Friday, March 11, 2011

Let's pray for Sr. Cecilia Paula Livingston, FSP (RIP)

Dear Pauline Family Members & Friends,

Please join us in prayer for our dear Sr. Cecilia Paula Livingston, FSP, who went peacefully to God today.

Eternal rest grant to Sr. Cecilia Paula Livingston, FSP, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

As we begin Lent, we are reminded of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus, Our Divine Master. We also remember the teachings of Primo Maestro Blessed James Alberione about prayer for a happy death during monthly retreat. It starts like this: "Lord, my Creator and Redeemer, I wholeheartedly accept the sentence of my death, according to Your will and in a spirit of adoration." At the end of 2 pages, we pray: "Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you." (Source: Father Alberione's Prayerbook: for Religious, Daughters of St. Paul, 1973)

May God be glorified in the good life led by Sr. Cecilia Paula, a devout child of the Church who entered into next life with faith, hope, charity as she also gave her promise of prayer before leaving her earthly life. Amen.

May God console and strengthen the family of Sr. Cecilia and the Daughters of St. Paul at this difficult time. Amen.

As we journey deeper into Lent, let us continue to pray for God's mercy for the repose of the soul of Sr. Cecilia Paula Livingston, FSP, as well as those who perished in the earthquake of Japan today 11 March 2011. "Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen."


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