Dominicans

O lumen Ecclesiae, Doctor veritatis,
Rosa patientiae, Ebur castitatis.
Aquam sapientiae propinasti gratis.
Praedicator gratiae, nos iunge beatis.
Amén.

 

Pope Francis

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman: “If you knew the gift of God!” You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error: let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God. 
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
Amén.

Dominican Sisters of the Presentation

Lord Almighty,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
we praise you,
we bless you, we adore you,
grant that by the imitation of
Blessed MARIE POUSSEPIN
we may be firm in faith,
unwavering in hope,
and generous in charity.
Establish our souls in a living
community of love and holiness,
so that henceforth we may
sing eternally
a hymn of praise:
Glory to the Father
Glory to the Son,
Glory to the Holy Spirit.
Amén.

800 years of the founding of the Dominicans

God, Father of mercy,
who called your servant Dominic de Guzman
to set out in faith
as an itinerant pilgrim and a preacher of grace,
as we prepare to celebrate the Jubilee of the Order
we ask you to pour again into us
the Spirit of the Risen Christ,
that we might faithfully and joyfully proclaim
the Gospel of peace,
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amén.