Intimacy of a Name

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  She was a full-bodied woman and reminded me of Oprah, as Sophia, in the Color Purple. Her one eye watered and drooped much the same as that character. Her walk was a shambling gait of exhaustion. Her niece had brought her shopping for clothes. The three of us exchanged niceties among the racks of [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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O my God, pour forth upon thy priests the spirit of sacrifice in its fullness. It is their glory as much as their duty to be victims, to consume themselves for souls, to often live without human joys, to often undergo mistrust, injustice, and persecution. May they reflect upon what they say each day at [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of vocations, multiply priestly vocations and fill the earth with religious houses which will be light and warmth for the world, safety in stormy nights. Beg your Son to send us many priests and religious. Guard and protect each of your precious priests according to your Divine Son’s will.  This [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Beloved Mother Mary hear our prayers for our Sisters and Nuns. In this Advent season we ask that they seek to answer God’s call, as you had, through faith. That they are encouraged to walk with trust on an unknown journey. That you guide them to embrace fully the teachings of your Son, and to share [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Most gracious Heavenly Father, We thank you for our faithful priests and bishops, whose spiritual fatherhood and example of fidelity, self-sacrifice, and devotion is so vital to the faith of your people. May our spiritual fathers be guided by the examples of Saints Peter and Paul, all the Apostles and their saintly successors. Give them [Read More...]

A Walk through the Garden of the Soul

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O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; when I have work, help me to remember the jobless; when I have a warm home, help me to remember the homeless; when I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer; and remembering, help me to destroy my complacency and [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Precious Lord, We pray this day for our consecrated women that their sanctity continues to increase and that their communities continue to grow so that they may serve those who are in need. We pray that our Sisters and Nuns continue to see You in the least of humanity, but that they also see You [Read More...]

Thursday’s Grateful Prayer for Priests

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Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and to act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving. We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal [Read More...]

Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns: Evangelii Gaudium

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Dear Lord, Hear our prayers for Sisters and Nuns, that, with the words of Pope Francis’ Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World, they will be rejuvenated in their commitment to share your Word of salvation. We pray that they are strengthened to resist even more so the wickedness and snares of the devil that [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer 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. Help them to fall more deeply in love with you after each and every Mass that they celebrate.  Please strengthen our priests, who shepherd [Read More...]


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