II's Prayer to our Lady of Lourdes
Mary, poor and humble Woman, Blessed by the Most High! Virgin of hope,
dawn of a new era, We join in your song of praise, to celebrate the
Lord’s mercy, to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom and the
full liberation of humanity.
Hail Mary, lowly handmaid of the Lord, Glorious Mother of Christ!
Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word, Teach us to persevere
in listening to the Word, and to be docile to the voice of the Spirit,
attentive to his promptings in the depths of our conscience and to his
manifestations in the events of history.
Hail Mary, Woman of sorrows, Mother of the living! Virgin spouse
beneath the Cross, the new Eve, Be our guide along the paths of the
world. Teach us to experience and to spread
the love of Christ, to
stand with you before the innumerable crosses on which your Son is
Hail Mary, woman of faith, First of the disciples! Virgin Mother of the
Church, help us always to account for the hope that is in us, with
trust in human goodness and the Father’s love. Teach us to
build up the world beginning from within: in the depths of silence and
prayer, in the joy of fraternal love, in the unique fruitfulness of the
Holy Mary, Mother of believers, Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.