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AdorationTalk release: meditations on prayer

07/30/2018 9:18 am

In a special AdorationTalk series released to celebrate the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration’s 140th anniversary of continuous prayer, Sister Sarah Hennessey breaks down two well-known prayers: the Our Father and Hail Mary. 

Reciting the Hail Mary, the short prayer through the words of the Gospel and the church directed to Mary, truly brings us ever closer to Christ. 

“’The Lord is with thee.’ Mary is the dwelling place of God,” Sister Sarah describes. “Mary is chosen by God to bring Jesus into the world.  That relationship with God continues as she listens to God throughout her life and meditates on everything in her heart.  As Pope Francis says, ‘Jesus is the Sun, Mary is the dawn that announces his rising.’”



“The Our Father, also called the Lord’s Prayer, is the summary of the Gospel. In just a few words, the whole meaning of the Gospel is revealed, explains Sister Sarah. “The word our suggests the nature of our relationship with God. We are God’s people. We are united as brothers and sisters. There is no my or I. All divisions have been overcome. God cares for all humanity and creation and we acknowledge this in the word our.”



Reciting the Hail Mary, the short prayer through the words of the Gospel and the church directed to Mary, truly brings us ever closer to Christ. 

“’The Lord is with thee.’ Mary is the dwelling place of God,” Sister Sarah describes. “Mary is chosen by God to bring Jesus into the world.  That relationship with God continues as she listens to God throughout her life and meditates on everything in her heart.  As Pope Francis says, ‘Jesus is the Sun, Mary is the dawn that announces his rising.’”

Listen to Sister Sarah break down the Our Father available now at www.fspa.org/adorationtalk and tune in Wednesday, August 1 for her meditation on the Hail Mary.

AdorationTalk is hosted by Sister Sarah Hennessey, FSPA adoration coordinator. Each episode provides you a closer look at the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration's most sacred tradition: perpetual adoration.  
 


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