Living as Missionary Disciples Workbook Fourfold Methodology - Page 20
to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the New Evangelization
Mary, Virgin and Mother,
you who, moved by the Holy Spirit,
welcomed the word of life
in the depths of your humble faith:
as you gave yourself
completely to the Eternal One,
help us to say our own “yes”
to the urgent call, as pressing as ever,
to proclaim the good news of Jesus.
Filled with Christ’s presence,
you brought joy to John the Baptist,
making him exult in the
womb of his mother.
Brimming over with joy,
you sang of the great things done by God.
Standing at the foot of the cross
with unyielding faith,
you received the joyful
comfort of the resurrection,
and joined the disciples
in awaiting the Spirit
so that the evangelizing
Church might be born.
Obtain for us now a new
ardour born of the resurrection,
that we may bring to all the Gospel of life
which triumphs over death.
Give us a holy courage to seek new paths,
that the gift of unfading beauty
may reach every man and woman.
Virgin of listening and contemplation,
Mother of love, Bride of the
eternal wedding feast,
pray for the Church, whose
pure icon you are,
that she may never be closed in on herself
or lose her passion for
establishing God’s kingdom.
Star of the new evangelization,
help us to bear radiant
witness to communion,
service, ardent and generous faith,
justice and love of the poor,
that the joy of the Gospel
may reach to the ends of the earth,
illuminating even the fringes of our world.
Mother of the living Gospel,
wellspring of happiness for God’s little ones,
pray for us.
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