“Mary is a woman who loves. How could it be otherwise? As a believer who in faith thinks with God’s thoughts and wills with God’s will, she cannot fail to be a woman who loves.” – Pope Benedict XVI
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.
United we stand, divided we fall! Jesus desired that we stay united, hence in the Gospel of John 17 He prayed that we may be one. Unity is beauty, unity is strength. Let us then appreciate the motherly role Mary played of making sure the apostles were united before and after Pentecost and ask her to assist all divided families that they may be united.
Recite the prayer to your guardian angel ask him/her to prepare the mind of someone you have not spoken to but would like to reach.