Prayer Partners

May 2021

singers at Mary, Mother of God church in Vladivostok

Dear Prayer Partners,
Happy Easter Season and Month of Mary!

In recent news, on April 13th, Catholics in Russia celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of the Catholic Church being reestablished in Russia (1991). See http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Russian-Catholic-church-celebrates-30-years-since-rebirth-52872.html.

Please also join in the "Marathon of Prayer" every day this May initiated by our Holy Father, Pope Francis for an end to the pandemic. "Mother of Succor, welcome us under your mantle and protect us, sustain us in times of trial and light in our hearts the lamp of hope for the future," the pontiff prayed, standing before the Marian icon."

Renovations are continuing on Dom Marii! Your prayers are bearing fruit. You are in our daily prayers! We are always happy to receive your petitions and pray for them aloud in our chapel.

In Christ and Our Lady,
Mother Stella, CJD

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