24 May: Feast of Our Lady of the Way

Ignatius and his companions had a special devotion to Mary, who accompanied them all as they travelled all the around the world.

In the Church of the Gesù, in Rome, there is a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Way, called Madonna della Strada.

Prayer to Our Lady of the Way

O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Our Lady of the Way,
who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.

O loving Mother, you know what we need,
and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician,
for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable,
and for those who have died.

Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others
and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, Our Lady of the Way,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows,
so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection.

Amen.

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