Each AdorationTalk provides you a closer look at the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration's most sacred tradition: perpetual adoration.
Canticle of Creatures
Pope Francis reminds us of this in his opening words of Laudato Si, the encyclical on care for our common home. “In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.” Watch Canticle of Creatures and Canticle of Creatures Explained.
Psalm 103: a prayer of reorientation
"...a hymn of praise and thanksgiving for God's transformation of the world into a new order, leaving disorientation behind."
Psalm 42: a prayer of disorientation
Sister Sarah walks us through a moment of “disorientation leading to reorientation.”
Prayer Beyond Words: 7 steps for contemplative prayer
Sister Sarah offers insight into prayer beyond words, often referred to as contemplation in the spiritual tradition.
Meditations on prayer: Our Father and Hail Mary
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.
Sister Sarah explains that adoration is both prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and a basic attitude of awe and wonder ... of the awareness of sacred mystery in our daily lives whether we are in a chapel or not.
Radical acceptance when you think you can't
Coming from her experience and from an FSPA spiritual tradition, Sister Sarah shares ways that many have found to make meaning within suffering.
And it is Good: A Franciscan Perspective
“In a world that focuses on darkness and fear there are voices of hope. There are signs of goodness that the world is actually getting better.” Dig deeper into goodness—the Franciscan view of goodness—during Sister Sarah Hennessey’s latest AdorationTalk released Nov. 8, 2017.
Prayer: The Basics
This AdorationTalk was released Aug. 1, 2017, in honor of the 139th anniversary of perpetual adoration!
"God starts it! And prayer is our response to God's invitation." Dig deeper into prayer-what is prayer, why do we pray and how do we pray-during Sister Sarah's latest AdorationTalk, "Prayer: The Basics."
Adoration 101: a practical guide
As your host, Sister Sarah talks you through adoration then and now, the theology behind it and offer practical tips for everyone.
Franciscan in the Streets
"Franciscan in the Streets" features three Franciscan saints who lived radically during medieval times: Rose of Viterbo, Angela of Foligno and Margaret of Cortona. Sister Sarah offers modern day approach and invites us to consider our reactions to serving with love in the 21st century.
Heart of Adoration
For Franciscans, Eucharist is a participation in the incredible outpouring of God's Love. In "Heart of Adoration,” Sister Sarah shares how recognizing the multi-faceted presence of God among us in creation, in Scripture, in other persons and in the Eucharist, perpetual adoration is extended into daily actions. She’ll share how that extension serves as God’s healing presence to those in need.