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Invitation to Pray for General Chapter

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2024 General Chapter


Every five years, Holy Cross sisters from around the world gather to discern the Congregation’s priorities and elect new leaders. Forty delegates will assemble July 5–18, 2024, to listen to the Spirit’s leading and determine what is theirs to do.

We request your prayers for the sisters as they engage in these important conversations and continue on the path of their calling.

Creator God, send your wisdom 
to the members of the General Chapter of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, who serve as an embodiment of your love in the world, even as they lament global conflict, violence, poverty and the degradation of peoples and the planet.


May they be women who courageously reinvent 
themselves to serve the needs of your people as they join in solidarity with them. May they instill hope and empower vulnerable communities in the face of challenge and adversity, strengthened by your example of love, justice and peace.


Merciful God, ignite their spirits 
and animate their faith to be fearless in prayer and meaningful action, “preparing the world for better times than our own.”* In your loving grace, let the seeds of hope they plant and nurture flourish and thrive for the generations yet to come. 

Amen.

*Blessed Basil Moreau, Christian Education, 1856