Prayer Campaign for Religious Freedom
“We go to Mary only as a way leading to the goal we seek: Jesus, her son.” —St. Louis Marie de Montfort
Make your pledge in the column to the right.
Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann asked Stephen D. Minnis, president of Benedictine College, to launch a national Memorare Army prayer campaign for religious liberty. Mother Teresa started the first Memorare Army in Calcutta, India, gathering pledges for 85,000 Memorares for her work, and we are proud to follow in her footsteps.
Members of the Memorare Army for Religious Liberty commit to saying 1,000 Memorare prayers. This can be accomplished by praying three Memorares a day for a year, for example, or by praying Memorares in groups of 10.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked Catholics to pray urgently for religious freedom in our country: "We are Catholics. We are Americans. We are proud to be both, grateful for the gift of faith which is ours as Christian disciples, and grateful for the gift of liberty which is ours as American citizens. To be Catholic and American should not mean having to choose one over the other."
Memorare Army Pledge
In the face of unprecedented attacks on the religious liberty of Catholics, I pledge to pray 1,000 Memorares in the next year for religious freedom and for stronger Catholic identity in public life.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins my Mother.
To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.
Can parishes and schools join? Definitely! Just sign up with the name of the institution. Here are some handouts you can use: