Let us pray for our future Sisters and Nuns that they, like the Blessed Virgin Mary, will trust in their own annunciation of being called to a religious profession.
That they will not fear what they do not know, will bear in holy confidence whatever befalls, and that they bring into our world the Light of Christ brought forth through Mary.
In Jesus name we pray.
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Blessed Virgin Mary, pray with us this day for our Sisters and Nuns. In the face of unending need, let them not be discouraged but always serve with joy. Let their hearts, so often moved with pity, always reveal their devotion to your Son. May their faith in Him help them to persevere through seemingly insurmountable tasks. Guide them Mother, encourage them in their desire to love, as God loves, in a world that often does not love back. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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Precious Jesus, hear our prayers for our Sisters and Nuns. Strengthen them in their hope and increase their confidence of what is unseen. Grant that they will continue to progress in your love and that all their endeavors done in your name succeed for the good of all they serve.
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O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, hear the prayers we offer for our Sisters and Nuns. Guide them clearly in the work that you are calling them to do and grant them every grace to answer that call with courage, love, and a lasting dedication to Your will. We ask for Blessed Mother Mary’s intercession on their behalf for perseverance in obedience in the face of trials.
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Painting by Richard Stodart
In anticipation of her feast day, July 22, let us pray:
St. Mary Magdalene,
Hear our prayers and carry them to our beloved Lord. We pray for our Sisters and Nuns who seek Jesus as you had sought him, in a world determined to destroy the Christ.
Guide them as a community of women to follow in your steps, and share the Good News with the ignorant and those mired and lost in sin. Strengthen them in prayer, console them in struggle, bring them peace in their final hour.
We ask all this of you in Jesus name. Amen
Original artwork by Richard Stodart, Mary Magdalene, 1995. Lithograph available…and it’s a lovely litho at that! I have one.