Mary Most Holy, you, together with St. Joseph and the Child Jesus, experienced the suffering of exile. You were forced to flee to Egypt to escape the persecution of Herod. Today we entrust the men, women and children who live as migrants and refugees to your maternal protection.
Grant us the grace to welcome them with Christian hospitality, so that that these brothers and sisters of ours may find acceptance and understanding on their journey.
Teach us to recognize your Son
- in the migrant who labors to bring food to our tables
- in the refugee seeking protection from persecution, war, and famine
- in the woman and child who are victims of human trafficking
- in the asylum seeker imprisoned for fleeing without documents