Frank Duff was a devout Catholic and the founder of the Legion of Mary, a lay apostolate movement dedicated to the Virgin Mary. He believed in the power of prayer and encouraged his followers to pray daily, especially the Rosary. One of his most famous prayers is the Frank Duff Prayer, which he composed to inspire devotion to Mary and promote the mission of the Legion. The prayer begins with the words, “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” This phrase is a reference to the Immaculate Conception, which is the Catholic belief that Mary was conceived free from the stain of original sin. The prayer goes on to ask Mary to intercede for us, to help us grow in love for her son Jesus, and to guide us in our efforts to spread the Gospel. The Frank Duff Prayer is still recited by members of the Legion of Mary today and serves as a reminder of the importance of prayer and devotion to Mary in the Catholic faith.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Frank Duff Prayer. May God Bless You!
Frank Duff Prayer
God our Father,
Frank Color You inspired your servant Frank Duff with a profound insight into the mystery of your Church, the Body of Christ, and of the place of Mary the Mother of Jesus in this mystery. In his immense desire to share this insight with others and in filial dependence on Mary he formed her Legion to be a sign of her maternal love for the world and a means of enlisting all her children in the Church’s evangelizing work. We thank you Father for the graces conferred on him and for the benefits accruing to the Church from his courageous and shining faith. With confidence we beg you that through his intercession you grant the petition we lay before you. We ask too that if it be in accordance with your will, the holiness of his life may be acknowledged by the Church for the glory of your Name, through Christ Our Lord.