Saturday, June 09, 2012

The University of Portland will host the delegates to the 2012 Chapter of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross. 

Let us keep the delegates and their deliberations in our prayers as they meet from June 10 - 22.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of our delegates to the Chapter and kindle in them the fire of your love.  Inspire them with Your sevenfold 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 apostolates.  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!

Saint Andre Bessette, pray for us!

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