Daily Archives: March 12, 2014

Sister Grace Catherine Smith, CSJ

  Marie Theresa Smith entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 9, 1035. At Reception, she was given the name Sister Grace Catherine. Grace was a talented artist who held a BA in English from St. John’s University and

Posted in Memorials

March 12

Reflection The birds know that Spring is coming. We may still see snow on the ground and feel the chill of the air, but the birds know better. Their calls are once again the music of early morning.  Every day

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.

Prayer

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)

We light the candle of love.
For God so loved the world, that a Child was given;
a Savior in the form of love incarnate.
As we light these candles of hope, peace and love,
Let us give thanks for God’s enduring love.

(Light the third candle)

 

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