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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: hard work

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“Several who have been educated in our houses, ... are now married and in society... We begin to see the good which our Congregation is doing in this country.”

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“I have already exceeded the amount of work my head can bear.”

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“It embarrasses them a little to have women resist them and speak to them about the law.”

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“We could have a garden three times as large as yours, if we had help enough to cultivate it.”

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“If ever this poor little Community becomes settled, it will be established on the cross; and that is what gives me confidence and makes me hope, sometimes even against hope.”

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“...how heartily I thanked God for the little share [God] has given me in this dear mission, where so many saints have labored and shall still labor.”

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“Sometimes I am disheartened with this country that I feel as if I were carrying on my shoulders the weight of its highest mountains and in my heart all the thorns of its wilderness.”

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“It is truly sublime to be devoted to the service of our neighbor, to cooperate so intimately with our blessed Lord in the work for which [God] laid down [God's] life. But we must not think it an easy task.”

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“You yourselves know well, when you ardently desire to do something, though very fatiguing, nothing appears too difficult.”

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“Do not recoil from any sacrifice for the sake of your work.”

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“To God alone be the glory of our labors, and to you, dear friends, the recompense on account of the assistance you will give us.”

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“When we are cold is not the time to keep away from the fire.”

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October 25
“The weather was magnificent. It seemed that heaven united with earth to add beauty to the feast. Never had I seen our solitude so charming.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin