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:
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.
A dear husband, who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer - for surgical success and good recovery.
Josie, who has undergone surgery for skin cancer in the hopes to avoid further treatment - for its success.
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.
For Marie, who has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for her.
Paul, who has COVID and living with COPD, which makes him a high risk for any kind of lung infection.
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
Ruth, who is quite unwell after giving birth to her first child on Saturday. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for her.
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.
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.
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.
For the repose of the soul of our dear Sr Celine Marie Pinto ibvm, of Kolkata India. May she rest in peace.
Fred, who is ill with post-COVID reactive arthritis. May it go away quickly so he can fully recover.
Margaret who is having surgery on Friday to remove a tumour from her brain and for her family.
Paloma, for God's blessings to watch over her.
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.
Our dear Sr Dominic O’Connor ibvm, of Kilkenny Ireland, who has entered eternal life. Rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Sr Berchmans O’Mahony ibvm, of Kilkenny Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Debralee, who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer.
Katherine, during her pregnancy and wishing for a safe delivery of a healthy baby.
Donald, that he will become aware that God's love surrounds him.
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.
Sr. Marides, who is being treated for a stage 4 cancer; for successful treatment, full healing & recovery.
Kyle, to heal from alcoholism.
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.
Noreen, who has been diagnosed with sarcoma; for strength to accept whatever path God has chosen.
A young woman who has lived for years with schizophrenia; who is in ICU with an undetermined illness.
My beloved sister Anita, who has been diagnosed with lung and brain cancer; for her recovery.
Indirarajah, who is currently in hospital with a brain bleed; that his condition stabilizes and he recovers.
Abigail for her safe pregnancy and delivery of a healthy baby.
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.
The repose of the soul of a dear friend, Ashley. May he rest in peace.
Our dear Sister Dolores O’Keeffe, ibvm of Kilkenny, who has now entered eternal life. RIP.
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.
Betsy, who is at home now after her time in hospital. For her complete recovery.
Katharen, who died suddenly and tragically as the result of a fire.
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.
Betsy, who is in hospital where she is having heart function tests. Pray that all goes well and easily fixed.
Nikolas, that he will become aware that God's mercy and love surround him despite his actions.
A friend, who needs support through a planned intervention. That it is successful and she will get help.
Concetta, who died peacefully surrounded by her family whom she loved very deeply. Rest in peace.
A friend who is blind, with Down's Syndrome, and has COVID pneumonia & would be anxious in hospital.
Cindy, who is in the hospital with blood clots in her lungs and undergoing many tests.
The repose of the soul of Sister Marilyn Marsh, ibvm of Wheaton, Illinois. May she rest in peace.
The repose of our dear Sister Jo Bull, ibvm of Llandudno, Wales. May she rest in peace.
Cristina García Sánchez, ibvm who has now entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
Debbie, who has recently been moved to rehab where she is showing signs of improvement.
Caroline, who is home from the hospital. She is not doing well as her health is failing.
Fr. Bob CSB, who is very ill in St. Michael's hospital.
Kathleen, mother of Gill, who died this morning in Scotland. May she rest in peace.
A dear sister, Janet, who is dying after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.
A family, to support them as they make life changing decisions to help their son who has autism.
A dear brother, James (Jim) who passed away, with his family by his side. May he rest in peace.
Ralph, beloved husband of Diane (a Brunswick grad), who died last Thursday. May he rest in peace.
The respose of our dear Sister Agnes Thompson, ibvm of Balbriggan, Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Mary, a dear sister, who is in hospital.
A single woman with mental health issues facing discharge from hospital & is in need of affordable housing.
A dear mother who recently had a fall that landed her in hospital.
Our dear Sister Mary Joan McDonnell IBVM, who entered eternal life peacefully with sisters by her side. RIP.
A sister, Anne who has received bad news following her MRI and remains very ill.
Jean, who is dying. Please pray for her and for her family.
Our dear Sister Jacqueline Paturau IBVM, of Loreto Mauritius, who has now entered eternal life. RIP.
Our dear Sister Chris Neil IBVM, of Kirribilli NSW AU, who has now entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
Maureen, wife of Carl (our colleague at Loretto Maryholme), who died suddenly on Sunday. RIP.
Our dear Sister Loyola Ring IBVM, of Loreto Kilkenny, who has now entered eternal life. RIP.
Rachel, who is dealing with severe depression and talking about suicide .
Duncan, who has just undergone extensive surgery for intestinal and bladder cancer.
Ralph, who has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemo.
Suzanne, whose youngest son, Andrew, died tragically as a result of schizophrenia.
A dear mother who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and begins chemo on Monday.
Joanne, who is at Rehab after surgery - for an easy and successful recovery.
Ursuline Sisters of Chatham, on the occasion of holding their General Chapter Meetings & Elections.
The repose of the soul of Jane, a former member, who died last weekend. RIP.
Roseanne Dean, formerly Sr. Mary Rita, who died on Sunday. May she rest in peace.
Our Archives team as they oversee moving the archives from Loretto Abbey to our new location this week.
The repose of the soul of a dear brother, Bob, who died of cancer. May he rest in peace.
Maura, as she prepares for an unexpected surgery on Friday. For a successful surgery and quick recovery.
Layton, who has a tumour between his eyes and is nervously awaiting surgery.
Delilah, whose birth complications are being managed at Sick Kids. And for her parents Caitlin and Robert.
The repose of the soul of my cousin's wife, Carlene, who died today of cancer.
Mary, who is having coronary surgery on Thursday.
Mary, who is having coronary surgery on Thursday.
A dear father, Martin, who passed away of a stroke in August. RIP.
The repose of the soul of a dear brother, Tony, who passed away on Tuesday. May he rest in peace.
Gloria and Steve, whose son Brian died suddenly after a soccer game. And for Brian's fiancee, Danielle.
Alice, whose health has taken a sharp turn downward. Please pray for Alice's peace of mind and heart.
Joanna and family, for comfort and peace following her mother's passing - may she rest in peace.
The comfort and consolation of Veronica and her family, on the death her brother Rienzie. RIP.
Eunice, for a speedy recovery at St John's Rehab following her surgery.
Antoinette's husband, who had been in hospital, now at rehab, and needs a lot of physio to walk again.
Teresa's sister, who has inoperable brain cancer. Please pray for her and her family.
A dear mother who has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
Wini, a former colleague, who recently passed away. Rest in peace.
Eunice, who is having hip replacement surgery.
David, who has entered eternal life. And for his family who are still grieving his sibling's passing.
Mary Jane, class of ‘75, at Loretto Abbey who has passed away. She was a bright light.
Cindy, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, as she struggles to accept this diagnosis.
Dorothy, who suffered an aneurism on Sunday. Her condition is stable for now. Also Peter, who is having heart surgery today.
Our dear Sister Olivia Morgan IBVM, who has now entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Rita, a St. Cecilia's grad and LCS '73, after many years of illness. RIP.
David, who has been transferred to rehab. And Gudrun, who is struggling with a fractured knee.
Guan Ya, a dear mother. May she rest in peace.
Our dear Sister Antonia Hickie IBVM who entered eternal life at age 106. May she rest in peace.
Guido, a dear father, who passed away peacefully, at the age of 97.
The respose of Francisco, an untiring advocate for justice for all. RIP.
David, who is in hospital - on the mend we think but continuing observation.
Larry, who was rushed into ICU last evening with a massive infection after a surgery last week.
Shirley, who is at the beginning of navigating her journey with pancreatic cancer.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Maria Sheerin, IBVM.
Maureen, a long-time friend and former staff member at Loretto-Brunswick. May she rest in peace.
Maria, who has completed her cancer treatments and awaits the results in the fall.
Larry, whose melanoma has returned and he will be undergoing a difficult medical procedure.
Liz & Wayne, newly married. Liz now has a growth on her thyroid and Wayne has pancreatic cancer.
Thomas, who is suffering from a rare form of cancer and treatment for it will be quite difficult for him.
Teresa, who passed quietly on Friday. Teresa leaves her husband and children and one brother .
For the repose of the soul of our dear Sister Alma Toppo, IBVM.
Marie, a dear cousin who passed away peacefully. May she rest in peace.
Cami, who needs to get stronger as she awaits heart surgery following a stroke.
Winnie Doyle, IBVM, whose sister died suddenly last week .
For the repose of Christiane, 100 years, who passed away peacefully. May she rest in peace.
David, who has lung cancer due to asbestos exposure, and is starting treatment with an experimental drug.
Alec, who was tragically killed in a hit and run. And for his grieving family members.
Shanti, who is having surgery for a large tumour on her spine.
Maria, who has lung cancer and is being transferred from hospital to hospice care.
Teresa, on life support after suffering a stroke.
Marion who fell and broke her pelvis. She is in pain at the hospital.
A cousin who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma on her spine.
Alma, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and having a medical procedure.
Kamila, who is seriously ill, and for her sister Clare, who is grieving the recent death of her husband.
A young family whose father has just been diagnosed with 4th stage pancreatic cancer.
Two Guelph families who lost their mothers this week. May they rest in peace.
Jackie who has been suffering from an unknown painful ailment since end of April.
Maureen, a former teacher at LCS who has been very ill for a few years and now is on a ventilator.
An elderly lady who is facing complicated heart surgery.
Maria, who is continuing her journey through cancer treatments.
A friend in London who is very ill.
Jamie, who has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and dementia.
Keith, to resolve his legal matters.
Please pray for the repose of our dear Sister Lenah Mambo, IBVM. May she rest in peace.
Jim, a dear friend, who was sent to hospital last night with a brain bleed in his front temporal lobe.
Mary, who is having intestinal surgery to remove a malignant growth.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Bernard Sheehan, IBVM.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Paulinus O’Connor, IBVM.
Ursula, that her surgery is successful.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Bernard Sheehan, IBVM.
For the repose of our dear Sister Anna Mulligan, IBVM. May she rest in peace.
For the repose of our dear Sister Josephine O'Brien, IBVM. May she rest in peace.
Our South Asia (India, Nepal, Bangladesh) IBVM sisters as the virus spreads throughout their countries.
Mauro, who passed away due to COVID.
A Niagara family whose teenage son has been diagnosed with an inoperable tumour and only days to live.
Nine-year-old Lilly, who is having experimental back surgery for scoliosis.
Mauro, who is very sick and is in ICU due to COVID.
Pamela and Jojo, who have been admitted to hospital due to COVID.
A young man who has just finished chemotherapy, that he will receive a good report from his oncologist.
Lynn, a former Brunswick student, who is in hospital and on oxygen, suffering from COVID.
A young man who has just finished chemotherapy, that he will receive a good report from his oncologist .
Bren, who sadly passed away after a serious fall that left her in intensive care.
Richard, who is quite ill with a very painful but as-yet-undiagnosed spinal condition.
Maria, for her well-being throughout her cancer treatments and for a speedy recovery.
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.