Franciscan Daughters of Mary

We are most grateful to the Lord for the way you love Him through the prayers, assistance and support you give to us.

You and your intentions are remembered each day at the sisters morning and evening prayers.

May Our Lord Jesus Christ shower you with an abundance of graces and blessings.

- Mother Seraphina

Our Charism

To Serve the Lord Jesus Christ, the Author of Life, with Joyful Simplicity upholding the dignity of every human person in the Spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi

Each Daughter, with graces given her by the Holy Spirit shall put forth this charism in the spirit of our Seraphic Father, Saint Francis. In union with the Church, we will witness to the Gospel of Life  by being living examples of the love of Christ for our neighbors.

It does not take grand gestures to accomplish this. But rather, through our daily example, prayers, and acts of kindness we will witness Christ's love to our world. We shall seek to offer hope to those who need it most and help those who need it now.

To serve Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Author of Life, with joyful simplicity, upholding the dignity of every human person from the moment of conception until natural death in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.

Sayings of St. Francis

Preach the Gospel always. When necessary use words.

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look

Do not seek to have anything under Heaven, except Holy Poverty, by which, in this world, you are nourished by the Lord with bodily food and virtue,  and, in the next, will attain a Heavenly Inheritance.

“Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, follow Me.” Mt 16:24

Prayer of Adoration

We adore You, Lord Jesus Christ,
in all Your Churches throughout the whole world,
and we bless You,
because by Your Holy Cross,
You have redeemed the world.

Amen.

Prayer before the Cross

Most High, glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart,
and give me true faith
certain hope
and perfect charity,
sense and knowledge, Lord,
that I may carry out
Your Holy and True Command.

Amen.

Prayer of Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is error, truth;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Amen.

St. Francis’ Salutation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Hail, O Lady, Holy Queen, Mary, Holy Mother of God: you are the Virgin made Church chosen by the most Holy Father in heaven whom He consecrated with His Most Holy Beloved Son and with the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, in whom there was and is all fullness of grace and every good.
Hail His Palace!
Hail His Tabernacle!
Hail His Dwelling!
Hail His Robe!
Hail His Servant!
Hail His Mother!
And hail all you holy virtues which are poured into the hearts of the faithful through the grace and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, that from being unbelievers, you make them faithful to God.

Amen.

St. Francis’ Words to the Priests

Listen to this, my brothers: 
If it is right to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary because she bore Him in her most holy womb; 
if St. John the Baptist trembled and was afraid even to touch 
Christ’s Sacred Head; 
if the tomb where He lay for only a short while is so venerated; 
how holy and virtuous and worthy should not a priest be; 
he touches Christ with his own hands, 
Christ Who is to die now no more but enjoy eternal life and glory ,
upon Whom the angels desire to look (1Pet 1:12). 
A priest receives Him in to his heart and mouth and offers Him to others to be received.
Remember your dignity, then, my priest brothers. 
You shall make and keep yourselves holy, because God is holy (Lev 11:44).
In this mystery God has honored you above all other human beings,
and so you must love, honor and revere Him more than all others. 

St. John Mary Vianney on Priests

“The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus.”
“A good shepherd, a pastor after God’s heart,
is the greatest treasure which the good Lord can grant to a parish, and one of the most precious gifts of divine mercy.”
“O, how great is the priest! … If he realized what he is, he would die… God obeys him: he utters a few words and the Lord descends from heaven at his voice, to be contained within a small host…”

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