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“Communion is nurtured by connection and from the recognition that everything, in its original form, is related. We share a oneness with all. The bond uniting us as individuals and groups is already there within us. We just need to become aware.”

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

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“Yes above all things; justice, justice. If any preferences may be shown let it be to the poorest or most abandoned.”

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“A woman in this country is never seen transacting the least business, religious no more than others. Eyes are opened wide at Terre Haute and everywhere when I appear to pay bills or to make purchases. Everyone is astonished.”

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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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“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...”

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“Woman in this country is only yet one-fourth of the family. I hope that, through the influence of religion and education, she will eventually become at least one half — the "better half."”

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Advent Poem

ADVENT journey down through the centuries of people seeking God to become flesh in their lives journey of people in high places journey of the lowly and the simple journey of Mary and Joseph journey of the wise ones journey of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin journey of people we have known and loved family members,…

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God of Surprises

Did you know that God has a playful side? If not why would God have created vast galaxies — miniscule cells, prickly bushes — lamb’s ear plants …

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Prayer of Blessing for Firefighters

Blessed are you, Lord, God of mercy, who through your Son gave us a marvelous example of charity and the great commandment of love for one another. Send down your blessings on your servants, who so generously devote themselves to helping and protecting others. Grant them courage when they are afraid, wisdom when they must…

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‘Slavery Still Exists’ prayers for justice

(Note: The following is the opening prayer from “Slavery Still Exists,” an awareness program sponsored by the Illinois Women Religious Against Human Trafficking. The program took place on Jan. 10-11. Used with permission.) All: God of compassionate love, you listen to the cries of our brothers and sisters whose lives are held bound through the…

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December 13
“[Jesus] remains with us day and night, Yes, while you are peacefully sleeping, Jesus is watching over you. He does not sleep when we sleep.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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