January 12, 2019

For Youth to Follow Mary's Example: January Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

World Youth Day Panama is fast approaching (22-27 January 2019). We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: For youth to follow Mary's example.

Let us keep in our prayers the young people from our Mercy schools and colleges who will be attending this event that the experience will strengthen their faith and their commitment to work for justice and peace.

Text of the video:

'You young people have, in the Virgin Mary, a reason for joy and a source of inspiration.
Take advantage of the World Youth Day in Panama to contemplate Christ together with Mary. We will pray the Rosary together for peace, each of us in our own language.
And ask for strength to dream and to work for peace.
Let us pray that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.'

- Pope Francis, January 2019

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