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Blessing for Expectant Mothers May 25th

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 A special ceremony for expectant parents  will take place in the Apparition Chapel on Saturday,  May 25th 2019 at 12 noon. During the ceremony there will be a  special blessing of all expectant mothers for a safe delivery.

All are welcome.  For further information, contact the Family Centre, Knock Shrine at (094) 9375320

Prayer of an Expectant Mother

Lord Jesus, I lovingly pray for this sweet hope 
that I keep within my womb. 
You have granted me the immense gift 
of a tiny little life, 
living in my own life, 
and I humbly thank you for choosing me 
as an instrument of your love. 
In this sweet waiting, 
help me to live in a constant attitude 
of self-surrender to your will.

Grant me a motherly heart that is pure,
steadfast and generous. 
I hand over to you my own concerns; 
any anxious fears that may come, 
my own wishes for the little person 
that I still have no knowledge of. 
Grant that it may be born healthy in body, 
keep far from it every peril to its soul.

Mary, you have known 
the ineffable joy of a holy motherhood; 
give me a heart that can transmit an ardent, living 
faith. 
Sanctify my waiting, 
bless this joyful hope that is in me, 
grant that the fruit of my womb 
may open out in virtue 
and in holiness through your working 
with that of your divine Son.

Amen.