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Dandelion Prayer

Unwelcomed Save by children, Dandelion, I declare you Patron flower Of prophets. Who would Believe such power Lies within The beauty Of your soft Geometric fluff Posed to take A ride On the wind And land in Uninvited places?

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Compost Time

I’m throwing the unwanted scraps of my life here into the compost bin trusting that God can take what seems so useless and, amazingly, transform it into rich, dark soil so the seeds of my future may be lured into vibrant life again. (This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of HOPE magazine.)

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Prayer for healing

Jesus, let me just touch your garment as did the woman of ancient times. O Divine Healer, please stay right here, if you will, while I hurry back with all of creation.  

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Daughters of the Forest

Did you ever know We are all on life support? Oh, I don’t mean respirators, Tubes and hospital things. I mean things like honey bees and trees, Wind and water, sun and soil, Farmers and gardeners, compost and creatures, Darkness and light. Saint Mother Theodore Sisters Basilide, St. Vincent Ferrer, Mary Xavier, St. Ligouri and…

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Holy Ground

O God, I kiss this holy ground This place of promises in process This place of people seeking God And of God seeking and saving a people A place of knowing one is hungry And of being fed This place of grumbling And of silence This space of solitude And of communal struggle This place…

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After the Rain

Water droplet Clinging so closely To the branch Suddenly Losing your grip You plummet To the ground Of my being So thirsty For one more taste of baptismal grace

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Dawn at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

These winter days dark greets my waking, sometimes stars and moon. Flinger of stars, your power astounds. I feel so small. How like the little birds flying about, full of motion; neighbor’s birdfeeder, down to the ground, up to branches, scattered by a larger bird. I am as fragile and frantic. Gradually light comes and…

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Prayer for Travel

Providence of God, we believe in you. Providence of God, we hope in you. Providence of God, we love you will all our hearts. Providence of God, we thank you for all. Providence of God, we give you all. Loving God, make us aware of your presence on this trip. Make our eyes clear, our…

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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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Christmas Prayer

Infant Jesus, born among us as a helpless baby, … come into our hearts this day and teach us the meaning of simplicity and how dependent we are on others. … come into our minds this day that we may know truth and better handle the real situations in which we find ourselves. … come…

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A Prayer for the 175th Anniversary of the Sisters of Providence

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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March 30
“But our hope is in the providence of God, which has protected us until the present, and which will provide, somehow, for our future needs...”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin