Lenten Thursday Intention: For All Lacking Adequate Health Care
For All Lacking Adequate Health Care
Leader: Heavenly Father, in his public ministry, your Son healed the sick and cured many of diseases. Throughout the centuries, manifestations of his Blessed Mother and official canonization of saints are often accompanied with healings of those declared incurable by medical professionals. Hear us as we pray for deeper compassion and justice for the sick and their loved ones anxious for their care.
All: We pray for the tens of millions in our own nation lacking basic health care insurance. We pray for those who receive inadequate treatment for their illnesses and injuries or have suffered financially from their health condition. We pray for all Catholic health care professionals who realize their career is a vocation flowing from their faith. May the conscience of all health care professionals and all faith based health care institutions be protected from participating in any medical procedure that violates the sacredness of human life. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, Amen.
Thursday Prayer: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross,
a. 1 Our Father,
b. 1 Hail Mary
c. The Apostles Creed.
2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).
4. Conclude with (three times): Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
A Synodal Catholic Religious Order and Diocese
"One in Mind and Heart Into God"
Augustinian: We follow the Rule of Our Holy Father, St. Augustine, living the Gospel in imitation of our Immaculate Mother of God
Catholic: We believe in and dedicate ourselves to the faith expressed in the Nicene Creed and the Sacramental Life of Grace. We follow in the Augustinian tradition of social justice by reintegrating through community those marginalized by poverty or trauma.
Canonical: A self-governing independent catholic diocese with full sacramental ministry and Apostolic Succession following Augustine's example of his church in Hippo, and ordaining men and women to full active ministry.
Ecumenical: Open to all Christians who share our values and spirit. All are welcome to share their lives with us regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, economic or marital status.
Find out more about the Order: Our Charism
Find out more about the Diocese: Diocese of St. Thomas of Villanova
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