“Men do not fear a powerful hostile army as the powers of hell fear the name and protection of Mary.” –St. Bonaventure
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.
There are many battles we must fight in life. Some battles are for justice, for love and for purity. Some battles are external and some are internal. Our Lady knows the spiritual battles of life. She wages war against the Devil who sought to devour her Son from the moment of his birth. She continues to battle the serpent on behalf of her children, the disciples of Jesus. We should have confidence in all our spiritual battles that with Our Lady by our side we may be victorious.
Is there a particular battle you are fighting right now? Have you brought it to Our Lady under her title of Victory? Confidently approach her and ask that she fight with you that you may have righteous victory in your life.