“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.
Our Lady’s humility and submissiveness to the divine plan knocked down the proud and wicked designs of Satan. “When the dragon saw that it had been thrown down to the earth, it pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child… But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth. Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus” (Rev. 12:15-17). As the spiritual battle continues, we should ask Our Lady to cover us with her mantle so that we can be shielded from the wiles of the evil one.
Offer prayer of reparation for those who desecrated statues of Mary and were involve in the destruction of Churches