Grow in faith
Deepen your faith in solidarity with the persecuted Church
Through up-to-date information, inspirational stories and testimonies of faith and courage, Aid to the Church in Need gives a voice to the suffering Church today.
We are privileged that these humbling examples of Witness to Christ not only inspire action but also help us to deepen our own faith through prayer in solidarity with them.
To help put Christ at the heart of your daily life, Aid to the Church in Need encourages you to Grow in Faith.
- View a live streaming of Mass in English at 13.00 each day through the EWTN Global Catholic Network. See the EWTN programme schedule for more details.
- Visit our Thoughts for the Day page for inspiring words from Aid to the Church in Need’s founder, Father Werenfried van Straaten, as well as Saints’ and feast days and the daily bible readings.
- Join us in prayer as we say the Angelus and the Rosary. You can join in each day with the recordings of the prayers on this website.
- Visit the Aid to the Church in Need shop for a wide range of spiritual reading, devotional items and inspiring Catholic music to help enrich religious dedication and prayer.
Father Werenfried van Straaten with Daughters of the Resurrection Sisters
Seminarians at prayer in China
Chinese Catholics praying
Young Catholics at prayer in China
Father Werenfried van Straaten at an ACN Westminster event
Young altar servers in Africa
Father Werenfried van Straaten (1913-2003), founder of Aid to the Church in Need
Children praying in Egypt
A Sister prays to Our Lady in Lithuania
A young Father Werenfried van Straaten in the Holy Land