that the gift of unfading beauty
may reach every man and woman.
Virgin of listening and contemplation,
Mother of love, Bride of the eternal wedding feast,
pray for the Church, whose pure icon you are,
that she may never be closed in on herself
or lose her passion for establishing Godâs kingdom.
Star of the new evangelization,
help us to bear radiant witness to communion,
service, ardent and generous faith,
justice and love of the poor,
that the joy of the Gospel
may reach to the ends of the earth,
illuminating even the fringes of our world.
Mother of the living Gospel,
wellspring of happiness for Godâs little ones,
pray for us.
Given in Rome, at Saint Peterâs, on 24 No-
vember, the solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe, and the conclusion of the
Year of Faith, in the year 2013, the first of my