Prayer in the Franciscan Spirit

We adore you, Lord Jesus Christ,
here and in all your churchessacrament
throughout the whole world,
and we bless you
because by your holy cross
you have redeemed the world.



A Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Shining_OurLadyHail, O Lady, holy Queen,
Mary, holy Mother of God,
who are the virgin made Church
and who are the one chosen by the most holy Father in heaven,
and in whom there has been and is
all the fullness of grace and every good.
Hail, His Palace! Hail, His Tabernacle!
Hail, His Home! Hail, His Robe!
Hail, His Handmaid!

Praises of God


You are holy, Lord, the only God,

You are love,
You are wisdom;
You are humility,
You are patience;

You are beauty;
You are meekness;
You are security;
You are rest;
You are joy;

You are all our riches
and you suffice for us.

You are the protector; You are our guardian and defender;

You are our hope;   You are our faith;
You are our charity;
You are all our sweetness;  You are our eternal life,

Great and wonderful Lord,   God Almighty, Merciful Saviour.


The Canticle of Creation”

cantico(also know as The Canticle of Brother Sun.)

Praise and glory, honour and blessing
Be yours, O Lord,
O Most High, O Most Powerful.

Let everything you have made
be a song of praise to you,
above all, His Excellency the Sun our brother;
through him you flood our days with light.

My Lord, be praised
through our Sister the Moon, and through each Star.
You made them so clear and precious and lovely.

Through precious Water, pure in every way,
So useful, humble, chaste, receive our song.

Through Brother Fire, robust and glad and strong,
None shines as he shines in blackest night,
How handsome he, how joyous and how bright.
O my Lord, be praised.

Let everything you have made
be a song of praise to you,
O Lord Most High.

Praise and bless my Lord and give him thanks
and serve him with great humility.