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God's peace to your heart!


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I Wait with Love

The journey of holiness is traveled along a path of awareness. We open the eyes of our hearts to be vigilant; ready at all times and attentive to the Lord.

We posture our hearts to say "yes," as Mary did, to knowing ourselves and humbly accepting our need for the merciful love of God to transform us into His image.

Contemplative prayer is a peaceful waiting with the Lord. As we wait, as best we humanly can, the Lord is molding and healing, as only His Divine Hand can.

With our hearts ready, as were the Wise Virgins (cf. Mt 25: 1-13), the Lord will, day by day, enkindle and increase the flame of HIs love within us, that we might live, day by day, His love for others.


Prayer to Our Lady of Tenderness


Below is a prayer composed by Bishop John W. Flesey to Our Lady of Tenderness. United in heart and mind, let us pray together that hearts across our globe may open to receive the gift of Christ's peace.


Dear Lady of Tenderness,

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We live in an angry and violent world. War and terrorism threaten us on all sides. We respectfully turn to you, O Mother of the Compassionate One. We beg your intercession for us, your suffering sons and daughters. Because of the intimate bond you share with your Son Jesus, our Risen Lord, we know you will hear and heed our prayer for help. Ask your Savior Son to pour forth His Peace into our minds and hearts so that we might become one truly holy family united and guided by His Holy Spirit. Amen.
~ Bishop John W. Flesey


My peace is My gift to you.
~ John 14:27

~ Our Lady of Tenderness, pray for us! ~