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The following prayer is by Sister Rosemary Nudd. Although it was originally intended to be given to middle school students who visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, the words are inspiring for all. God whose name is Providence, God whose name is Love, You have created each of us with special loving care. Remembering that we are connected to every bit of…
Provident God, grant me the confidence in your love and care that Saint Mother Theodore had, so I too ‘may not give way to uneasiness about the future’ but ‘place myself gently into the hands of Providence,’ as I embrace present and future as evolving mystery. …
Our Lady of Providence, Queen
of the Home, pray for strong and happy marriages,
safe pregnancies, peace within families, for those
divorced or separated and for all children,
The following is a prayer from a teacher’s perspective written by Sister Ann Casper. O God, is that piercing sound really the alarm clock? And is this really the first day of school? My students are probably struggling to wake up, just as I am. I’ll grab my coffee and they’ll down their energy drink.…
The following is a prayer from a child’s perspective. Dear God, I’m a little sad tonight. I just looked at the calendar and it told me it is August. Do you know what that means? You probably don’t, because You don’t have to go to school. You know everything! Wish I did! For me, August…
Let us gather up the tears of all times, all nations,
all peoples, all children to form a river of grace
to moisten, saturate, drench the hardness of hearts of stone
turning them into hearts of flesh, into the heart of the God of Providence.…
When my faith is shaken, please God, remind me of your love for me.
When I am lonely, help me to reach out and share my feelings with others.
When I am stuck in memories of the past, give me the graces I need to forgive and be forgiven.…
In the wintertime of my soul barren branches stand stark clothed in heaviness of ice bestowed by winter night storm. But then comes morning lavishing warm, bright sun on my hard-stiff self revealing resplendent prisms glistening grace-fullness untold beauty hidden in the night. I bask long in this Light holding on so tenaciously, to this…
O Come, O Come, long-awaited Savior and ever-present Emmanuel! We rejoice in your living among us and within us. At the same time we ask that you … Cure our blindness so that we may see your beauty and your radiant light within all our sisters and brothers. Dispel the darkness of selfishness, discrimination hatred…
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,…
God of Love, as a caregiver, I need the grace to be loving even when I do not love all that I am asked to do. It is extremely difficult to watch the one I love slowly lose their ability to care for self and to witness their pain of illness. More is demanded of my time and sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be enough of that in the day to tend to all that needs to be done
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