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Type: Prayers

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A Tree in Winter

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…

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Advent/Christmas Prayer

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…

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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…

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A caregiver’s prayer

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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Aging Prayer

Oh, God, awaken within me the gift of these years.
Teach me to trust so I can face my fears.

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Prayer for the visit of Pope Francis

written by Sister Jeremy Gallet, SP Loving and gracious God, Shepherd of all your faithful people, look with favor on your servant Francis whom you established as head and shepherd…

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Water Poem

With great delight I will ripple and flow

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A prayer for a nun in a wheelchair

By John Shea In the Convent of Perpetual Adoration on an eternal summer afternoon the three o’clock chimes called back the flight of the old nun. In her wheelchair before…

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To Mother Theodore and Companions

Fragile forerunners of ourselves, we thank you for your coming, Bearing sainted heroes’ names across the seas. You are a litany chanted down the years: Theodore, St. Vincent Ferrer, St.…

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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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These Woods are Thine

These woods are thine, O Lord, This Home, Whose deep foundation is Thy Providence, Whose walls are Peace; Where Grace glows like a kindled lamp within, And shadows cease. These…

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Quote of the day

October 29
“Our dear Lord has preserved us, and at this moment, eleven o'clock in the morning, everything leads us to hope that the worst is over.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin