An Appeal through Mother Mary to Pray for Priests

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Mary, Mother of the Church and Mother of God, to you we turn. With your “yes” you have opened the door to the presence of Christ in the world, in history and in souls, receiving in humble silence and total submission the appeal of the Most High. Grant that many men and women may know [Read More...]

Being Mortal, Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Our Lord and God, Hear us as we pray. Guard our Sisters and Nuns in your unceasing mercy, and since without you mortal humanity is sure to fall, may they be kept from all harm by your constant help and be directed to all that brings salvation. We ask this in Jesus name. Amen. (Image by [Read More...]

Saint Joseph Prayer for Priests

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We pray to you St. Joseph to guide and strengthen our priests that they may model your fidelity. In their uncertainty let them be attentive to Our Lord for guidance as you were. Let our priests teach and lead us with as confident a heart as yours. Let our priests hold as lovingly in their [Read More...]

St. Patrick Pray for Our Missionary Sisters and Nuns

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St. Patrick was a great missionary, and a beloved patron saint. On this his feast day, let us ask him to pray with us as intercessor for our missionary sisters and nuns. Lord Jesus, watch over your missionary women–those brave sisters and nuns dispersed throughout our world–who leave everything to give testimony to your word and [Read More...]

In the Sicknesses that Pierce the Heart, Pray for Sisters and Nuns

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Beloved Mother Mary, we ask that you enter the hearts of our Sisters and Nuns and console them in their sickness.  Give them strength to face the sicknesses that pierce our bodies: cancers, viruses, the diseases of heart and lungs. Give them courage to face the illnesses that impair our minds and rob us of [Read More...]

Shepherding the Shepherds, Praying for Priests

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Eternal God, Please bless our priests, who represent you on this earth. Make them more greatly aware of the grace that you pour out through them when they minister the sacraments, and help them to fall more deeply in love with you after each and every Mass that they celebrate. Please strengthen our priests, who [Read More...]

In Their Frustration, We Pray for Sisters and Nuns

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Merciful Jesus, our beloved Lord and Savior, hear our humble prayers on behalf of your Sisters and Nuns. Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope, and a burning love which will constantly increase throughout the course of their holy life. In their loneliness, comfort them. In their sorrows, strengthen them. In their [Read More...]

Gardeners Love These 16 Flowers for the 8 Beatitudes

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Herbaceous plants and hardwoods hold meaning in Christian art. Throughout history flowers have been used to signify personal affections. In the language of flowers there can be more than one connotation for a plant, though usually it holds the same sentiment. In my new book, A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac, I share with readers how plant symbolisms [Read More...]

In Their Humanness, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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To be a Sister or Nun does not mean to be without humanness. It means that in their humanness they have offered who they are as they are to God. Let us pray for these consecrated women that in their desires and their downfalls, in their laughter, hopes, and humility they persevere to be always [Read More...]

Celibate and Poor, a Prayer for Vocations

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To be consecrated as a priest, monk, sister, nun, or hermit, working in the world or cloistered is a vocation of celibacy and poverty. It is a calling few want to hear in our western world. Let us pray that those called to such a life will hear and be unafraid. This prayer was found on the United [Read More...]


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