Pray With Us
Prayer is central to the life of a Loretto Sister. Through prayer we acknowledge God and creation in all its glory and wonder and we bring the needs of the world to our loving God. Many of our senior Sisters have a special devotion to prayer ministry.
Through prayer each of us has a part in the Institute’s mission throughout our lives.
(Const. Vol. II, 2.13)
Ongoing Prayer Intentions
Let us pray on the 23rd of each month for the Beatification of our foundress, whose process is carried out through the Office for the Cause of Mary Ward and the devotion of the people who trust in her intercession.
Let us pray on the 30th of each month for the union of the two branches. We pray that all the steps necessary to become one Mary Ward Institute will be taken in the same spirit of openness, sincerity and trust in God, Creator of all that is good.
Mary Ward's Prayer
O Parent of parents, and Friend of all friends, without entreaty you took me into your care and by degrees led me from all else that at length I might see and settle my love in you.
What had I ever done to please you? Or what was there in me wherewith to serve you? Much less could I ever deserve to be chosen by you.
O happy begun freedom, the beginning of all my good, and more worth to me than the whole world besides.
Had I never hindered your will from working in me, what degrees of grace should I now have. Yet, where as yet am I?
My Jesus, forgive me, remembering what you have done for me, and where you have brought me, and for this excess of goodness and love let me no more hinder your will in me.
Retreat, Liége, 1616
Prayer for the Beatification of Mary Ward
God, creator of all that is good,
we thank you for giving Mary Ward
to the Church and to the world.
Impelled by the fire of your love
she did not shrink from risks,
labours or sufferings.
She lived and worked
for your greater glory,
for the good of the Church,
for the nurture of faith
and for the dignity of women.
She was a pilgrim, who spread
the joy of the gospel.
A women for our times.
Grant that through the
solemn testimony of the Church
the example of her life
may be a light for all
who seek God’s will.
We pray with Special Intention for:
A dear son who has been diagnosed with MS. May he be strong as he adjusts along his treatment journey.
My husband, who is having a hard time at work. And for my two children, Mark and Katharine.
The repose of the soul of Sr Brigid Bolger ibvm, of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Sr Kathleen Moore, ibvm who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Sr Gerardine Carroll ibvm, of Australia. Venerable Mary Ward watch over her.
My niece, Jane, who after giving birth to a baby girl, is being monitored due to very high blood pressure.
For the repose of Sr Miriam O'Beirne, ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Sr Marietta Brummel, ibvm of the USA, who has entered eternal life. Ven. Mary Ward, watch over her.
Sr Paula Doolin, ibvm of Ireland; who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Sr Josepha Brown, ibvm of Canada. Ven. Mary Ward take her hand in yours.
A colleague who has been diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer. Venerable Mary Ward pray for her.
A friend who has cancer of the esophagus and is starting treatments. Ven Mary Ward pray for them.
Nishah, to find a partner to marry and have a family.
Betty, who is in hospital. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for her.
The repose of the soul of Sr Sheila Smith, ibvm of Canada. Mary Ward pray for her & those who mourn her.
The repose of the soul of Sr Berchmans Doohan, ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Helen, from Cape Breton, who died in Sydney yesterday after a long struggle with Alzheimer Disease.
Sabrina, a dear niece and god daughter, who sadly passed away. May she rest in peace.
A special mother who died on March 1st in her 98th year. May God bless her and her family.
Akbar, who has a sarcoma in his left arm and planning treatment. Ven. Mary Ward, place him into your care.
Orville, who entered eternal life yesterday. May he rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Ralph, who died on the weekend. And for his wife and family at this time.
My nephew, Owen, who is almost 2 years old, who is undergoing surgery on Monday. For a speedy recovery.
For the repose of Sr Angela Powell, ibvm of Ireland. May Ven. Mary Ward watch over her.
The repose of the soul of Sr Bernadette Ziesing, ibvm of Adelaide, Australia. May she rest in peace.
Carina, a dear sister in-law, who passed away over the weekend. And for her husband and family at this time.
For the repose of the soul of Sr Therese Regan ibvm, of Altrincham, UK. May she rest in peace.
The eternal rest of Richard, who died yesterday. Please pray for his wife, his 4 children, and his sister as well.
My neighbour Tish, who is having surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
George, who has had three surgeries for an aortic aneurysm, and is in critical condition in hospital.
The repose of our dear Sr Mary Martin Raczynksi, ibvm of Canada. May she rest in peace.
Robert, who has suffered a serious stroke. Venerable Mary Ward pray for him.
Paul, a dear brother, who has now entered eternal life. Venerable Mary Ward pray for him and Celima.
Stella, who is is suffering a serious bacterial infection. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for her.
My sisters, Janice and Vicki, that they may have peaceful and blessed lives.
Mary Angela, who is in need of our prayerful support.
Pete, who turned 85 yesterday and passed away peacefully this morning. May he rest in peace. Amen
Roberta, a dear sister, who died in Ottawa on December 29th, 2022, at age 101. May she rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Sr Brigid Agnes Devine ibvm, of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Lynne, who is in ICU with pneumonia. And for her daughters who have their own health issues.
The repose of the soul of Sr Peg Caulfield, ibvm, of the USA. May she rest in peace.
For the repose of the soul of Ann, honorary IBVM Associate, who has entered eternal life. Rest in peace.
Suzette, a dear sister, who suddenly passed away in the Philippines. Keep Petite and family in your prayers.
Annie, who has gone peacefully to God on Monday, December 19th. May she rest in peace.
The victims of gun violence in Vaughan, for everyone involved, but especially for Rita.
A dear aunt, Lucia, who has died and for the consolation of her family. May she rest in God's loving peace.
The repose of the soul of Joanne Knight, Associate; who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
Randy, who is not doing well after surgery yesterday. Venerable Mary Ward pray for him.
My sister, Colleen, who has suffered a fall and brain bleed.
The repose of the souls of my cousins, Joyce and Patricia who died recently. Rest in peace.
Dan, who had an accident last week and is now in hospital. And for his medical team and our family.
Mary, who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace. And for Ramsay during this difficult time.
The people of Ukraine who need strength this winter. And to our sisters in Slovakia who aid them.
Mathew, a young father who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. And for his family at this time.
Janet, a dear sister, who passed away of cancer. And is now at peace. And for her family at this difficult time.
Sheila, who has entered eternal life and is now with God. May she rest in peace.
Rosemarie, as she faces a diagnosis of kidney and colon cancer at the age of 90. Mary Ward, pray for her.
The repose of the soul of Sr Jennifer Collins, ibvm of Australia. May she rest in peace.
Theresa, who who died suddenly last week. After a troubled life, pray that she is peaceful in God's embrace.
Yolanda (Yolie), who died this morning. Please pray for her and her family. May she rest in peace.
Brendan, who entered eternal life. And for his mother who still grieves for Ashley, Brendan's father.
Simon, that he receives authentic healings of his mind and a restoration of his faith, trust and hope in God.
Ricky, who has just been diagnosed with advanced pulmonary fibrosis. And for his mom at this time.
Theresa, a former teacher at Loretto College School who has passed away. RIP.
Jim, who has 2 broken wrists and lives alone. That his friends support him at this time.
Sr Jane, as she transitions from one home to the next to get the care she needs and recover.
Carina, whose cancer journey continues. And for her family supporting her through this time.
Joanna, for healing and a smooth recovery after major surgery. And for her family taking care of her.
Cyndi, who has entered eternal life today. RIP. And for her family as they grieve this sudden loss.
Viviana, from Peru, who is not well, and quite anxious about her health. Venerable Mary Ward, Pray for her.
The repose of the soul of Sr Estelle McGoldrick, ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Benjamin, who has just been diagnosed with bone cancer. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for him and for his family.
Kate, who is now cancer-free and pray Ven. Mary Ward continues to intercede for her good health.
For the repose of the soul of dear Sr Caroline Altpeter, ibvm of Canada. May she rest in peace now with God.
The repose of the soul of Sr Mary O'Brien, ibvm of Southport, Australia. May she rest in peace.
Madeleine, in your prayers. She has been in hospital with a severe infection.
Sonja, who was hit by a car in a crosswalk, and suffered extensive injuries. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for her.
Simon, who is fighting mental health issues. That he makes it through this difficult journey.
Tom, who passed several days ago after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. RIP. And for his family. P
Guia, who has been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. Ven Mary Ward intercede on her behalf.
The repose of the soul of Vivien Dias, mother of Fr. Darren Dias, OP who passed peacefully this morning.
Sr Anne Carter ibvm, of Perth in Western Australia who entered eternal life today. May she rest in peace.
Carina, as she begins the steps towards a mastectomy and possible treatment following that.
The repose of the soul of Alice Brona, Associate; who passed away today. May she rest in peace.
My husband, to convert to Christianity.
For the repose of the soul of our dear Sr Norah Burns, ibvm, of Canada. May she rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Sr Imelda Logue, ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Annie Bromham, ibvm, of North Wales who entered eternal life on Aug 22. May she rest in peace.
My university friend who was diagnosed 5 weeks ago with pancreatic cancer. Sadly, he passed away. RIP.
My nephew David, who died peacefully with wife Gladys at his bedside. Pray for the family as they mourn his loss.
Lynn, who suffered a massive stroke but is showing signs of recovery. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for her.
Sheila, who is having surgery to remove a cancerous tumour. Mary Ward please keep her in safe hands.
A friend from university days who is suffering with pancreatic cancer. Mary Ward please pray for him.
The repose of the soul of Clemen Rivas Ojeda, CJ of Argentina. May she rest in peace.
My brother Gordon, who has passed into eternal life following a boating accident. May he rest in peace.
Sr Norma, who is in hospital undergoing some tests. Please keep her in your prayers.
Clemen Rivas Ojeda, CJ from Argentina, who has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer.
Pieter, who broke his ankle and is now recovering from surgery. May he quickly recover.
Jim, a dear brother, who passed away on Friday. RIP. And for his daughter and her family during this time.
Carmen Arteta, ibvm of Spain; who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
Matthia, who has pancreatic cancer and is already facing multiple health and additionally life challenges.
David, my nephew, transferred to palliative care, still experiencing much pain. And for Gladys and family.
Ann, who is in rehab after a fall and not doing well. Venerable Mary Ward intercede and let her to recover.
Mary Burkart, ibvm of Loreto Gorey, who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
Betty, a beloved aunt, who died on Friday July 1. May she rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Libania, a dear mother who died on July 2. May she rest in peace.
Kathleen, who died suddenly Tuesday, June 21st of a cerebral hemorrhage. May she rest in peace.
The repose of a dear father, Charlie, who passed on June 7, with family by his side. May he rest in peace.
Margaret, who is having a CT scan to determine the outcome of an earlier surgery. That it was successful.
Joaquin & Javier, 2 Mexican Jesuit priests, who were assassinated while protecting a man in their church.
Burce, who has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for him!
Patrick, a dear husband, father and grandfather; who passed peacefully on June 20.
Peter, who is dying from an aggressive form of cancer. Venerable Mary Ward pray for him and his family.
Sr. Norah who is going downhill and will be receiving palliative care. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for her.
Mark, who is ill in hospital. May his recovery be swift.
Joseph Gerard (Gerry) who died June 1, 2022. May he rest in peace.
A beloved cousin, Duncan, who died today, after a long illness. RIP. And for Tina, his partner.
Mary Fran, whose knee surgery has lead to complications & a 2nd surgery. For a successful recovery.
My dad, Charlie, who has dementia and is in hospital under COVID lockdown and so very confused.
Eternal rest for Richard, and for the comfort of his wife Sonja and their family.
Nick, who is having triple bypass surgery. For a successful recovery and happy future.
Jeanine, who is having a procedure on her knee - that it will ease the pain and help her mobility.
Emily who has passed away. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord - and let perpetual Light shine upon her.
Richard, who is dying: that his death will be peaceful and that he will be able to die at home, as he wishes.
Sr Judy who has been taken to hospital with severe stomach pain. Venerable Mary Ward pray for her.
Josie, who has undergone surgery for skin cancer in the hopes to avoid further treatment - for its success.
A dear husband, who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer - for surgical success and good recovery.
Nelson, who will undergo heart surgery on Wednesday, for a successful outcome.
The repose of the soul of Sr Augustine Dempsey IBVM, of the USA. May she rest in peace.
Paul, who has COVID and living with COPD, which makes him a high risk for any kind of lung infection.
For Marie, who has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for her.
A friend who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Venerable Mary ward, pray for her.
The repose of the soul of Sister Benigna of the Ursuline Sisters.
Paulina, whose cancer has spread. Venerable Mary Ward, we entrust Paulina to your care.
Nicole, for protection from her battles with diabetes and kidney disease
Josie, who is having eye surgery on Wednesday, that it be successful and she quickly recovers.
Baby Sol, who is fighting a lung infection, that his condition is well managed and he stays strong.
Ruth, who is quite unwell after giving birth to her first child on Saturday. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for her.
Alen, for the spiritual direction he is looking for in his life.
Karen, to discern her vocational path.
Cathy, for her and her family, and especially a new baby for her son, Brian.
Steven, to find God's new vocation.
Fred, who is ill with post-COVID reactive arthritis. May it go away quickly so he can fully recover.
For the repose of the soul of our dear Sr Celine Marie Pinto ibvm, of Kolkata India. May she rest in peace.
Yolanda, who is in the hospital for a serious infection. Mary Ward pray for her.
Little Sol, whose surgery was successful but there were complications. May he recover to full health.
Paloma, for God's blessings to watch over her.
Margaret who is having surgery on Friday to remove a tumour from her brain and for her family.
Helen, who has a number of health complications and is in hospital.
Will, who has developed a pulmonary embolism after a serious fall, has been hospitalized and in pain.
Sol, that his heart surgery is successful. And for his parents & brother, to have strength during this time.
Our dear Sr Genevieve Davey ibvm, of the Kirribilli Community, AU; who has entered eternal life. RIP.
Calvin, to find God's will in his life.
Cathy, who is healing from surgery on her arm.
The repose of the soul of Sr Berchmans O’Mahony ibvm, of Kilkenny Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Our dear Sr Dominic O’Connor ibvm, of Kilkenny Ireland, who has entered eternal life. Rest in peace.
Debralee, who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer.
Donald, that he will become aware that God's love surrounds him.
Katherine, during her pregnancy and wishing for a safe delivery of a healthy baby.
Sharon, who is suffering from pulmonary fibrosis and is currently in the hospital, for comfort at this time.
Leeann, who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Geoffrey, for success on returning to Nigeria and healing his pain on his act of forgiveness of life.
Kyle, to heal from alcoholism.
Sr. Marides, who is being treated for a stage 4 cancer; for successful treatment, full healing & recovery.
Our dear Sr Nora Curran IBVM of Wales, who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
The deceased and wounded in the Russia Ukraine war and the deceased in the Alonso Diaz family.
Our dear Sr Roberta Hakendorf ibvm of Melbourne, who passed away peacefully yesterday. RIP.
Michael, who has just been diagnosed with an intestinal aneurysm, and is facing surgery this week.
Jason, and his children; his children's mother, was killed in a head-on collision on Friday night.
Xavier, to remain in Jesus to the very end.
Josie, who awaits eye surgery and now further treatment on her other eye, for a full recovery.
Cindy who has stage 4 lung cancer. And for Paul who has a tumour on his spine; for their recovery.
A young woman who has lived for years with schizophrenia; who is in ICU with an undetermined illness.
Noreen, who has been diagnosed with sarcoma; for strength to accept whatever path God has chosen.
My beloved sister Anita, who has been diagnosed with lung and brain cancer; for her recovery.
Abigail for her safe pregnancy and delivery of a healthy baby.
Indirarajah, who is currently in hospital with a brain bleed; that his condition stabilizes and he recovers.
Our sisters in Kyiv, Uzhgorod & Seredne and for the people of Ukraine. Give them your spirit.
Mick and Margot, who are missing their beloved best friend Molly.
Our dear Sister Brid Smith, ibvm of Ireland, who has now entered into eternal life. May she rest in peace.
Brother Francis, who suffered a brain bleed and seizure yesterday at suppertime.
A dear brother who died today. Please keep Hal and all his family in your prayers.
The husband of a very dear young friend who is fighting pancreatic cancer.
Janet, who is bravely fighting Stage IV glioblastoma brain cancer. Mary Ward continue to look after her.
Margaret, who has undergone surgery to remove cancer from her lungs. Pray that she has a full recovery.
Our dear Sister Myrtle Hyndman, ibvm of Rathfarnham, who has entered eternal life. RIP.
The repose of the soul of my Aunt Lillian who died today. May she rest in peace.
A patient who is healing from trauma & substance misuse, and needs a safe place she can call home.
Our dear Sister Dolores O’Keeffe, ibvm of Kilkenny, who has now entered eternal life. RIP.
The repose of the soul of a dear friend, Ashley. May he rest in peace.
For the soul of a dear sister Anne, who passed away this morning. RIP.
Our dear Sister Caroline Dawson ibvm, who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
A dear mother who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
Alex, who died in hospital after being ill with COVID. RIP. And for his children and family now grieving.
Ashley, who is seriously ill with COVID and on a ventilator. Venerable Mary Ward pray for him.
Katharen, who died suddenly and tragically as the result of a fire.
Betsy, who is at home now after her time in hospital. For her complete recovery.
Our dear Sister Maura Drea ibvm, of Kilkenny Ireland, who has entered eternal life. Rest in peace.
Honey, a longtime neighbour and family friend, who has entered eternal life. Rest in peace.
Please let us know if you have any special prayer intentions. Our Sisters will bring them to their daily prayer and Eucharist. Website intentions are updated as frequently as possible.