Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sisters of Life

The Sisters of Life are a relatively young (18 years) religious order of Catholic women. They were founded in 1991 by Archbishop John Cardinal O'Connor (+ 2000). They are dedicated to the "protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life." They have two apostolates right now: ministry to pregnant women (including a house of holy respite and post-abortion healing for women and men).

I met two of them — Sr. Mary Gabriel and Sr. Miriam (Mariam?) — this evening at Princeton University's Aquinas House graduate student fellowship. These two women are filled with the fire of the Holy Spirit for the protection of the precious lives created every second by our almighty and merciful and loving Creator, the Most Holy Trinity.

They have about 64 sisters throughout New York, as well as a mission in Toronto, Ontario. These two sisters I met are praying for me and the success of my personal liturgical undertakings, so please join me in praying for them and their order and apostolate.

Blessed Lord, Author of Life,
grant your faithful servants, the Sisters of Life,
a spirit of fortitude and of counsel
that they may courageously and faithfully
carry out your saving work
by ministering to pregnant women and those affected by abortion.

We ask this in your Most Holy Name, Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

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