Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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My day is not starting off well. The furnace has stopped working and its really old. The plumber t00 is coming because, well, plumbing issues. The house is cold, the pipes are even colder, and winter has just begun. Let us pray for our priests who also struggle in the cold, that their dwellings remain warm [Read More...]

Seeds of Wisdom from Saints and Curious Sinners

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It’s one of my procrastination techniques. I need to get blog posts written before I get a project back from my editor that’ll need all my attention. Instead, I’m rummaging. It began innocently enough. The little cubbies of my desk were stuffed, layered with dust and tiny paper tabs from spiral notebooks that looked like [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Mother Mary, Our holy women are flesh as we are flesh, heart and souls with emotions and doubts. When faced with hardships guide them to turn to your Son and recognize the adversity and pain in his holy perseverance. When they doubt the strength to endure the sadness that weakens the knees and clouds the mind, wrap them [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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O glorious Saint Joseph,who, on the word of the angel speaking to you in the night,put fear aside to take your Virgin Bride into your home,show yourself today the advocate and protector of priests.Protector of the Infant Christ,defend them against every attack of the enemy,preserve them from the dangers that surround themon every side.Remember Herod’s threats [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priests. Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope, and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of their priestly lives. In their loneliness, comfort them. In their sorrows, strengthen them. In their frustrations, point out [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests and Vocations

O Jesus, Good Shepherd, raise up in all parish communities, priests and deacons, religious, consecrated lay people and missionaries according to the needs of the whole world, which you love and want to save. We entrust to you in a particular way our parish community; create in it the spiritual atmosphere of the first Christians [Read More...]

Mouse in the House

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It’s turning cold outside, and with it comes that scratching sound that distracts me from my prayers. They’re running up the chimney wall and across the ceiling. With any luck the rodents will run under the bathroom sink and into the cheese-filled trap. I’m conflicted. I really hate having to kill mice. They are funny [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Beloved Mother Mary, Take the hand of your daughters, our Sisters and Nuns, and guide them to remain outside their personal wants and to desire only the repose in your son’s loving arms. Help them to place their hearts in his eternal joy, and protect these holy women when the hardness of this world tries to [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests, and Especially Those at the Synod

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Father, be with the leaders of your flock in their needs today. Help your bishops and priests to interpret the Gospel message with clarity and urgency, witnessing in their own lives to the teaching and example of Christ. Fortify and encourage those among them who are fearful and confused; be truly a Father to those [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests and Synod on the Family

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As our bishops continue with the Synod on the Family, let us pray for them that in their efforts to define and maintain the health of families they listen for the promptings of the Holy Spirit to guide their way. And let us also recite the prayer by Pope Francis for our families: Jesus, Mary and [Read More...]


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