God bless women and grant us peace

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for May 2016

How appropriate that the Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for May, a month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, would be for women and include the rosary.

Let us join our Holy Father in prayer:

  • Universal: respect for women
    That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.
  • Evangelization: Holy Rosary
    That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.

Male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27). Both made in the image and likeness of God and with equal dignity. Destined to be different and complementary. This union with “the other” who is unlike oneself symbolizes the union God, Creator, pure spirit, desires to have with us, humanity, his creation, which he found good, which he loves.

May men and women, especially spouses, experience God’s peace. And may the peace between spouses spread to their children, among extended families, into neighborhoods and communities, across the state and the country, until God’s peace fills the world.



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