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God of majesty and mystery, you chose Mary to be the Mother of Jesus and of the Church. Gather your Church together under her protective care as we pray: 

God of all grace, hear our prayer.  

Mary prayed and was given prudence: guide the discernment of those who seek your desire for them. 

God of all grace, hear our prayer.  

Mary pleaded and was given wisdom: direct our leaders to listen for the prompting of the Spirit as they listen to the people they serve. 

God of all grace, hear our prayer.  

Mary trusted and was given peace: deepen the faith of all believers. 

God of all grace, hear our prayer.  

Our Father . . .  

May God heal the Church of division, guard her in love, and bring us together to everlasting life in Jesus. Amen. 

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Sr. Susan Barber, OSB

Sister Susan Barber, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine Community of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, KS. She received a master’s degree in Music from UMKC and a master’s degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Susan is currently the community’s liturgist. She is one of the community’s main organists and pianists. Susan graduated from Souljourners in 2018 and offers retreats at Sophia.

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