COVID-19 Resources

Prayer List

"Prayer is the best weapon we possess. It is the key that opens the heart of God."
St. Padre Pio

Prayer for Those Affected by COVID-19

As we face difficult and uncertain times, we pray for our community daily and encourage all our friends to pray for one another. If you or someone you know has been affected by the COVID-19 virus in any way and could use some prayer, the Sisters at MDSA and our community are eager to pray for your specific intentions. Please complete the form to the right, and your intentions will be added to our prayer list. 

Please Pray for Our Sailors in Service

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  • Sailors in Service

    Cheryl Simms Hillman '74 - Administration, Spring Grove Hospital Center
    Colleen Felix '83 - Counselor, Alchate Counseling Services
    Amy Singleton Church '86 - Emergency Medicine Physician, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    Mary Nejfelt Emadi '86 - Martin's Pharmacy
    Lisa Duncan Wall '90 - St. Agnes Hospital
    Kim Berry '91 - UNA of Maryland
    Kristen Hook-Chavis '91 - Nurse
    Angela Mannone Simmons '94 - Nurse, Atlantic General Hospital
    Kim Stromberg Worden '95 - 911 Dispatch, Montgomery County
    Megan McAuliffe Day '97 - 911 Dispatch, Howard County
    Carolyn Griber '99 - Lower Keys Medical Center ER
    Maura Fannin '00 - MICU Nurse, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Megan Kavanagh Tolbert '00 
    - Nurse
    Emily Blair Keener '03 - Veterinarian, Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic
    Allie Goetz '03 - Nurse, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Julia Hogg Castorani '03
    - Nurse, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Susan Huppmann '03 - Nurse, University of Maryland Shock Trauma
    Katie Newton Sheeler '03 - Nurse, Howard County General Hospital Pediatric ER
    Kelly Naylor Barbour '04 - First Responder, State of North Carolina
    Laura Leviski '04 - Speech Language Pathologist, Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Crystal Maltagliati Sullivan '04 - Administration, Caton Dental
    Ashley Bell Benson '05 - Veterinarian, MuraBella Animal Hospital
    Kathryn Konstantas '06 - Nurse
    Brittany Dickert Santana '06
    - Nurse Practitioner, Maryland Plastic Surgery Center
    Megan McKenna Schuster '06 - Nurse, Mercy Medical Center
    Samantha Miller Rogers '06 - Nurse, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
    Erica Brown '08 - Techician, Dr. Howard Jacobson Opthalmology
    Hannah Church '08 - Pediatric Nurse, University of Maryland Medical Center
    Julie Funk Donaghue '08 - Nurse, University of Maryland Medical Center NICU
    Jackie Merkel-Bryant '08 - Nurse, Sentara Heart Hospital
    Katie DeFalco '08 - Nurse, Oregon Health and Science University Hospital
    Nina Glose Parker '09 - Levin Eye Care
    Natalie Vidmar Slattery '09 - Nurse, University of Maryland Medical Center
    Stephanie Buhr '10 - Nurse, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh CICU
    Jessica Henry '11 - MedStar Washington Hospital Center
    Ellie Jeske '10 - Nurse
    Corinne Kavanagh Urban '12
    - CNA, Vienna Family Medicine
    Jennifer Pumphrey '12 - Joshi & Merchant, MD
    Grace Duffy '12 - Dietician, University of Maryland Medical Center
    Nicole Sikora '12 - Nurse, Mercy Medical Center
    Emily Boyle '13 - Nurse, University of Maryland Medical Center
    Amanda Golebiowski '13 - Nurse, University of Maryland Medical Center NICU
    Megan Lowcher '13 - Occupational Therapist, Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Colleen Miller '13 - Nurse, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Christina Smith '13 - Nurse, University of Maryland Medical Center
    Emma Cusick '14 - Nurse, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Erin Dignan '14 -
     Pediatric Nurse, Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Julie Giermek '14 - Nurse, INOVA Fairfax Women & Children's Hospital
    Caroline Hanlon '14 - Nurse, University of Maryland Medical Center
    Allie Hynson '14
     - Nurse, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
    Mary Kate Lamm '14 - Nurse, Aya Healthcare
    Katie Lerch '14 - Nurse
    Nicole Madden '14 - Baltimore County Police Department
    Claire Welzant '14 - Nurse, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
    Leah Mohler '15 - Nurse, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
    Lauren Munter '15 - Nurse, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

    There are many more Sailors serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis. If you know of an alumna in service and would like to add them to the prayer list, please contact Elizabeth Mahon '07, director of alumnae relations, at emahon@mountdesales.org. Thank you.

Prayer Intentions

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  • Cathy Sitzwohl

    Barbara Mohler has Coronavirus, so we pray for her recovery and that her husband stays well. We also pray for Brendan Mohler's recovery from the virus.
  • Daniel Michaud P'22 '22

    For the Staff at Lorien Health Services and all nursing homes as they work to protect those vulnerable during this time.
  • Cathy Arini P'03

    Please pray for Nicole Street Dugan '03, who is in the Intensive Care Unit with sepsis.
  • Mary Jane Graham P'22

    Personal intentions. Increase in priestly vocations and to the religious life. For an increase in holiness of all our bishops and for the intentions of the Holy Father, Pope Francis. For all those who are feeling lonely during this time of isolation and those who are suffering from unemployment. For all our loved ones, friends, family, acquaintances who no longer practice the Faith, that they return to the Sacraments. For all of us that we increase in holiness and in faith.
  • Donna Keller P'20

    For our neighbor, Ruth Webb, who is currently fighting the virus.
  • The Marino Family

    Please pray for Mr. Frank Marino Sr. (89), who is has tested positive for Coronavirus.
  • Johnette Antone P'19 '23

    Personal intention
  • Mary Martin '85

    Please pray for Lisa Wall '90 who is battling triple-negative breast cancer during this most challenging of times. Also pray for all health care providers - that they and their families are protected and remain virus free, especially Grace and Rob Carter P'21, Johns Hopkins.
  • Barbara Naudain

    For all my friends at Brightview Nursing Home, and for my friends at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home, as well as my friends at Westgate Nursing Home, may God and the Blessed Mother protect them and bring them comfort in their loneliness. A special prayer for Martha and Joe King. Joe is a medic fireman, and Martha has a compromised immune system. Both deal with a lot of anxiety, fear and worry.
  • Dottie Watkins P'88 GP'19

    My sister-in-law suffering from COPD and heart.
  • Gary Giuseppeone

    Please pray for my elderly mother, Deanna Giuseppeone, who has been running a fever. She is in a nursing home, and I am not permitted to visit her.
  • Barbara Naudain

    Please pray for the nurses at St. Agnes Hospital, especially those working in the intensive care unit. May Our Lord and the Blessed Mother protect them and give them what they need! And asking for protection on all workers at the hospital.
  • Kelliann Penn P'15 '23

    May God protect the Sisters, teachers, staff, and students and of MDSA and MSJ and their families.
  • Maria C. Schaefer Nauman '86

    Please pray that any MDSA alumnae or family who already are respiratory or immunocompromised will be protected from this virus.

    Please pray for the repose of the souls of my father and mother, Florence J. and Paul M. Schaefer P'86. Daddy was on the Board of Trustees for 15 years, through the "lean years" when the parents and laity saved the school, and in 1985 when our dear Dominican sisters came and began the academy's renaissance. Thank you so much! Vive Jesu!
  • Terry Muhl '73

    I had blood work come back that could indicate cancer. I am having a lot of testing and hopefully it was a false positive. I would love my dear school to pray for me.
  • Hellen Swanson '89

    My father, Spiros Marvelis P'89, died on Monday morning. Please pray for his soul. Though he did not die of coronavirus, he was extremely sick with multiple, serious diseases. Thank you for your kindness.
  • Karen Tully P'20

    Please pray that the virus subsides quickly and the girls return to school this year. Particularly the Seniors who are looking forward to so many traditions and events to have as memories. Sisters, I’m grateful you are praying for our girls. Stay safe and God bless.

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