in your wisdom
you have called
certain women and men
to a life
of special consecration
so that in prayerful observance
of a lifestyle of poverty,
chaste celibacy and obedience,
they might be witnesses to us
that as St. Paul
"our true citizenship is in heaven."
Give them, Lord,
of joy and perseverance
in their holy vocation.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
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Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to heart the voice which announces his glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming. We ask this through ... continue reading
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