International Buy a Nun a Book Day! September 17

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September 17 is the day to find out what books our Sisters and Nuns would like to read, and then buy it for her!

So go ahead and ask them what they want. Ask for the convent’s wish list. Maybe they’d like recorded books or eBooks.

Once you find out, go and buy the book and ship it to her. If she’s close enough to hand deliver, why not take her (them) out for a beer too!

Love all the Nuns! Buy ’em a book…or two!

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St. Michael the Archangel Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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St. Michael the Archangel, continue to guard our holy women from the lies of the devil.

Let them not doubt their efforts to be the hands of Christ in a world that devalues the lessons Jesus taught.

Keep them free from anxieties and fears so they may continue to grow in the peace that only God can give.

Help their Guardian Angels to guide them from the near occasion of sin.

Keep them strong, safe, and able to draw near to one another in times of uncertainty.

We pray all this in Jesus name, Amen.

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Rest in Jesus, 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 draw them away from his peace.

Through your example of trust in God, may our Sisters and Nuns always persevere in fulfilling their call to consecrated lives.

Amen

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Work of Christ, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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O lovely 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. Be their comfort; be their joy; be their strength; and especially help them to live and defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.

Amen+

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Crowning Glory, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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An Intercession from the Divine Office, with slight modification on my part, seemed appropriate to pray for our women religious:

Christ is the spouse and crowning glory of Sisters and Nuns. Let us praise him with joy in our voices and pray to him with sincerity in our hearts: Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

Christ, the holy women loved you as their one true spouse; grant that nothing may separate Sisters and Nuns from your love. Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

You crowned Mary, your mother, queen of virgins; through her intercession, let Sisters and Nuns continually serve you with pure hearts. Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

Your handmaids were always careful to love you with whole and undivided attention, that they might be holy in body and spirit; through their intercessions grant that the lure of this passing world may not distract Sisters and Nuns from you. Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

Lord Jesus, you are the spouse whose coming was anticipated by the wise virgins; grant that Sisters and Nuns may wait for you in hope and expectation. Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

Through the intercession of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, who was one of the wise and prudent virgins, grant Sisters and Nuns wisdom and innocence of life. Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

Amen.

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