June 15, 2021

Sisters act: Waterford nuns launch new dial-a-prayer service

A community of six nuns in Waterford have launched a new dial-a-prayer service that allows the faithful to call daily between 2-3pm.

The Sisters of Mary Morning Star, who came to live in the diocese of Waterford and Lismore in January 2019, are contemplative nuns and want to “to bring the intentions, thoughts and prayers of people … to the Lord in their adoration and daily Mass,” they say in a statement.

“This takes on new significance in the face of Covid-19. Other religious houses in the diocese will join in praying for these intentions.”

According to the nuns, they live a contemplative life, dedicated to prayer, charity and the search for truth and has more than 250 sisters worldwide with Waterford and Lismore as their only Irish community where the Franciscans have allowed the Friary on Lady Lane in Waterford City to be occupied by the sisters.

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Most Reverend Alphonsus Cullinan, has praised the proposal stating that “it reminds people of the importance of prayer and how important it is to ask others to pray for us.”

The sisters of Mary Morning Star are available on 085 761 1822 between between 2pm to 3pm to receive your intentions each day.

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