December 12, 2017
Today we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In 1531 Mary appeared to Juan Diego near Mexico City. In 1999, Pope John Paul II decreed that Our Lady of Guadalupe to be the Patroness of the Americas.
Let us pray:
God of power and mercy, you blessed the Americas
With the presence of the Virgin Mary.
May her prayers help all men and women
To accept each other as brothers and sisters.
Through your justice present in hearts
And in our service to others, may your peace reign in the world.
May the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the
Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.
Marianist 3 O'Clock Prayer
You were lifted up on the wood of the cross to draw all people to yourself; you shed your life's blood so that sin may be forgiven and we might have life to the full.
By embracing this holy mystery of our salvation, may we become your beloved disciples, accepting from your outstretched arms your gift of Mary as our Mother.
May we learn from her, to treasure and ponder your Cross and Resurrection so that one day, with you as our Lord and God, with John our patron and model, and with Mary, our joy and our hope, we may all be gathered together around the Tree of Eternal Life.
And may the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.