Mother of All Nations-Catholic Relief Services

Risen Lord, Before your death, you presented to John your mother And to Mary, her son. And so we inherit this cherished honor: That all may know your mother as their own. Through ages past, we have known her consolation:

Mother of all nations Comforter in times of affliction Light in times of darkness

Companion in times of sorrow Intercessor in times of prayer

In a world touched by sorrow By disasters and hunger, war and deprivation Disease and Disease and drought, persecution and injustice

What joy to know that it is also touched by one such as she Reflecting God’s mercy to all That each of us, rich or poor broken or whole, May know the blessing of a mother’s love,

Mother of all nations, pray for us. Amen