We join with Pope Francis in praying for all people throughout the world who are sick, those who look after them, all effected by the virus, all who have died and all those who mourn the loss of their loved ones. May Our Lady comfort, console, strengthen, fill us with peace and give us all that we need at this time. Our Lady of Perpetual Help intercede for us.

Pope Francis composed a prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, to implore her protection during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The prayer was offered on Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020, to mark the Diocese of Rome’s day of prayer and fasting for the coronavirus emergency. Pope Francis wanted to entrust the city of Rome, all of Italy, and “the entire world to the protection of the Mother of God, as a sign of salvation and hope” during the ongoing coronavirus emergency.

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Fifth Week of Lent


Fourth Week of Lent