Cenacles of Life
The Cenacles of Life are prayer groups that pray two rosaries (ten mysteries) offering up the rosaries with fasting. Each member fasts one day a week on bread and water, to end this culture of death and elevate a culture of life. Those who cannot fast on bread and water due to sickness or age, can offer up a day of fasting from their favorite thing (such as watching television or talking on the telephone). The group recites a Prayer of Offering.
Saint Margaret's Prayer Group meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45pm and 6:30 to 7:15pm in the Chapel.
Between 1830 and 1831 the Virgin Mary made several appearances to Parisian nun Catherine Labouré. She announced to Catherine that she wanted a medal to be struck. On one side was to be the letter "M," a cross, and the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. On the other was to be an image of Mary surrounded by the prayer "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee." Mary promised great blessings, miracles, assistance, healings and graces to those who wore the medal. As soon as the medal appeared before the public it became immensely popular. Catherine Labouré was declared a saint in 1947.
Lord Jesus Christ, for the accomplishment of your works, You have chosen the weak things of the world, that no flesh may glory in your sight. And for a better and more widely diffused belief in the Immaculate Conception of Your Mother, You have wished that the Miraculous Medal be manifested to Saint Catherine Labouré. Grant, we beseech You, that filled with like humility, we may glorify this mystery by the word and work. Amen.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored you help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you I come, before you stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.