Praying with Nicolas Roland

Praying with Nicolas Roland                                    

Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus of Rheims: in the footsteps of Nicolas Roland

Nicolas Roland passionate witness of Jesus Christ, guide and founder

Auteur : Sœurs du Saint-Enfant-Jésus de Reims
48 Rue du Barbâtre
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Traducteur : Brother James Connolly, FSC

If you are searching…
Is it possible ?

Overcome by love
With Nicolas Roland
Allow yourself  to be loved
Like a child

Shocked by wretchedness
Be opven
Follow Jesus
Ask  forgiveness
Offer yourself
Come with hope

Commit yourself
Be our guide Blessed Nicolas Roland
That is the way
With Jesus
Continue listening

With Mary
Mith Mary
Embrace us
Send me
Jesus living in Mary

Is it possible ?

Is prayer possible today ?

    Is it of any use ?

How can it be of any use in our present world,
which has become cold,
where everyone has doubts, suffering, fear or worries,
loneliness and a sense of the shortness of life?

“May be”, is your answer, “but I am not sure”.

“I don’t know how to pray any more”.

If you are willing to find out : listen…

“In him you have the surest of guides”

Those are the words of John Paul II in Rome on the 16 October,
at the Beatification of Nicolas Roland (1642–1678).


This young priest, canon and theologian of Reims’ cathedral,
friend and counsellor of Saint John Baptist de La Salle
and Founder of  the Sisters of the Child Jesus…

This young man from a middle-class family,
well educated, able to see various sides of a question,
could have become rich and powerful and a man of distinction.

But he was called to follow another course,
another route to which he became passionately devoted.
He lived in the world of his day,
with its poverty and wretchedness, uncertainty and fear,
where the rich dominated and the poor never had a say,
he found the road shown him by God,
a road shown him by and in prayer.

And he invited everyone, the young, adults, children,
priests to follow the same road and he trained them how to do so.

He discovered that « God has so loved the world,
that he has given his Son » to teach us how to pray to him as a son,
and how to speak to one another as brothers and sisters.

This prayer is given to us in Jesus, by Jesus and with Jesus………..

This road is “the life we live”, in which “we converse”,
and have “relationships”.

Nicolas Roland says to you :

«In this daily life which is doubtlessly your own :

Listen to your heart…..

Discover a presence which is more real
that this visible presence,
which dazzles you and attracts your whole being…