Lenten Friday Intention: For the Protection of All Human Life
For the Protection of All Human Life
Leader: Heavenly Father: The Blessed Mother rejoiced at Archangel Gabriel’s announcement she would give birth to your divine Son. When she visited Elizabeth her relative, the baby in Elizabeth’s womb “leaped for joy” (Luke 1: 44). Hear our prayers for the protection and safety for all preborn children and care and compassion for their mothers.
All: We pray for all preborn children safe in their mothers’ wombs and we pray for their safe delivery and welcome into nurturing families. We pray for women with troubled or unwanted pregnancies. May they receive the financial, medical, spiritual and emotional support to bring their babies to birth. We pray for the elderly, that they may receive care, love and support – physical, emotional, and spiritual. We pray for the health and safety of all people around the world. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, Amen.
Friday Prayer: At Least One Decade of the Rosary
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
A Synodal Catholic Religious Order and Diocese
"One in Mind and Heart Into God"
Augustinian: We follow the Rule of Our Holy Father, St. Augustine, living the Gospel in imitation of our Immaculate Mother of God
Catholic: We believe in and dedicate ourselves to the faith expressed in the Nicene Creed and the Sacramental Life of Grace. We follow in the Augustinian tradition of social justice by reintegrating through community those marginalized by poverty or trauma.
Canonical: A self-governing independent catholic diocese with full sacramental ministry and Apostolic Succession following Augustine's example of his church in Hippo, and ordaining men and women to full active ministry.
Ecumenical: Open to all Christians who share our values and spirit. All are welcome to share their lives with us regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, economic or marital status.
Find out more about the Order: Our Charism
Find out more about the Diocese: Diocese of St. Thomas of Villanova
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