August 12: St Jane Frances de Chantal

Prayer for inner strength and serenity

O glorious saint, blessed Jane Frances,
by fervent prayer, attention to the Divine Presence,
and purity of intention,
you attained on earth an intimate union with God.

Be now our advocate, our mother,
our guide in the path of virtue and perfection.
Plead our cause near Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
to whom you were so tenderly devoted, and whose holy virtues you so closely imitated.

Obtain for us, O amiable and compassionate Saint,
the virtues you deem most necessary for us;
an ardent love of Jesus in the most holy Sacrament,
a tender and filial confidence in His Blessed Mother,
and like you, a constant remembrance
of His sacred Passion and death.

Obtain also, we pray, that our particular intention in this prayer may be granted.

V. Pray for us, O holy St. Jane Frances,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O almighty and merciful God, who granted to blessed St. Jane Frances, so inflamed with love of you, a wonderful degree of fortitude through all the paths of life, and through her, were pleased to adorn your church with a new religious Order, grant by her merits and prayers that we, who sensible of our weakness confide in your strength, may overcome all adversity with the help of your heavenly grace, through Christ Our Lord.


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