SACRED HEART CENTER-Blessing and Open House

Written on: May 29, 2015

On April 12, Our Lady of Czestochowa Convent was officially blessed as a new ministry of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in Buffalo, NY: Sacred Heart Center.

With the hymn, All are Welcome, the prayer service  to bless and open the Center reflected the mission of Sacred Heart Center to be a place of welcome and hospitality, as well as a base for the Congregation to reach out to the larger community of Buffalo. Sisters and their honored guests walked through the building, blessing each room and recognizing both its purpose and potential. Invoking the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Marguerite D’Youville, the prayer put into words essential elements of Grey Nun Spirituality. During the prayer, gratitude was expressed to the many benefactors who helped to bring this dream to reality.

“Provident God, you whose home is in heaven, on earth and in that undisclosed beyond, bless each of us as we move into this place of growth and grace.Come and refresh us, You who are ever new. Wrap our hearts in gratitude and praise as our feet seek fresh paths. Inspire us with your life-giving wisdom as we creatively give shape to the new in our lives and works.”

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