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Destructive Hurricanes

posted Sep 30, 2017, 5:49 AM by Sue Weigand   [ updated Sep 30, 2017, 6:22 AM ]

Dear Servites,

As images of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the earthquake in Mexico fill our TV screens and news feeds, we experience yet another catastrophic storm. Let us pray for all those whose who were in the path of Hurricane Irma and especially hold in prayer our brothers and sisters in Florida have been affected by this destructive storm. We pray for the safety and wellbeing of the members and their families of the following OSSM communities:

Comunidad San Peregrino, Kissimmee
Our Lady of Sorrows, Lady Lake
Mary Queen of the Servants, Palm Bay
St. Philip Benizi , St. Petersburg
Mother of Divine Mercy, West Palm Beach

Mother of Sorrows, pray for us!
Queridos Servitas,

Como imágenes de las secuelas del huracán Harvey y el terremoto en México hoy llenan nuestras pantallas de televisión y noticias, nos preparamos para otra tormenta catastrófica para hacer tierra. Oremos por todos aquellos que están en el camino del huracán Irma y especialmente celebrar en oración a nuestros hermanos y hermanas en la Florida que serán afectados por esta tormenta destructiva. Oramos por la seguridad y el bienestar de los miembros y sus familias de las siguientes comunidades de OSSM:

Comunidad San Peregrino, Kissimmee
Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, Lady Lake
María Reina de los Siervos, Palm Bay
San Felipe Benizi, San Petersburgo
Madre de la Divina Misericordia, West Palm Beach

¡Madre de los Dolores, ruega por nosotros!

Mary Bruce, OSSM

posted Jun 10, 2016, 10:56 AM by Sue Weigand   [ updated Jun 10, 2016, 10:57 AM ]

Dear Servites,
Our sister, Mary Bruce, OSSM, Our Most Sorrowful Mother Community, Portland, Oregon requests our prayers for her health and welfare. May the Lord hear our prayers for our sister, Mary. May our Most Sorrowful Mother intercede for Mary at this time of need and concern. 

Please let Mary know that you are praying for her: mbretired@hotmail.com.

Fr. Vidal Martínez,OSM

Professing the Promise

posted Mar 4, 2016, 12:39 PM by Sue Weigand

  Dear Servites, Your prayers are requested for the candidates of Mary at the Foot of the Cross Community, Anaheim, California, who will be professing the Promise on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  Please send your prayers, words of encouragement and of congratulations to the Prioress: Jamie Carter: jlc4152@gmail.com.  Pedimos que oren por los candidatos de la Comunidad María al Pie de la Cruz, Anaheim, Califonria, quienes van a profesar la Promesa el lunes, 12 de marzo de 2016.  Favor de enviar sus oraciones, palabras de estímulo y felicitaciones a la Priora: Jamie Carter: jlc4152@gmail.com.  The candidates are - Los candidatos son: PAULINE McLACHLAN; KIM RICKARD; and STEVE RICKAR.  Fr. Vidal Martínez, OSM, 
OSSM National Assistant

New OSSM Community

posted Mar 4, 2016, 12:35 PM by Sue Weigand

  Dear Servites, Please pray for the new OSSM Community that is in formation at Divine Saviour - Saint Ann Parish, Los Angeles, California and for the first candidates who will profess the Promise.  Fr. Albert Vincent Pragasam, OSM is the Spiritual Assistant.  The first seven candidates will profess the Promise on Saturday, March 12, 2016, together with the candidates for Mary at the Foot of the Cross Community, Anaheim, California.  Please send your prayers, words of encouragement and congratulations to Fr. Albert Vincent, OSM: fralbert@dssala.org.  Pedimos que oren por la nueva Comunidad OSSM en formación en la Parroquia Divino Salvador - Santa Ana, Los Angeles, California y por los primeros candidatos quienes profesarán la Promesa.  El Padre Albert Vincent Pragasam,OSM es el Asistente Espiritual.  Los primeros siete candidatos profesarán la Promesa el lunes, 12 de marzo de 2016, junto con los candidatos de la Comunidad María al Pie de la Cruz, Anaheim, California.  Favor de enviar sus oraciones, palabras de estímulo, y felicitaciones al Padre Albert Vincent,OSM: fralbert@dssala.org.  The candidates are - Los candidatos son: Norma Ceballos Arena; Pancho Díaz; Evelyn Ruth Martínez; Marisol Mendoza; Steve Meza; Rosalinda Montes; and Lisa Quiñones.  Padre Vidal Martínez, OSM, OSSM National Assistant

Bro. Chris Moran, OSM

posted Jan 3, 2016, 2:27 PM by Sue Weigand

  Dear Servites, Your prayers are requested for our brother, Bro. Chris Moran,OSM, former Spiritual Assistant, Salve Regina Community, Fullerton, California.  After confronting many health issues and concerns, Bro. Chris is settling in to a new home.  It is a good, small facility where Bro. Chris can live, have his medical issues monitored well and be near people who will be able to regularly visit him.  Bro. Chris has recovered slowly but surely from his hip surgery, can put weight on his feet and is feeling physically and emotionally better than he has in a long, long time.  Let us pray for our brother, Bro. Chris.  Lord, hear our prayer.  May our Sorrowful Mother intercede for her Servant.  Please send your greetings and prayers of support to:  Bro. Chris Moran,OSM, 8271 Country Club Dr., Buena Park CA 90621  Fr. Vidal Martínez,OSM, OSSM National Assistant

Admitted into Formation

posted Nov 30, 2015, 10:40 AM by Sue Weigand   [ updated Nov 30, 2015, 10:41 AM ]

Dear Servites,
Please pray for the Golat Family, Spooner, Wisconsin, who will be admitted into the period of formation as OSM Lay Diakonia family, on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.   May the Lord bless Matthew, Samantha and their five children during this time of preparation for the Profession of Evangelical Life as Lay Diakonia in the Order of Servants of Mary.  May our Sorrowful Mother intercede for the Golat family during this time of formation.
Please send your prayer and words of encouragement to the Golat Family: Samantha.christine44@gmail.com.
Fr. Vidal Martínez,OSM,
 OSSM National Assistant


posted Nov 10, 2015, 1:44 PM by Sue Weigand   [ updated Nov 11, 2015, 4:27 AM ]

Dear Servites,
Please continue to pray for vocations to our Servite Family...for its various expressions: Friars, Nuns, Sisters, Secular Institutes, Secular Order, Lay Diakonia.  Lord, hear our prayer.
We ask for your prayerful support for the young men and women who are pursuing a vocation as Servants of Mary, especially for: Leo, Erick, Sebastian, Austin, and Sean.  Pray also for those who are considering a vocation as Servants of Mary, especially for: Justin and Andrew.
If you wish, you may send a word of encouragement to our Provincial Vocation Directors: Eddie Murphy,OSSM: emurphy@servitehs.org and Fr. Jack Topper,OSM:JACKOSM@comcast.net.
Fr. Vidal Martínez,OSM
 OSSM National Assistant

Carol Ludwig

posted Jul 29, 2015, 6:52 PM by Jack Rhine

Dear Servites,

Your prayers are requested for Carol Ludwig, mother of Zach Ludwig who was just accused of murder. Carol is in agony about her son, who is currently in prison. Please pray for the peace of the mind, heart and soul of Carol, who cannot stop crying. She is in absolute agony over son. She needs prayers desperately. May the Lord hear our prayer. May our Sorrowful Mother embrace Carol and her family in her mantle of love and compassion and intercede for them before Her Son.

Please send your prayers and words of support and encouragement to Mary Beth Coggins,OSSM - MaryBeth.Coggins@yahoo.com.

Fr. Vidal Martínez,OSM
OSSM National Assistant

For the Secular Servite Institute Meeting April 15-28, 2015 in Kent, England

posted Apr 13, 2015, 3:04 PM by Jack Rhine

Dear Servites,

Our sisters of the Servite Secular Institute will be gathered for two weeks of prayer, discussion, planning, and election of leadership: April 15-28, 2015, Emmaus Centre, Kent, England. Please pray with them for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit to inspire and guide them during the deliberations, discussions, elections and fellowship. 

To learn more about this special expression of our common vocation as Servants of Mary, please visit: www.ssi.org.uk.

Please send your prayers and support to Julia Barkell, President, Servite Secular Institute: president@ssi.org.uk or Jbarkell@supanet.com.


Members: 53, of whom 47 have perpetual vows, 6 have temporary vows and 7 are in formation for vowed membership. There are also Associate Members who include men and married people. There are 11 who have made promises of chastity, poverty and obedience according to their state of life, and 4 in formation for associate membership.

Countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.

Activities: In keeping with its secularity, the Institute does not have works of its own.

Members live and work in the world. Many members are now retired but remain active in their parishes and other voluntary work.Houses: The Institute does not own houses.

Fr. Vidal Martínez,OSM
OSSM National Assistant

Robbery at Mozambique Priory

posted Mar 23, 2015, 4:41 AM by Jack Rhine

Dear Servites,

Please remember in your prayers our Servite brothers and sisters living in Matola, Mozambique. The Prior Provincial of the St. Peregrine OSM Province, Brazil writes: 

The Servite friars in the St Peregrine Province, Brasil, are reporting to our brothers and sisters in the Servite Family a serious armed robbery at our priory of St Mary of the Servants, Matola, Mozambique at 8.15pm on 13 March recently. There were 7 or 8 robbers, who confined the community to the refectory and proceeded to take all electronic items (phones and computers), the community’s money and its two vehicles – a 15-seater minibus and an 8-seater van. Thanks be to God the friars and students were unhurt in the attack. Counting on your prayers, may they regain their serenity of daily life and get over this painful episode. There are many robberies in Mozambique these days, causing much fear and insecurity.

Fraternally, fr. Paulo M. Angeloni, prior provincial.

Please prayer for our sisters and brothers in Mozambique. If you wish, please send a message of prayers and support at this time of need. You may send your email to: Fr. Paulo M. Angeloni,OSM, Prior Provincial: osmriodejaneiro@gmail.com.

Fr. Vidal Martínez,OSM
OSSM National Assistant

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