40 Days of Prayer: Day 18

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  On our 18th day of prayerful reflection, we invite you to join us in prayer for all older persons. As they continue into their elder years, may they be loved and cared for with dignity.   40 Days of Prayer and Reflection Lent is a welcome time for many Christians when we open our hearts… Read more »

40 days of Prayer: Day 17

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  On our 17th day of prayerful reflection, persons suffering from mental illness. We also keep in prayer the loved ones of those suffering, as well as those working to help through research, treatment and needed services. 40 Days of Prayer and Reflection Lent is a welcome time for many Christians when we open our hearts… Read more »

Prayers and Blessings for 2019

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  Wishing you a blessed and peaceful New Year!  Let us go forward into 2019 with a renewed spirit. May our actions be a reflection of God’s love, not just today, but through all of our earthly lives.

Christmas Blessings!

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And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) Wishing you a blessed Christmas filled with hope peace, joy, and an ever increasing awareness of the love of our Provident God. As we… Read more »

Advent Reflection: Love

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This final week of Advent, we reflect on LOVE, the greatest gift of love being Jesus Christ whose humble birth we celebrate soon. In “St. Francis and God’s Humility,” Eric Doyle, OFM writes, “The exquisite tenderness of God’s love is revealed in the helplessness of a baby, the defenselessness of a crucified man, the silence… Read more »

Advent Reflection: Joy

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This third week of Advent, we reflect upon JOY. In “Daily Reflections for Advent & Christmas: Waiting in Joyful Hope,” Robert F. Morneau writes, “Advent is truly a season of joy, a joy that comes to us through the Gospel.” We are joyful because God is with us. The baby whose birth we celebrate at… Read more »

Advent Reflection: Peace

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During the second week of Advent, we reflect upon PEACE. The peace we contemplate is not simply an absence of conflict or state of contentment.  Like the infant whose birth in a stable we are preparing to celebrate, God’s Peace exists in the face of sadness, hardships, and challenges.  Peace is a way of life… Read more »

Advent Reflection: Hope

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This first week of Advent, we reflect on HOPE. Hope is not simply blind optimism or a wish. Hope is trust in God’s Providence. As we prepare to celebrate the arrival of the long hoped for Messiah, we are reminded that our salvation is through Christ. We go forward with hope because God is with… Read more »

Pray for Victims of Abuse

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The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God extend our love, prayers, and support to all victims and survivors of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. Like many faithful Catholics, we stand with survivors of abuse.  Heartbroken by recent revelations, we pray that each victim receives the comfort, strength, and justice needed for… Read more »