We believe “it is He who leads us” (Psalm 48).
The Third Millennium of our redemption is now in progress and God is preparing a GREAT SPRINGTIME for CHRISTIANITY and the “affirmation of the dignity and role of women.” (Redemptoris Missio, Bl. Pope JP II - 1990)
Come Unity Time
It’s time for us to take time out of our busy lives and show that we care and share the many blessings, graces and gifts our Lord has showered upon us not only today but our entire lives!
And for these we give praise and thanksgiving to our loving God.
Sign of the Cross
O Lord, our God, Blessed Trinity, Defender of Widows (Psalm 68), we believe that You have called us by Your grace to pursue a vocation to be consecrated widows and establish a Society of Apostolic Widows of Cana religious order.
Motto: God Will Provide, we trust in His mercy and promises.
Though we are advanced in age we continue to move forward quietly with a steadfast spirit giving witness to our Lord Jesus Christ. We are being formed in the “school of Mary” (Rosarium Virginis Mariae. Bl. Pope JP II, 2002). And so we move forward confidently as we pursue our vocation to become consecrated widows under the protection of Mary, our Blessed Mother, Patroness of Widows, “Star of the New Evangelization” (Novo Millennio Ineunte, Bl. Pope JP II, 2000). It is with grateful hearts we desire to share and proclaim the “Good News” of salvation by practicing our FAITH with much love and fervor.
In anticipation of becoming consecrated widows we shall continue to dedicate the remainder of our lives in a more intense MINISTRY of PRAYER. We strive for holiness by bearing the cross of Jesus Christ daily in a very unique and special way. We endure the infirmities of aging bodies for Christ’s sake. “For it is when we are weak, we are strong” (2 Cor. 12:10). Indeed, We Preach the Gospel by the example of our lives and may even speak words of wisdom at times to encourage others to rediscover or rekindle their FAITH. We serve Our Lord by being ambassadors of His enduring love, peace, joy and HOPE to those we encounter each day in works of mercy and CHARITY. We do our best to be peacemakers and mend broken hearts within families beginning right here in our own family, neighborhood and beyond, and in so doing we teach others to forgive as our Heavenly Father has forgiven us.
We serve Our Lord by providing hospitality to the poor and needy and by reaching out to help our neighbor (Luke 10:29 and Matt 22:39).
Widow's Spiritual Bouquet of Prayers for the world
We offer to you, dear Blessed Trinity, this Spiritual Bouquet of prayers and implore your blessings and graces upon all. After each group we offer one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be…
PRAYERS FOR WORLD LEADERS
Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Bishops, Clergy, Religious, Deacons, and Seminarians. For governments and all who strive for peace, human rights and social justice. For educators, researchers, health care workers, security, military, and veterans. Let us pray.
PRAYERS FOR PROTECTING LIFE
For an end to abortions and all violence in this world. The sanctification of marriage as defined by the Magisterium*. For widows, parents, married and unmarried, single or divorced. For orphans and teenagers. For peace and unity in all families. For those who suffer silently from domestic abuse, neglect, and abandonment, and for those suffering from addictions. And for those who are incarcerated. Let us pray.
*The teaching authority or function of the Roman Catholic Church.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK AND DYING
The elderly, homebound, and those in nursing homes, and those who are dying as we pray.
May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us pray.
O Lord, our God, Blessed Trinity, Defender of Orphans and Widows, we humbly submit to your Holy Will and Divine Plan and thank you for gracing our lives and the entire universe with Your Divine Presence and Love. Amen.
"A new missionary age will arise, a new springtime of the Church" (Excerpt from homily of Bl. Pope John Paul II - May 11, 1991).
WOMEN OF FAITH
MINISTRY of PRAYER
Special Prayer room
Begin with the Our Father….
□ Spiritual Communion
□© Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Special Intention(s) (Optional):
If you would like to pray with us and participate in the Marian Widows OPL Come Unity Time, please register the date and time you would like to offer your prayers and devotions. Our goal is to encircle the earth with prayers of perpetual love. Please complete the following:
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