Daily Archives: November 7, 2013

Sister Maria F. Stapleton, CSJ

Aileen Maria Stapleton entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on February 2, 1936 and at Reception she received the name Sister Maria Frederick. Her early ministry was in elementary education but she soon became a teacher of English at the

Posted in Memorials

November 7

Reflection Sometimes we find prophets in the most unlikely places. Steeped in God, they are the ones who clearly speak their integrity whether in word or action. They see truth as clearly as they can and pit themselves against the

Posted in Daily Prayer
Daily Prayer Archives
Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Lighting

Join with Christians around the world in the prayerful ritual of lighting the Advent wreath.


A Child came for all of us and because of that Child
We believe that love is stronger than fear,
Peace more enduring than hate
And that darkness will never extinguish the light
We are people of hope.

(Light the first candle)

Today we light the candle of peace.
Let us pray for the peace of Christ
which is the fullness of blessing for all.
For this peace we dare to hope.

(Second candle is lit)


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