Prayer for Chesterton Academy
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for providing Chesterton Academy.
Help it to grow and flourish according to Your Holy Will.
We ask Your blessing upon the students and their families,
the staff and teachers, the founders and benefactors,
and all who help support Chesterton Academy with their
time and talents.
May we all grow to love You more
and spread the Gospel of Life to the world.
May all praise and thanksgiving be given
to You through our efforts.
Jesus, I trust in You.
Mary, cause of our joy, pray for us.
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Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen)
Salve Regina, Mater Misericordiae
Vita dulcedo et spes nostra salve
Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Hevae
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
In hac lacrimarum valle
Eia, ergo, advocata nostra
illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte
Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui
Nobis post hoc exsilium ostende
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis, Virgo Maria
– Translation –
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To thee do we cry,
Poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs,
Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
Thine eyes of mercy toward us;
And after this our exile,
Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.