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:
The repose of the soul of Sr Nuala Brangan IBVM of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Michael, a dear brother and loving husband, who has entered eternal life. May he rest in peace.
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.
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.
A dear father, who is very ill. Venerable Mary Ward intercede on his behalf.
Madeleine, who died on Friday, November 17th, and for the comfort of her family. May she rest in peace.
Akbar, whose cancer has spread. Treatment options are limited. Ven. Mary Ward we place him into your care.
A dear mother, who has entered eternal life and is now with God.
A young relative, who has small children, who is dying in hospital. Ven. Mary Ward intercede for him.
A dear mother who suffered a severe stroke today. Mary Ward take care of her as God calls her home.
Damianus, for God to soften and touch him.
Cordelia, to help heal her mind, contain her heart trouble and repair her family tree.
Viola-Cleo, for the many physical and emotional ailments she is facing.
Colleen, who is in serious emotional and mental distress. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for her.
Eternal rest of the souls of Victoria, Fr. Olivio Miranda, Lilia, Leonora, Peter and Joseph. RIP.
For eternal rest for souls of Sr. Mary Beatrice, Sr. Mary Celine and Sr. Mary Gemma.
For the repose of the soul of Bro. John Matheson, SJ, who died on October 19. May he rest in peace.
For the eternal rest of Cheryl, who died peacefully on October 17, after a severe fall. May she rest in peace.
Vince, who is in the final days of his journey here on earth following a battle with cancer.
Catherine, who has undergone many tests for a terrible skin condition with no real prognosis.
For 2 month old Alexandra, who is in hospital with RSV. And for her very concerned parents at this time.
My youngest daughter who collapsed at work, sustained an injury and has been home since.
A dear mother, Alberta, who passed in August; and a dear sister who recently succumbed to cancer. RIP
Viola, who needs healing from mental health issues and needs stability and peace.
The repose of the soul of Sr Inez Logue ibvm, of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Jack, who died last evening. Prayers, too, for Mary and her children.
Simon, that he receives authentic healings of his mind, and strengthening of his faith trust and hope in God.
Dear friends, whose son David, died suddenly on the weekend. May he rest in peace.
Sr Toni Matha ibvm, of Australia, who passed away peacefully. Ven Mary Ward watch over her in heaven.
Josie and her husband, for better health, patience, and endurance as they deal with health issues
An elderly couple, as their arrangement to sell their house has fallen through.
Sr. Tressia's mother who died September 11, 2023. May she rest in peace. We pray for comfort for the family.
A cousin, Robert, who passed away from a drug overdose. RIP. And for his son and family members.
The repose of the soul of Sr. Marie McEvoy, ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Sr Mary Julia who is now in palliative care. Venerable Mary Ward pray for her.
Cathy, who has been diagnosed with lung and bone cancer, and for Nick and their family.
Loreto Rumbek, South Sudan community, for rain there so that their 'ground nuts' crop grow.
The repose of the soul of Muriel (Barton) McEwan, sister of our Sister Emily Barton, ibvm. Rest in peace.
Sr Eloise & Sr Angela who are on a mission trip to help children from poor families with their education.
Lorraine, who supports Paul in his search to find God and to find their spiritual path together.
Paul, to find his way to God, and to protect him & inspire him in his work and daily life.
Nyra, Samaira, their parents & grandparents, of India who had gone to a temple, which collapsed today. RIP
Meryeme, who is recovering from an injury to her arm. Ven Mary Ward intercede and help her recovery.
Dorothy, who has entered eternal life peacefully. And for her family at this sad time.
Gavin, whose fiancée Rebecca died on Monday from heart failure. Ven. Mary Ward ease his pain at this time.
A dear brother Steve, who has died (RIP) and for the members of his family at this time of their loss.
A dear brother, Steve, who is dying. St. Joseph, pray for him.
The repose of the soul of Sr Ellen Enright, ibvm of the USA. May she rest in peace.
Frank, a special cousin, who passed away peacefully on Sunday. May he rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Sr Rose Caneuill, ibvm of Canada. May God grant her eternal rest.
The repose of the soul of David, father of Rev. Ed Curtis, who died after a long illness.
Juan, who was suddenly taken very ill in Colombia. Paula and Felipe would be very grateful for our prayers.
The repose of the soul of Sr Rosemary Lynch ibvm, of the USA. May she now be at peace.
Ena, who has breast cancer and will be having surgery in August followed by chemotherapy treatment.
The repose of the soul of Sr Eithne Corcoran ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
Jane, of Guelph, who is still suffering from the results of a car accident which occurred last October.
A friend, whose son died last weekend as a result of an altercation in the Ontario prison system.
The repose of the soul of Sr Cyril Mooney ibvm, of India. May she rest in peace.
Karen, who is facing surgery in July
Patricia, who has recently passed away. May she rest in peace. And for the comfort of her family.
Tony, who after many years of managing his myeloma, is getting tested to see if the cancer has reactivated.
A mentally handicapped person who was badly beaten, and who is on life support in Kingston hospital.
A son who was not injured in a very serious car accident. Thanks to Ven Mary Ward for her intervention.
Two friends who died in the last week, John and also Allan. May they rest in peace.
Trudy, who is ill and in hospital. May Mary Ward ask God to bless her with restored good health.
My husband, who is having a hard time at work. And for my two children, Mark and Katharine.
A dear son who has been diagnosed with MS. May he be strong as he adjusts along his treatment journey.
Sr Kathleen Moore, ibvm who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Sr Brigid Bolger ibvm, of Ireland. 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 friend who has cancer of the esophagus and is starting treatments. Ven Mary Ward pray for them.
A colleague who has been diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer. Venerable Mary Ward pray for her.
Nishah, to find a partner to marry and have a family.
Betty, who is in hospital. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for her.
Helen, from Cape Breton, who died in Sydney yesterday after a long struggle with Alzheimer Disease.
The repose of the soul of Sr Berchmans Doohan, ibvm of Ireland. May she rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Sr Sheila Smith, ibvm of Canada. Mary Ward pray for her & those who mourn her.
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.
Carina, a dear sister in-law, who passed away over the weekend. And for her husband and family at this time.
The repose of the soul of Sr Bernadette Ziesing, ibvm of Adelaide, Australia. May she rest in peace.
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.
The repose of the soul of Joanne Knight, Associate; who has entered eternal life. May she rest in peace.
A dear aunt, Lucia, who has died and for the consolation of her family. May she rest in God's loving peace.
Randy, who is not doing well after surgery yesterday. Venerable Mary Ward pray for him.
Dan, who had an accident last week and is now in hospital. And for his medical team and our family.
The repose of the souls of my cousins, Joyce and Patricia who died recently. Rest in peace.
My sister, Colleen, who has suffered a fall and brain bleed.
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.
Janet, a dear sister, who passed away of cancer. And is now at peace. And for her family at this difficult time.
Mathew, a young father who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. And for his family at this time.
Rosemarie, as she faces a diagnosis of kidney and colon cancer at the age of 90. Mary Ward, pray for her.
Sheila, who has entered eternal life and is now with God. May she rest in peace.
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.
Carina, whose cancer journey continues. And for her family supporting her through this time.
Sr Jane, as she transitions from one home to the next to get the care she needs and recover.
Joanna, for healing and a smooth recovery after major surgery. And for her family taking care of her.
Viviana, from Peru, who is not well, and quite anxious about her health. Venerable Mary Ward, Pray for her.
Cyndi, who has entered eternal life today. RIP. And for her family as they grieve this sudden loss.
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.
Tom, who passed several days ago after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. RIP. And for his family. P
Simon, who is fighting mental health issues. That he makes it through this difficult journey.
Sonja, who was hit by a car in a crosswalk, and suffered extensive injuries. Ven. Mary Ward, pray for her.
Madeleine, in your prayers. She has been in hospital with a severe infection.
The repose of the soul of Sr Mary O'Brien, ibvm of Southport, Australia. May she rest in peace.
Sr Anne Carter ibvm, of Perth in Western Australia who entered eternal life today. May she rest in peace.
The repose of the soul of Vivien Dias, mother of Fr. Darren Dias, OP who passed peacefully this morning.
Guia, who has been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. Ven Mary Ward intercede on her behalf.
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.
Clemen Rivas Ojeda, CJ from Argentina, who has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer.
Sr Norma, who is in hospital undergoing some tests. Please keep her in your prayers.
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.
David, my nephew, transferred to palliative care, still experiencing much pain. And for Gladys and family.
Matthia, who has pancreatic cancer and is already facing multiple health and additionally life challenges.
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.
The repose of the soul of Libania, a dear mother who died on July 2. May she rest in peace.
Betty, a beloved aunt, who died on Friday July 1. May she rest in peace.
Kathleen, who died suddenly Tuesday, June 21st of a cerebral hemorrhage. May she rest in peace.
Margaret, who is having a CT scan to determine the outcome of an earlier surgery. That it was successful.
The repose of a dear father, Charlie, who passed on June 7, with family by his side. May he rest in peace.
Peter, who is dying from an aggressive form of cancer. Venerable Mary Ward pray for him and his family.
Patrick, a dear husband, father and grandfather; who passed peacefully on June 20.
Burce, who has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for him!
Joaquin & Javier, 2 Mexican Jesuit priests, who were assassinated while protecting a man in their church.
Sr. Norah who is going downhill and will be receiving palliative care. Venerable Mary Ward, pray for her.
Joseph Gerard (Gerry) who died June 1, 2022. May he rest in peace.
Mark, who is ill in hospital. May his recovery be swift.
A beloved cousin, Duncan, who died today, after a long illness. RIP. And for Tina, his partner.
My dad, Charlie, who has dementia and is in hospital under COVID lockdown and so very confused.
Mary Fran, whose knee surgery has lead to complications & a 2nd surgery. For a successful recovery.
Nick, who is having triple bypass surgery. For a successful recovery and happy future.
Eternal rest for Richard, and for the comfort of his wife Sonja and their family.
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.
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.
Sr Judy who has been taken to hospital with severe stomach pain. Venerable Mary Ward pray for her.
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.
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.