Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart
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The Greatest Gift

Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart

“The essence of prayer is the conviction in faith that God really loves you, that He is delighted to be with you, and that He dwells in you. This is the greatest gift. You can spend the rest of your life reflecting on it–believe it, and rejoice in it! Then you will know your value, you will know that you are loved, that you are precious, that each one of us is precious, and you will know what the purpose of your life is.” 

Servant of God Sister Ida Peterfy, SDSH Foundress

Our union with God in prayer is a gift and a privilege we treasure. We make daily personal and communal prayer our priority by designating a considerable amount of time for it. Our union with God through contemplation penetrates our apostolic activities. To be an apostle is to be a messenger, and we cannot deliver a message unless we have first received it. Contemplation united to apostolic love helps us to share in Christ’s redemptive work and to spread the kingdom.

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Blessed Virgin Mary, you are the Mother of Jesus and our Mother. You have a special place in our hearts. Mary, teach us by your life to say, YES to God continually. With a mother’s tender heart, you are moved by our needs. Please guide us in our pilgrimage toward the heavenly Kingdom. We implore you to protect our Community from unnecessary pain and suffering, as you helped those in Cana. We give you thanks for your daily motherly guidance and protection. Amen.

Prayer to Mary based on our Constitutions