Immaculate Heart Academy

Washington Township, NJ


Life Styles
Ninth Grade Religion
Spirituality & the Media


Christian Service

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Ms. Braden - Religion

It’s not the answers that show us the way, but the questions. Rainier Maria Rilke




Teach me to listen, O God,

to those nearest me,

my family, my friends, my co-workers.

Help me to be aware that

no matter what words I hear,

the message is,

“Accept the person I am. Listen to me.”


Teach me to listen, my caring God,

to those far from me –

the whisper of the hopeless,

the plea of the forgotten,

the cry of the anguished.


Teach me to listen, O God my Mother,

to myself.

Help me to be less afraid

to trust the voice inside –

in the deepest part of me.


Teach me to listen, Holy Spirit,

for your voice –

in the busyness and in boredom,

in certainty and in doubt,

in noise and in silence.


Teach me, Lord, to listen. Amen

Adapted by John Veltri SJ

Never Forget to Pray!

Did you pray today?  Check out Sacred Space, the site of the Irish Jesuits.  It could provide some nice inspiration!

Into something a little more interactive?  Look at the Loyola Press Three-Minute Retreats.  It is a great place to take a couple of minutes to rest, relax, refresh and retreat in the midst of a crazy day!


At any time, if you need help in Religion, please feel free to set up an appointment to meet with me.  My homeroom is Room 231.

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