Saturday, June 13, 2009

Indiana Province Chapter

Every three years provinces within the Congregation of Holy Cross gather for a two week legislative session. This year's province chapter for the Indiana Province meets at our University of Portland in Oregon, beginning Sunday. Please join all of us province members in prayer as provincial elections occur and important decisions regarding the province and its apostolates are made.


Come, Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of all involved in this Chapter
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Inspire them with your seven-fold gifts:

The gift of wisdom
that they might desire all that is right and good;

The gift of understanding
that they might penetrate deeply
into the mysteries you have revealed;

The gift of counsel
that they might hear and be guided
by your voice as spoken through Chapter;

The gift of knowledge
that they might discern your truth;

The gift of fortitude
that they might be ever faithful and vigilant
to the needs of the Church
and the works of the Province;

The gift of piety
that they might witness true holiness of heart;

And the gift of fear of the Lord
that they might trust in Divine Providence
and grow always stronger in virtue.

Guide the discernment of our delegates as they
consider our vowed life and mission. Fill them with
zeal for the apostolate. May their decisions
further strengthen our brotherhood in Holy Cross
as together we shape a future faithful to your will.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, pray for us!
Blessed Basil Moreau, pray for us!
Blessed Brother Andre, pray for us!

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