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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.
“The most painful sight I saw in New Orleans was the selling of slaves. Every day in the streets at appointed places, Negroes and Negresses in holiday attire are exposed for this shameful traffic, like the meanest animals at our fairs. This spectacle oppressed my heart.”
“On the eighth of September, fifteen years ago, the day when for the first time we received Our Divine Savior in this land of American, at that very moment, America ceased to be for me a stranger-land. It became the land of my adoption.”
“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.”
“Cities and provinces disappear like individuals. God alone remains. Let us attach ourselves to [God] with all our hearts and [God] will take care of us...”
“...Lo! I said to myself, these Americans, so proud of their liberty, thus make game of the liberty of others. Poor Negroes! I would have wished to buy them all that I might say to them, "Go! Bless Providence. You are free!"”
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Rooted for Tomorrow: A special prayer to celebrate 175 years of the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
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