Laudato Si' Week: May 16 - 24

Laudato Si' Week is from May 16 to 24 and this year, we are celebrating the Special Anniversary Year of Laudato Si’ on May 24, 2021.  Pope Francis invites us all to complete the transition to integral ecology by 2030.  Various programs will offer dialogue and action to help realize the goals of Laudato Si' in the care of our common home, Mother Earth. Click the Sowing Hope for the Planet logo (on the left) for more information in six languages.

    pdfLaudato Si' - See - Judge - Act   (Sr. Ingrid Geissler, CPS) laudato si see judge act

    pdfLaudato Si' Roll-Out Plan

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St. Joseph . . . through the eyes of Abbot Francis Pfanner

saint joseph revArtist: Sr. Pientia Selhorst, CPSJOSEPH THE RIGHT1 MAN - 19 March 1885
Prior Francis Pfanner of Mariannhill
19 March 1885

Fecit me Deus Dominum
universae domus ejus...
pro salute vestramisit me
Deus ante vos in Aegyptum.

The ways of divine providence can best be seen in the life of Joseph of Egypt. After he had made himself known to his brothers, he made it clear to them how Providence had provided by telling them: "God has made me master of His entire house; for your benefit He sent me before you into Egypt." The same may be said of St. Joseph: 1. God set him over the Holy Family. 2. He placed him among non-believers.


1. Joseph, the Provider
If God made St. Joseph the master of his household, we must not imagine that he was a ruler like Joseph of Egypt, but a gentle householder who was more concerned with his God-given responsibilities than his rights. He considered it his duty to feed and clothe his holy foster son and his mother and to give them shelter.

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A New Culture: A Culture of Encounter Capable of Transcending our Differences and Divisions


Lord, Father of our human family,
you created all human beings equal in dignity:
pour forth into our hearts a fraternal spirit
and inspire in us a dream of renewed encounter,
dialogue, justice and peace.
Move us to create healthier societies
and a more dignified world,
a world without hunger, poverty, violence and war.

May our hearts be open
to all the peoples and nations of the earth.
May we recognize the goodness and beauty
that you have sown in each of us,
and thus forge bonds of unity, common projects,
and shared dreams. Amen.



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Feast of the Precious Blood - 1 July 2020

"Redemisti nos, Domine, in sanguine tuo... You have redeemed us, o Lord, with your Blood."

We, the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood, honour in a special way the Blood of Christ, through which he redeemed ALL people, from every tribe and tongue, people and nation. (Revelation 5:9-10)   Inspired by our Founder, Abbot Francis Pfanner, join us in praying and singing his daily prayer:

O you Saints of Almighty God

obtain for me the grace I need,

this I ask through the Precious Blood

of my Redeemer Jesus Christ.

          • Always to do the will of God, to be united to God I pray.   Refrain
          • To do everything for the love of God, to think of nothing but of God I pray.  Refrain
          • To seek in all things the glory of God, to realize my own nothingness I pray.  Refrain
          • To keep a spirit of recollection,  to recognize better the will of God.  Refrain

Daily Prayer of Abbot Francis Pfanner (1825-1909)

Music & Video by Sr. Jackline Mwaka, CPS (East African Province) 

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