Or Lady of Guadalupe

Franciscan Daughters of Mary

Rose Garden Home Mission

Center for Hope and Healing



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We are most grateful to the Lord for the way you love Him through the prayers, assistance and support you give to us.


You and your intentions are remembered each day at the sisters morning and evening prayers.


May Our Lord Jesus Christ shower you with an abundance of graces and blessings.


- Mother Seraphina

Sayings of St. Francis

Preach the Gospel always.
When necessary use words.

It is not fitting,
when one is in God's service,
to have a gloomy face
or a chilling look

Do not seek to have anything under Heaven,
except Holy Poverty,
by which, in this world,
you are nourished by the Lord
with bodily food and virtue,
and, in the next,
will attain a Heavenly Inheritance.

“Whoever wishes to come after Me
must deny himself,
take up his cross,
follow Me.”

Mt 16:24


the Rosary
Franciscan Crown Rosary
After each meditation and prayer, pray 1 Our Father and 10 Hail Marys.
The Seven Joys of our Lady
First Joy: The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-33):
The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a Virgin named Mary. The angel said to her: "Hail full of grace! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women. You have found favor with God. You shall conceive and bear a son and give him the name 'Jesus'" And Mary said: "I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me according to your word."

Let us pray:
Almighty Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, You have revealed the beauty of Your power by exalting the humble Virgin of Nazareth and making her the Mother of Our Savior. May the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary bring Jesus to the waiting world and fill the void of completion with the presence of her Child, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Second Joy: The Visitation (Luke 1:39-47):
Mary set out, proceeding in haste to a town of Judah. She entered Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out: "Blest are you among women and blest is the Fruit of your Womb. But how is it that the Mother of my Lord should come to me? Blest are you for trusting that the Lord's words to you would be fulfilled." Then Mary said: "My being proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit finds joy in God my Savior".

Let us pray:
Eternal Father, you inspired the Virgin Mary, Mother of Your Son, to visit Elizabeth and assist her in her need. Keep us open to the working of Your Spirit, and with Mary may we praise You forever. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Third Joy: The Nativity (Luke 2:4-7):
Joseph went from the town of Nazareth to Bethlehem to register with Mary who was with Child. While they were there she gave birth to her First-born son, wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger.

Let us pray:
Father, source of light in every age, the virgin conceived and bore your Son who is called Wonderful God, Prince of Peace. May her prayer, the gift of a mother's love, be Your people's joy through all ages.
Fourth Joy: The Adoration of the Magi (Matt 2:9-11):
After their audience with King Herod, the Magi set out. The star which they had observed at its rising went ahead of them until it came to a standstill over the place where the Child was. On entering the house, they found the Child with Mary, His Mother. They prostrated themselves and did Him homage. Then they opened their coffers and presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Let us pray:
Father of Light, Unchanging God, You revealed Your Son to the nations by the guidance of a star. Your light is strong; Your love is near. Lead us to Your glory in heaven by the light of faith. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Fifth Joy: The Finding in the Temple (Luke 2:43-46):
As Mary and Joseph were returning from Jerusalem at the end of the feast, the Child Jesus remained behind. Mary and Joseph returned to Jerusalem in search of Him. On the third day they came upon Jesus in the temple sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.

Let us pray:
Father in Heaven, Creator of all, teach us the sanctity of human life, show us the value of family love. Help us to live as the Holy Family, united in respect and love. Bring us to the joy and peace of Your Eternal Home, in the Name of Jesus, Our Lord. Amen.
Sixth Joy: The Resurrection (Luke 24:1-6):
Very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, carrying the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the entrance to the grave, so they went in; but they did not find the body of Jesus.
Suddenly, two men in shining clothes stood by them. Full of fear, the women bowed down to the ground. The men said: "Why are you looking among the dead for the one who is alive? He is not here; He is Risen from the dead."

Let us pray:
God Our Father, by raising Jesus Christ Your Son, You conquered the power of death and opened for us the way to Eternal Life. Raise us up and renew our lives by the Holy Spirit within. Grant this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Seventh Joy: The Crowning of Our Lady in Heaven (Rev 12:1; Ps 45:14-15):
A great sign appeared in the sky: a Woman clothed with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. A glorious crown in the hand of the Lord, a royal diadem held by your God.

Let us pray:
All-powerful and ever-living God, You raised Mary, Mother of Your Son, body and soul to the glory of Heaven. May we see Heaven as our final goal and come to share her glory. We ask this through her Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
After the Seventh Decade, two Hail Marys are added, to make seventy-two in all, the number of Our Lady's years on earth, according to tradition. To this is finally added an Our Father and Hail Mary for church unity and the intentions of all the Bishops and our Superiors.

These Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
may be substituted during penitential seasons and on Friday

First Sorrow: The Prophecy of Simeon about Jesus [Luke 2:25-35].
Second Sorrow: The Holy Family's flight into Egypt [Matt 2:7-15].
Third Sorrow: The Search for Jesus as Lost [Luke 2:41-45].
Fourth Sorrow: The Meeting of the Women of Jerusalem with Jesus carrying the Cross [Luke 23:27-31].
Fifth Sorrow: The Watch of the Mother of Jesus as he dies on the Cross [John 19:23-30].
Sixth Sorrow: The Taking of the Body of Jesus from the Cross [Mark 15:42-46].
Seventh Sorrow: The Burial in the Tomb [John 19:40-42].

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