Spirituality and Prayer

"Prayer is true heavenly food and nourishment for the soul, which will starve without it. It is a remedy for the sick who desire to recover again, joy for the afflicted, strength for the weak, medicine for sinners, delight for the just, mutual support for the entire church.”

-BLESSED THERESA GERHARDINGER

Pray With Us

The Generalate Community prays daily during Advent for a particular province, group, or global concern. Each member of the Generalate Community composes a prayer for an intention and prays it on the specified day during the Eucharistic celebration.
Foundation Day 2022
To help celebrate Foundation Day tomorrow, Ministry Services, in collaboration with Sister Harriet Schnurr, SSND, prepared this year’s prayer. May our prayer in communion with the entire congregation increase the Circulation of Love.
"I am well aware that this Message comes to you at a difficult time: the pandemic swept down on us like an unexpected and furious storm; it has been a time of trial for everyone, but especially for us elderly persons. Many of us fell ill, others died or experienced the death of spouses or loved...

In Memoriam

Sister Therese Messner
Sister Therese was a lifelong learner, she continued to grow in many different roles in schools and parishes throughout Canada. Sister was well-known for her skill in tatting, crocheting and knitting, In 1872, Mother Caroline herself gave wooden knitting needles to Sister Therese’s grandmother!...
Initially, sent to Puerto Rico in 1953 to teach, she spent a few years at St. Peter’s School in Philadelphia before going to Bolivia in 1964. There she was a classroom teacher in La Paz. Mary Ann’s many years of ministry there spread to adult education and evangelization.  On her return to...
Sister Eileen Marie was deeply religious. Her demanding schedule in health care did not deter her from participating in community prayer. In difficult situations, she calmly trusted in God’s help. On her retirement as director of nursing, her healthcare staff held a farewell party. To quote from...