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PRAYER & FAITH RESOURCES


As the ways in which we have traditionally connected to our personal faith and our communities have been disrupted, we offer these resources for you and your families to help sustain and deepen your spirituality and connect your prayer needs to the community of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.


FEAST OF ST. MADELEINE SOPHIE BARAT

 

ST. MADELEINE SOPHIE PRAYER SERVICE & KICK-OFF TO VIRTUAL FIELD DAY
We look forward to celebrating the Feast of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, as a school family on Friday, May 22 at 9:30 am.
Stone Ridge students and employees gather every year to celebrate the Feast Day of our foundress. As we honor her with an all-school Mass and Congé, we also commemorate those employees reaching a five-year milestone of serving in the Network of Sacred Heart schools; we bid farewell to those employees retiring; and this year, we will recognize the employees leaving Stone Ridge after this academic year.
While we cannot be together on campus for this celebration, we invite students and employees to join in a remote celebration via a live stream beginning at 9:30 am.  (See virtual memos for link)
 
ST. MADELEINE SOPHIE PRAYER VIDEO & STUDENT SHARING

The Society of the Sacred Heart has created a prayer video in the “hope that Sophie's example may support all of us in our desire to deepen our own capacity for silence and contemplation.”

They also invite students to share a response to one or more of these questions:

Has Sophie's story helped you during these weeks? If so, in what way?

Have Sophie's words and images drawn you to listen in silence to the Spirit?

What is the Spirit saying to you? Are Sophie's words drawing us to act as "One Body" to address injustices exposed by the pandemic?

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT ST. MADELEINE SOPHIE

Biography

Quotes 

Sophie's Childhood Home

Sophie's Story

Daily Prayer of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat


PRAYER REQUESTS


RESOURCES 

Mass Resources

Digital Mass
If you wish as much as possible to share in the experience of participating in the Mass, here is a List of Live Streamed & Recorded Masses and Prayers in the Archdiocese of Washington

Spiritual Communion

If you miss receiving Communion, you might try praying an Act of Spiritual Communion, such as this one composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori:  

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.


 

Pope Francis' prayer to Mary
during coronavirus pandemic

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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