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May is traditionally dedicated to honouring and seeking the intercession of Mary as the Mother of God and Mother of the Church. For Mary's month, click on 'Mary' in genres to see our selection of books, medallions and prayers.

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Feast of St Mary Mazzarello

Feast of St Mary Mazzarello

Date: 13th May 2024

Today, 13th May, marks the Feast Day celebrations of St Mary Mazzarello.

St Mary Mazzarello was the Italian Founder of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, better known as the Salesian Sisters. Known by many as Mother Mazzarello, she was incredibly important in getting the Salesian Sisters, to grow their mission internationally.

You can read more about her life and work here

Father, source of all that is good,
you give us in Mary Domenica Mazzarello a shining example of Christian and religious life through her deep humility and ardent charity;
grant that we, in simplicity of spirit, may bear daily witness to your Fatherly love.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God,
for ever and ever.

Amen

God, our Father, you have a special love for the humble and imbue with your spirit of holiness hearts that are simple and sincere;
hear our prayer on this solemnity of Saint Mary Domenica Mazzarello,
who shared with Saint John Bosco his love for the young and with him founded a new religious family.
Grant that we may be docile to her teachings and faithful to her example of educational activity.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God,
for ever and ever.

Amen

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