Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Dear Lord we pray, Guard your 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.   [Read more...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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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...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Look kindly Lord, on your priests, religious and laymen who left all to witness to your word and your love. Be to each one of them a “powerful protector and their strong support, their shade from the midday sun, their shelter from the desert wind, a guard against stumbling, an assurance against a fall…” (Ecc [Read More...]

Benedictine Cross Kerfuffle

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Nine months before my final profession as a Benedictine Oblate, I began the search for the crucifix I would wear for the rest of my life—the crucifix that would accompany me into the grave. Growing up I had always wanted to be a nun, not a Sister. I ached to be a nun who wore [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Prayer 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...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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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...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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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...]

Blue Blue Birds

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One of the delights of living a single life in silence is hearing the change in the songs of song birds. I had noticed over the past week that the black capped chickadees had started their flocking call. Their two-note whistle, after which the species in named, is the familiar chica-dee-dee-dee-dee. I had seen a [Read More...]

Catholic Farmer Schools from Grave

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This farmer ramps it up a notch…after he’s died…and schools us all in how to feed the flock. I’m a gardener and not techie enough to know how to load the video properly. So, click on the link below to see what Bud pulled off [http://screen.yahoo.com/inspiration/iowa-funeral-surprise-232632077.html] That folks is how to evangelize! [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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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...]


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