“Approaching directly to her heart you will attain a greater knowledge of her and be inflamed by a greater love for her than all human words together could teach you.” — St. Maximilian Kolbe

Prayer for the Faithful at St. Francis Chapel

O Mother of Jesus, whose intercession strengthens the Church, conserve, increase and make fruitful this congregation at St. Francis Chapel. O Mary, you care for the brethren of your Son with a mother’s love; watch with maternal charity over all who rejoice today to be part of this family. Sustain our priests in their apostolate, protect travelers on their journeys, guide students who seek truth, heal the sick and afflicted, and be a bulwark for all the faithful who gather at this chapel in living out their vocations at home and in the marketplace. Blessed Mother, who have already reached the perfection of grace, mercifully pray for us that by the merits of your Son we shall increase in faith, hope and love till the consummation of heaven. Amen.


In his zeal to promote devotion and consecration to the Mother of God, St. Maximilian Kolbe proved himself a saint who tirelessly worked for the conversion of the world to the love of God. He found that there was no better school of divine love than the school of Mary. St. Maximilian himself would demonstrate his own supreme act of love by exchanging his life for another’s at Auschwitz.


Ask of Our Lady to assist you today in making sacrificial acts of love, especially for those who are afflicted in any way.