O Mary,
you always brighten 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
while remaining steadfast in faith.

O loving Mother,
you know what we need,
and we are confident you will provide for us
as at Cana in Galilee.

Intercede for us with your Son Jesus,
the Divine Physician,
for those who have fallen ill,
for those who are vulnerable,
and for those who have died.

Intercede also for those
charged with protecting the health and safety of others
and for those who are tending to the sick
and seeking a cure.

Help us, O Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who took upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows,
so as to lead us, through the Cross,
to the glory of the Resurrection.
Amen.

Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis
11036 3/20
Under thy protection we seek refuge,
O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our
petitions, but deliver us always from
all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Amen.

A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

The ancient fresco of Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help)
in St. Peter’s Basilica was restored with the support of the Knights of Columbus to mark
the Year of Faith (2012-2013).

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