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Prayer for the Evening

 

The Lord will reign for ever: come, let us adore!

 

Glory to the Father…. Alleluia!

 

HYMN

 

We praise you, Lord, with joy this day

As proudly we proclaim

That in her life this woman’s love

Has glorified your name.

 

She longed for Christ, she yearned for him,

To see him face to face,

And through the long and patient years

She found in him her peace.

 

She walked in harmony with God,

Her eyes were on the Lord,

And in the struggles of each day

Her calm was in his word.

 

Her brothers and her sisters found

In her a mighty shield,

For in the fortress of her faith

They saw God’s power revealed.

 

PSALM 146:1-2, 5-10

 

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world. (Jas 1:27)

 

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini revealed the depth of her faith and her love for Jesus Christ in the love she poured out in good works done tirelessly on behalf of those in need. She was herself a living icon of the Heart of Christ.

 

My soul, give praise to the Lord;

I will praise the Lord all my days,

make music to my God while I live.

 

He is happy who is helped by Jacob’s God,

whose hope is in the Lord his God,

who alone made heaven and earth,

the seas and all they contain.

 

It is he who keeps faith for ever,

who is just to those who are oppressed.

It is he who gives bread to the hungry,

the Lord, who sets prisoners free,

 

the Lord who gives sight to the blind,

who raises up those who are bowed down,

the Lord, who protects the stranger

and upholds the widow and orphan.

 

It is the Lord who loves the just

but thwarts the path of the wicked.

The Lord will reign for ever,

Zion’s God, from age to age.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God (James 2:14-16)

 

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?

 

Love one another as I love you. (Jn 15:12)

 

CANTICLE OF MARY

 

This is the fasting that I wish:/ Sharing your bread with the hungry,/ sheltering the oppressed and the homeless;/ Clothing the naked when you see them. (cf. Is 58:6-7)

 

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Savior

for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

 

From this day all generations will call me blessed:

the Almighty has done great things for me,

and holy is his Name.

 

He has mercy on those who fear him

in every generation.

 

He has shown the strength of his arm,

he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

 

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,

and has lifted up the lowly.

 

He has filled the hungry with good things,

and the rich he has sent away empty.

 

He has come to the help of his servant Israel

for he has remembered his promise of mercy,

the promise he made to our fathers,

to Abraham and his children for ever.

 

Glory to the Father…

 

INTERCESSIONS

 

Through the intercession of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, we pray:

 

R/Inflame us with your love, O Lord!

 

For the hungry,

– that we may find the means to feed them: R/

 

For the naked,

– that we may find the means to clothe them: R/

 

For the homeless,

– that we may find the means to shelter them: R/

 

For those who have died,

– that they may never want for our prayers: R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

May the Lord our God bless us in all our works and undertakings. Amen. (cf. Dt 15:10)

 

MARIAN ANTIPHON

 

Antiphon of the Divine Office

 

My soul magnifies the Lord,

for God has regarded my humility.

 

 

Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae;

vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.

Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae.

Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes

in hac lacrimarum valle.

 

Eia ergo, advocata nostra,

illos tuos misericordes oculos

ad nos converte.

Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,

nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.

O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

 

 

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy,

our life, our sweetness, and our hope.

To you do we cry,

poor banished children of Eve.

To you do we send up our sighs,

mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, O most gracious advocate,

your eyes of mercy toward us,

and after this our exile

show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

 

V/ Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R/ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Alma Redemptoris Mater, quae pervia caeli

porta manes, et stella maris, succurre cadenti,

surgere qui curat, populo: tu quae genuisti,

natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem,

Virgo prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore

sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.

 

 

Loving mother of the Redeemer,

gate of heaven, star of the sea,

assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again.

To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator,

yet remained a virgin after as before.

You who received Gabriel’s joyful greeting,

have pity on us, poor sinners.

 

V/ Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R/ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict

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