When we pray, “our voice is intertwined with that of the Church, so that the one who prays is never alone.” -Pope Benedict, Angelus Address of July 25, 2010
Prayer is an essential element of our days here at Prout. We begin in the morning with prayer over the intercom and continue throughout the day with prayer before each class. In order to expose students to the whole spectrum of prayer, the types of prayers are varied. Often a little history of a particular saint or a situation for which we are praying is given. Always the prayer is connected to what is going on with our brothers and sisters around the world, so that students learn that prayer does not exist in a vacuum, but comes from our involvement with the world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours;
Yours are the only hands with which He can do His work,
Yours are the only feet with which He can go about the world,
Yours are the only eyes through which His compassion can shine forth
upon a troubled world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
~St. Teresa of Avila
Some Words of Inspiration
“Nothing is more practical than finding God. That is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.” –Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
“We can do no great things. We can only do small things with great love.”
“Every moment we are alive is full of reasons to sing out in joyful gratitude. Every breath we are given is a reminder that the glory of life is at hand. In the people we love, in the beauty of nature, in the golden sun that rises each morning… miracles are everywhere.”