One Who Broke Through the Darkness- Mary Ann Osborne SSND

One Who Broke Through the Darkness
by Mary Ann Osborne, SSND; used with permission.

Advent 2023: Daily Intentions

The Generalate Community prays daily during Advent for a particular province, group, or global concern. Each member of the Generalate Community composes a prayer for an intention and prays it on the specified day during the Eucharistic celebration. Each intention will also be posted at

Date       Intention

December 3              World Peace

December 4              Congregational Novitiate

December 5              Provincia de América Latina y el Caribe / Provincia de América Latina e Caribe / Province of Latin America and the Caribbean (ALC)

December 6              Families, friends, and benefactors

December 7              Central Pacific Province (CP)

December 8              Congregation and Direction of the 25th General Chapter  (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)

December 9              The sick and the dying and their caregivers

December 10            Dignity of life and the care of all creation (UN International Human Rights Day)

December 11            Slovenska provinca / Slovenian Province (SI)

December 12            Women in initial formation

December 13            Bayerische Provinz/Distrikt Österreich-Italien und Tschechoslowakischer Distrikt/ Bavarian Province/District of Austria-Italy and the Czechoslovakian District (BY/ÖR-IT & CE)

December 14            Those discerning a vocation to the religious life

December 15            Magyar Tartomány / Hungarian Province (MG)

December 16            Grace of ecological conversion   (Congregational Laudato Si’ Commitment)

December 17            Atlantic-Midwest Province (AM)

December 18            Migrants and Refugees  (UN International Migrants Day)

December 19            SSND Groups of Association, Colleagues, and Partners

December 20            People among whom we minister, especially those on the margins (UN International Human Solidarity Day)

December 21            Prowincja Polska / Polish Province (PO)

December 22            Those suffering from natural disasters and pandemics

December 23            Province of Africa (AF)

December 24            Synodal Church of communion in mission