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Live Franciscan Peace

Welcome 2020 RECongress attendees!
And thank you for visiting the FSPA booth.

Bonus Content

14-day discernment meditation

You're invited to join us on a 14-day discernment meditation to gaze, consider and contemplate. We begin here with Day 1 and hope that you will follow along at Show me a sign.


2020 jubilee video blog series

Starting this summer, Sister Amy will catch up with a few of our sisters celebrating a religious life anniversary--a jubilee of 75, 70, 60 and 50 years of being a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration! Subscribe now to Show me a sign to follow this series. And as we prepare to launch this series, enjoy this sneak peek of "Jubilee joy" featuring a few of our sisters who will be honored this year! Our full list of sisters celebrating this year is featured on Jubilee 2020!

Looking for a parish or campus ministry event idea?
How to host a Show me a sign event

Step 1: pick a theme from the reflection guide, Discernment of Signs Along the Way 
Step 2: select a video from the Show me a sign video series
Step 3: pick a Show me a sign blog post for discussion
Step 4: Connect with Sister Amy who is available to join you via FaceTime or Skype! Reach her at 888-683-3772 or
Step 5: Invite the entire parish or campus to help promote your event and pray for the attendees!

Take yourself on a virtual tour of Mary of the Angels Chapel

Mary of the Angels (Maria Angelorum) Chapel in St. Rose Convent was consecrated August 2, 1906, and serves as the place of prayer for Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Here sisters have welcomed thousands of visitors to experience their Franciscan hospitality and prayer. Enjoy taking a virtual tour through our chapel (with additional virtual tour stops here)!

Charged with bringing prayer to your next parish meeting?
Sister Amy offers ... 

Prayer before a Parish Council Meeting
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. 
Reader 1 : Luke 10:30-37 Parable of the Good Samaritan

A few moments of silence following the Gospel. 

Reader 2 : Compassion has the power to move mountains. Sometimes as human beings we lack the courage to step out of our comfort zones and routines to reach out to help others we see and know are in need. Perhaps we pray for someone else to fix the problem rather than taking steps to be the one to help. 

A few moments of silence

Leader:Turn to someone near you and share how you witnessed someone in need of help. What did you do after your observation? 
Leader: Let us take a few moments of silence to reflect on what we heard in the sharing. 
Leader: Loving God we recognize that we may be unaware of the needs that surround us in our daily lives. We come before you as people ready to awaken to the world's cries especially the needs of our parish community. We humbly ask that you help us to choose to respond to those in need. 
Leader: The response to the intercessions is Compassionate God inspire us to be the ones to help. 
For the homeless, hungry, unemployed and underemployed…
For the elderly and lonely and often forgotten homebound members of our parish…
For families who are struggling to afford tuition payments for a Catholic education for their children…
For needed repairs and improvements to our parish facilities…
For parish committees in need of additional members to complete the many projects that keep our parish functioning…
For our parish to be a place of welcome and hospitality to all who come…
Leader: Loving God we ask that you inspire our conversations tonight and lead us to practical steps to care for one another. In Jesus name we pray. 
All: Amen

Prayer for the opening of a parish meeting

Leader: In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen
All: Loving God be with us tonight as we gather to reflect on the agenda that is before us. May we listen to one another with open minds and hearts as we seek to serve this faith community. We ask for the gifts of wisdom and prudence as we make decisions for the common good of our congregation. 
Leader: In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Prayer for the closing of a parish meeting

Leader: In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen. 
Thank you loving God for gathering us together tonight. In our conversations we were blessed with new learning and insight into the various needs of our parish community. As we leave this space may we remember the matters in need of attention and commit to taking steps to resolve and improve life together in this faith community. We ask that you guide us safely home. In your name we pray. Amen
Leader: In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen

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