2 . MOTHER OF JESUS
Our Lady of Africa,
in whose maternal and immaculate heart
the whole human race finds refuge,
look with favour upon the Muslims,
who honour you as the mother of Jesus
and the most blessed among women.
Obtain for them the grace to seek
the fullness of Light and Truth,
until we may all share, as one people of God,
the revelation of His infinite Love for all men,
made manifest in the sacrifice of His only Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
And since you are the Mother of the Church,
preserve the local Churches of Africa
as true and fruitful Messengers of the Word,
proclaiming it always, in perfect communion
with the universal Church under Peter.
Obtain for them and for our Society
an increase of dedicated workers.
Sharpen our vision to discern
and our resolve to respond
to new and pressing apostolic needs.
Help us, O Lady and Queen of Africa,
to be effective witnesses to the Gospel.
Thus may we come to be worthy of our calling
and, as the Most Holy Name of God,
Father, Son and Spirit,
was glorified in you, O Mary,
so it may be in us, forever and ever. Amen