A Prayer of Pope Francis to the Blessed Virgin Mary

O Mary,

You shine continuously along our journey

as a sign of salvation and hope

We entrust ourselves to you.

Health of the Sick,

who at the Cross were near to the pain of Jesus

Keeping your faith firm.

You, Salvation of the people,

Know what we need, and we trust that

you will provide for those needs so that,

as at Cana of Galilee

joy and celebration may return after this moment of trial

Help us.

Mother of Divine Love,

to conform ourselves to the will of the father

and to do what Jesus tells us,

He who took our sufferings upon Himself,

and took up our sorrows to bring us,

through the Cross,

to the joy of the resurrection.


We seek refuge under your protection,

O Holy Mother of God.

Do not despise our pleas.

We who are put to the test

And deliver us from every danger,

O glorious and blessed Virgin.

                      Pope Francis