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:
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.
Mary, who is having intestinal surgery to remove a malignant growth.
Jim, a dear friend, who was sent to hospital last night with a brain bleed in his front temporal lobe.
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.
A Niagara family whose teenage son has been diagnosed with an inoperable tumour and only days to live.
Mauro, who passed away due to COVID.
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 pray for the repose of Maureen, IBVM Associate who has entered eternal life.
Maureen, whose condition has worsened. That her journey is peaceful and without pain.
Claudine, who will be taking her NCLEX nursing exam this week.
Nadira, whose surgery was successful but has a long road to recovery.
Ken, who had surgery for a brain tumour this week and is recovering.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, JoAnn Tedesco, IBVM.
Nadira, who has recently fallen ill and is in hospital - for a full and speedy recovery.
Liliana, who has COVID. She is responsible for a group of elderly Sisters in Buenos Aires.
Maria, as she goes through cancer treatments.
Anita's mother who is in hospital.
Our sisters in Brazil, for an end to the suffering in their country due to COVID variants.
Our sisters in Peru, for some kind of reasonable success in the Presidential Elections on Sunday.
The IBVM sisters and their missions in East Timor, that they are safe following a tropical cyclone.
Theresa, IBVM, recovering from a fall and awaiting test results.
Mary, for two upcoming surgeries and the wisdom of the surgeons to decide how it will go.
Please pray for the repose of Jim, a dear husband and father, who entered eternal life suddenly on Good Friday.
Betty, a dear sister. May she rest in peace.
Maria's successful treatment and recovery from cancer.
The repose of our dear Sister, Mary Anthony Judge, IBVM. Rest in peace.
Agustina, who has cancer and is very sick from the chemotherapy treatment.
Jill, my neighbour, that she can find a good nursing home where her mother can be properly cared for.
Katie, who is in an abusive relationship and also addicted to cocaine.
Maria, diagnosed with cancer and awaiting radiation treatments.
Maureen, who is now in palliative care.
Maureen, who is very ill.
Sharon, who is on oxygen and was admitted to hospital.
Mary Anthony, IBVM who is weakening.
Dorothy, who passed away after a brief illness.
Philip, whose business is in trouble due to the pandemic.
Kyle, who is medicating himself with alcohol.
Maria, who is waiting for surgery.
Tracy, who has pancreatic cancer.
Pray for the repose of Doreen, a dear sister.
Pray for the repose of Theresa, a dear sister whose passing was quite sudden.
Pray for the repose of a dear aunt, of COVID-19.
Please pray for the repose of Barry, dear husband, father, friend and golfing buddy.
Aunt Sadie who has tested positive for COVID. She's in her 93rd year and lives in a nursing home.
Angela, who caught COVID last spring. She has spent many weeks in hospital and is still very ill.
Anton who is about to undergo hernia surgery in Sri Lanka.
The husband of a very good friend who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 leukemia.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret Kane, CSJ.
My aunt (my dad’s sister) and my uncle have tested positive for COVID 19. They are in long-term care.
Inez, who at 97 has decided that she doesn't want to go through cancer treatments but will focus on pain management and spending time with her loved ones.
Mary, as she has exploratory surgery to diagnose a heart valve problem.
Mercedes, of our Peruvian IBVM community, who suffered a stroke and is in hospital.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Mary Ellen Beck, IBVM.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Eileen Gallagher IBVM.
Our US Sister, Mary Ellen, at Resurrection Village near Chicago. Mary Ellen's condition is declining.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Patricia Ziebarth, IBVM.
Sharon, who is having serious heart surgery .
Jennifer, who has COVID, is asthmatic and has been diagnosed with double pneumonia.
Paulina, an LCS grad who will be undergoing very delicate spinal surgery.
Continued prayers for Virginia's sister Janet, whose cancer has not responded to treatment.
A father who has severe dementia and a mother who fell and broke her hip on New Year's Eve.
Térèsa, with Alzheimer's who is reliving the terror of when her husband was tortured and imprisoned in Chile.
For those who are discerning a religious calling/vocation and for those who have no one to pray for them.
A doctor who has been called home to Poland to see her elderly mother who has COVID.
Please pray for the repose of Rozella, a dear sister.
The Congregation of Notre Dame sisters in Montreal and Quebec City infirmaries who have tested positive.
Barry whose disease continues to progress.
Please pray for the repose of our dear Sister, Redempta Horan, IBVM.
Please pray for the repose of Joan, CSJ, who died of COVID-related causes .
Anna Marie, a second cousin, who died of an aggressive cancer.
Please pray for the repose of our dear Sister, Sr Kathleen Brennan, IBVM.
Amelia, a veterinarian, who was injured in an accident with a large farm animal.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister Mary Teresa Delap, IBVM.
Francis, who has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer and has serious mobility issues.
Mary Angela, recovering from a broken foot due to a fall recently.
Students, staff, families, and our Sisters following a fire in a dormitory at our Loreto school in Nyakato, Tanzania
For the repose of the soul of Ann Marie Moriarty, OSC, originally a member of IBVM.
Cheryl, who has three young children and is facing serious marital problems because of her husband’s breakdown.
Rosella, who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer and with possibly only a few months to live.
Barbara and friends at their nursing home - to keep them well at this time.
Catherine, who died of COVID yesterday. And for her husband and extended family
Pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister Genevieve Moran, IBVM.
Kevin, who has a staph infection in his spine.
Sister Sabrina, Provincial of IBVM South Asia, who has tested positive and is being admitted to hospital for care.
Janet, who continues to battle terminal brain cancer.
Nancy, who is in hospital fighting COVID.
Please pray for the repose of Gerry, a dear brother.
Peter, who awaits open-heart surgery.
Please pray for the repose of Mary Jeanne and Olivia (former IBVM Sisters).
Margaret, who requires a second surgery to remove a brain tumour.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Vivienne Caron.
Emma, a grade 12 student, who tried to take her own life.
Pray for the repose of Alex, a dear brother, and his family members.
Joshua, who is having a really difficult time during COVID.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Catherine Carey, IBVM.
Please pray for the repose of Oliva, a teacher and former member of the Institute.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Caroline Deutscher, IBVM.
Gerry, who has stage 4 cancer; for his family, along with Angela & brothers from afar during the pandemic.
Giovanni, who has peacefully entered eternal life.
Bobbie, a dear niece who passed away. And for her family members.
Continued prayers for Barry requiring a liver and double lung transplant.
Former Abbey pupil's family member facing difficulties due to medical malpractice.
A brother who died in workplace accident, friend Marc with crushed sternum and sister Janet (brain cancer).
For Emily on her wedding day.
Loss of Christopher who had a brain tumour and was in hospice for six weeks.
John who entered eternal life peacefully. He decided against an amputation.
John who required a leg amputation after contracting a flesh-eating disease.
Angela, graduate of Loretto Hamilton who completed her journey to eternal life.
Mary Jeanne, who has entered eternal life.
Family with four children (ages 16-22) dealing with one child being addicted to opiates.
Barry suffering from pulmonary fibrosis. Praying to identify a treatment that will get him back to health.
Bobbie diagnosed with terminal inoperable brain cancer. Praying in Mary Ward's name for a miracle.
Prayers for Tim, a great man of faith, who recently finished his journey to eternal life.
Passing of Ed in London, and for his wife Colleen and family in their loss and loneliness
Declan, who suffered a seizure while at the cottage in Belleville. He is now being treated at Sick Kids Hospital.
Diane, who underwent emergency circulatory surgery with good success. (Loretto Hamilton Grad.)
The aunt of one of our Sisters, awaiting heart procedure later during the week.
Janet diagnosed with a large brain tumour rushed to hospital and scheduled for surgery TODAY.
Elderly lady has just learned about brain tumour. Awaiting medical information and options.
Javier, writing his pre-med exam on August 9th.
Pray for the repose of Mary, human resource consultant, who has helped the Institute in the past.
Anna, diagnosed with cancer and palliative.
Maria, mother of two sons, dying of stomach cancer and in her final days.
Mary, diagnosed with breast cancer and scheduled for surgery this week.
Giovanni, who is in Palliative care after a fall and subsequent diagnosis of advanced bone cancer.
IBVM Sisters in Kenya, scarce supplies and high Coronavirus rates.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Peg Ivers, IBVM.
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.