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Year of Consecrated Life ~ Day of Prayer with Religious


Year of Consecrated Life ~ Day of Prayer with Religious

Year Consecrated Life Day Prayer Religious Bishop Swain Mass -Yankton Benedictines Sacred Heart Monastery

During the Year of Consecrated Life, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops encouraged those in Consecrated Life to open their doors for a “Day of Prayer with Religious.”  Sunday, September 13th we joined religious men and women throughout the United States and invited all to share in celebrating the Liturgy of the Hours and Eucharist with us.  The 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time found Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel filled with sisters, family, and friends ready to worship.

We were honored to welcome Bishop Paul Swain as the main presider of our Sunday Eucharist…

May I express on behalf of my seven predecessor bishops, heartfelt gratitude for the many ways your order helped build and sustain the Church on the Prairie and continues to do so, in education and health care, in parish and diocesan office, and especially in prayer.  If I remember correctly, Saint Benedict in his Rule raised up prayer as the essential element of your religious life, and to always pray with confidence because God has made you especially chosen daughters.
We know that life on the prairie — on the reservations, in Zell and here — has not been without hardship, but faith sustains and empowers for it is the Lord’s word to which all are called. ~ Homily at Sacred Heart Monastery with the Benedictine Sisters

Thank you, Bishop Swain, for joining us in celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life; may God bless your faithful leadership in the Diocese of Sioux Falls.

Blessings to you all,

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