In 1963 Pope Paul VI designated “Good Shepherd Sunday” as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.   We hear the voice of the Shepherd as we discern God’s call in our lives. We celebrate and pray for all the responses to God’s call that flow from our baptism; many of us to the vocation of marriage and family, others to the single life, priesthood, deaconate or  the consecrated life;  religious men and women living vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience for the service of the Church.  We all have a vocation story to share!    Please join us in praying for vocations to our Poor Clare way of life here in South Carolina.   Sr. Helen composed the following prayer.

Let us pray:

Our triune and loving God, You have called us to follow your path of love in our Gospel way of life, through the inspiration of Saints Clare and Francis.

With grateful hearts we rejoice in this call and the grace to respond with our whole hearts.  Please hear our prayer as we earnestly ask You to inspire more women to follow in this path of the Beatitudes through a committed life in our Poor Clare community.

We trust in your love for us, and we entrust You with our petition, knowing that You are among us and that your reign will come in the fullness of time.

In the Triune mystery of You Who are Source of all, in union with the holy Name of Jesus and by the power of your Spirit we bring our prayer to You in great confidence.  Amen


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