PRAYER OF DEVOTION IN HONOUR OF FATHER PETER MERMIER, SERVANT OF GOD
God of love, YOU care for us and You guide us in numerous
ways. We thank You for inflaming the heart of Fr. Peter
Mermier with an intense love for You and a zeal for the
salvation of souls. You blessed him with a total trust in You
and in humble surrender to Your holy Will.
It was your will that he should found the Congregation of
Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales, and the Congregation of
Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod, to spread your mercy and
compassion to all, by witnessing to Your love and through
their prophetic ministries. His life of holiness was his supreme
act of glory to You.
Loving Father, while he was on earth, You blessed many
through him, especially in the renewal of Christian faith and
family through the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales. You raised
him to the saintly state of Servant of God. Thereby You testify
that he is Your highly favoured son for whom You refuse
nothing. So we pray that through his holy intercession, You
bless us now with the favour we request and pray for...........
We make this prayer through Christ Your Son who lives and
reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.
Glory be to the Father
Servant of God, Peter Mermier:
Intercede for us.
Mission Development Office
Cordial greetings and good wishes to you from AMISALES, the Mission Development Office (MDO) of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Francis de Sales in Rome. This Mission Office came into existence on 15 November 2013. The Mission and Vision of AMISALES is to be always on the side of the poorest of the poor. To know more about our work please download the Newsletter bellow…
CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER: YEAR OF MSFS FORMATION FOR MISSION OF MERCY AND COMPASSION 2016
We shall be united as one family in one spirit through this prayer. Please begin praying this prayer from January 24th.
Loving God/ thank you for your abounding mercy and compassion/ through which you constantly manifest your love/ We acknowledge/ we are often tagged by our fragilities/ sinfulness and unworthiness/ Yet you never despise us nor abandon us/
In your mercy you forgive us/ cleanse us and heal us/of all our prodigal and wayward ways/ both personal and collective/ Like the Eternal Good Shepherd and Good Samaritan/ you always seek and find us/ stranded and wounded/and you care for us to complete restoration/
We pray Lord/ to instil and deepen within us/ the spirit of formation/geared to a mission of mercy and compassion/ Bless all our young formees/ to be profoundly groomed in a formation/ set for a mission of mercy and compassion/ Accompany us and sustain every step of ours/ on this sacred and committed journey/
In a world tormented by un-forgiveness/ resentment, retaliation and violence/stir us with bonds of pardon, reconciliation and forbearance/ Guard us against our inclination/ to slander and condemn/ Help us transcend/our barriers of division and discrimination/ and foster us as persons and communities/ that bear witness to unity and justice/ Heal us from our infirmities of indifference and tepidity/ with the balm of sensitivity, concern and solidarity/ Guide and train us/ to be more seekers and catalysts of such ministries/ that transmit mercy and compassion/.
Renew us with that spirit of our Patron, St. Francis de Sales/ so gentle and merciful to the faltering/ of our Patroness Mother of Compassion/so patient and full of compassion/ and of our Founder/ Servant of God Father Peter Mermier/ filled with zeal and dedication/.
O Father, Son and Holy Spirit/ mould us and transform us/ into Missionaries of mercy and compassion/ Amen!
Mother of Compassion – Pray for us!
St. Francis de Sales – Pray for us!
Servant of God, Father Peter Mermier – Intercede for us your sons