Prayer for Peace
We fly to Your patronage,
O Virgin Mother of God.
Despise not our prayers in our needs,
but deliver us from all dangers,
since you alone are pure and blessed.
O most glorious Ever-Virgin Mary,
the Mother of Christ our God,
accept our prayers and present them to
Your Son and our God,
that for the sake of you,
He enlighten and save our souls.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help
or sought your intercession
was left unaided.
Inspired with confidence, I fly to you,
O virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you I come, before you I kneel,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy,
hear and answer me.
Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace
Please keep in your prayers, the friars of our Order who live and serve in the Ukraine, including Bishop Edward Kawa, O.F.M. Conv. ~ Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Lviv, and the friars of the Provincial Custody of the Holy Cross, which is a Custody of the Polish Province of St. Anthony and Bl. James of Strepar.
NOTE: Although we could not find the original artist of the image of Our Lady, Protector of Ukraine, this March 4, 2022 online article in Catholic Standard, explains Mary holding a protective veil, as an echo of the Pokrov apparition, on October 1, 911.
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