Prayer Partners

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We enjoyed an abundant harvest of strawberries from our garden!

June 2020

  1. For the beginnings of Rachel's Vineyard Retreats in the fifth and final diocese of Russia. When mothers are healed from the dreadful effects of abortion, it brings a deeper union with Christ, great blessings to their families and amazing joy to all their daily work and to all whom they meet.
  2. For all of us Sisters in Jesus the Lord, that we may be the community that Our Lady of Fatima wants serving in her Son's most true and holy Church and achieving all her wishes wherever we may be. May all the women she is calling to our community respond with a fervent and loving 'yes,' and become holy and loving brides of her Son.
  3. For everyone and their families who has ever prayed for, donated to, or helped in any way our work for the Church. Also, please help spread the news about our community and our work for the Lord. May our entire team of prayer partners, Fathers, Sisters, seminarians, and new sisters form a most loving community, working together in the Lord, and fulfilling all of His designs for us. One special day to remember us, and all with whom we work, is our community's major feast day, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 19th.
  4. For everyone's protection from the virus COVID-19, and that we will all be filled with gratitude to God for helping and guiding us in this special time of suffering. Let us pray in a special way for all those who are ill, and for the many who have taken the risk to help the sick. So far, the sisters, priests, and seminarians in Vladivostok are staying well.

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