Saturday 29 February 2020

Prayer for England by Pope Leo XIII

As we draw close to the re-dedication of England to Our Lady as her Dowry, let us pray the prayer for England composed by Pope Leo XIII - our parish of the English Martyrs, Worthing, West Sussex has prayed this prayer together every week for over 50 years at Holy Hour and Benediction:

 "O blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother, look down in mercy upon England thy "owry and upon us all who greatly hope and trust in thee. By thee it was that Jesus our Saviour and our hope was given unto the world; and He has given thee to us that we might hope still more. Plead for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and accept at the foot of the Cross, O sorrowful Mother. Intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one true fold they may be united to the supreme Shepherd, the Vicar of thy Son. Pray for us all, dear Mother, that by faith fruitful in good works we may all deserve to see and praise God, together with thee, in our heavenly home. Amen."

Here is a photo of one of the paintings in our Beatification booklet of 85 Martyrs for Britain in 1987. We were privileged to be able to attend this beatification - Saints and Martyrs of the British Isles pray for us!: 

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