Gentle Reminders

  • Please be sure to turn away from any distractions and give yourself a solid 45-60 minutes of undistracted time.
  • Listen in a room set apart from others, not where there is a television or computer screen on.
  • Share with your loved ones what you are doing so that they can respect your time and space.
  • Have a journal you can write with, if it is helpful.
  • After the conference, we invite you to ponder any key points that struck you

Conference 1: Daughter of the King, by Sister Gianna, O.C.D.

Listen any time after 6:30 pm your time

The transcription of notes is available for all, and especially for the hard of hearing.

Conference 2 will be emailed on Saturday morning and the suggested schedule is to listen anytime on between 8:00-11:00 am your time.

Musical Meditation: Rejoice in His Love

By the Carmelite Sisters, from the Lean Into the Wind Album

Rejoice in HIs Love Lyrics

Refrain: Rejoice in His love for you
look to the future with hope,
He accepts you as you are
He allows you to grow,
He gives you time and space,
opportunity and grace
say yes to Him.

Rejoice in His love for you
He knows that you need forgiveness
May you recognize and embrace
the unexpected ways
He chooses to renew your life

Rejoice in His love for you.
Receive the grace of His love
Know the depth of his love for you
He gives you time and space,
opportunity and grace
say yes to Him.

Refrain. (x2)

Night Prayer with the Carmelite Sisters

Night prayer includes a briefly led Examen (silent personal reflection), followed by recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours, and a hymn sung to our Lady. Please allow approximately 15 minutes and it is best to pray Night Prayer 30 minutes before you go to bed.

Night Prayer with the Carmelite Sisters

by Carmelite Sisters at Sacred Heart Retreat House

Friday Night Prayer

Leader: God, come to my assistance.
All:         Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia

 Led Examen by the Carmelite Sisters

Hymn:
To seek the sinners Jesus came,
To live among the friendless.
To show them love that they might share
The kingdom that is endless.

Refrain

Father, forgive us! Through Jesus hear us! As we forgive one another
Forgive us Lord as we forgive
And seek to help each other.
Forgive us Lord and we shall live
To pray and work together

Refrain

Easter Antiphon:   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Psalm 88
Prayer of a sick person

Lord my God, I call for help by day;
I cry at night before you.
Let my prayer come into your presence.
O turn your ear to my cry.

For my soul is filled with evils;
my life is on the brink of the grave.
I am reckoned as one in the tomb:
I have reached the end of my strength,

like one alone among the dead;
like the slain lying in their graves;
like those you remember no more,
cut off, as they are, from your hand.

You have laid me in the depths of the tomb,
in places that are dark, in the depths.
Your anger weighs down upon me:
I am drowned beneath your waves.

You have taken away my friends
and made me hateful in their sight.
Imprisoned, I cannot escape;
my eyes are sunken with grief.

I call to you, Lord, all the day long;
to you I stretch out my hands.
Will you work your wonders for the dead?
Will the shades stand and praise you?

Will your love be told in the grave
or your faithfulness among the dead?
Will your wonders be known in the dark
or your justice in the land of oblivion?

As for me, Lord, I call to you for help:
in the morning my prayer comes before you.
Lord, why do you reject me?
Why do you hide your face?

Wretched, close to death from my youth,
I have borne your trials; I am numb.
Your fury has swept down upon me;
your terrors have utterly destroyed me.

 They surround me all the day like a flood,
they assail me all together.
Friend and neighbor you have taken away:
my one companion is darkness.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen

(Leader begins and then all join)

Easter Antiphon:   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Reading                                                               Jeremiah 14:9a

You are in our midst, O Lord, your name we bear; do not forsake us, O Lord, our God!

Responsory

Leader: Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia
All: —Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia

Leader: You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth,
All: alleluia, alleluia

Leader: Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
All: —Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia

Ant.  Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in his peace, alleluia

Gospel Canticle                                         Luke 2:29-32

Lord, now you let your servant go in peace;
your word has been fulfilled:

my own eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared in the sight of every people:

a light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen

Ant.  Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in his peace, alleluia

Prayer

(Leader)
Let us pray,
All powerful God, keep us united with your Son in his death and burial so that we may rise to new life with him, who lives and reigns forever and ever.
All:         Amen.

Leader:  May the all-powerful Lord grant us a restful night and a peaceful death.  
All:           Amen.

Marian Antiphon

Regína cæli, lætare, allelúia,
quia quem meruísti portáre, allelúia,
resurréxit sicut dixit, allelúia;
ora pro nobis Deum, allelúia.

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