Pray With Us
Here you will find the prayers being prayed during Memorial Services for our Sisters who have died. Because of social distancing, these memorials cannot currently be held with large numbers of Sisters attending, but many Sisters would still like to pray the service for each Sister lost. This archive starts in May 2020.
"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 ones, while others found themselves isolated and alone for long periods". ~Pope Frances
World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed this Sunday, May 8, 2022. It is also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday." The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).
This week, Christians all over the world celebrate the Triduum, recalling the suffering, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Throughout the season of Lent we were horrified by the shocking death and destruction of the war in Ukraine.
On March 25, the Sisters at The Watermark gathered for a Solidarity Day in honor of Ukraine. They prayed for the war-torn country during their weekly Communion Service and took up a collection for the province fund that is helping our Sisters in Europe feed, shelter, care for and teach incoming refugees.
We have journeyed together this Lent, stopping along the way to reflect on our commitment to those who seek justice as immigrants. As we go forward into Holy Week, we recall the pilgrimage that Jesus made and his victory of life over death in the resurrection. We invite you to reflect on these images, poems, short videos, and prayers as you make space for contemplation during this Holy Week.
We hold before you all who live close to war and conflict; and all who live close to the threat of war and violence.
This Sunday (2/20) is the World Day of Social Justice. Social justice is an integral part of Church teaching and the foundation of what SSND refers to as Shalom and our efforts to “work actively toward enhancing just structures that foster fullness of life and toward changing unjust structures that inhibit it.”
On February 8th, the SSNDs will join with people worldwide to pray for an end to human trafficking. You can participate in this online event here.
This prayer to St. Josephine Bakhita is dedicated to Sr. Jean McLoughlin, who passed away in 2021. She was a member of the SSND Trafficking committee for many years and also volunteered at a survivor trafficking shelter in the area where she lived.
Take time during this month to be aware of the sights and sounds and smells and tastes of this splendid universal communion. Ecological conversion begins with such awareness, and ongoing awareness takes us deeper into the mystery of the Incarnation. Emmanuel, God with us.