Because we recognize that prayer is the most powerful asset we have in our hope for a successful outcome to our HHS Mandate Supreme Court Lawsuit, we spent a day in prayer on March 15. With Eucharistic Adoration from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (there was a short break during the 11 a.m. Mass) we prayed, sang and meditated, invoking the mercy of God to protect our religious freedom. In answer to our prayers, a beautiful sign of God’s mercy arrived in the form of a first class relic of St. Faustina which was lent to us during this special time.
Throughout the history of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor, we have had to survive and continue through all kinds of difficulties, including world wars and religious persecution. For over 175 years, we have always known that the work we do is really God’s work, and we have trusted Him to take care of us. We continue to trust in God to take care of our ministry. Two things are clear: We will continue to be faithful to God and our vows, and we will continue caring for the elderly poor as we have for 175 years.