“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin Mary too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.” — 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.
Ven. Bruno Lanteri (Founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary 1759-1830) explains why we venerate Mary above all Saints and Angels
It is therefore clear that Mary is to be venerated in a very particular way after God. She is further to be venerated in a unique way after God because after God she is the source of all the graces and blessings, since she is the main cause of our Redemption [as Mother of the Redeemer]. She is our Co-redemptrix. After God she is the one who is most interested in our salvation. So, let us glory in saying with Holy Church: Venerable Virgin, pray for us!
Thank Jesus today for giving us to His Mother