This weekend, Sept. 18th & 19th, saw the local addition of another Saint to the Pro-Life movement. Formally, Blessed Margaret of Castello, now Saint, was canonized April 24th, 2021. This weekend the formal votive Mass to her Sainthood at the parish of her local shrine, St. Louis Bertrand was held. Below find intercessory prayers that you can use in the Spiritual combat. And if you want to learn more about St. Margaret and how she became an aid to the Pro-Life movement, click here.
St. Margaret Prayer
O my God, I thank you for having given Blessed Margaret of Castello to the world as an example of the degree of holiness that can be attained by anyone who truly loves you, regardless of physical abnormalities. In today’s perverted culture, Margaret would have, most likely, never been born; death through abortion being preferable to life, especially life in an ugly, distorted, twisted body. But your ways are not the world’s ways…and so it was your will that Margaret would be born into the world with just such a malformed body. It is your way that uses our weakness to give testimony to your power. Margaret was born blind, so as to see you more clearly; a cripple, so as to lean on you completely; dwarfed in physical posture, so as to become a giant in the spiritual order; hunched-backed, so as to more perfectly resemble the twisted, crucified body of your Son. Margaret’s whole life was an enactment of the words expressed by Paul: So I shall be happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me and that is why I am content with my weaknesses, and with insults, hardships, persecutions and the agonies I go through for Christ’s sake. For it is when I am weak that lam strong. (2 Cor. 12:10).
I beseech you, O God, to grant, through the intercession of St. Margaret of Castello, that all the handicapped.. .and who among us is not?. all the rejected, all the UNWANTED of this world may make their weaknesses their own special boast so that your power may stay over them now and forever. Amen.
St. Margaret of Castello, pray for us!
Litany of St. Margaret of Castello
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
St. Margaret of Castello, pray for us.
St. Margaret of Metola,
St. Margaret, spouse of the Lord Jesus,
St. Margaret, daughter of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
St. Margaret, devotee of St. Joseph,
St. Margaret, image of Holy Father Dominic,
St. Margaret, lustrous pearl of the Most High,
St. Margaret, virginal lily of the Mantellate,
St. Margaret, chosen vessel of Lady Poverty,
St. Margaret, ardent apostle of charity,
St. Margaret, pattern of Eucharistic piety,
St. Margaret, mirror of prayer and penance,
St. Margaret, model of mercy and compassion,
St. Margaret, patroness of the blind and the disabled,
St. Margaret, servant of the sick and the outcast,
St. Margaret, comfort to the affcted,
St. Margaret, relief to the abandoned, St. Margaret, strength of the burdened,
St. Margaret, hope of the unwanted,
St. Margaret, shelter for the homeless,
St. Margaret, advocate for the aborted, Margaret, blind but illumined by Christ,
St. Margaret, lame but animated by Christ, Margaret, deformed but conformed to Christ,
St. Margaret, dwarfed but restored in Christ, Margaret, wondrous heart of pearls,
St. Margaret, incorruptible sign of salvation,
St. Margaret, glorious intercessor before the throne of God,
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Pray for us St. Margaret of Castello, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
O God, who made the virgin Saint Margaret of Castello strong by the power of Christ, grant, we pray, that, through her intercession, we may so boast in our weaknesses as to merit the grace of life eternal. our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.