Saint Joseph of Nazareth Convent
P.O. Box 690789
Quincy, MA 02269
Our Weekday Prayers
Help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with Your spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Yours.
Shine through me, and be so in me, that every soul I come in contact with
may feel Your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus! Stay with me, and then
I will begin to shine as You shine; so to shine as to be a light to others.
The light, O Jesus, will be all from You; none of it will be mine. It will be You shining on others
through me. Let me thus praise You without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the
catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears
By: Saint John Henry Newman
I abandon myself into Your hands.
Do with me what You will.
Whatever You may do,
I thank You.
I am ready for all,
I accept all.
Let only Your will be done in me
and in all Your creatures.
I wish no more than this,
O Lord. Into Your hands
I commend my soul.
I offer it to You
with all the love of my heart.
For, I love you, Lord,
and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into Your hands
without reserve and
with boundless confidence,
for You are my Father.
By: Saint Charles de Foucauld
Prayer before starting our ministry:
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
By: Saint Francis of Assisi
Prayer to the Sacred Heart for Priests (Prayed every Thursday night)
Jesus, Divine Master, I thank Your most loving Heart for giving the Church the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Priests are called by God and sent into the world by You, as You were sent by the Father. You have consecrated them to preach the Gospel, to shepherd the faithful, and to celebrate divine worship. Grant us the grace to respect them, listen to them, and let ourselves be guided by them along the path to holiness. Jesus, send good laborers into Your harvest. May priests be the salt which purifies and preserves; may they be the light of the world; may they be the city placed on the mountain. May their hearts mirror Your Heart. And one day in Heaven, may they possess the crown of joy awarded to Your faithful servants.
By: Blessed James Alberione, SSP (adapted)
Prayer for Vocations (Prayed every Monday and Tuesday night)
Heavenly Father: With gratitude in our hearts, we praise You for the grace that You have bestowed upon our community. As Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, You have called us to dedicate our lives through the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, for the service of Your Church.
Grant, O God, we beseech You to give us and all the women who come to visit our community the courage to respond generously, faithfully and humbly to Your call with “Here I am, I have come to do Your will.”
Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph of Nazareth, graciously look upon our community dedicated to your Son, Jesus the Nazorean. Protect, support and sustain that which He has brought into existence by His own grace. Increase our numbers, fortify our strength to continue His mission, and call forth many others to join our Nazorean family from all nations.
Lord Jesus, since it is Your Vineyard, let no seed be planted in it that Your sacred hand has not brought therein. Preserve and sanctify those of us whom You have already called that we may gratefully praise Your Holy Name, faithfully serve in Your field and humbly participate in Your harvest.
Saint Charles of Jesus, may you always remain our brother and guide on the road you traced for us: to live for God alone, to love Jesus without limit and “to cry the Gospel with our whole life.”
Written by: Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart