July 14, 2019

Feast of the Madonna Degli Infermi

Evviva Maria!
The second Sunday of July is the Feast of the Madonna degli Infermi (Our Lady of the Sick), Patroness of Raffadali, a small town in the Province of Agrigento, Sicily. To commemorate the occasion I'm posting a Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick. The accompanying photo of the Madonna degli Infermi was taken at Saint Rocco’s Church in Glen Cove, New York.
Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick
Virgin, most holy, Mother of the Word Incarnate, Treasurer of graces, and Refuge of sinners, I fly top your motherly affection with lively faith, and I beg of you the grace ever to do the will of God.
Into your most holy hands I commit the keeping of my heart, asking you for health of soul and body, in the certain hope that you, my most loving Mother, will hear my prayer. 
Into the bosom of your tender mercy, this day, every day of my life, and at the hour of my death, I commend my soul and body. 
To you I entrust all my hopes and consolations, all my trials and miseries, my life and the end of my life, that all my actions may be ordered and disposed according to your will and that of your Divine Son. Amen.