Prayer in the Spirit of the Two Trinities

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God of Inclusive Love,  
        Christ of Outpouring Love, 
             Spirit of Communal Love,
        breathe in us and among us,
        Sisters of St. Joseph and Associates,

May we join together
        with the zeal of Jesus,
             a zeal marked by generous courage
             and humble self-emptying love,

the fidelity of Mary
       who was filled to overflowing
           with every kind of grace,

and the cordial charity of Joseph
       whose service was grounded
           in relationship with God
           and neighbor without distinction.

Rooted in the rich heritage
      of the women who are our past,
      seized by the same Love
      that impelled them to be in relationship
            with the reality of their changing world
            and changing times, 
      inspired by their vision, integrity, and fidelity,
we enter into this our time together
      with courage and hope.

Our God, the people of our world, 
      our Earth, and all creation,
      call us to embrace
      ever widening circles of communion.

May our time together
      impel us to action,
           action that stirs up Love,
           is connective and inclusive,
           and deepens our commitment
                to be and become Your people.

Adapted from 
Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Chapter 2005-06
— based on The Règlements of Jean Pierre Médaille, SJ,
to the Daughters of Joseph

Logo Design by Ann Marie Grady, CSJ
Prayer by Joanne Gallagher, CSJ