Dear Friends and Family of the Poor Clares,
We invite you to join us in praying the following prayers which we pray immediately after Holy Mass each day.  

The Sisters



Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.  Amen.

O Holy Virgin, in the midst of all your glory, we ask you not to forget the sorrows of this world.  Cast a look of pity upon all who sturggle against life's difficulties, and who cease not to feel all its bitterness.  Have pity on all who have been separated from those they love.  Have pity on the lonely and friendless.  Pardon the weakness of our faith.  Have pity on those whom we love.  O Holy Mother, show a mother's compassion toward the sorrowful and those who tremble under life's afflications.  Give them hope and peace.  Amen.



O Blessed St. Anthony, Doctor of the Gospel, light of Holy Church, lover of souls, true son of Francis of Assisi.  Help us to have a true and solid devotion to you and to imitate your life and work for God and souls.  Hold before us the Book of Books, Sacred Scripture, the source of your wisdom.  Be to us a teacher of the ways of God and the Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Pray that our hearts may be on fire with divine charity, and by your life of consecrated chastity and your spirit of prayer, help us to be faithful to the vows of our baptism.

O Glorious Wonder-worker, St. Anthony, father of the poor and comforter of the troubled, hear the petitions we now bring to you (here mention your requests).  Shield us by your protection and obtain for us the final grace of being able one day to enter the kingdom of heaven, to sing with you, the everlasting mercies of God.   Amen

St. Anthony, loved and honored by the divine Child Jesus, obtain what we ask of you.

St. Anthony, powerful in word and work, obtain what we ask of you.

St. Anthony, attentive to those who invoke you, obtain what we ask of you.



Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases and of things almost despaired of.   Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.   Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of.   Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly, (here make your request), and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever, I promise O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of your assistance, to always honor you as my special and powerful  patron, and to encouarage devotion to you.  Amen.

St. Jude, pray for me and for all who honor you and invoke your aid.



We adore you, Lord Jesus Christ, presaent here and in all your churches, and we praise you, because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.

O Sacred Banquest, in which Christ is received, the memory of His passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.

You gave them bread from heaven.  Containing in itself all delight.

LET US PRAY.  (Pause for silent prayer)  Lord, give to our hearts the light of faith and the fire of love that we may worship in spirit and in truth our God and Lord, present in this Sacrament, Who lives and reigns forever and ever.  Amen.



Composed by Pope St. Leo the Great in 1899

Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Your altar.  We are YOurs, and Yours we wish to be; but to be more surely united with Youe, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Your most Sacred Heart.

Many indeed have never known You; many too, despising Your precepts have rejected You. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Your Sacred Heart.

Be a King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken You, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned You; and grant that they may quickly return to Your Father's house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

Also be a King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that there may be but one flock and one Shepherd of Life.

Also be a King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and who refuse not to draw them into the light and kingdom of God.  Turn Thine eyes of mercy towards the children of the race, once Thy chosen people.  Of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.

Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm. Give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: "Praise be to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation.  To it be glory and honor for ever."   Amen.


Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who implored your help and sought your intercession were left unassisted.  Full of confidence in your power I fly unto you and beg your protection.
Despise not, O Guardian of the Redeemer, my humble supplication, but in your bounty, hear and answer me. Amen.


O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.

Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.

These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be.

Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord; and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.

V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered, the root of David.
V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
R. As we have hoped in Thee.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray.
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St. Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.”

Roman Raccolta, July 23, 1898, supplement approved July 31, 1902,
London: Burnes, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1935, 12th edition.

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