The virtue of Mary for the month of February is ‘charitable’. The children considered how Mary is charitable towards others; particularly the sick. With this is mind, the children created prayer cards for the sick; drawing an appropriate picture for the front and a prayer for the back. These prayer cards were then put up in the class as a visual reminder of the Year of Mary. We finished by saying a prayer together.
As part of our celebration of the Year of Mary, Year 2 have today created their class focal point.
The theme of World Youth Day 2017 was taken from Our Lady’s song of praise, the Magnificat, ‘The Mighty One has done great things for me’. The Pope has chosen to focus on Mary for the next two years’ World Youth celebrations, culminating in Panama in 2019. Pope Francis has asked young people to journey with Mary, describing her as ‘a role model to be imitated’.
Lord Jesus, We remember how you healed the sick, the lame, the blind.
Send your love and mercy to all people who are suffering.
Give them courage, healing and strength.
We thank you for all doctors and nurses and for all who look after the sick.
Give them wisdom, skill and patience as they bring help and care to those in need.
Help us to share your love and mercy through our prayer and support.
We ask Our Lady of Lourdes to be with those in pain, that they may feel her comfort and love.