Official prayer card offered by St. Marianne's congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities.
You can choose from one of 8 different Quotes by Mother Marianne or let us choose for you. Choose from the following quotes:
A. "The charity of the good knows no creed and is confined to no one place."
B. "I do not think of reward. I am working for God and do so cheerfully."
C. " What little good we can do in this world to help and comfort the suffering, we wish to do it quietly and so far as possible unnoticed and unknown."
D. " I...ask our dear Lord to give you the necessary grace to work out your salvation in deep humility and sweet gentle patience."
E. "I think life is all too short to spend any part of it in worry and anxiety.
F. "I do not expect a high place in heaven. I shall be thankful for a little corner where I may love God for all eternity."
G. "Let us make best use of the fleeting moments. They will not return."
H. "I am not afraid of any disease...".
Back: Lord Jesus, you who gave us your commandment of love of God and neighbor, and identified yourself in a special way with the most needy of your people, hear our prayer. Faithful to your teaching, St. Marianne Cope loved and served her neighbor, especially the most desolate outcast, giving herself generously and heroically for those afflicted by leprosy. She alleviated their physical and spiritual sufferings, thus helping them to accept their afflictions with patience. Her care and concern for others manifested the great love you have for us. Through her merits and intercession, grant us the favor which we confidently ask of you so that the people of God, following the inspiration of her life and apostolate, may practice charity towards all according to your word and example. Amen. Through the intercession of St. Marianne Cope, I ask for the grace of (mention your request).
With ecclesiastical approval, Bishop Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse, N.Y., 2012