Prayer Partners

July 2021

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L-R: Sr. Joanna, Mother Stella, Mother Julia, with St. Joseph, a Sacred Images Icon that our community won this spring. This icon will be in Russia by July 7, flying with Mother Stella. Picture taken by Sr. Maria Damiana.

Dear Prayer Partner,
In this year of St. Joseph (Dec 8, 2020-Dec 8, 2021), let us continue to pray for his intercession! Every day, we are asking St. Joseph, our Lady of Fatima, Servant of God Walter Ciszek and all the Holy Martyrs of Russia to reopen the borders to Russia. Thank you for your fidelity and your commitment to joining us in prayer. May you and your families be blessed as we pray for each other.

In the heart of Jesus,
Mother Stella, CJD

Please pray:

  1. For safe travel for the children, religious sisters and priests coming from Blagoveshchensk (24 hours by train) and Khabarovsk (12 hours by train) to Dom Marii for summer gatherings, and that their time with the children in Vladivostok will be a great blessing.
  2. For perseverance and safety for the workers renovating our convent on Russian Island, Dom Marii, and that we find the right company to replace our roof.
  3. For the participants in the Rachel's Vineyard retreat for healing after abortion, July 23-25 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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