We pray to you for goodness, kindness
and love in a world full of hurt.
You knew a hurtful world too, and
served the poorest of God's people
with love and grace.
Thank you for your mission of charity
and giving spirit.
Inspire us to serve others peacefully
with full hearts and kind hands.
Help us to be God's love in the world.
Saint Marguerite d'Youville,
we turn to you in humble prayer
because your life speaks to us
of goodness, compassion and love
in a world of suffering, anguish and pain.
It is not unlike the world you knew
as you went about doing good
with a great love for the human family,
with preference for the poorest of all.
Your dream of universal charity
became a mission in the Church.
We give thanks to you for the
inspiring vision that is ours today
as your dream lives on.
May we learn as you did
the file-giving power of love,
the profound peace of unfailing trust,
the deep mystery of suffering and pain,
the strength-giving solace of prayer.
Saint Marguerite, teach us to listen,
in the silence of our hearts,
to the God of Mercy and Compassion,
that we, too, may be signs of God's love
to all peoples of our world.
Authorization of Mgr. J.C. Turcotte
Archbishop of Montreal <<N.P 12-1900>>