‘Stay with me’

Carrying out her mission during a turbulent era was difficult, so Jesus revealed this truth to Pauline: ‘Stay with me in the depths of your heart’.

True contemplative prayer urges us to meet our sisters and brothers with divine love in our hearts. Our mission as disciples can present great challenges, but we find encouragement in the words of Pauline:

‘What could a soul constantly united to Jesus not be able to do!’


Blessed Pauline Jaricot Prayer. Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be.

Prompt: What am I passionate about? What motivates me?

Pauline Jaricot Prayer

God our Father,
we give thanks for your servant,
Blessed Pauline Jaricot, who,
through her commitment to the Gospel
and passion for mission,
began the work of Missio.

Despite carrying many crosses,
she never closed her heart
to the needs of the poor.

Following the example of your Son,
fortified by a life of prayer
and nourished by the Eucharist,
she helped to build your Kingdom
of justice and mercy.

May we, like Blessed Pauline, share our faith humbly and charitably,
and through prayer and action,
work together to make your love known
to all of creation.

Grant through her intercession
the favour I now ask of you…
(here make your petition). Amen.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.