Posts Tagged ‘Prayer Intentions’

Haiti…Where is God?

With horror and sadness I’m sure all of us have seen the devastating effects of the earthquake, the loss of life, the poverty.  Many ask where God is in all this misery.  As I watch the news I ask myself the same question. Still, as a person of faith I remember that God does not cause or will such evil; if he did, he would not be God…for God is love.  Earthquakes happen because, in the order of nature, various plates of our Earth’s crust shift.  Where is God?  He is in Haiti, weeping for love of his beloved children who are suffering.  In such moments, WE need to be the providence of God, bringing not only physical aid, but hope and compassion.

If you wish to help, here’s a link to Catholic Relief Services. They have been providing assistance to the Haitian people for some time now, and are an efficient, reliable source of aid.

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“Let us remind ourselves over and over again that holiness has to do with very ordinary things:  truthfulness, courtesy, kindness, gentleness, consideration for others, contentment with our lot, honesty and courage in the face of life, reliability, dutifulness.  Intent, as we think, on the higher reaches of spirituality, we can overlook the warp and woof of holiness.”

“Fire Upon The Earth: The Interior Castle Explored” by Ruth Burrows

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VATICAN CITY, 30 DEC 2009 (VIS) – Pope Benedict XVI’s general prayer intention for January 2010 is: “That young people may learn to use modern means of social communication for their personal growth and to better prepare themselves to serve society”.

His mission intention is: “That every believer in Christ may be conscious that unity among all Christians is a condition for more effective proclamation of the Gospel”.

Let us join our Holy Father and our universal church in prayer and thanksgiving for God’s Goodness and Provident Care. May the new year bring an abundance of God’s Grace into our lives and world.


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Fall StreamWe have a new page “Quiet Time” where we will be sharing some inspirational quotes from some of our favorite authors or current reading. We all need a place to refresh and refocus during our hectic schedule, or a place to inspire ourselves for another day. I hope this will be a place to find some spiritual food for thought (and in the SND tradition, also action) for all of you. As always we love to hear from you. Let us know what you think, or if you have authors you’d like to suggest. Blessings!

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Popeatprayer2Our holy Father’s prayer intentions for the month of November. Let us be united with our Church and our brothers and sisters in prayer and good works for the upcoming month.


Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for November is: “That all the men and women in the world, especially those who have responsibilities in the field of politics and economics, may never fail in their commitment to safeguard creation”.

His mission intention is: “That believers in the different religions, through the testimony of their lives and fraternal dialogue, may clearly demonstrate that the name of God is a bearer of peace”.

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Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for October is: “That Sunday may be lived as the day on which Christians gather to celebrate the risen Lord, participating in the Eucharist”.

His mission intention is: “That the entire People of God, to whom Christ entrusted the mandate to go and preach the Gospel to every creature, may eagerly assume their own missionary responsibility and consider it the highest service they can offer humanity”.

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