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Pontifical Mission Societies

During this extraordinary time across the globe, we invite you to pray with Pope Francis: an Our Father every day, as well as the following prayer which the Holy Father wrote for all the faithful to use in our prayerful battle against the coronavirus and COVID19. In a special way, we ask you to remember missionaries, many of whom are accompanying the most marginalized in our world, who may have no access to vital health care at all. May all who stand at the foot of their own cross feel our prayers this day.

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey

as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.

At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,

with steadfast faith.

You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.

We are certain that you will provide, so that,

as you did at Cana of Galilee,

joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to conform ourselves to the Father’s will

and to do what Jesus tells us:

He who took our sufferings upon Himself,

and bore our sorrows to bring us,

through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.


We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.

Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.


Pray daily and become a sustaining member of our Societies!

In the video below, the Holy Father appeals to all Catholics to support the official mission agencies of the Church – The Pontifical Mission Societies – prayerfully and financially. Help us support missionaries in their vital work of solidarity with the poor and marginalized of the world.