Mary, our Queen,
Holy Mother of God,
we beg you to hear our prayer.
Make our hearts overflow with divine grace
and resplendent with heavenly wisdom.
Render them strong with your might
and rich in virtue.
Pour down upon us the gift of mercy
so that we may obtain the pardon of our sins.
Help us to live in such a way
as to merit the glory and bliss of heaven.
May this be granted us by your Son Jesus
who has exalted you above the angels,
has crowned you as Queen,
and has seated you with him
forever on his refulgent throne.
Prayer by Saint Anthony of Padua
Gospel of the Day
First Reading:: Is 11:1-10
Psalm:: Ps 72:2-3, 7-8, 12-13, 17
Second Reading:: Rom 15:4-9
Gospel:: Mt 3:1-12
Saint of the Day