Named after Saint Teresa of Avila, Associates of the Avilas join together in prayer for new and existing vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life.
Our Saint Ambrose Avila Prayer Partners come together the 4th Monday of each month after morning Mass. Avila Prayer books are available for your use during these times as well as a petition basket. We also have a personalized monthly prayer calendar useful for daily prayer. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed all day on Mondays.
The Avilas begin their holy hour by praying out loud for petitions; choose various prayers from the book especially for our priests and religious as well as for new vocations; followed by the rosary based on the Joyful mysteries. If you wish to join the Avilas, just show up on the 2nd Monday. No dues, no meetings — the power of prayer together! Our group continues to grow much like the mustard tree!
The Avilas are a group unique to the Cleveland Diocese, now numbering more than a thousand. For more than 30 years, the Avilas have promoted vocations in our diocese. These are people who pledge to pray for vocations, and for continued and sustained work of ordained ministers and vowed religious.
Suggested Strengths: Belief, Communication, Self-Assurance
Contact: Ann Behrend, email@example.com
“God grants these favours, then, not because those who receive them are holier than those who do not, but in order that His greatness may be made known, as we see in the case of Saint Paul and the Magdalen, and in order that we may praise Him in His creatures.”
-From Interior Castle by Saint Teresa of Avila