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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.
Embrace these students and teachers with your love.
Pour into us unimaginable love and ready us
to nurture the children You entrust to our care.
“If you fast from your foolish imaginations it will be much better.”
“All that you teach the children must be taught for the greater glory of God and for the good of the children.”
“Love the children first, and then teach them.”
“Mon Dieu! How happy I should be if I could see you become some day what you ought to be!”
“Show kindness to them [children] and be attentive to their spiritual and physical needs.”
“You must try to invent means of correcting your children, but remember that the most powerful means are rewards: a kind word, an approving glance, a little gesture, is sometimes sufficient to correct what the most severe punishment would not have overcome.”
“Speak to them with respect and they will respect you and will respect themselves.”
“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.”
“Never scold nor punish more than the fault deserves. Children naturally love justice even when it punishes them.”
“Show our students how sweetly tender is the Providence of God...”
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