God Our Heavenly Father,
You created the world to serve humanity's needs
and to lead them to You.
By our own fault
we have lost the beautiful relationship
which we once had with all Your creation.
Help us to see that by restoring our relationship
also restore it with all Your creation.
Give us the grace
to see all animals as gifts
and to treat them with respect
for they are Your creation.
We pray for all animals
who are suffering as a result of our neglect.
May the order You originally established
be once again restored to the whole world
through the intercession
of the Glorious Virgin Mary,
of St. Francis
and the merits of Your Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ
Who lives and reigns with You now and forever.
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Come, virgins chaste; pure brides, draw near:
Let Earth exult and Heaven hear
The Hymn that grateful accents raise,
Our song of joy in Rita's praise.
By fast her sinless frame is weak;
Her livid flesh the scourges streak.
In pity for her Savior's woes,
Her days and even nights are closed. ... continue reading
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