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Sr. Sophia of the Holy Eucharist, OSB (Gina Marie Eid ’08) Sr. Sophia of the Holy Eucharist, OSB (Gina Marie Eid ’08)On October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Sr. Sophia of the Holy Eucharist, OSB (Gina Marie Eid ’08), will make her solemn vows as a member of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, in Gower, Missouri. Per their community’s custom, Sr. Sophia and a fellow soon-to-be-professed nun, Sr. Margaret Mary of the Hidden Life, have composed a litany of saintly intercessors, which they ask friends to pray in the nine days leading up to their professions:

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Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on them.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on them.

God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on them.

Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on them.

Hidden God, Who reveals Himself to men,
Have mercy on them.

Hidden God, Who takes delight to be among men,
Have mercy on them.

Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
Have mercy on them.

Heart of Jesus, offered to the Father in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
Have mercy on them.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for them.

Queen of Apostles and of the Holy Rosary,
Pray for them.

Seat of Wisdom and Sorrowful Mother,
Pray for them.

Gate of Heaven and Cause of our Joy,
Pray for them.

Sts. Joseph and John Baptist,
Pray for them.

Sts. Peter and Paul and all ye Holy Apostles,
Pray for them.

Holy David and St. Dismas,
Pray for them.

Father St. Benedict and St. Placid,
Pray for them.

Sts. Dominic and Thomas Aquinas,
Pray for them.

Sts. Louis de Montfort and Martin de Porres,
Pray for them.

Sts Thomas More and John Fisher,
Pray for them.

Sts. Mary Magdalene and Agnes,
Pray for them.

Sts. Scholastica and Margaret Mary,
Pray for them.

Sts. Thérèse and Maria Faustina,
Pray for them.

Sts. Francisco and Jacinta,
Pray for them.

Bl. Columba and Francis Xavier Seelos,
Pray for them.

All ye holy angels and saints, intercede for them.

Almighty and everlasting God, Thou hast commanded us to follow the hard and narrow path: look with favor on Thy handmaids Sophia and Margaret Mary who, fleeing from the world and its perils, turn to Thee; in Thy kindness, break the chains of their sins by which they are kept back, and grant them perseverance in their holy undertaking and an eternal reward. Through our Lord Jesus Christ.