“Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.” – St. Francis De Sales
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.
The pandemic is an experience for all of us that is unlike any other we have known in our lives. Throughout history Christians have called upon Our Lady, Health of the Sick to heal those afflicted and protect those who are vulnerable. Running to Our Lady in times of sickness purifies us to know what real healing means: To participate with gratitude in the glory of God.
Is there anyone you know who is sick at this time and could use a visit, a call, a letter and prayer? With Our Lady, Health of the Sick with you, act today.