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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.

Woman with Bible

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

MaryWard'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.

Mary Ward
Retreat, Liége, 1616

Image by Ben White

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.

 

Amen.

Rosary

We pray with Special Intention for:

Praying For
Date Received
A mother and daughter, both recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Ven. Mary Ward, intercede for them.
23/03/2024
Strick, who is in hospital with a severe heart blockage, thankfully in stable condition. Dear Mary Ward, please continue to bring God’s peace, healing & love to all those for whom we pray and for their caregivers.
22/03/2024
Mary, as she deals with some medical issues. Mary Ward prayer for her!
17/03/2024
Katherine, who is 21 weeks into her 5th pregnancy and for the safe delivery of her baby. Katherine has previously had 4 miscarriages.
11/03/2024
Grace, who is very ill and probably at the end of her life. Mary Ward, pray for her and her family.
28/02/2024
Raajiv, whose recent sacrament of baptism is effective and any sins and its effects are forgiven.
27/02/2024
Betsy, who is waiting for a pacemaker but needs to get well first. Mary Ward, pray for her.
27/02/2024
Wilma, who is in palliative care. Prayers also for her family and close friends. Venerable Mary Ward, we place Wilma into your care.
26/02/2024
The repose of the soul of Sr Fuencisla Alcónez IBVM, of Spain. May she rest in peace with God.
25/02/2024
The repose of the soul of Anne. Ven. Mary Ward pray for her and for her family and friends who mourn her death.
25/02/2024
Gerrit, who has end-stage colorectal cancer. Ven Mary Ward intervene on his behalf. And pray for the family at this time.
22/02/2024
Becky, who has pneumococcal meningitis. Venerable Mary Ward, watch over her
17/02/2024
The repose of the soul of Sr Loreto McKean, IBVM of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
14/02/2024
Ann who is experiencing a brain bleed. She has been diagnosed with an aggressive leukemia. Venerable Mary Ward pray for her.
14/02/2024
The repose of the soul of Sr Eoghan Callaghan IBVM, of Wales. May she rest in peace.
13/02/2024
The repose of the soul of Sr Thomas More McGrath IBVM, of England. She is now with God.
11/02/2024
Cousin Mavis, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Venerable Mary Ward Pray for her.
07/02/2024
Bremen, for a speedy recovery after surgery.
06/02/2024
Magda, David, and their children, for their health and protection.
27/01/2024
Karen, who would like to land a job. And to continue her career and be successful.
25/01/2024
Erin, who is doing much better but still very ill. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for her and for her family.
22/01/2024
Susan, who is having an annual colon checkup, that there are no polyps. Also for her children, that they don’t get the same condition.
18/01/2024
Genny, for healing, for all pain to go and no more complications with medicine. And for her to be able to eat again.
16/01/2024
A friend, who is showing improvement after being treated for an infection. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for him.
11/01/2024
A dear brother, John, who passed away a few days into the New Year . May he rest in peace.
08/01/2024
Heather Ann, who returns home soon after suffering a heart attack. And for her family helping both parents through this challenging time.
08/01/2024
Jennifer who had a miscarriage at 4 ½ months. She and her husband are heart-broken. Ven Mary Ward pray for them.
02/01/2024
The repose of the soul of Martha, who died peacefully surrounded by her family. Rest in peace.
02/01/2024
The life and ministry of Sr. Agnes Roger, DCJ (Pat Roger), who has died after a long illness. RIP.
02/01/2024
A dear father, for his full and speedy recovery after a stroke. Our for our supportive friends and family.
30/12/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Esther O'Mara, IBVM of the USA. May she rest in peace.
29/12/2023
John, who passed away just after Christmas. Ven Mary Ward watch over him.
26/12/2023
The repose of the soul of Hazel, a dear friend. May she rest in peace.
18/12/2023
My daughter Joanne who has endured serious health issues for the past few years. She will be receiving results of recent tests. God, please let it be good news.
18/12/2023
A dear father, who is in hospital. Ven Mary Ward intervene on his behalf.
18/12/2023
Matthew, who is in the later stage of cancer. And for his family. Ven Mary Ward intervene on his behalf.
18/12/2023
My friend, who is currently undergoing cancer treatments. She is in hospital for a related infection and not feeling well.
12/12/2023
A family member, who is suffering from cancer. To restore their health.
02/12/2023
Aunt Marion and her 2 sons. She is in hospice. Pray to Ven. Mary Ward to comfort her pain.
02/12/2023
A dear father, who passed away earlier this week. May he rest in peace.
30/11/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Nuala Brangan IBVM of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
27/11/2023
Michael, a dear brother and loving husband, who has entered eternal life. May he rest in peace.
26/11/2023
For my friend's daughter, who is struggling with unhealthy coping tools like rage, homelessness and addictions. Ven. Mary Ward please protect her and comfort her mother.
23/11/2023
Dan, who has been moved to a long term care facility. May he get used to his new situation. Ven. Mary Ward pray for him.
23/11/2023
An elderly friend, who has a serious infection which is not responding well to antibiotics. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for him.
23/11/2023
A dear father, who is very ill. Venerable Mary Ward intercede on his behalf.
20/11/2023
Madeleine, who died on Friday, November 17th, and for the comfort of her family. May she rest in peace.
18/11/2023
Akbar, whose cancer has spread. Treatment options are limited. Ven. Mary Ward we place him into your care.
16/11/2023
A dear mother, who has entered eternal life and is now with God.
09/11/2023
A young relative, who has small children, who is dying in hospital. Ven. Mary Ward intercede for him.
07/11/2023
A dear mother who suffered a severe stroke today. Mary Ward take care of her as God calls her home.
06/11/2023
Damianus, for God to soften and touch him.
02/11/2023
Cordelia, to help heal her mind, contain her heart trouble and repair her family tree.
02/11/2023
Viola-Cleo, for the many physical and emotional ailments she is facing.
01/11/2023
Colleen, who is in serious emotional and mental distress. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for her.
01/11/2023
Eternal rest of the souls of Victoria, Fr. Olivio Miranda, Lilia, Leonora, Peter and Joseph. RIP.
22/10/2023
For eternal rest for souls of Sr. Mary Beatrice, Sr. Mary Celine and Sr. Mary Gemma.
22/10/2023
For the repose of the soul of Bro. John Matheson, SJ, who died on October 19. May he rest in peace.
20/10/2023
For the eternal rest of Cheryl, who died peacefully on October 17, after a severe fall. May she rest in peace.
19/10/2023
Vince, who is in the final days of his journey here on earth following a battle with cancer.
17/10/2023
Catherine, who has undergone many tests for a terrible skin condition with no real prognosis.
12/10/2023
For 2 month old Alexandra, who is in hospital with RSV. And for her very concerned parents at this time.
07/10/2023
My youngest daughter who collapsed at work, sustained an injury and has been home since.
05/10/2023
A dear mother, Alberta, who passed in August; and a dear sister who recently succumbed to cancer. RIP
02/10/2023
Viola, who needs healing from mental health issues and needs stability and peace.
29/09/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Inez Logue ibvm, of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
28/09/2023
The repose of the soul of Jack, who died last evening. Prayers, too, for Mary and her children.
21/09/2023
Simon, that he receives authentic healings of his mind, and strengthening of his faith trust and hope in God.
19/09/2023
Dear friends, whose son David, died suddenly on the weekend. May he rest in peace.
18/09/2023
Sr Toni Matha ibvm, of Australia, who passed away peacefully. Ven Mary Ward watch over her in heaven.
18/09/2023
Josie and her husband, for better health, patience, and endurance as they deal with health issues
14/09/2023
An elderly couple, as their arrangement to sell their house has fallen through.
14/09/2023
Sr. Tressia's mother who died September 11, 2023. May she rest in peace. We pray for comfort for the family.
11/09/2023
A cousin, Robert, who passed away from a drug overdose. RIP. And for his son and family members.
09/09/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr. Marie McEvoy, ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
29/08/2023
Sr Mary Julia who is now in palliative care. Venerable Mary Ward pray for her.
28/08/2023
Cathy, who has been diagnosed with lung and bone cancer, and for Nick and their family.
28/08/2023
Loreto Rumbek, South Sudan community, for rain there so that their 'ground nuts' crop grow.
27/08/2023
The repose of the soul of Muriel (Barton) McEwan, sister of our Sister Emily Barton, ibvm. Rest in peace.
24/08/2023
Sr Eloise & Sr Angela who are on a mission trip to help children from poor families with their education.
22/08/2023
Lorraine, who supports Paul in his search to find God and to find their spiritual path together.
21/08/2023
Paul, to find his way to God, and to protect him & inspire him in his work and daily life.
21/08/2023
Nyra, Samaira, their parents & grandparents, of India who had gone to a temple, which collapsed today. RIP
15/08/2023
Meryeme, who is recovering from an injury to her arm. Ven Mary Ward intercede and help her recovery.
14/08/2023
Dorothy, who has entered eternal life peacefully. And for her family at this sad time.
08/08/2023
Gavin, whose fiancée Rebecca died on Monday from heart failure. Ven. Mary Ward ease his pain at this time.
27/07/2023
A dear brother Steve, who has died (RIP) and for the members of his family at this time of their loss.
26/07/2023
A dear brother, Steve, who is dying. St. Joseph, pray for him.
24/07/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Ellen Enright, ibvm of the USA. May she rest in peace.
22/07/2023
Frank, a special cousin, who passed away peacefully on Sunday. May he rest in peace.
17/07/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Rose Caneuill, ibvm of Canada. May God grant her eternal rest.
15/07/2023
The repose of the soul of David, father of Rev. Ed Curtis, who died after a long illness.
14/07/2023
Juan, who was suddenly taken very ill in Colombia. Paula and Felipe would be very grateful for our prayers.
14/07/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Rosemary Lynch ibvm, of the USA. May she now be at peace.
11/07/2023
Ena, who has breast cancer and will be having surgery in August followed by chemotherapy treatment.
10/07/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Eithne Corcoran ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
10/07/2023
Jane, of Guelph, who is still suffering from the results of a car accident which occurred last October.
07/07/2023
A friend, whose son died last weekend as a result of an altercation in the Ontario prison system.
27/06/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Cyril Mooney ibvm, of India. May she rest in peace.
24/06/2023
Karen, who is facing surgery in July
22/06/2023
Patricia, who has recently passed away. May she rest in peace. And for the comfort of her family.
22/06/2023
Tony, who after many years of managing his myeloma, is getting tested to see if the cancer has reactivated.
12/06/2023
A mentally handicapped person who was badly beaten, and who is on life support in Kingston hospital.
10/06/2023
A son who was not injured in a very serious car accident. Thanks to Ven Mary Ward for her intervention.
10/06/2023
Two friends who died in the last week, John and also Allan. May they rest in peace.
09/06/2023
Trudy, who is ill and in hospital. May Mary Ward ask God to bless her with restored good health.
08/06/2023
My husband, who is having a hard time at work. And for my two children, Mark and Katharine.
25/05/2023
A dear son who has been diagnosed with MS. May he be strong as he adjusts along his treatment journey.
25/05/2023
Sr Kathleen Moore, ibvm who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
22/05/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Brigid Bolger ibvm, of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
22/05/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Gerardine Carroll ibvm, of Australia. Venerable Mary Ward watch over her.
21/05/2023
My niece, Jane, who after giving birth to a baby girl, is being monitored due to very high blood pressure.
10/05/2023
For the repose of Sr Miriam O'Beirne, ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
29/04/2023
Sr Marietta Brummel, ibvm of the USA, who has entered eternal life. Ven. Mary Ward, watch over her.
25/04/2023
Sr Paula Doolin, ibvm of Ireland; who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
21/04/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Josepha Brown, ibvm of Canada. Ven. Mary Ward take her hand in yours.
03/04/2023
A friend who has cancer of the esophagus and is starting treatments. Ven Mary Ward pray for them.
20/03/2023
A colleague who has been diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer. Venerable Mary Ward pray for her.
20/03/2023
Nishah, to find a partner to marry and have a family.
15/03/2023
Betty, who is in hospital. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for her.
14/03/2023
Helen, from Cape Breton, who died in Sydney yesterday after a long struggle with Alzheimer Disease.
11/03/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Berchmans Doohan, ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
11/03/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Sheila Smith, ibvm of Canada. Mary Ward pray for her & those who mourn her.
11/03/2023
Sabrina, a dear niece and god daughter, who sadly passed away. May she rest in peace.
04/03/2023
A special mother who died on March 1st in her 98th year. May God bless her and her family.
03/03/2023
Akbar, who has a sarcoma in his left arm and planning treatment. Ven. Mary Ward, place him into your care.
28/02/2023
Orville, who entered eternal life yesterday. May he rest in peace.
21/02/2023
The repose of the soul of Ralph, who died on the weekend. And for his wife and family at this time.
20/02/2023
My nephew, Owen, who is almost 2 years old, who is undergoing surgery on Monday. For a speedy recovery.
17/02/2023
For the repose of Sr Angela Powell, ibvm of Ireland. May Ven. Mary Ward watch over her.
14/02/2023
Carina, a dear sister in-law, who passed away over the weekend. And for her husband and family at this time.
13/02/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Bernadette Ziesing, ibvm of Adelaide, Australia. May she rest in peace.
13/02/2023
For the repose of the soul of Sr Therese Regan ibvm, of Altrincham, UK. May she rest in peace.
09/02/2023
The eternal rest of Richard, who died yesterday. Please pray for his wife, his 4 children, and his sister as well.
05/02/2023
My neighbour Tish, who is having surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
03/02/2023
George, who has had three surgeries for an aortic aneurysm, and is in critical condition in hospital.
31/01/2023
The repose of our dear Sr Mary Martin Raczynksi, ibvm of Canada. May she rest in peace.
30/01/2023
Robert, who has suffered a serious stroke. Venerable Mary Ward pray for him.
29/01/2023
Paul, a dear brother, who has now entered eternal life. Venerable Mary Ward pray for him and Celima.
28/01/2023
Stella, who is is suffering a serious bacterial infection. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for her.
26/01/2023
My sisters, Janice and Vicki, that they may have peaceful and blessed lives.
19/01/2023
Mary Angela, who is in need of our prayerful support.
17/01/2023
Pete, who turned 85 yesterday and passed away peacefully this morning. May he rest in peace. Amen
13/01/2023
Roberta, a dear sister, who died in Ottawa on December 29th, 2022, at age 101. May she rest in peace.
11/01/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Brigid Agnes Devine ibvm, of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
08/01/2023
Lynne, who is in ICU with pneumonia. And for her daughters who have their own health issues.
05/01/2023
The repose of the soul of Sr Peg Caulfield, ibvm, of the USA. May she rest in peace.
01/01/2023
For the repose of the soul of Ann, honorary IBVM Associate, who has entered eternal life. Rest in peace.
27/12/2022
Suzette, a dear sister, who suddenly passed away in the Philippines. Keep Petite and family in your prayers.
26/12/2022
Annie, who has gone peacefully to God on Monday, December 19th. May she rest in peace.
21/12/2022
The victims of gun violence in Vaughan, for everyone involved, but especially for Rita.
21/12/2022
The repose of the soul of Joanne Knight, Associate; who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
19/12/2022
A dear aunt, Lucia, who has died and for the consolation of her family. May she rest in God's loving peace.
19/12/2022
Randy, who is not doing well after surgery yesterday. Venerable Mary Ward pray for him.
15/12/2022
Dan, who had an accident last week and is now in hospital. And for his medical team and our family.
01/12/2022
The repose of the souls of my cousins, Joyce and Patricia who died recently. Rest in peace.
01/12/2022
My sister, Colleen, who has suffered a fall and brain bleed.
01/12/2022
Mary, who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace. And for Ramsay during this difficult time.
29/11/2022
The people of Ukraine who need strength this winter. And to our sisters in Slovakia who aid them.
28/11/2022
Janet, a dear sister, who passed away of cancer. And is now at peace. And for her family at this difficult time.
24/11/2022
Mathew, a young father who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. And for his family at this time.
24/11/2022
Rosemarie, as she faces a diagnosis of kidney and colon cancer at the age of 90. Mary Ward, pray for her.
22/11/2022
Sheila, who has entered eternal life and is now with God. May she rest in peace.
22/11/2022
The repose of the soul of Sr Jennifer Collins, ibvm of Australia. May she rest in peace.
21/11/2022
Theresa, who who died suddenly last week. After a troubled life, pray that she is peaceful in God's embrace.
17/11/2022
Yolanda (Yolie), who died this morning. Please pray for her and her family. May she rest in peace.
16/11/2022
Brendan, who entered eternal life. And for his mother who still grieves for Ashley, Brendan's father.
15/11/2022
Simon, that he receives authentic healings of his mind and a restoration of his faith, trust and hope in God.
14/11/2022
Ricky, who has just been diagnosed with advanced pulmonary fibrosis. And for his mom at this time.
12/11/2022
Theresa, a former teacher at Loretto College School who has passed away. RIP.
11/11/2022
Jim, who has 2 broken wrists and lives alone. That his friends support him at this time.
09/11/2022
Carina, whose cancer journey continues. And for her family supporting her through this time.
07/11/2022
Sr Jane, as she transitions from one home to the next to get the care she needs and recover.
07/11/2022
Joanna, for healing and a smooth recovery after major surgery. And for her family taking care of her.
05/11/2022
Viviana, from Peru, who is not well, and quite anxious about her health. Venerable Mary Ward, Pray for her.
03/11/2022
Cyndi, who has entered eternal life today. RIP. And for her family as they grieve this sudden loss.
03/11/2022
The repose of the soul of Sr Estelle McGoldrick, ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
01/11/2022
Benjamin, who has just been diagnosed with bone cancer. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for him and for his family.
31/10/2022
Kate, who is now cancer-free and pray Ven. Mary Ward continues to intercede for her good health.
28/10/2022
For the repose of the soul of dear Sr Caroline Altpeter, ibvm of Canada. May she rest in peace now with God.
02/10/2022
Tom, who passed several days ago after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. RIP. And for his family. P
01/10/2022
Simon, who is fighting mental health issues. That he makes it through this difficult journey.
01/10/2022
Sonja, who was hit by a car in a crosswalk, and suffered extensive injuries. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for her.
01/10/2022
Madeleine, in your prayers. She has been in hospital with a severe infection.
01/10/2022
The repose of the soul of Sr Mary O'Brien, ibvm of Southport, Australia. May she rest in peace.
01/10/2022
Sr Anne Carter ibvm, of Perth in Western Australia who entered eternal life today. May she rest in peace.
21/09/2022
The repose of the soul of Vivien Dias, mother of Fr. Darren Dias, OP who passed peacefully this morning.
21/09/2022
Guia, who has been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. Ven Mary Ward intercede on her behalf.
21/09/2022
Carina, as she begins the steps towards a mastectomy and possible treatment following that.
19/09/2022
The repose of the soul of Alice Brona, Associate; who passed away today. May she rest in peace.
15/09/2022
My husband, to convert to Christianity.
14/09/2022
For the repose of the soul of our dear Sr Norah Burns, ibvm, of Canada. May she rest in peace.
12/09/2022
The repose of the soul of Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace.
08/09/2022
The repose of the soul of Sr Imelda Logue, ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
06/09/2022
Annie Bromham, ibvm, of North Wales who entered eternal life on Aug 22. May she rest in peace.
01/09/2022
My university friend who was diagnosed 5 weeks ago with pancreatic cancer. Sadly, he passed away. RIP.
22/08/2022
My nephew David, who died peacefully with wife Gladys at his bedside. Pray for the family as they mourn his loss.
17/08/2022
Lynn, who suffered a massive stroke but is showing signs of recovery. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for her.
14/08/2022
Sheila, who is having surgery to remove a cancerous tumour. Mary Ward please keep her in safe hands.
03/08/2022
A friend from university days who is suffering with pancreatic cancer. Mary Ward please pray for him.
02/08/2022
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