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Prayer to End Human Trafficking

Saint Josephine Bakhita

January 11 - National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Daily Prayer to End Human Trafficking
Prayer to Saint Josephine Bakhita

God of goodness and mercy, rewarder of the humble, you blessed St. Josephine Bakhita of Sudan with charity and patience. May her prayers help us, and her example inspire us to carry our cross and to love you always. (Say appropriate daily prayer)

Pour upon us the spirit of wisdom and love with which you filled St. Josephine
Bakhita, by serving you as she did, may we please you by our faith and our actions.

Feast of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne 2016

Feast of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

On November 18, we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. We remember her deep connection to the Potawatomi Indians, whom she lived with in 1841 when she was 72 years old. She spent much of her time in prayer, gaining the name “Woman Who Prays Always.” After just one year, she was called back to St. Charles because of her health. Although she was in Sugar Creek, Kansas, just a short time, she made a lasting impression on the Potawatomi.

Prayer of the Potawatomi
(on hearing of the death of Philippine)  

Easter Tridiuum

Scripture:  John 13:15  “You see what I have done…so you should do.”

The Paschal Mystery: How has your Lenten journey of compassion, relationships, transformation helped you to return to God, the center of our lives, to glorify God and now to reveal anew God’s love in the world?

Reflection: Shape our hearts, loving God, our resurrection hearts, so that we may love all that you have created and one in mind and heart may serve all with open hearts.

Ash Wednesday

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

Ash Wednesday

Read and reflect on Communication #3: Transforming Relationships sent by the Society of the Sacred Heart’s International Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Coordinating Committee.

Mother Stuart's (Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ) Prayer for the New Year

Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ

Loving God, unseen Companion of our life, give us faith and eager expectancy as we begin this fresh stage of our journey. Take from us all fear of the unknown and teach us to wrest treasures from darkness and difficulties. As the days come and go, may we find that each one is laden with happy opportunities and enriching experiences; and when this year reaches its completion, may our best hopes be more than ever fulfilled. Amen.