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Prayer of St. John XXIII

Columban Daily Prayer
October 11, 2023

O Mary, your name has been on my lips
and in my heart from my early infancy.
When I was a child
I learned to love you as a Mother,
turn to you in danger,
and trust your intercession.
You see in my heart the desire to know the truth,
to practice virtue, to be prudent and just,
strong and patient, a brother to all.

O Mary, help me to keep to my purpose of living
as a faithful disciple of Jesus,
for the building up of the Christian society
and the joy of the holy Catholic Church.