God of love and laughter, we embrace with gratitude and ponder with Mary, our sister in faith, all the people and places to which you have sent us around the world and through the years.
We embrace with gratitude, and some trembling, the life you are giving us now, with all the challenges of aging, and the many transitions into the new and unfamiliar.
May our community life be blessed with wisdom and discernment, peace and joy, and always, much gratitude, to you our Source, our Path, and our Ultimate Completion.
Guided by the Spirit,
we have become aware
of the reality of our diminishment,
and we find mission more than ever
in the quality of our presence.
Always and everywhere in union with God – Our Life is Mission.
Mindful that we exist within a web of relatedness with the One, and with all, we engage in prayer, awareness and action.
We believe that our increasing vulnerability is an opportunity to deepen our compassion and strengthen our solidarity with those who for too long have had little or no chance to make choices in their lives.
We look forward to our move into Presentation Manor as an expansion of our mission.
Loving God, draw us to yourself
through our care of one another
and of creation.
Help us to understand
that we are united
by a special closeness
with all of our sisters and brothers
throughout the world.
In seeking this union
we find our strength and blessing.
Today and every day
we ask your grace and guidance
for each member of our community,
our families, friends and benefactors.
Make us mindful that each thought,
word and deed of ours
affects the whole of creation.
Led by the Spirit,
may we be open
to the invitation of Jesus our brother
to meet Him in all
especially in the poor, the sick
and the hungry of our world.
because we experience
love and desire for life.
Like Mary, may we be women of faith,
for all we have received
and full of hope for the future.
May each of us
find peace and happiness
in our journey towards You.