The Congregation honours Mary, the Mother of God, as her special patroness. The Rule of Life therefore invites us to turn to Our Lady.
In this month of May and this time of health crisis with sufferings lived on all the continents, Pope Francis proposes to discover the beauty of the Rosary, at home, in family and in communities, trusting in Mary.
The secret to pray the Rosary? «Simplicity», he explains. “Contemplating together the Face of Christ with the Heart of Mary, our Mother, will make us even more united as a spiritual family and help us to overcome this ordeal.”
The images of the statues of Mary presented here were taken at the community of the Brothers in Nanclares de la Oca, Spain. They were made by Bro Mariano Gutiérrez. It is also an opportunity to bring together the memory of the seven Brothers of the community of Bilbao who died last March.
In communion, Pope Francis proposes a prayer to be said at the end of the Rosary.
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God.
Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and Blessed Virgin.