Praying with the Psalms



Save me Father

Liam Lyons ‘22

Psalm 69 

Save me, God,

    for the waters have reached my neck.

I have sunk into the mire of the deep,

    where there is no foothold.

I have gone down to the watery depths;

    the flood overwhelms me.

I am weary with crying out;

    my throat is parched.

My eyes fail,

    from looking for my God.

More numerous than the hairs of my head


Praying with the Psalms2021-10-04T15:11:43-05:00

December Prayers


December 1, 2020

Tuesday, First week of Advent

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Eligius

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving Father,

This advent season, make me a faithful witness 

to the presence of your merciful grace,

And convert the world to the saving power of your love, 

For in you alone is our hope of salvation. Amen 

Mother of Perpetual Help…….…………Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund Ignatius […]

December Prayers2020-12-01T13:09:14-06:00

Praying with the Psalms


Path With God

Louie Conn

Psalm 37: 23-28



The Lord makes firm the steps

    of the one who delights in him;

though he may stumble, he will not fall,

    for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

I was young and now I am old,

    yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken

    or their children begging bread.

They are always generous and lend […]

Praying with the Psalms2020-12-03T13:29:25-06:00

November Prayers


Sunday, November 1, 2020

All Saints Day

During the month of November we remember and pray for all our beloved dead.

Today we celebrate the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN


Almighty ever-living God, by whose gift we venerate in one celebration the merits of all the Saints, bestow on us, we pray, through the prayers of so many intercessors, an abundance of the reconciliation with you for which we earnestly long. Amen.

Mother of Perpetual Help………….. Pray for Us

Blessed Edmund […]

November Prayers2020-10-29T11:24:19-05:00

How has God been active in your life?


Jack B: experience of happiness – experience of hurt

An experience of happiness I had was the entire season of football. We all worked very hard the entire offseason to make it back to the state championship. We went 5-4 in the regular season, but were able to grow closer as a team. When we faced Minooka in the Quarterfinals Of playoffs, that is when we really started to love each other. That game was a #1 team against the #24 team in 8a. The entire game, we absolutely demoralized them, capitalizing on every play. However, in the Semi Final […]

How has God been active in your life?2020-09-29T13:33:04-05:00

October Prayers


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Today we celebrate the feast day of

  St. Therese of Liseux, the Little Flower

Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

St. Therese, Flower of fervor and love, please intercede for us.
Fill our hearts with your pure love of God.
Instill in us your little way of doing
ordinary things with extra-ordinary love.

October Prayers2020-09-29T13:30:09-05:00

Peer Ministers Live the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education


Martin S: I chose the element “Evangelize Youth within the Mission of the Church” because I believe it applies to me the most. I have been involved in many retreats and groups through my years at Rice ultimately supporting my mission for the Church. I have been on two Kairos retreats, mission trips, numerous shelters, and am a peer minister. Being a participant and leader on Kairos helped to find who they really are spiritually and it helped me to find who I am deep down. Attending mission trips and shelters help me to spread […]

Peer Ministers Live the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education2020-05-11T14:14:32-05:00

The Last Statements of Christ: Holy Week Reflections


The First Statement: “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.” (Luke 23:34)

Reflection by Tyler Colander ‘20: This line in the New Testament is possibly one of the most merciful in the entire Bible. Jesus knew that he had to die in order to rise again and save humanity, but the people who put him to death only wanted to kill him. This did not matter to him. They were serving their purpose in the grand scheme of things. Jesus knew that the people who put him to death and tortured him did not truly […]

The Last Statements of Christ: Holy Week Reflections2020-03-25T11:44:25-05:00

Lenten Student Reflections


On Ash Wednesday the Brother Rice community gathered to celebrate the beginning of the Lenten season with a communal prayer service.  Four Crusaders were asked to reflect on the meaning of lent and how they integrate lenten practices in their lives. These reflections are shared below.

Lenten Reflection: Daniel O’Brien ‘23

Most Christians view the season of lent as an opportunity to give up a food that we tend to eat frequently or to fast between meals. But the true and original meaning of lent, is to put us in the place of our savior, Jesus Christ. He […]

Lenten Student Reflections2020-02-28T09:05:16-06:00

Building Relationships


Peer Ministers share Lollipop Moments: small acts having a big impact

Jack D

On my birthday a few years ago, I was on the receiving end of a lollipop moment. My Uncle Jim, who was going through a hard time financially, was the one who initiated the lollipop moment. After receiving plenty of generous gifts from my uncles, aunts, and cousins, my Uncle Jim approached me with a plain white bag. He told me happy birthday, and I opened his gift. Inside the bag was a plain grey t shirt, and it meant more than any other gift I received that […]

Building Relationships2020-01-14T15:21:56-06:00


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