September 20, 2016, Adrian, Michigan – The Leadership Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters invites all people of good will to join them in eight minutes of silent, contemplative prayer each Tuesday from September 20, 2016, through Election Day on November 8.
“We invite you to join us in holding the intention that the common good of all people and planet rises as a central concern for all candidates and voters during the coming eight weeks,” the Sisters wrote in a September 19 letter. They suggested beginning this period of silent contemplation with the following prayer:
“O Holy Mystery, we live in a time of peril and promise. We ask that you infuse each of us, voters and candidates for elected office, with a longing for peace and the common good of all your people and creation. Rooted in the Gospel, with this intention deep in our hearts, we place our trust in You, O Holy Mystery, and in the power of our communal prayer.”
Sisters and Associates at the Motherhouse in Adrian will pray at 3:55 p.m. every Tuesday. The public is invited to join in prayer at the same time or to choose another time to pray for this intention each Tuesday.
Members of the Leadership Council took as their inspiration the words of Pope Francis to members of the U.S. Congress on September 25, 2015: “You are called to defend and preserve the dignity of your fellow citizens in the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good, for this is the chief aim of all politics.”
July 19, 2016, Adrian, Michigan – All concerned people are invited to join the Adrian Dominican Sisters in an hour of contemplative prayer during the upcoming political conventions. Silent prayer will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 18-21, 2016, during the Republican National Convention and from Monday to Thursday, July 25-28, 2016, during the Democratic National Conventions.
Both Holy Rosary Chapel and St. Catherine Chapel will be open for those who wish to pray. Holy Rosary Chapel is right off Siena Heights Drive, right next to Madden Hall, the main building of the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse. Parking is across the street. St. Catherine Chapel is part of the Dominican Life Center. Drive into the parking lot past Adrian Rea Literacy Center and follow the signs for the Dominican Life Center.
The hours of contemplative prayer are sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Spiritual Life Department.