Prayer for Mary Ward’s Beatification
God, creator of all that is good,
we thank you for giving Mary Ward to the Church and to the world.
Impelled by the fire of your love,
she did not shrink from risks,
labours or sufferings.
She lived and worked for your greater glory,
For the good of the church,
For the nurture of faith
and for the dignity of women.
She was a pilgrim
who spread the joy of the gospel.
A woman for our times.
Grant that through the solemn testimony of the Church
the example of her life may be a light for all who seek God’s will.