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Prayer intentions - 05/2019

Prayer Intentions of the Pope

Each month the Pope invites all members of the Church to pray for particular needs. This month the Prayer Intentions of the Pope are:


Evangelization: That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

Needs of the Church, the Congregation and the world

Join with us in praying for the needs of the Church, the Congregation and the world, in particular for:

LET US PRAY FOR THE CHURCH (No. 35 Christus vivit)

35. Let us ask the Lord to free the Church from those who would make her grow old, encase her in the past, hold her back or keep her at a standstill. But let us also ask him to free her from another temptation: that of thinking she is young because she accepts everything the world offers her, thinking that she is renewed because she sets her message aside and acts like everybody else. No! The Church is young when she is herself, when she receives ever anew the strength born of God’s word, the Eucharist, and the daily presence of Christ and the power of his Spirit in our lives. The Church is young when she shows herself capable of constantly returning to her source.




60 years of Profession: 1959 – 2019

Sr Judith de Montfort                  31 May (Australia)

Sr M. Paolina Hamala                  31 May (Tonga)

Sr Rose Philippine McAloon      31 May (New Zealand)

Sr Teresia Tinanisolo                  31 May (Jamaica)


50 years of Profession: 1969 – 2019

Sr Anne Baxter                     31 May (Australia)

Sr Margaret Walsh               31 May (Peru)


Special SMSM Intentions:  

§  The young women who are in contact with the Marist Family, in particular the young women who are in discernment with our Congregation and the young women in formation, the postulants in Fiji and Pascaline, our novice in Senegal.

§  The Sisters on the LTSR programme at Via Cassia, and all those who have been invited to participate in the SMSM renewal programmes in Rome in August and September.


Let us pray also for:  

§  Countries at war or in situations of political or humanitarian crisis, especially Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, Bougainville and Venezuela.

§  Our sisters and family members of our sisters who have health concerns.

§  All those who have died in our families and in our Congregation.   Let us pray especially for all our SMSM sisters who have died this year, and for those among us who have lost a family member.