O Mary, Mother of Vocations

Draw them near to your heart

O Virgin Mary,
to you we commend the young people,
in particular the youth
to closely follow your Son.

You know the difficulties,
the struggles, the obstacles they must face.
Assist them to utter their “yes” to the divine call as you did at the invitation of the angel.

Draw them near to your heart
so that they can understand with you
the beauty and the joy that awaits them
when the Omnipotent calls them to His intimacy,
to make them witnesses to His Love
and make them able to inspire the Church with their consecration.

O Virgin Mary, help us to rejoice with you in seeing the love
brought by your Son received, guarded and returned.
Obtain that we may see even in our own days the wonders
of the mysterious action of the Holy Spirit


Ioannes Paulus PP. II
01 Nov 1991

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