Spiritual Resources

March 23, 2020

Dear St. Martin Families,
 
In these unsettling and extraordinary times, Pope Francis is inviting us all to join him in two special moments of prayer.
 
This Wednesday, March 25th, the Solemnity of the Annunciation to Mary, Pope Francis is calling upon all Christians and people of goodwill to join in the common praying together of the Our Father.
 
Pope Francis declared, “To the pandemic of the virus we want to respond with the universality of prayer, compassion and tenderness. Let’s stay united. Let us make those who are alone and tested feel our closeness,” as well as doctors, nurses, other healthcare workers and volunteers.
 
 
The second occasion of prayer with Pope Francis will take place on Friday, March 27th at 1:00 P.M. our time.
 
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing called the “Urbi et Orbi” (to the City and the World).
 
This formal blessing — usually given only immediately after a new pope’s election and on Christmas and Easter — carries with it a plenary indulgence for all who follow by television, internet or radio, are sorry for their sins, recite a few prescribed prayers and promise to go to confession and to receive the Eucharist as soon as possible.
 
With the public joining him only by television, internet or radio, “we will listen to the word of God, raise our prayer (and) adore the Blessed Sacrament,” Pope Francis said. “At the end, I will give the benediction ‘urbi et orbi,’ to which will be connected the possibility of receiving a plenary indulgence.”
 
On the school’s website there will be a link to Vatican News Service through which we will be able to pray with Pope Francis.
 
We pray that the Mary, the Mother of All the World’s Children, will keep us safe and free from all harm.
 
May the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.
 
 
Sincerely,
Brother James Conway

Daily Prayers

Mary, Mother of All the World’s Children

O good and gentle Mother wrap us in your mantle of love.

Protect us this day from all that would separate us from you and your precious Son.

Teach us to love as you do, to forgive as Jesus does, and to reach out to others in need, reflecting the image of our Divine Creator.

Keep us ever faithful and true as we seek to enhance the reign of God on earth. Thank you for loving us, dearest Mother.

May the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen

The Angelus

The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit

Hail Mary

Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Be it done to me according to your word.

Hail Mary

And the word was made flesh
And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary

Pray for us, O’ Holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: 
Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts; that as we have known the incarnation of Christ your Son by the message of an angel, so by his passion and cross, may we be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

Three O’Clock Prayer

Lord Jesus, we gather in spirit at the foot of the Cross with your Mother and the disciple whom you loved.

We ask your pardon for our sins which are the cause of your death.

We thank you for remembering us in that hour of salvation and for giving us Mary as our Mother.

Holy Virgin, take us under your protection and open us to the action of the Holy Spirit.

Saint John, obtain for us the grace of taking Mary into our life, as you did, and of assisting her in her mission. Amen.

May the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.

Our Lady of Divine Providence, Pray for us.
St. Martin de Porres, Pray for us.
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Pray for us.

Prayer to St. Martin de Porres

Prayer Leader: Look at Jesus.

All: See the love He has for us.

Prayer Leader: Dear God,

We ask you to give us the strength and grace to follow the example of St. Martin de Porres.

As he saw Jesus in all of his fellow men and women,

All: May we see Jesus in our moms and dads, brothers and sisters, teachers and classmates, our friends and all those we meet today.

Prayer Leader: As St. Martin loved all of your creation,

All: May we too be bearers of Jesus’ love for all.

Prayer Leader: As he chose to serve all,

All: May we use our time and talents to help all those in need around us.

Prayer Leader: May the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

All: Be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.

Amen.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.