Prayers During the Pandemic

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston are committed to being a presence to you, our Dear Neighbors, during these days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this health crisis has closed our physical spaces, we continue to offer virtual hospitality in a variety of ways. Our ministries continue to reach out via email, Zoom video conferencing and phone calls to let others know the resources available for food, health care and more. We have also taken measures in keeping with the request of our governor to assure that our senior sisters remain well and cared for. Desiring to provide a space of hope and the opportunity for reflection, we are providing this virtual space of prayer resources that have been shared with us by religious congregations throughout the country. We will update this as new content becomes available.

Leadership Conference of Women Religious Weekly Prayers and Resources

Our call as women religious in these times includes intentionally being attentive to the deeper invitations to us as a society that this global crisis is raising. To assist with this, each Monday throughout the crisis, we plan to post a simple reflection that can be used by individuals and/or groups.

Check in each Monday for a new prayer

LCWR: Collective Reflection on the Transformation to Which We Are Being Called

General Prayer Resources

Pandemic inspires Father Joncas to compose hymn ‘Shelter Me’  

  • Titled “Shelter Me,” this hymn was inspired by the novel coronavirus pandemic and aims to provide comfort and hope. Read the full article about how Michael Joncas was inspired to make this prayer widely available. 

Pentecost in the Pandemic: A Contemporary Sequence

Come, Holy Spirit,
come, Spirit of God,
come with your peace, your power, your light.
Come with forgiveness, courage and hope.

Come now to our suffering world,/ick with a killing virus
and everywhere threatened with silent death,
but most cruelly among your poorest children.

For the full version visit: A Prayer for Pentecost in the Pandemic  at America Media 

 

NOVENA FOR PENTECOST Nine Days of Prayer with Dan Schutte 
Introduction from Dan Schutte 

  • It’s been many years since I last made a novena, nine days dedicated to prayer. But if there’s ever a moment when we all could use the light and wisdom of the Holy Spirit, it’s now. While we wait till we can be together again for Sunday worship, this is a way we can join our hearts in prayer, as those first disciples did, and wait in hope to receive the Comforter, the Spirit of Jesus.

“You’ll Never Walk Alone” Virtual Choir/Orchestra 15 Countries: 300 People

  • In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, 300 people from 15 different countries came together to participate in a virtual rendition of the beautiful song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel. Please share this video to help spread a little hope during this time!

Easter Hope & Pentecost Expectation

  • Emmaus Productions is delighted to make these resources available to you during thei COVID-19 Easter and Pentecost season

Prayers for a Pandemic 

  • The Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, PA, have also invited others to join them in prayer during the coronavirus pandemic. They, too, have compiled a selection of prayers written by their Sisters and others

Daily Examen: A Guided Prayer for Times Such as These

Pope Francis calls on Christians worldwide to combat coronavirus pandemic with midday prayer on March 25

Prayer During a Pandemic by Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, IHM

Prayer for Conscience and Courage

Prayer from the CSSJ Federation JPIC Contemplative Prayer and Dialogue Group

100 Days of Prayer – From Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, CA  May 10-August 17, 2020

  • Thank you for being part of this global prayer community in 2020. Please join us for the next 100 DAYS of PRAYER series, running MAY 10 – AUGUST 17, 2020.

Beyond the Habit — Reflections from the Congregation of St. Joseph during pandemic

  • Beyond the Habit is a blog written by Sisters and Associates of the Congregation  of St. Joseph, a religious community of over 500 vowed Catholic women and 500 lay associates who live and minister in the U.S. and around the world. We aim to use this blog to share our mission and our love for God and creation.
Staying Connected in this Uncertain Time – Reflections from St. Joseph Spiritual Ministries

As we carry on  at St. Joseph Spiritual Ministries in remote locations, we are taking some contemplative time to reflect on a favorite Scripture passage that has held meaning for us in past difficulties and what it may be saying or inviting us to look at in new ways during this global crisis. View our weekly reflections below.