Prayer Partners

Dear Prayer Partner,
It is our hope that you stay convinced of the wonders that your prayers and sacrifices accomplish for the Lord's work. From time to time I like to read how our Lady of Fatima urged the three children to pray and sacrifice, which they did very faithfully. May God grant that all of us will have a most fruitful Lent.

Let us live in Jesus,
Mother Julia

February 2020

  • February 2, the Presentation of the Lord, is a major feast day for religious vocations. Please pray that God will grant an increase in vocations to the priesthood and the religious life, and that all Catholic youth may say 'yes' to living the faith as children of God and desire to follow God's plan for their lives.
  • Let us with fervent prayer hasten unity among Christians, especially between the Catholic and Orthodox churches because there is already such a good foundation for such unity, and because the two groups, working together on the urgent issues of today, will hasten God's will to be accomplish in those areas.
  • There are so many fallen away Catholics, and sadly a high percentage of our young Catholics leave the Church. Our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes, both in our Vladivostok and Kansas City parishes, are aimed at overturning that sad happening. Let us keep those who have left the Church in our prayers so that they may have a renewed commitment to their faith this Lent and give Christ the joy of welcoming them back to His unfathomable love and blessings.
  • This month Sister Maria Stella will travel to Moscow and then to Novosibirsk to train and assist those interested in beginning Rachel's Vineyard Retreats in their area. She already has three other areas, including one in the heart of Siberia, where she has trained teams that are continuing the greatly needed retreats.
  • You are our Valentine, love and prayers from all of us.

    THANK YOU!

    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)
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    Chapel of the Martyrs of Most Holy Mother
    of God Catholic Church in Vladivostok, Russia