Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saturday September 12, Meeting of the Holy Name Federation and of the combined Federation of the Bentivaglio

Holy Name Federation
left to right Sisters Nancy, Ann Carolyn(HN Federation President) Barbara and Etta

Combined Federation
Left to right
Sisters Nancy, Dianne(Bentivaglio Federation President) Claudia, Carolyn, Eileen Clare, and Ann   

It was a joy to have these Sisters with us and we continue to pray for their work for the Poor Clare Communities

Words of Pope Francis
When we stand before Jesus crucified, we see the depth of his love, which exalts and sustains us, but at the same time, unless we are blind, we begin to realize that Jesus’ gaze, burning with love, expands to embrace all his people. We realize once more that he wants to make use of us to draw closer to his beloved people. He takes us from the midst of his people and he sends us to his people; without this sense of belonging we cannot understand our deepest identity.

Daily Prayer for September 12

Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains...And the gospel must first be preached to all nations...Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Mark 13:7–8,10, 13, NIV
Lord our God, Ruler over the world, whose longing is to see your thoughts and your will in all peoples, we come before you and ask that we may find strength in your Word and never cease to hope for the coming of your kingdom. Even when the world storms and rages, even when earthly kingdoms rise up against each other and everything seems dark, even then be present. Let your kingdom go quietly forward, to the honor of your name. Help us come closer to the goal Jesus has shown us, closer to the time we wait for, the day of his coming when all shall be made new and good through your power, through your Spirit. Amen.

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