The Present

Oh Lord,

When did I begin to forget picking up the colored leaves
And come to see raking leaves as a burden?
When did I see a new baby and think only
Of the expense of buying diapers?
When did snowflakes lose their beauty as I grew anxious
At a coming snow storm?
When did I overlook the privilege of a new car
And think only of the inconvenience of car repairs?
Help me, Lord, to not lose sight of your daily gifts to me
And the present moment to thank you.
Let me see you in the smallest gesture of the smallest day.

Amen.

By Sister Karlyn Cauley, SDS

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In honor of the sisters celebrating Jubilee

Lord, Jesus Christ, Savior of the world,
In order to follow you faithfully,
and to dedicate myself to the service of Your Church
for the salvation of all,
I renew my sacred commitment to You as a Salvatorian.

I create one to sustain the next

And God said,
I show my love in all that I create.

St. Theresa’s Prayer

May today there be peace within you.

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Jesus, surround me with your love.

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God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

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