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Celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as well the anniversary of our move from San Antonio to Boerne 60 years ago today! #Assumption #boerne #boernebenedictines

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I so miss you

And boerne was blessed by your presence. ❤️

August 2022 – A Reflection by Sister Susan Mika, OSB

August is upon us! When we think of August, we think of many things. August is often a time of vacations…it is a time of getting ready to go back to school for teachers and students…it is a time for reflection. The year 2022 is more than half over. When we pause, we often say, “Where did the time go?” Each day is a chance to start over.

We celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Feast of the Assumption on the 15th… It is the date in 1962 that our Sisters moved to Boerne – in so many ways, it was a new beginning. We see photos of those who helped us move from South Alamo Street in San Antonio and get settled into our new home. The new home/estate had not had inhabitants for several decades, so all of that had to be a great cleanup effort. This year we celebrated 60 years in Boerne with a special Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and Boerne’s Mayor, Tim Handren, honored us and thanked us for our presence. Our monastery has moved three times in those years – to different locations on our property. Many remain amazed at how we incorporated the Kronkosky Tower into the current monastery. It was built in 1911 – a sure sign, that’s the year our monastery started in the Isle of Pines, Cuba.

We are always trying to discern the signs of the times and move forward.

We find ourselves thinking and planning. Events happening in the world intervene… even with our best laid plans. We have experienced so much pain in the last few weeks. In our area of Texas, we have had the massacre of 19 children and 2 teachers the school shooting in Uvalde and the 53 migrants who died in a tractor trailer in San Antonio. No one who woke up on the day those events happened thought that was the way the day would end. We are in the midst of much unrelenting heat and drought – as is so much of our world this summer.

This summer, our Sisters participated in several events. In June, the Federation (new name: Congregation) of St. Scholastica celebrated 100 years and held the Chapter Meeting in Atchison. The monasteries celebrated, remembered those who went before us. Now, we continue to discern what vision is needed for the future. The Colloquium: “Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding” had to be held virtually – seekers, monastics, Oblates, and those interested in the future of Benedictine spirituality prayed together, listened to input, discussed ideas on how to live our values into the next 100 years.  

In August, we will celebrate the professed lives of two of our Sisters – Sister Victoria Anne Olivares, OSB (60 years) and Sister Mary Lou Hernandez, OSB (45 years) with the Benedictine Sisters. Each has given her life to God and to God’s people in so many ways. We lift up their gifts and talents. They have touched so many lives in their years of ministry. We are so grateful they picked our monastery to be part of their/our lives.

God just asks that we do our best each day. Grace is offered to us and we gladly accept that gift.

We keep all of you in mind each day, as we work on the balance of our lives… balance between our daily concerns, our prayers for each other and the worries of the world and the urgency of the ministries God entrusts to each of us, this day. We hope you are mindful of us, too.

August 2022 – A Reflection by Sister Susan Mika, OSB

August is upon us! When we think of August, we think of many things. August is often a time of vacations…it is a time of getting ready to go back to school for teachers and students…it is a time for reflection. The year 2022 is more than half over. When we pause, we often say, “Where did the time go?” Each day is a chance to start over.

We celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Feast of the Assumption on the 15th… It is the date in 1962 that our Sisters moved to Boerne – in so many ways, it was a new beginning. We see photos of those who helped us move from South Alamo Street in San Antonio and get settled into our new home. The new home/estate had not had inhabitants for several decades, so all of that had to be a great cleanup effort. This year we celebrated 60 years in Boerne with a special Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and Boerne’s Mayor, Tim Handren, honored us and thanked us for our presence. Our monastery has moved three times in those years – to different locations on our property. Many remain amazed at how we incorporated the Kronkosky Tower into the current monastery. It was built in 1911 – a sure sign, that’s the year our monastery started in the Isle of Pines, Cuba.

We are always trying to discern the signs of the times and move forward.

We find ourselves thinking and planning. Events happening in the world intervene… even with our best laid plans. We have experienced so much pain in the last few weeks. In our area of Texas, we have had the massacre of 19 children and 2 teachers the school shooting in Uvalde and the 53 migrants who died in a tractor trailer in San Antonio. No one who woke up on the day those events happened thought that was the way the day would end. We are in the midst of much unrelenting heat and drought – as is so much of our world this summer.

This summer, our Sisters participated in several events. In June, the Federation (new name: Congregation) of St. Scholastica celebrated 100 years and held the Chapter Meeting in Atchison. The monasteries celebrated, remembered those who went before us. Now, we continue to discern what vision is needed for the future. The Colloquium: “Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding” had to be held virtually – seekers, monastics, Oblates, and those interested in the future of Benedictine spirituality prayed together, listened to input, discussed ideas on how to live our values into the next 100 years.

In August, we will celebrate the professed lives of two of our Sisters – Sister Victoria Anne Olivares, OSB (60 years) and Sister Mary Lou Hernandez, OSB (45 years) with the Benedictine Sisters. Each has given her life to God and to God’s people in so many ways. We lift up their gifts and talents. They have touched so many lives in their years of ministry. We are so grateful they picked our monastery to be part of their/our lives.

God just asks that we do our best each day. Grace is offered to us and we gladly accept that gift.

We keep all of you in mind each day, as we work on the balance of our lives… balance between our daily concerns, our prayers for each other and the worries of the world and the urgency of the ministries God entrusts to each of us, this day. We hope you are mindful of us, too.
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The Benedictine Sisters began their annual retreat last evening at St. Scholastica Monastery. Pictured l-r; Sisters Victoria Anne Olivares, OSB, Antoinette Van Galen, OSB, and Susan Mika, OSB  look over material in preparation for this mornings session. Sister Judith Sutera, OSB, from Atchison, KS, is facilitating this week long experience, Through the Desert with Abba Antony. Please keep all the Sisters in your prayers.

The Benedictine Sisters began their annual retreat last evening at St. Scholastica Monastery. Pictured l-r; Sisters Victoria Anne Olivares, OSB, Antoinette Van Galen, OSB, and Susan Mika, OSB look over material in preparation for this morning's session. Sister Judith Sutera, OSB, from Atchison, KS, is facilitating this week long experience, "Through the Desert with Abba Antony". Please keep all the Sisters in your prayers. ... See MoreSee Less

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How wonderful. Prayers 🙏 for a Spirit filled week.

Praying the Holy Spirit will bless each and every sister. May your hearts be open to the Spirit. Christ’s love to all.

Can we plan a virtual retreat for us oblates?

Pray you all have a wonderful retreat this year!

Prayers for a Spirit-filled week for all the Sisters.

Come Holy Spirit and fill the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne with the highest blessings from their retreat. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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The Benedictine Sisters seek a cook for St. Scholastica Monastery.  M-F 9 am - 3 pm, $15/hr. Duties include but are not limited to shopping, meal preparation for 13-15 people, following established menus, set-up, clean-up, and following food health and safety procedures Previous experience with references required. Applications may be picked up Mon thru Fri 9am – 4pm at St. Scholastica Monastery, 216 W Highland Dr, Boerne, TX or email your resume to: info@boernebenedictines.org   No phone calls please.

The Benedictine Sisters seek a cook for St. Scholastica Monastery. M-F 9 am - 3 pm, $15/hr. Duties include but are not limited to shopping, meal preparation for 13-15 people, following established menus, set-up, clean-up, and following food health and safety procedures Previous experience with references required. Applications may be picked up Mon thru Fri 9am – 4pm at St. Scholastica Monastery, 216 W Highland Dr, Boerne, TX or email your resume to: info@boernebenedictines.org No phone calls please. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, July 11, we celebrate the Feast of St. Benedict. Sister Susan Mika, OSB attended the celebration at her parish, St. Benedicts, in San Antonio yesterday, and shared this picture. Peace and joy to all!

Today, July 11, we celebrate the Feast of St. Benedict. Sister Susan Mika, OSB attended the celebration at her parish, St. Benedict's, in San Antonio yesterday, and shared this picture. Peace and joy to all! ... See MoreSee Less

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On behalf of the Boerne Benedictines, we are saddened by the current death toll of 53 migrants who died the horrific death by heat and who were found in an abandoned un-airconditioned tractor-trailer on the south side of San Antonio, TX on June 27, 2022.

We are grateful for the lives that were saved by the action of the people who heard their cries for help and for the action of the First Responders. We pray for the eternal rest for those who died, for consolation for their families back home and for healing for those still in hospitals.

I can only imagine that what these migrants were trying to find was a better life by seeking work to sustain them and their families. Instead, they were victims of those who are unscrupulous and who take advantage of the poor.

Let us join in prayer for those who died and for those who survived this ordeal. Let us also contact those we have elected to represent us in Washington to enact just immigration policies.

Sr. Bernadine Reyes, OSB
Prioress

* You can watch the Memorial Mass recorded on June 30, 2022 at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, remembering the 53 migrants who died. The Archbishop’s homily was very emotional and powerful. The YouTube link is here – https://youtu.be/Ujo94cyLfeQ

On behalf of the Boerne Benedictines, we are saddened by the current death toll of 53 migrants who died the horrific death by heat and who were found in an abandoned un-airconditioned tractor-trailer on the south side of San Antonio, TX on June 27, 2022.

We are grateful for the lives that were saved by the action of the people who heard their cries for help and for the action of the First Responders. We pray for the eternal rest for those who died, for consolation for their families back home and for healing for those still in hospitals.

I can only imagine that what these migrants were trying to find was a better life by seeking work to sustain them and their families. Instead, they were victims of those who are unscrupulous and who take advantage of the poor.

Let us join in prayer for those who died and for those who survived this ordeal. Let us also contact those we have elected to represent us in Washington to enact just immigration policies.

Sr. Bernadine Reyes, OSB
Prioress

* You can watch the Memorial Mass recorded on June 30, 2022 at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, remembering the 53 migrants who died. The Archbishop’s homily was very emotional and powerful. The YouTube link is here – youtu.be/Ujo94cyLfeQ
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May their souls find eternal peace, and may the rest of us find compassion for those faced with such dire choices.

Love One Another – A Reflection by Sister Bernadine Reyes, OSB, Prioress

As the Easter Season draws to an end this Sunday on Pentecost, the week’s Mass readings have been from the Acts of the Apostles. These ancestors of ours filled with God’s Spirit went about putting into practice all the Lord had taught them while he was with them. And even after the resurrection they still had lessons to learn. They came to understand that no one would be denied entrance into God’s fold. God’s Spirit made this quite clear in Acts 15:7-21. In another reading from the Gospel of John, they heard the new commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you.” John 13:34-35. The scriptures inform us of a way to encounter one another in our daily life.  

Fast forward to today. We have just heard of more mass shootings, in Buffalo, NY, Laguna Woods, CA, and in Tulsa, OK. And last week, in Uvalde, TX, the unspeakable happened. Nineteen children and two brave teachers lost their lives at the hand of a crazed 18-year-old gunman, who also died. The entire community, including children, families, and first responders, are scarred forever with memories of May 24th. Law enforcement response will be under scrutiny for months to come for decisions made on that fatal day. 

In San Antonio, a young man was shot recently while sitting in a car waiting for his cousin. People are targeted because of their color, race, or belief system. Leaders from Russia feel they have a right to utterly destroy lives and cities in Ukraine to be able to claim it. This list goes on and on. 

During this pandemic time, a certain civility went out the window. The American value of individualism gave permission to men and women to fight on the planes with Flight Attendants over mask mandates. The common good held no meaning to some. Many died of Covid and left families to fend for themselves because they refused to take the vaccine. In our own ministries here in Boerne, groups have turned away because of restrictions that were put in place for the good of the whole. The value of individualism has risen to unprecedented heights. 

The Apostles had much to learn about the meaning of the new commandment and we in our day still have much to learn about what it means to “love one another as I love you.”  

Pope Francis reads the signs of the times and sends us letters addressing these “signs.”  In his Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, he calls us to learn to encounter one another; he reminds us that we are all brothers and sisters” and that each and every person has indelible “human dignity,” and so much more. 

What happened in Uvalde and all around our nation has left me numb. I pray that we as a country will rise to address the complexity of these issues so that all will have the opportunity to live in a peaceful and just society.

Love One Another – A Reflection by Sister Bernadine Reyes, OSB, Prioress

As the Easter Season draws to an end this Sunday on Pentecost, the week’s Mass readings have been from the Acts of the Apostles. These ancestors of ours filled with God’s Spirit went about putting into practice all the Lord had taught them while he was with them. And even after the resurrection they still had lessons to learn. They came to understand that no one would be denied entrance into God’s fold. God’s Spirit made this quite clear in Acts 15:7-21. In another reading from the Gospel of John, they heard the new commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you.” John 13:34-35. The scriptures inform us of a way to encounter one another in our daily life.

Fast forward to today. We have just heard of more mass shootings, in Buffalo, NY, Laguna Woods, CA, and in Tulsa, OK. And last week, in Uvalde, TX, the unspeakable happened. Nineteen children and two brave teachers lost their lives at the hand of a crazed 18-year-old gunman, who also died. The entire community, including children, families, and first responders, are scarred forever with memories of May 24th. Law enforcement response will be under scrutiny for months to come for decisions made on that fatal day.

In San Antonio, a young man was shot recently while sitting in a car waiting for his cousin. People are targeted because of their color, race, or belief system. Leaders from Russia feel they have a right to utterly destroy lives and cities in Ukraine to be able to claim it. This list goes on and on.

During this pandemic time, a certain civility went out the window. The American value of individualism gave permission to men and women to fight on the planes with Flight Attendants over mask mandates. The common good held no meaning to some. Many died of Covid and left families to fend for themselves because they refused to take the vaccine. In our own ministries here in Boerne, groups have turned away because of restrictions that were put in place for the good of the whole. The value of individualism has risen to unprecedented heights.

The Apostles had much to learn about the meaning of the new commandment and we in our day still have much to learn about what it means to “love one another as I love you.”

Pope Francis reads the signs of the times and sends us letters addressing these “signs.” In his Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, he calls us to learn to encounter one another; he reminds us that we are all brothers and sisters” and that each and every person has indelible “human dignity,” and so much more.

What happened in Uvalde and all around our nation has left me numb. I pray that we as a country will rise to address the complexity of these issues so that all will have the opportunity to live in a peaceful and just society.
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In remembrance of my baby brother Danny who died at the age of 19 in the Vietnam War 🤗

Our 20th Annual Benedictine Nones Ball (No-Show Event) is TODAY! Please remember our Sisters, and consider making a gift designated for our elder Sisters. Your generosity ensures every Sister receives quality care and that her needs are met during her retirement years. You may visit our website - www.boernebenedictines.org to make a secure tax-deductible donation. Thank You and God Bless You!

Our 20th Annual Benedictine None's Ball (No-Show Event) is TODAY! Please remember our Sisters, and consider making a gift designated for our elder Sisters. Your generosity ensures every Sister receives quality care and that her needs are met during her retirement years. You may visit our website - www.boernebenedictines.org to make a secure tax-deductible donation. Thank You and God Bless You! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tried to donate and results are, “ this page does not exist.”

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A Colloquium for spiritual seekers with a Benedictine monastic spirit
Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding
We are breaking new monastic ground. Please join us. 

The Benedictine women’s Federation of St. Scholastica is celebrating their 100th anniversary this June by stepping into the future of monasticism.

You can be a part of opening the door into that future by participating in Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding, a Colloquium open to all followers of Benedict: women and men who are professed, oblates, or spiritual seekers. The Colloquium will take place at Mount Saint Scholastica in Atchison, KS, June 21-24, 2022, and virtually.

REGISTER NOW. CHOOSE ONSITE OR VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION
(https://scholastica-celebration.org/)
Local hotel/airbnb options are listed here. (https://scholastica-celebration.org/content/hotels)
$225 registration for onsite participation includes meals but not housing. $125 for virtual participants.

Six presenters and two responders will center us in Benedictine monastic wisdom, strengthen us with Benedictine monastic witness and open the future to us with possibilities for taking Benedictine monasticism into the future. Meet our presenters and find the Colloquium schedule here. https://scholastica-celebration.org/

From the Centennial Celebration website:
Federation of St. Scholastica 1922 - 2022: The same call and gift of the Spirit that came to Benedict of Nursia early in the 6th century came to the women who formed the Federation of Saint Scholastica early in the 20th century. This same call and gift of the Spirit comes to us today, inspiring and animating us to respond to the gospel with the good zeal of Benedict, with listening hearts, with clarity of spiritual vision, and with hearts impelled by love. We intend to publicly celebrate the vision and dedication of Benedictine women over the past 100 years while at the same time supporting current works as well as new and wider efforts to bring the peace of Christ and the justice of the gospel to today’s turbulent world.

A Colloquium for spiritual seekers with a Benedictine monastic spirit
Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding
We are breaking new monastic ground. Please join us.

The Benedictine women’s Federation of St. Scholastica is celebrating their 100th anniversary this June by stepping into the future of monasticism.

You can be a part of opening the door into that future by participating in "Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding," a Colloquium open to all followers of Benedict: women and men who are professed, oblates, or spiritual seekers. The Colloquium will take place at Mount Saint Scholastica in Atchison, KS, June 21-24, 2022, and virtually.

REGISTER NOW. CHOOSE ONSITE OR VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION
(scholastica-celebration.org/)
Local hotel/airbnb options are listed here. (scholastica-celebration.org/content/hotels)
$225 registration for onsite participation includes meals but not housing. $125 for virtual participants.

Six presenters and two responders will center us in Benedictine monastic wisdom, strengthen us with Benedictine monastic witness and open the future to us with possibilities for taking Benedictine monasticism into the future. Meet our presenters and find the Colloquium schedule here. scholastica-celebration.org/

From the Centennial Celebration website:
Federation of St. Scholastica 1922 - 2022: The same call and gift of the Spirit that came to Benedict of Nursia early in the 6th century came to the women who formed the Federation of Saint Scholastica early in the 20th century. This same call and gift of the Spirit comes to us today, inspiring and animating us to respond to the gospel with the good zeal of Benedict, with listening hearts, with clarity of spiritual vision, and with hearts impelled by love. We intend to publicly celebrate the vision and dedication of Benedictine women over the past 100 years while at the same time supporting current works as well as new and wider efforts to bring the peace of Christ and the justice of the gospel to today’s turbulent world.
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I offer myself as an oblate

A wonderful God-filled service. It’s been far to long since I attended; before the pandemic (4 yrs). My prayer-filled wishes to each of you. I hope to see you before the year is out. Prayerfully, Dan Buie

It was a beautiful ceremony. Thank you for the opportunity to participate. God's blessings be many. Elizabeth

Lovely ceremony. Congratulations to my Mom, Mary Olivia Patino

Beautiful ! Offering as well.

Congratulations to the new Oblates God bless each one of them.

Congratulations to the New Oblates. Blessings.

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Celebrating all moms on this Mothers Day!  Thank you for the gift of life!

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Prayers for Peace – A Reflection by Sister Bernice Lindsey, OSB

Here we are in May. Flowers and trees are blooming, birds of all species are returning and singing, and things seem to be tranquil. Yet my heart cries for the people of Ukraine and what is happening to their lives and their homelands. But not just Ukrainians suffering, there are many soldiers from Russia who are dying on the battlefield leaving loved ones behind.

When I was a child in the 1950s and 60s, we were taught about the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal on October 13, 1917. Our Lady of Fatima told these shepherd children to pray the rosary daily for the end of the war (World War I). Mary continued to appear once a month for 6 months to these three children, Lucia (9), Jacinta (7) Francisco (6).

I don’t know how many of you remember the 70s and 80s the Soviet Union, with the Cold War and the Iron Curtain? We as Catholics were encouraged to pray the rosary daily for the conversion of Russia and the end of communism and the conversion of sinners. The Berlin Wall came down on November 9, 1989, the USSR collapsed. No longer did Russia seem like such a threat.

Our Lady made three requests:

Request for the First Saturday devotion – December 10, 1925

Request to spread the First Saturday devotion – February 15, 1926

Request for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – June 1929

With what is happening around the world today, I would like to put the challenge, no not a challenge, I would like to request and highly encourage all of us to pray the rosary. Pray for the conversion of Russia and the end of war so that peace may reign in our hearts, in our homes, and in our world.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA
(Gladys Gollahon / Samuel Lewis)

(Ave Maria! Ave Maria)
Dear Lady of Fatima,
We come on bended knee
To beg your intercession,
For peace and unity.
Dear Mary, won’t you show us
The right and shining way?
We pledge our love and offer you
A rosary each day!

You promised at Fatima,
Each time that you appear,
To help us, if we pray to you,
To banish war and fear.
Dear lady, on first Saturdays,
We ask your guiding hand,
For grace and guidance here on earth,
And protection for our land.

(You promised at Fatima,
Each time that you appear,
To help us, if we pray to you,
To banish war and fear.)
Dear lady, on first Saturdays,
We ask your guiding hand,
For grace and guidance here on earth,
And protection for our land.
(Ave Maria!)

(Transcribed by Peter Akers – November 2017)

Prayers for Peace – A Reflection by Sister Bernice Lindsey, OSB

Here we are in May. Flowers and trees are blooming, birds of all species are returning and singing, and things seem to be tranquil. Yet my heart cries for the people of Ukraine and what is happening to their lives and their homelands. But not just Ukrainians suffering, there are many soldiers from Russia who are dying on the battlefield leaving loved ones behind.

When I was a child in the 1950s and 60s, we were taught about the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal on October 13, 1917. Our Lady of Fatima told these shepherd children to pray the rosary daily for the end of the war (World War I). Mary continued to appear once a month for 6 months to these three children, Lucia (9), Jacinta (7) Francisco (6).

I don’t know how many of you remember the 70s and 80s the Soviet Union, with the Cold War and the Iron Curtain? We as Catholics were encouraged to pray the rosary daily for the conversion of Russia and the end of communism and the conversion of sinners. The Berlin Wall came down on November 9, 1989, the USSR collapsed. No longer did Russia seem like such a threat.

Our Lady made three requests:

Request for the First Saturday devotion – December 10, 1925

Request to spread the First Saturday devotion – February 15, 1926

Request for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – June 1929

With what is happening around the world today, I would like to put the challenge, no not a challenge, I would like to request and highly encourage all of us to pray the rosary. Pray for the conversion of Russia and the end of war so that peace may reign in our hearts, in our homes, and in our world.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA
(Gladys Gollahon / Samuel Lewis)

(Ave Maria! Ave Maria)
Dear Lady of Fatima,
We come on bended knee
To beg your intercession,
For peace and unity.
Dear Mary, won’t you show us
The right and shining way?
We pledge our love and offer you
A rosary each day!

You promised at Fatima,
Each time that you appear,
To help us, if we pray to you,
To banish war and fear.
Dear lady, on first Saturdays,
We ask your guiding hand,
For grace and guidance here on earth,
And protection for our land.

(You promised at Fatima,
Each time that you appear,
To help us, if we pray to you,
To banish war and fear.)
Dear lady, on first Saturdays,
We ask your guiding hand,
For grace and guidance here on earth,
And protection for our land.
(Ave Maria!)

(Transcribed by Peter Akers – November 2017)
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Humans are finally realizing that, rather than having "dominion" over the earth, we are the caretakers that God intended us to be.

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