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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: struggle

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“All love one another tenderly, and this consolation is well calculated to support us in the pains we now suffer and in those which await us.”

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“...you yourself are often the cause of what you suffer. And I say it also in order that you may endeavor to become more amiable and loving, more united to Our Lord...”

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“Her [Sister Saint Francis Xavier] example animates and confounds me. I am near her in the chapel distracted with temporalities and business, and I see her lost in God and melting with love for our Lord.”

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“So true is it that misfortune binds hearts together.”

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“You may have to wait longer than you would like, you may have to bear privations; but, bear and forbear.”

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

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“... in order to attain the perfection to which you are called, a solid foundation is required.”

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“Believe me ... always and everywhere you will find people who will try your patience and you yourself will try theirs.”

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“After all, our only support, our only strength is God.”

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“My heart is so oppressed I no longer have the strength to pour out my soul.”

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“The cold freezes us to the bones. My nose and fingers are frozen. We ought to be accustomed to it, as for almost four months the ground has been icy and more or less deeply covered with snow.”

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“Indeed it is very difficult, and it requires an uncommon virtue, not to make others suffer when we suffer.”

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Quote of the day

May 18
“Sister St. Francis Xavier is necessary for my existence. She is my oldest daughter, the friend of my soul, which she reads as I do hers. I have need of her advice, of her example. I will even say of her little scoldings.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin