Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

Lord Hear Our Prayer, During this season of continued storms of snow and ice and freezing rain, in the relentless cold and winds that chill our bodies and our spirits, let us remember our priests. They too struggle with this weather. Not only to meet the demands of being a priest, they also ache in [Read More...]

Dyed Orchids and Dying to Self

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In the west window atop the stairs are shelves for growing houseplants, one being a white phalaenopsis orchid. I am drawn to the simple elegance of its white flowers along a gently arching stem. Shopping at Meijer’s a few days ago I walked through the florist section. On a three tiered table were white orchids [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Lord Jesus Christ in your great love you draw all people to yourself: and in your wisdom you call us to your service. We pray at this time you will kindle in the hearts of women the desire to follow you in the religious life as Sisters or Nuns. Give to those, whom you call, [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Eternal High Priest, let Your love flow into the hearts of your priests and transform them into living images of You. By Your grace, make them true apostles of Your Sacred Heart. I pray for the fulfillment of the promise You made to St. Margaret Mary: “I will give to priests [Read More...]

Starving to be Fed

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I was surprised this year by the return of migratory birds. It felt like the first week in February was too early with night temperatures still running near zero. With over two feet of snow on the ground there was very little food for the birds to forage or materials for building nests. Last week [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

Precious Jesus, guide your priests to choose wisely in a world filled with temptations that draw them away from what is true and holy. They, like their sheep, are given the free will to choose. Protect them Lord from every evil that allures. Grant them peace in their repentance when they have  fallen. Give them strength to [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

Mother Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, pray with us for women discerning a life as consecrated Sisters or Nuns. Guide them in their desire to dedicate their life to your Son. We pray that their hearts are filled with a love that will sustain them through years of service to others. Strengthen them in their times [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

The attack on our priests are happening more often and will likely increase. Please offer prayer daily for them that they may withstand the attacks of the evil one. Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; [Read More...]

Grow Light

It had been weeks since the last time it was warm enough to walk—a relative statement since it was only twenty degrees outside. I discovered my boots leaked while I walked along Leeward Drive. I stepped around slush puddles as best I could. My cheeks and nose tingled from the cold. Today the sun had [Read More...]


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