The Prayer Corner


Welcome! Our hope here in the Prayer Corner is to provide a few moments of thoughtful reflection and shared concerns.  From time to time we will post a thought for the day and a short prayer/reflection that may offer some solace, hope and support for all as we continue to move through this most amazing and unpredictable time.

If you would like to offer an intention for all to pray for or a comment or observation about a prayer, please send that to and we will post your thoughts the next day. Please know that we keep you all in our daily prayers and hope for each of you good health and peace of heart and mind.

Sister Ann Dutrow, OSF  
Director of Mission

Daily Prayer & Reflection

August 11, 2020

"So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."

-John Lewis

Today marks the feast day of St. Clare of Assisi. Clare was a young woman who was moved by the preaching and example of St. Francis and left wealth, power, family, and position to follow her heart's calling to serve Jesus Christ. The Franciscan movement was unlike any other form of religious life that existed at the time and both Clare and Francis worked hard to establish a firm example of the value of living the Gospel as Jesus lived it. The words of John Lewis above reflect the very mission of Clare and Francis---the way of life to which both committed themselves. These words are just as meaningful in our day and during this time. May our new school year be filled with meaningful relationships and shared efforts to further the mission of peace and love throughout our lives and our world.


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Center for Action and Contemplation - author Richard Rohr, Franciscan priest, several options, of the most popular is daily reflections with weekly themes, several books available and other subtopics -  thoughts for the day, various sources

On Being Project - several options including poetry, essay, photos, Krista Tippett shares weekly

Laudate - broad, general resource/reference for all kinds of religious needs, information bank

The God Minute - daily ten-minute prayer/reflection each day

National Catholic Reporter - daily Catholic press articles, including Earthbeat, other topical sources

Take 5 For Faith - brief, prayerful reflection each day

Daily Readings - liturgical references to daily masses - Pope Francis' COVID-19 Emergency Solidarity Fund

The Word Among Us - daily meditations, reflections, and print materials

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