Necro – Margarida Tavares, fmm

 

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Sr. Margarida Tavares, FMM

(Maria de São Simão)
Born: Jan. 14, 1921
Entered: Sept. 15, 1940
Novitiate: March 19, 1941
First Vows: Sept. 17, 1943
Final Vows: Sept. 17, 1946
Born to Eternal Life: Nov. 26, 2011


Early Years:

Margarida was born January 14, 1921 in Fall River, Massachusetts, sixteenth in a family of seven brothers and ten sisters. She attended Espiritu Santo School in Fall River where she met the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. She credited her missionary vocation to the good example of the sisters who taught her.

God’s Call:

She entered the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary at Fruit Hill, September 15, 1940. Her temporary profession was September 19, 1941 and her final profession September 17, 1946 both at Holy Family Chapel, N. Providence.

2012 New Year Closing Prayer

Prayer for the New Year 2012

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Closing Prayer: (Joyce Rupp)

God of this new year, we are walking into mystery.  We face the future, not knowing what the days and months will bring to us or how we will respond.  Be love in us as we journey.  May we welcome all who come our way.  Deepen our faith to see all of life through your eyes.  Fill us with hope and an abiding trust that you dwell in us amid all our joys and sorrows.  Thank you for the treasure of our faith life.  Thank you for the gift of being able to rise each day with the assurance of your walking through the day with us.  God of this new year, we praise you. Amen.

 

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2011 Christmas Evening First Psalm

 

Christmas Evening Prayer

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Psalm 110

(from Psalms for Praying by Nan C. Merrill)

 

Ant. You have been endowed from your birth with princely gifts; in eternal splendor, before the dawn of light on earth, I have begotten you.

 

The Beloved says to all who will hear,

“Come, walk with Me. Let us give birth to a new Earth!”

 

For, the Spirit is the One who makes all things new, and ever awaits our “yes” to the Dance!

Those who offer themselves freely, without reserve, are guided through life’s rough paths.

Light beckons to light; divine dignity adorns all in holy array.

The Promise holds true forever, to all generations!

“As companions of the Most High, come! Claim your home in the Universal Heart!”

 

You, O Divine Breath, dwell within our hearts; with unconditional Love, You assuage our fears.

You call us to holiness, to justice, and integrity, to free those bound by oppression,

to bring light where ignorance and darkness dwell.

Come! Drink from the streams of Living Water.

Come! Feast on the Bread of Life. 

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2011 Christmas Evening Reflection

 

Christmas Evening Prayer

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Reflection:

 

“Like the shepherds, let us also rejoice at being the children of the family of Minors, and the poor of the Gospel, and be glad because we, too, are the Missionaries of the Infant Jesus. Let us hasten and go to Him, and after this beautiful feast, return to our everyday duties, truly transformed and desirous of imitating the Incarnate Word.

When we gaze upon this God, Whom love has stripped of everything, dare we preserve any attachment? Let us open our hearts to the Emmanuel, and let our love, generous in imitation of His, overcome our pride, and make us ready to leave everything, to abandon ourselves entirely to Him.

         

MD 56 – Blessed Mary of the Passion

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2011 Christmas Evening Hymn

Christmas Evening Prayer

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Hymn: Gift of God
(from CD Gift of God, Marty Haugen)

 

Gift of God, O Emmanuel,

Word of mercy, word of justice:

Gift of God, O Emmanuel,

Word of prophets, word of poets:

Gift of God, O Emmanuel,

Holy Word of God made flesh:

Gift of God, O Emmanuel,

 

In the stillness of nightfall:

In the stillness of each heartbeat:

In the silence, you are here.

 

To a world of strife and conflict:

To a world of fears and hatred:

Comes the gentle Prince of Peace:

 

Let the stars of nighttime praise you:

Let the holy darkness praise you:

Let creation join in song:

 

Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright:

‘Round yon virgin, mother and child,

Holy Infant, so tender and mild,

sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.

 

Gift of God, O Emmanuel

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Second Sunday Advent Intercessions

Second Sunday of Advent Prayer

 

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Intercessions

Lord Jesus, help us to keep listening to your voice in the stillness of our hearts.

We pray… Lord, hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus, help us to become more and more aware this Advent of how much you love us and how much you gave to show us that love.

We pray… Lord, hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus, all Christian people are united in their expectation and hope of your return. Bring us a step closer to the complete unity of all your followers which you so much you desire.

We pray… Lord, hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus, during this season of preparation, help us to seek for that true satisfaction in your Kingdom and not the things of this world.

We pray… Lord, hear our prayer.


Closing Prayer:

Master of both the Light and the darkness, Send your Holy Spirit upon our Advent preparations. We who have so much to do, help us to seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day. We who are anxious over many things, may we be intent on looking forward to your coming among us. We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking Your light. To you we say, “Come, Lord Jesus!” Amen.

  

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Second Sunday Advent Reflection

Second Sunday of Advent Prayer

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Reflection:

There are many different roads in our daily life. If there are any obstacles on the way, we really will have trouble getting to where we want to go. When there is no traffic and when the roads are well paved and well prepared, we can smoothly travel to our destination.

On this second Sunday of Advent, John the Baptist is telling us “to make our paths straight” to prepare for the coming of Jesus.   He went into the desert. He avoided the many “traffics” in life by taking time to pray quietly and reflecting on the coming of the Lord. He wore camel’s hair …living a simple life. He ate locust and wild honey encouraging us all to pave the way to arrive smoothly to our advent destination…the Crib of Bethlehem ..to welcome the new Born Babe.
 

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Second Sunday Advent Reading

Second Sunday of Advent Prayer

 

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Reading:  Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;
he will prepare your way.
A voice of one crying out in the desert:
“Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.”
John the Baptist appeared in the desert

proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
People of the whole Judean countryside
and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem
were going out to him
and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River
as they acknowledged their sins.
John was clothed in camel’s hair,
with a leather belt around his waist.
He fed on locusts and wild honey.
And this is what he proclaimed:
“One mightier than I is coming after me.
I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.
I have baptized you with water;
he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

 

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Second Sunday Advent Second Psalm

Second Sunday of Advent Prayer

 

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Second Psalm:  Psalm 98

Antiphon:  A Savior will come to you, O Zion; the time for laughter and joy has begun.

We sing to you a new song, for you have done wonderful things!
Your saving hand and your holy arm have given the victory.
 
You have made known your salvation; have revealed your justice to the nations.
You have remembered your love and your faithfulness for the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
 
Make a joyful noise, all the earth; break forth into joyous song!
Sing praise to God with the harp, with the lyre and the sound of music!
 
With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise to our God.
 
Let the sea roar and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it!
Let the rivers clap their hands; and the hills ring out their joy.
 
All creation sings before God who comes to judge the earth.
God will judge the world with justice and the people with equity.

Glory be…

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