Daily Archives: September 19, 2014

Sister Eileen Gildea, CSJ

Eileen Catherine Gildea entered the Sisters of Saint Joseph on September 8, 1954. At Reception, she received the name Sister Mary Elias. Eileen’s ministry was in education both as an elementary school teacher and then a principal at Holy Cross

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September 19

Reflection From time to time in human history our world is threatened by circumstances so dire that the people unite in the cause of common survival. This will happen again this Sunday as thousands of people gather in New York

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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