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.

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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.

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.

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We pray with Special Intention for:

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Praying For
Date Received
Two Guelph families who lost their mothers this week. May they rest in peace.
06/06/2021
Jackie who has been suffering from an unknown painful ailment since end of April.
04/06/2021
Maureen, a former teacher at LCS who has been very ill for a few years and now is on a ventilator.
03/06/2021
An elderly lady who is facing complicated heart surgery.
03/06/2021
Maria, who is continuing her journey through cancer treatments.
03/06/2021
A friend in London who is very ill.
01/06/2021
Jamie, who has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and dementia.
31/05/2021
Keith, to resolve his legal matters.
31/05/2021
Please pray for the repose of our dear Sister Lenah Mambo, IBVM. May she rest in peace.
29/05/2021
Mary, who is having intestinal surgery to remove a malignant growth.
25/05/2021
Jim, a dear friend, who was sent to hospital last night with a brain bleed in his front temporal lobe.
25/05/2021
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Bernard Sheehan, IBVM.
21/05/2021
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Paulinus O’Connor, IBVM.
21/05/2021
Ursula, that her surgery is successful.
20/05/2021
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Bernard Sheehan, IBVM.
20/05/2021
For the repose of our dear Sister Anna Mulligan, IBVM. May she rest in peace.
11/05/2021
For the repose of our dear Sister Josephine O'Brien, IBVM. May she rest in peace.
07/05/2021
Our South Asia (India, Nepal, Bangladesh) IBVM sisters as the virus spreads throughout their countries.
06/05/2021
A Niagara family whose teenage son has been diagnosed with an inoperable tumour and only days to live.
05/05/2021
Mauro, who passed away due to COVID.
05/05/2021
Nine-year-old Lilly, who is having experimental back surgery for scoliosis.
04/05/2021
Mauro, who is very sick and is in ICU due to COVID.
03/05/2021
Pamela and Jojo, who have been admitted to hospital due to COVID.
30/04/2021
A young man who has just finished chemotherapy, that he will receive a good report from his oncologist.
29/04/2021
Lynn, a former Brunswick student, who is in hospital and on oxygen, suffering from COVID.
29/04/2021
A young man who has just finished chemotherapy, that he will receive a good report from his oncologist .
29/04/2021
Bren, who sadly passed away after a serious fall that left her in intensive care.
27/04/2021
Richard, who is quite ill with a very painful but as-yet-undiagnosed spinal condition.
27/04/2021
Maria, for her well-being throughout her cancer treatments and for a speedy recovery.
22/04/2021
Please pray for the repose of Maureen, IBVM Associate who has entered eternal life.
21/04/2021
Maureen, whose condition has worsened. That her journey is peaceful and without pain.
19/04/2021
Claudine, who will be taking her NCLEX nursing exam this week.
19/04/2021
Nadira, whose surgery was successful but has a long road to recovery.
16/04/2021
Ken, who had surgery for a brain tumour this week and is recovering.
14/04/2021
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, JoAnn Tedesco, IBVM.
10/04/2021
Nadira, who has recently fallen ill and is in hospital - for a full and speedy recovery.
08/04/2021
Liliana, who has COVID. She is responsible for a group of elderly Sisters in Buenos Aires.
08/04/2021
Maria, as she goes through cancer treatments.
07/04/2021
Anita's mother who is in hospital.
06/04/2021
Our sisters in Brazil, for an end to the suffering in their country due to COVID variants.
06/04/2021
Our sisters in Peru, for some kind of reasonable success in the Presidential Elections on Sunday.
06/04/2021
The IBVM sisters and their missions in East Timor, that they are safe following a tropical cyclone.
06/04/2021
Theresa, IBVM, recovering from a fall and awaiting test results.
06/04/2021
Mary, for two upcoming surgeries and the wisdom of the surgeons to decide how it will go.
06/04/2021
Please pray for the repose of Jim, a dear husband and father, who entered eternal life suddenly on Good Friday.
06/04/2021
Betty, a dear sister. May she rest in peace.
01/04/2021
Maria's successful treatment and recovery from cancer.
17/03/2021
The repose of our dear Sister, Mary Anthony Judge, IBVM. Rest in peace.
16/03/2021
Agustina, who has cancer and is very sick from the chemotherapy treatment.
12/03/2021
Jill, my neighbour, that she can find a good nursing home where her mother can be properly cared for.
10/03/2021
Katie, who is in an abusive relationship and also addicted to cocaine.
04/03/2021
Maria, diagnosed with cancer and awaiting radiation treatments.
04/03/2021
Maureen, who is now in palliative care.
03/03/2021
Maureen, who is very ill.
01/03/2021
Sharon, who is on oxygen and was admitted to hospital.
26/02/2021
Mary Anthony, IBVM who is weakening.
25/02/2021
Dorothy, who passed away after a brief illness.
25/02/2021
Philip, whose business is in trouble due to the pandemic.
24/02/2021
Kyle, who is medicating himself with alcohol.
24/02/2021
Maria, who is waiting for surgery.
18/02/2021
Tracy, who has pancreatic cancer.
16/02/2021
Pray for the repose of Doreen, a dear sister.
14/02/2021
Pray for the repose of Theresa, a dear sister whose passing was quite sudden.
11/02/2021
Pray for the repose of a dear aunt, of COVID-19.
10/02/2021
Please pray for the repose of Barry, dear husband, father, friend and golfing buddy.
09/02/2021
Aunt Sadie who has tested positive for COVID. She's in her 93rd year and lives in a nursing home.
06/02/2021
Angela, who caught COVID last spring. She has spent many weeks in hospital and is still very ill.
03/02/2021
Anton who is about to undergo hernia surgery in Sri Lanka.
01/02/2021
The husband of a very good friend who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 leukemia.
01/02/2021
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret Kane, CSJ.
30/01/2021
My aunt (my dad’s sister) and my uncle have tested positive for COVID 19. They are in long-term care.
27/01/2021
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.
25/01/2021
Mary, as she has exploratory surgery to diagnose a heart valve problem.
23/01/2021
Mercedes, of our Peruvian IBVM community, who suffered a stroke and is in hospital.
21/01/2021
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Mary Ellen Beck, IBVM.
19/01/2021
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Eileen Gallagher IBVM.
19/01/2021
Our US Sister, Mary Ellen, at Resurrection Village near Chicago. Mary Ellen's condition is declining.
18/01/2021
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Patricia Ziebarth, IBVM.
18/01/2021
Sharon, who is having serious heart surgery .
17/01/2021
Jennifer, who has COVID, is asthmatic and has been diagnosed with double pneumonia.
14/01/2021
Paulina, an LCS grad who will be undergoing very delicate spinal surgery.
08/01/2021
Continued prayers for Virginia's sister Janet, whose cancer has not responded to treatment.
06/01/2021
A father who has severe dementia and a mother who fell and broke her hip on New Year's Eve.
06/01/2021
Térèsa, with Alzheimer's who is reliving the terror of when her husband was tortured and imprisoned in Chile.
02/01/2021
For those who are discerning a religious calling/vocation and for those who have no one to pray for them.
01/01/2021
A doctor who has been called home to Poland to see her elderly mother who has COVID.
31/12/2020
Please pray for the repose of Rozella, a dear sister.
20/12/2020
The Congregation of Notre Dame sisters in Montreal and Quebec City infirmaries who have tested positive.
17/12/2020
Barry whose disease continues to progress.
16/12/2020
Please pray for the repose of our dear Sister, Redempta Horan, IBVM.
14/12/2020
Please pray for the repose of Joan, CSJ, who died of COVID-related causes .
13/12/2020
Anna Marie, a second cousin, who died of an aggressive cancer.
11/12/2020
Please pray for the repose of our dear Sister, Sr Kathleen Brennan, IBVM.
03/12/2020
Amelia, a veterinarian, who was injured in an accident with a large farm animal.
30/11/2020
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister Mary Teresa Delap, IBVM.
28/11/2020
Francis, who has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer and has serious mobility issues.
26/11/2020
Mary Angela, recovering from a broken foot due to a fall recently.
26/11/2020
Students, staff, families, and our Sisters following a fire in a dormitory at our Loreto school in Nyakato, Tanzania
23/11/2020
For the repose of the soul of Ann Marie Moriarty, OSC, originally a member of IBVM.
23/11/2020
Cheryl, who has three young children and is facing serious marital problems because of her husband’s breakdown.
16/11/2020
Rosella, who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer and with possibly only a few months to live.
16/11/2020
Barbara and friends at their nursing home - to keep them well at this time.
15/11/2020
Catherine, who died of COVID yesterday. And for her husband and extended family
09/11/2020
Pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister Genevieve Moran, IBVM.
03/11/2020
Kevin, who has a staph infection in his spine.
31/10/2020
Sister Sabrina, Provincial of IBVM South Asia, who has tested positive and is being admitted to hospital for care.
29/10/2020
Janet, who continues to battle terminal brain cancer.
29/10/2020
Nancy, who is in hospital fighting COVID.
29/10/2020
Please pray for the repose of Gerry, a dear brother.
29/10/2020
Peter, who awaits open-heart surgery.
27/10/2020
Please pray for the repose of Mary Jeanne and Olivia (former IBVM Sisters).
27/10/2020
Margaret, who requires a second surgery to remove a brain tumour.
26/10/2020
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Vivienne Caron.
26/10/2020
Emma, a grade 12 student, who tried to take her own life.
13/10/2020
Pray for the repose of Alex, a dear brother, and his family members.
13/10/2020
Joshua, who is having a really difficult time during COVID.
13/10/2020
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Catherine Carey, IBVM.
13/10/2020
Please pray for the repose of Oliva, a teacher and former member of the Institute.
13/10/2020
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Caroline Deutscher, IBVM.
12/10/2020
Gerry, who has stage 4 cancer; for his family, along with Angela & brothers from afar during the pandemic.
09/10/2020
Giovanni, who has peacefully entered eternal life.
05/10/2020
Bobbie, a dear niece who passed away. And for her family members.
29/09/2020
Continued prayers for Barry requiring a liver and double lung transplant.
28/09/2020
Former Abbey pupil's family member facing difficulties due to medical malpractice.
24/09/2020
A brother who died in workplace accident, friend Marc with crushed sternum and sister Janet (brain cancer).
24/09/2020
For Emily on her wedding day.
19/09/2020
Loss of Christopher who had a brain tumour and was in hospice for six weeks.
17/09/2020
John who entered eternal life peacefully. He decided against an amputation.
14/09/2020
John who required a leg amputation after contracting a flesh-eating disease.
10/09/2020
Angela, graduate of Loretto Hamilton who completed her journey to eternal life.
09/09/2020
Mary Jeanne, who has entered eternal life.
03/09/2020
Family with four children (ages 16-22) dealing with one child being addicted to opiates.
27/08/2020
Barry suffering from pulmonary fibrosis. Praying to identify a treatment that will get him back to health.
26/08/2020
Bobbie diagnosed with terminal inoperable brain cancer. Praying in Mary Ward's name for a miracle.
25/08/2020
Prayers for Tim, a great man of faith, who recently finished his journey to eternal life.
24/08/2020
Passing of Ed in London, and for his wife Colleen and family in their loss and loneliness
22/08/2020
Declan, who suffered a seizure while at the cottage in Belleville. He is now being treated at Sick Kids Hospital.
21/08/2020
Diane, who underwent emergency circulatory surgery with good success. (Loretto Hamilton Grad.)
20/08/2020
The aunt of one of our Sisters, awaiting heart procedure later during the week.
17/08/2020
Janet diagnosed with a large brain tumour rushed to hospital and scheduled for surgery TODAY.
13/08/2020
Elderly lady has just learned about brain tumour. Awaiting medical information and options.
07/08/2020
Javier, writing his pre-med exam on August 9th.
07/08/2020
Pray for the repose of Mary, human resource consultant, who has helped the Institute in the past.
07/08/2020
Anna, diagnosed with cancer and palliative.
06/08/2020
Maria, mother of two sons, dying of stomach cancer and in her final days.
05/08/2020
Mary, diagnosed with breast cancer and scheduled for surgery this week.
04/08/2020
Giovanni, who is in Palliative care after a fall and subsequent diagnosis of advanced bone cancer.
02/08/2020
IBVM Sisters in Kenya, scarce supplies and high Coronavirus rates.
02/08/2020
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear Sister, Peg Ivers, IBVM.
29/07/2020
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