Our merciful Father,
who offered our father Ignatius
a path of conversion
and led him by the hand
towards a greater dream.
We, his sons, ask you now,
in this time of challenges and calls,
that you guide us, as you did him,
along the paths of poverty and humility,
to feel and taste your Will.
Welcome, Father, this “least” Company,
that gathers in your name.
Enkindle in our hearts
the fire of the Spirit of your Son,
our brother, friend and Lord,
in whose Love and Life you continue to gather us.
Today, as yesterday, Lord,
in communion with the Church
and her evangelizing mission,
we want to be the way to you,
so that those who seek you may find you;
joyful friends of the poor and excluded;
pilgrims together with young people who explore
their hope for a new world;
caretakers of the Common Home
and sowers of justice and reconciliation.
We ask you again, Lord,
in this incredible present,
open to all your promises,
to be placed with the Son,
to renew in us your Hope
and to see all things new in Him.
May your Spirit accompany and guide us,
in these days of prayer
and discernment in common,
so that we may feel your Will in all things
and may we fulfill it completely.
In the hands of Mary,
Our Lady of the Way,
Mother of Jesus and our Mother,
we place this Congregation,
so that it may feel her motherly love.