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A Spring Time Prayer

Ever-renewing and energizing Creator,
come, stir in my dormant spiritual limbs.

Wake up my tired prayer.
Revive my weary efforts of care.
Sing hope into my discouragement.

Wash my dusty, drab attitude
with the cleansing rains of your vision.

Go deep to my roots and penetrate my faithz
with the vibrancy of your grace.

Shake loose the old leftover oak leaves
of my tenacious ego-centeredness.

Coax joy to sprout from my difficulties.

Warm the buds of my relationships
so they bloom with healthy love

Clear out my wintered debris
with the wild breeze of your liberating presence.

Nudge me, woo me, entice me, draw me to you.

I give you my trust and my gratitude
As you grace my slowly thawing spirit.

Light-filled Being, my Joy and my Hope,
Let the greening in me begin!

-  Joyce Rupp
(Out of the Ordinary: Prayers, Poems and Reflections for Every Season)



Saturday, May 17, 2014
Auxiliary Spring Luncheon

The Sisters of St. Joseph Auxiliary will... Read More >

Friday, May 02, 2014
Integrating Spirituality into the Helping Relationship

St. Joseph Spirituality Center will host "Integrating Spirituality into the Helping... Read More >

Monday, March 31, 2014
What do you get a Sister for her 90th birthday?

Sister Eleanor (Kenneth) McCoy, who served more than five decades as... Read More >

Friday, March 28, 2014
Sister Janice Vanderneck Named Dignity & Respect Champion

Sister Janice Vanderneck, Director of Casa San Jose, was recognized as... Read More >

Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Join us for a Lenten Journey

Jesus called his followers to the three practices of prayer, fasting... Read More >

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