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We can all use a little help with prayer sometimes. The Sisters of Providence hope to help inspire you! Whether it's the perfect Saint Mother Theodore Guerin quote or a prayer written by a Sister of Providence, let the right words bring Providence into your life. Browse the prayers below or if you're looking for something specific, use the “Topics” search in the search area.

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Topic: gratitude

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“October 22! Fifteen years ago today we arrived in our forest. How many graces since then.”

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“How bountifully [God] provides for all our wants - I would even say for our pleasures!”

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“How truly is this part of the globe named the New World. Animals of every kind are the quiet possession of the woods; and here also are the hummingbird and a multitude of other birds.”

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“Every evening at the same hour when the weather was calm, I went to go on deck and bless God for all the wonders of [God's] creation. I loved to consider the care of God's Providence which extends even to the little fishes.”

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“Oh, how fortunate we are to have given the days of our youth to that God of love who gives us so much affection, and even more when we are old, infirm and crippled than when we were young and robust.”

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“The sea was no longer beneath our feet, we were on the soil of America! Impossible to describe what passed within our hearts at that moment.”

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“With hearts full of gratitude we offered our thanks to God for all the benefits bestowed on us.”

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“How magnificent is the setting sun, which found me every evening in the same spot like a faithful courier!”

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“Finally we prayed for all, for we had the confidence of being heard. O yes, [God] heard our prayers, the sighs of our hearts...”

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“The tribulations which have afflicted our Community have produced very precious fruits.”

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“It was all over for us, if the Lord had not come to our aid.”

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“We have gone out several times this summer to gather simples and linden blossoms, etc. In each excursion we discover something marvelous, beautiful, and useful in the magnificent forests of Indiana.”

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Quote of the day

July 20
“As I said before, love caused her death. Love broke the bonds that held her soul captive. What a death! Oh, no, not death, but rather the beginning of life - and what a life!”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin