Sunday, December 11, 2011

Prayer Request

We ask the prayers of all our friends and followers for our dear Prioress, Sr. Mary Assumpta OP, whose leukemia has returned. She has taken all the chemo that was recommended and now the doctors say they can do nothing more for her. She is in good spirits and not afraid to die, and the Hospice nurses are helping us take good care of her, as she lives her last few weeks in peace and abandonment to the loving wisdom of God.

But we are still praying for a miraculous cure through the intercession of Mother Mary Alphonsa OP (Rose Hawthorne) if it be for the glory of God and the good of her soul. Mother Alphonsa, the daughter of the famous author, Nathanael Hawthorne, was the foundress of the congregation of Dominican Sisters who are dedicated to the care of incurable cancer patients. Please join us in prayer.

Prayer for the Canonization of
Rose Hawthorne

Lord God, in your special love for the sick, the poor and the lonely,
 you raised up Rose Hawthorne (Mother Alphonsa)
 to be the servant of those afflicted with incurable cancer
and with no one to care for them.
 In serving the outcast and the abandoned,
she strove to see in them the face of your Son.
In her eyes, those in need were always "Christ’s Poor."

Grant that her example of selfless charity
and her courage in the face of great obstacles
 will inspire us to be generous in our service of neighbor.
 We humbly ask that you glorify your servant, Rose Hawthorne, on earth
 according to the designs of your holy will.
Through her intercession, grant the favor that I now present
 (here make your request).

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us! (3 times).
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be


  1. I will keep Sr. Mary Assumpta and each of you in my daily prayers, and will ask Br. Juan de la Caridad to do the same!
    -Br. Thomas More

  2. We'll be praying for her!
    *atalie and matthew