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Pray With Us

Prayer is central to our lives as members of the Mary Ward Family.  Our older sisters, who are no longer able to be in active ministry, support us with their prayers, as do many of our friends.  We invite you to join us too.

Prayer for General Congregation 2022

Good and gracious God,

enfolding our Covid stricken

yet precious world.

Pour out your renewing, recreating,

energising Spirit upon us.

Place us with Christ,

that we may be open to the cries

of our sisters and brothers in need

and alive to the fragile beauty of creation.

Draw us into an ever-deeper

union of minds and hearts

as we move towards

our General Congregation 2022.

Energise us to walk with Mary Ward,

as living witnesses of your faithful love,

singing forever the mercies of the Lord.

Mary Ward pray for us

and give us your spirit.


Prayer for the Canonisation 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 you 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 woman 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.


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