

  15. Brown Scapular

  16. Green Scapular

  17. White Scapular

  18. Blue Scapular

  19. Red Scapular

  20. Black Scapular

  21. St. Joseph/Philomena Cords

  22. Holy Souls Devotion

  23. Holy Water

  24. Blessed Salt

  25. Holy Oils

  26. Infant of Praque

  27. Seven Sorrows

  28. Seven Joys

  29. Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception

  30. Padre Pio

Devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus

Devotion to the Guardian Angels

Devotion to St Michael (eg the St Michael Chaplet)

Devotions to Our Lady under her various titles and apparitions - Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady Help of Christians etc

Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament (that’s a devotion too!)

Corpus Christi and other Eucharistic processions

Marian processions

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross chaplet

Novena prayers

Liturgy of the Hours/Divine Office

Franciscan crown

Ember days


Crossing yourself when you hear of a death/ pass a cemetary/ pass a church


Blessing of the fields/ Rogation days

The custom of the seven churches visitation (on Holy Thursday)

Praying the Angelus at noon.
Consecration of your home to the Sacred Heart.

In my opinion, burying St. Joseph statue upside down is a superstition. One may pray to St. Joseph for the sale of their home, but burying a statue seems like superstition.

Having candles blessed at Candlemas

Having pets blessed on the feast of St Francis of Assisi

Having your throat blessed on the feast of St Blase

The blessing of the fleet for fishing boats - in certain parts of the world

Having your house blessed … at any time :wink:

St Benedict medals

St Patrick’s Day??

Crossing yourself/praying when an ambulance goes by (though I do so for all emergency vehicles, since most often I just hear the siren and don’t actually see 'em - anyone else do that or y’all stick to ambulances only?)

Bowing your head when you say or hear the name, Jesus.

This is not a devotion but a superstition which should not be encouraged.

Hi,my first post- It’s there a difference between liturgical activity- Use of Holy Oils and Liturgy of the Hours and a popular Catholic Devotion.?

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Pray to St Anthony for lost and stolen items

St Dymphna for mental and nervous disorders and Alzheimer’s

Good. We’re at 64 so far!

I know there is a new devotion called Our Lady of America. The archbishop of the area deemed it supernatural, so it has approval from the locals and therefore devotion to Our Lady of America is encouraged.

Did anyone say green scapular?

Perrsonally, I seriously believe the burying of an upside-down statue of St Joseph is pure superstition and plain silly.

Yes. The use of Holy Oils (oil of the Sick, Oil of the Catechumens and Holy Chrism) are used as part of a liturgical rite and should not be used in any other capacity. The Liturgy of the Hours is also a liturgical rite and is not a devotion, just as Mass is not a devotion but an official liturgy of the Church.

A devotion usually has to do with popular piety as such is subject to guidlines from the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy. Many devotions sprung up grass roots from the laity as a result of not understanding the Mass and needing a more accessible way to pray. For example the Rosary developed out of Monastic liturgical prayer where the 150 psalms were chanted in latin. Not being able to read latin, the laity would pray 150 Our Fathers which later became 150 Hail Marys. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament developed at a time when people had stopped receiving communion but had a strong desire to see the Blessed Sacrament. Other devotions developed out of private revelations.

The Akathist Hymn

The Jesus Prayer

D’oh … I mentioned LOTH there … better make it 63 :o

Right after the Sacred Heart, you need to include the Immaculate Heart :wink:

You could also include:
Marian Consecration (either St. Louis de Montfort’s or St. Kolbe’s)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Seven Penitential Psalms

check out the links in the devotions section on this page

Reading the Bible daily
Attending daily Mass
The Lectio Divina
Participation in a parish’s Perpetual Adoration
Veneration of the Black Madonna
Ashes on Ash Wednesday
Advent Calendar
The Advent Wreath
Blessing of food for Easter on Holy Saturday (a Polish custom)
Oplatki (a Polish Christmas custom)

But didn’t the Virgin Mary appear to St Dominic, telling him the way God wants to convert the world is through the Rosary? I heard there is an organic development of the Rosary over time, but I heard the way we pray it today was because of the Virgin Mary’s appearance to St Dominic, and later to Blessed Alan de la Roche.

Did we ever get to 101 devotions? I want a list of as many as I can find, too!


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