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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: happiness

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“Never speak when you are over - excited, but wait for the impulse of nature to pass away and that of grace to succeed it.”

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“...Often, too, we saw the moon arising from the other extremity of the sky. It has its particular kind of beauty, and sometimes the aurora borealis added to the magnificent spectacle.”

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“...I felt happy to belong to [God], and said to myself, "What will our God be for us in our heavenly home, since even in our exile [God] is so great, so powerful, so magnificent!"”

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“...I often enjoyed this pleasure, always new to me. I must say that it arouses a delightful feeling toward the Author of these marvels.”

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“Be careful not to give way to your temper, which makes you unsupportable. You would be a thousand times happier in resisting it.”

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“Be joyful, amiable toward each other. Have nothing on your conscience to trouble you.”

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“Come to Saint Mary's...to give me the consolation of seeing you all, fervent and united, which is the greatest happiness that I can have in this world.”

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“...nothing can rob you of your joy when you will be reunited to those in heaven from whom you were obliged to be separated on Earth.”

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“Oh, if you could understand the feelings of a mother's heart for a child which is not hers by nature but by grace - the feelings of the heart, I say for the temporal but more especially for the eternal happiness of her child - you would understand what I feel for you.”

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“And from that happy day not one has passed in which our prayers have not been offered up to God...”

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“Happy, ah, thrice happy are they who can look forward to the eternal future with calm and confidence, who can throw themselves with love into the bosom of God, the center of felicity!”

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“If we love Our Lord with our whole heart, if we serve [God] faithfully, we shall be happy even in this life.”

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Quote of the day

October 17
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
“...you know God is always disposed to hear the prayers of the poor and afflicted.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin