Prayer Partners

June 2021

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Catholic families gather outside Dom Marii on first Saturdays for a cookout, fun and prayer.

Dear Prayer Partners,
A most blessed month of the Sacred Heart to you! The solemnity of the Sacred Heart (June 11 this year) is the main feast day for our community. Sacred Heart of Jesus, help us to make you known and loved by all! We are so grateful for your prayers. You make our mission possible!

Our sisters in Russia have been on the road lately: to Novosibirsk for a Rachel's Vineyard retreat, to Khabarovsk (12 hours north by train) for several parish events, and to Blagoveshchensk, to visit the Dominican sisters there. Soon, they will participate in the Diocesan catechetical training at the end of June. Right now, they're putting on a first Communion retreat for Vladivostok.

Please pray:

  1. For all Catholic families, that they may deepen their faith and have the moral support they need to raise their children to be holy, especially those in Russia.
  2. For the children preparing for first Holy Communion in Russia and in Raytown.
  3. For the young women discerning our community.
  4. For safe travel for Mother Stella as she returns to Russia in early July, and for Sr. Catherine Marie as she returns to the US.

Gratefully in Christ, and praying for your intentions as well,
Mother Stella, CJD and the Sisters in Jesus the Lord

Gentle Jesus, may my every action say "You are my utter all!
May my every breath be a spiritual communion!
May my every heartbeat offer you all the love you have received and will forever receive!

Prayer to Our Suffering Savior For the Souls in Purgatory by St. Alphonsus Liguori

O most sweet Jesus, through the bloody sweat which Thou didst suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane, have mercy on these Blessed Souls. Have mercy on them, O Lord, Have mercy on them.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel scourging, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most painful crowning with thorns, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in carrying Thy cross to Calvary, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel crucifixion, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most bitter agony on the cross, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

O most sweet Jesus, through the immense pain Thou didst suffer in breathing forth Thy Blessed Soul, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.
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Prayer Partners: Please pray that young women who have a vocation to the missionary life will come, and that our community will develop according to God's plan.

Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for our mission work would be most appropriate.

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Our community, Sisters in Jesus the Lord, is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) who was a sister of the Visitation Order in France was responsible for spreading the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus throughout the Church. She said in one of her letters:

"It seems to me that our Lord's earnest desire to have his sacred heart honored in a special way is directed toward renewing the effects of redemption in our souls. For the sacred heart is an inexhaustible fountain and its sole desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure.

A prayer that we sisters say daily is the following:

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Have Mercy on us
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Inflame our hearts with Your love
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Help us to make You known and loved by all
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Orthodox Seminary Chapel Icon
in Vladivostok, Russia
(Photo taken with permission)
Chapel of the Martyrs
Chapel of the Martyrs of Most Holy Mother
of God Catholic Church in Vladivostok, Russia