“Let our land laugh and sing with merriment, bathed in the glory of this great Virgin’s rising. She is the flower of the fields on which the priceless lily of the valleys hath blossomed.” – St. Augustine
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.
Venerable Bruno Lanteri remarks about Our Lady: “To what degree did her holiness increase when the Holy Spirit came to her, and she conceived, and carried, and gave birth to the Divine Son? To what degree did her holiness increase when her Divine Son visited her after the Resurrection and thru the many Holy Communions that she received? Has Holy Church granted her all that Eternal Wisdom has said of her?”
Pray the Angelus