If you’d like to join our Sisters in prayer during the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve compiled a selection of prayers written by our Sisters and others. View or download prayers.
Ringing our bells, praying with us!
For nearly a millennial, the ringing of church bells has served as a call to prayer. Heard far and wide, and initiated in an era without clocks, watches and cellphones, bells called the faithful to stop what they were doing, turn their minds and hearts to God and offer prayer. In the Catholic tradition, the Angelus bells are rung around the world at 6 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. Whatever your faith tradition, consider joining us in prayer.
Beginning on Palm Sunday, our Chapel bell will toll at these times with the intention of praying for and with our neighbors and our world in this difficult time. May this practice of stopping in prayer during the day be a reminder to all of us to beg for God’s mercy and help through the intercession of Mary. Through this prayer, may we turn our whole lives over to God, who is the motivation of all we do and all we are. Download a copy of the prayer.
The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen
Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
Be it done unto me according to thy word.
Hail Mary, etc.
And the Word was made Flesh.
And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, etc.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
LET US PRAY
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.