Daughters of Mary of Nazareth is a Roman Catholic religious community of women. We are a private association of the faithful in the Archdiocese of Boston founded in 2011 by Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart.
Our spirituality is guided by Blessed Charles de Foucauld’s spirituality of Nazareth. As he lived his life imitating the example of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth, so are we called to live in a daily intimacy with Jesus. Starting our daily life with Jesus in prayer and adoration will transform us so that we may become little vessels of His presence wherever we serve. Our prayer life is nourished by daily Communion, Eucharistic Adoration, Sacred Scripture, and Marian devotions.
Our vocation is to follow St. Paul’s teaching to the Corinthians: “I made myself all things to all people in order to save all,” 1 Corinthians 9:24. As Daughters of Mary, our ministry is focused on loving God and our neighbors through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
Inspired by Blessed John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization “to incarnate Christian values and open the Gospel message to human cultures.&rdquo, our charism is to be Ambassadors of Christ through word and deed. Our call is to incarnate the love and peace of the Holy Family of Nazareth, God’s love for all His people, and the gracious and kind motherhood of Mary for the Church and all her children.
Our Daily Prayers
Help me to spread your fragrance wherever I go.
Flood my soul with your spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of yours.
Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with
may feel your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me, but only you, O Lord! Stay with me and then
I will begin to shine as you do; so to shine as to be a light to others.
The light, O Lord, will be all from you; none of it will be mine. It will be you shining on others through me.
By: Blessed John Henry Newman
Prayer after Holy Communion:
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Your wounds, hide me.
Never let me be separated from You.
From the malignant enemy, defend me.
At the hour of death, call me;
and bid me come to You.
That with Your Saints I may praise You
forever and ever. Amen.
By: Saint Ignatius Loyola
Prayer before starting our ministry:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
By Saint Francis of Assisi
I abandon myself into Your hands.
Do with me what You will.
Whatever You may do,
I thank You.
I am ready for all,
I accept all.
Let only Your will be done in me
and in all Your creatures.
I wish no more than this,
O Lord. Into Your hands
I commend my soul.
I offer it to You
with all the love of my heart.
For, I love you, Lord,
and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into Your hands
without reserve and
with boundless confidence.
For You are my Father
By: Blessed Charles de Foucauld
Prayer to the Sacred Heart for Priests: Every Thursday Night
Jesus, Divine Master, I thank Your most loving Heart for giving the Church the sacrament of Holy Orders. Priests are called by God and sent into the world by You, as You were sent by the Father. You have consecrated them to preach the Gospel, to shepherd the faithful, and to celebrate divine worship. Grant us the grace to respect them, listen to them, and let ourselves be guided by them along the path to holiness. Jesus, send good laborers into Your harvest. May priests be the salt which purifies and preserves; may they be the light of the world; may they be the city placed on the mountain. May their hearts mirror Your Heart. And one day in Heaven, may they possess the crown of joy awarded to Your faithful servants.
By: Blessed James Alberione, SSP (adapted)
Litany of Humility: Daily during Lent and every Friday during the year
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.