Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


O God, Who in the power

of the Holy Spirit

have made Saint Louis-Marie

an ardent apostle of Christ Crucified

and a faithful son of the Virgin Mary,

Grant that through

his example and intercession… (Mention your request here…)

we may be renewed

in the Spirit of our baptism

and be always faithful

to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Who lives and reigns

with You and Holy Spirit.

One God. forever and ever.


Say 1: Our Father…1: Hail Mary… 1: Glory Be…



Like Mary, Louis experienced challenges in his efforts to follow Jesus. Opposed at times in his preaching and in his other ministries, Louis knew with Saint Paul, “Neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth” (1 Corinthians 3:7). Any attempt to succeed by worldly standards runs the risk of betraying the Good News of Jesus. Mary is “the first and most perfect disciple,” as the late Sulpician Father Raymond Brown described her.



 God, You willed to direct the footsteps of St. Louis, Your Priest, in the way of salvation and the love of Christ, with the accompaniment of the Blessed Virgin.