“What a joy to remember that she is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear?” –Saint Therese of Lisieux
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 disobedience of Eve, brought sorrow, vulnerability and concupiscence to humanity. On the contrary, the obedience of Mary brought joy by opening the door of salvation to humanity. Oh Mary, your “Yes” to God restored what was lost; assist us we beg you to make good choices that will make our neighbors to be joyful, even the infants in the wombs.
Give alms to a poor person or render help to someone in need that you may bring joy to someone today.