September 18, 2017
Today we want to remember in our prayers, three Marianist Brothers who were martyred in the Ciudad Real area of Spain in 1936 for proclaiming their Catholic faith. Brothers Carlos, Jesus, and Fidel were teachers who manifested their alliance with Mary and dedication to her mission to bring Jesus to the world through their ministry in education. We seek to imitate their bold and courageous faith in our lives. Brothers Carlos, Jesus, and Fidel were declared “Blessed” by the Catholic Church in 1995.
Let us pray:
Lord, Our God,
To Blessed Carlos, Fidel, and Jesus,
Who were inflamed with love for the Blessed Virgin Mary,
You gave the grace to suffer for Christ.
Grant that, through their intercession,
We may remain firm in our faith.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit.
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.