We do not know, as the seed, what will be made of us.
Help our Sisters and Nuns to accept this unknowing as a blessing to trust in Divine Will. Guide them through their growing, their journey to be fruit, harvested and consumed for the purpose of bringing souls to you.
Give them strength to stand at Paradise’s gate, and ease their dying in tension for your Light.
We are nourished by their offering of selfless love, rooted in your sacrifice to be our Bread. We ask you to continue to bless our Sisters and Nuns whose lives are professed to you for our sake.
~Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB, 2014
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Almighty and eternal God, in your unfailing love you provide ministers for your Church. We pray for those whom you call to serve the Church as Sisters and Nuns in the United States.
Inspire in them a generous response to those who would deny You. Grant them courage and vision to serve your people in our country that has become a mission field.
May their lives and service call your people to respond to the presence of your Spirit among us that, faithful to the Gospel and hope of Jesus the Christ, we may gain courage to announce glad tidings to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives, set prisoners free and renew the face of the earth in these United States, where your truths are being denied.
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Holy Mother of God, hear our prayers for the Sisters and Nuns throughout the world who are in danger from persecution, who remain in service as the hands of Christ to all those in need.
Throughout history these consecrated and holy women have ministered to the sick, injured, and dying in times of war and turmoil. Continue to give our Sisters and Nuns the courage to persevere in the face of danger and all that is evil.
We ask for the protection of their lives and their souls. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
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Today, once more, sow your words in the hearts of our Sisters and Nuns. Till patiently the soil of their souls so they may continue to be fruitful and bring to you a rich harvest.
Let their nourished souls bring the Holy Spirit to nourish our lives. We ask all this in Jesus name.
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Beloved Mother Mary, Mother of Sisters and Nuns, take to your heart your daughters who are close to you because of their higher calling and because of the power which they have received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs them so much. In this holy season of Easter be their comfort, be their joy, and be their strength. Loving Mother help them to live and defend the ideals that your son suffered and died for so that we may have life eternal. Amen.
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