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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Prayer to St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat
1779 - 1865
Feast Day - May 25th

Prayer to St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

Gracious God, as the Psalmist said, “Your plans hold good forever, the intentions of your Heart are from age to age.” We thank you that in your holy plan you chose St. Madeleine Sophie Barat as foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart. During her long life (1779-1865) a life of joy, but also one often filled with struggles, trials, terrorism and with the opening and closing of loved schools, she consistently turned to You for inspiration and guidance, for energy & courage. Through our remembrance of her and through her intercession, we ask You Lord, our God, to continue to bless all of us in the worldwide family of the Sacred Heart.

With St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, enable us to grow in faith, which will shape and inform our choices and lives.  Enable us to deepen our love so that we might be creative and generous in our services to others. Help us also, Lord, to turn to You prayerfully with everything that touches our lives and our world.  We praise you Lord, and Thank You anew for the gift of all our loved ones.  We especially are grateful for St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, for the purpose and destiny of her life, which continues in your everlasting plan to touch and influence our lives.  Amen. 

Written by Patricia Reiss, RSCJ, BC ’57

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