January 11 - National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
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)
For World Day of Prayer for Vocations on Sunday, May 7, we share this prayer with you.
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.
3rd and 4th Weeks of Lent – Relationships offer new perspectives. Can you listen? What do you hear?
Scripture: Isaiah 55:3 “Incline your ear and come to me, listen so that you may live.”
From Communication #3:
Scripture: Luke 10:23 “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.”
From JPIC Communication #3: Transforming Relationships
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.
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.