Vincentian Prayer Images: Sr. Marta’s Gift To a Family

by | May 26, 2020 | Formation, Reflections, Vincentian Family | 1 comment

Here is another in our series of “Praying Our Heritage.” The series illustrates quotes from key figures in the Vincentian Heritage.

Let the image and the quote sink in, and take root. These images might surprise you into prayer at various points in your day.

In 1904, during an epidemic of typhoid fever, a young man, who was a nurse and a father, was given the dangerous duty of disinfecting the room of a person ill with typhoid. Seeing this man’s fear for himself and his family, Sister Marta Wieka, DC volunteered to take his place. This generosity would cost her her life.

She was loved by all even before she risked her life so family could remain whole. Her self-sacrifice must have amazed those with whom she served.

For the more visually oriented among us, you don’t have to wait for the weekly image on Tuesday. You can browse for yourself. You can even search for images related to key words. Visit and search VinFormation’s database of prayer images.

We hope you will enjoy these time-release prayer capsules!

We would also welcome you sharing with all of us images that inspired you to prayer.

1 Comment

  1. Ross

    Bl. Marta Anna, pray for us, especially for those who consider you family. May we, too, in life and in death, point to Jesus who gave his life for his friends.

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