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through the intercession of Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey

The following are prayers, through the intercession of Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey, composed by our sisters in Rouen for the feast of our Superior General, 13 August, 2015


Response: Lord, hear our prayer .

  • Anne-Marie Javouhey was born in Jallanges, and spent her childhood in a large, united Christian family. We pray today that she watches over our families who are trying to live in fidelity to their Christian commitments. May she come to the aid of families who are struggling.
  • A young, Anne-Marie Javouhey wanted to educate and catechize the children in her village. We pray today that she watches over parents, educators and catechists who strive to awaken faith in our young people. May she come to the aid of all children and young people who are not baptised or who have never had someone speak to them of God.
  • During the Revolution, Anne-Marie Javouhey guided the priests through the darkness of the night to neighboring barns to celebrate Mass. We pray today that she watches over all persecuted Christians and their pastors worldwide. May she come to the aid of those who are arrested or driven from their countries, because of their faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Foundress of an apostolic congregation, Anne-Marie Javouhey wanted to send her sisters to bring the Gospel to the ends of the world. We pray today that she watches over missionaries and aid workers who help the poor and witness to them a loving God. May she come to the aid of discouraged missionaries and all those whose lives are threatened.

  • Seeking to share an education that brings freedom,Anne-Marie Javouhey wanted to liberate the slaves in Africa and Guyana. We pray today that she watches over all prisoners and hostages worldwide. May she come to the aid of all those held in the many forms of slavery in our modern world, slaves of alcohol or drugs, sex, power or money.
  • As leader of her congregation, Anne-Marie Javouhey experienced the misunderstanding of a bishop and a sanction that deprived her of the sacraments. We pray today that she watches over Pope Frances and all pastors of the Church; all those who make available to us the Eucharist and the sacrament of God’s forgiveness. May she come to the aid of those who have no access to the Sacraments.
  • Aging, Anne-Marie Javouhey returned to die peacefully among her Sisters. We pray today that she watches over our elderly sisters and those who are ill. May she come to the aid of those who will die alone and without the support of the Sacraments.

Let us pray:

"Lord our God, you raised Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey to found a congregation that met the greatest needs of her century. May her life teach us to serve, the children, the sick, the poor and all those held in the bondage of modern day slavery, with the same creative intelligence and the same love.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus. Amen "

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