Today, we remember Mary as the Mother of All Graces.
We recall on this day decrees from the Vatican: The Decree of Commendation (April 12, 1839) recognizing the Society of Mary and the Daughters of Mary Immaculate and the Decree of approval of the Society of Mary (May 12, 1865) as an order of Brothers and priests offering their services to the Church.
Let us pray: God of everlasting love, Your son gave us His Mary to be our mother. Taught by him and united with thousands of students throughout the world in Marianist schools, we pray: Mary, do for us what you did for our brother, Jesus. Guide us so we grow strong in wisdom and grace. Give us sight to see the talents God has given us, the will to develop them, and the generosity to share our talents with others. Instill in us the desire to constantly learn, the goodness to serve generously, and the courage to follow where Jesus calls. We pray for these blessings for ourselves, for all the students at this school, and for all members of the faculty and staff. May the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen