It seems that there are many Franciscan Sisters with a big heart for Haiti, even before the earthquake earlier this week.  Here are a couple blogs that I’ve found, written by nuns that show obvious concern and heartache over what has happened.  You can find link to other blogs from their pages.  I’d like to find more; maybe tomorrow.

Sr. Ann Marie, Philadelphia

Sr. Patricia Novak, Philadelphia

I also found this prayer on the Facebook page of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. I know – unusual right? Actually, the nuns I live with are really tech-savvy.  They know how to reach our generation, that’s for sure. But here is the sweet prayer they’ve shared:

God of all creation, as we weep with our family in Haiti, console us.
In this time of crisis, open our eyes to look beyond the disaster
to see Christ in our brothers and sisters in Haiti, as Christ sees us.
Be with us as we stand in solidarity with those living and working in Haiti.
Be with us in our mourning and guide our efforts to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, comfort the grieving and stand for justice.
With your mercy, sustain us at this time as we continue to work for peace and justice.
Amen.

For our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti Affected by the Earthquake:

Lord, hear our prayer.
For the Haitian people, that help comes to them quickly and comfort comes to those who hurt.
Lord, hear our prayer.
For the lost or buried, that they are found and reunited with their loved ones.
Lord, hear our prayers.
For the relief workers, that they have the tools they need, the courage and the strength to respond fully.
Lord, hear our prayers.
For the families in Haiti and in the United States who are waiting to hear from loved one, that good news comes to them.
Lord, hear our prayers.
For those whose who have perished, may their souls rest with you, oh Lord, where they will find eternal love.

Amen.

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