Let us pray together.
This litany was written by Sister Karolyn Nunes of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George
Let Us Pray
A girl is entitled. A woman sees everything as gift.
R: Jesus, give me the grace to desire it.
A girl is lost in her emotions and a slave to them. A woman navigates her emotions and masters them.
A girl is needy. A woman acknowledges and articulates her needs.
A girl looks to blame. A woman takes responsibility.
A girl looks for another to solve her problems. A woman takes initiative.
A girl is exclusive and possessive in friendship. A woman invites and welcomes others into relationship.
A girl mopes and throws pity parties. A woman radiates joy as she dances on disappointment.
A girl looks for the easy way out. A woman lives challenges with ease.
A girl hides her true self. A woman makes herself known.
A girl exhibits poise on the outside. A woman exudes confidence from within.
A girl is concerned that she be liked. A woman is concerned that she be respected.
A girl seeks the attention of men. A woman woman seeks to build up her brothers by her attentiveness.
A girl plays house. A woman creates a home.
A girl wants to be told what to do. A woman is consistent in her words and deeds.
A girl creates drama. A woman seeks to eliminate it.
A girl whines, complains, and shrinks from difficulty. A woman acts or endures, confidently confronting difficulty.
A girl is mainly self-focused. A woman is aware of and looks out for others.
A girl is insecure about her identity. A woman stands firm in the reality of her belovedness.
A girl wants to be amused or entertained. A woman seeks joy in what is true, beautiful, and good.
A girl manipulates to get what she wants. A woman fights for what is right and just.
A girl clings to her plans and expectations. A woman is lovingly flexible.
A girl keeps nothing to herself. A woman temperately guards what is most sacred.
A girl is jealous of the successes and gifts of others. A woman is grateful for that which shines light on and brings joy to others.
A girl chokes relationships with a need to control. A woman nurtures relationships with generosity and sacrificial love.
A girl is vain and caught up in how she appears. A woman humbly acknowledges her beauty.
A girl rushes about in distraction. A woman patiently persists in her duties.
A girl is caught up in fantasy about her future. A woman trusts the Father and waits upon his timing.
A girl is mean. A woman is kind.
A girl’s strength is expressed with force. A woman’s strength is expressed in restraint.
A girl is rude towards those she encounters. A woman relates with courtesy.
A girl uses her speech to tear down and is fascinated by gossip. A woman uses her speech to edify and speak truth.
A girl is heedless and short-sighted. A woman is prudent.
A girl creates chaos. A woman creates order.
A girl dreams only of her own accomplishments. A woman helps others into their full maturity.
A girls takes life. A woman gives life.