Good and gracious God,
you wonderfully graced St Madeleine Sophie
with humility and steadfast love
drawn from the Heart of Jesus, your Son.
We pray that following in her footsteps
we may live in close union with the Heart of Christ
and find in him our joy
both now and for eternity.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.
(Opening prayer for the Mass for St Madeleine Sophie, whose Feast is 25th May)
The scripture readings for the feast are:
Colossians 3: 12 - 17 "Above all clothe yourselves in love, which is the bond of perfection"
Psalm 42 "Like a deer that longs for running streams, my soul longs for you, my God"
John 15: 1 - 12 "Love one another as I have loved you"