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: “Preparing the Heart”

Listen any time after 6:30 pm your time

Note: audio file only, no video

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.

Night Prayer with the Carmelite Sisters

Night prayer includes a briefly led Examen, 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.
as 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 

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

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,
All: Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit,

Leader: You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth,
All: I commend my spirit

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

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 

 

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

 

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

Ave Regina Caelorum

Verse 1
Ave, Regina caelorum
Ave, Domina Angelorum:
Salve, radix, salve, porta
Ex qua mundo lux est orta

Verse 2
Gaude, Virgo gloriosa
Super omnes speciosa
Vale, o valde decora
Et pro nobis Christum exora

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