Gracious and all-loving God, in this National Catholic Sisters Week, we celebrate women religious who consecrate their lives in poverty, celibacy, and obedience.
We thank you for their character, courage, and commitment to live in solidarity with those who live in poverty and suffer violence in everyday living.
Your love and grace inspire them. Their joy and total generosity inspire us.
May their stories ignite the hearts of girls and women today to answer your call to live a life dedicated to the common good through living in community and sharing ministry.
May religious life abound in vitality so that the boundless power of your love and care will be known more and more throughout our world.
We ask this in Jesus’ name and the power of the Holy Spirit.