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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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“Sadness is very hurtful for you, so do not indulge in it, crying like a baby to whom they have not given any candy.”

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“I have already exceeded the amount of work my head can bear.”

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“Oh! The Daughters of Providence must fear nothing as to their future. They must confide themselves entirely to their good Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary.”

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“Every evening at the same hour when the weather was calm, I went to go on deck and bless God for all the wonders of [God's] creation. I loved to consider the care of God's Providence which extends even to the little fishes.”

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“Love the children first, and then teach them.”

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“The chapel is nicely ornamented...It is the prettiest little chapel I have seen anywhere since I left France. Though so beautiful, it is nevertheless very simple.”

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“What have we to do in order to be saints? Nothing extraordinary; nothing more than what we do every day. Only do it for [God's] love...”

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“Without distinction of persons, do good to all for the love of God.”

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“Oh, how fortunate we are to have given the days of our youth to that God of love who gives us so much affection, and even more when we are old, infirm and crippled than when we were young and robust.”

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“We again offered up to heaven the sacrifices of all that we loved, and we thought of those who were weeping for us.”

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“...if you protect us, the work we have undertaken for the glory of God will succeed, will prosper. Of this I feel almost certain.”

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“...we can rely on [God's] assistance - assistance of which we have now greater need than ever before...”

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Quote of the day

October 31
All Hallow's Eve
“A long time after the sun had disappeared the moon succeeded it, and it knew a more somber clarity; we were still there to admire the Works of Creation and to make the most serious reflections on what we beheld and on our present position.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin