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  • Grow Jesus
  • The Angelus
  • Magnificat
  • Morning
  • Night
  • Beatification

Grow Jesus

Grow Jesus, grow in me, in my mind, my heart,
my imagination, my senses.
Grow by your modesty, your purity, your zeal, your love.
Grow in me with your grace, your light, your peace.
Grow in spite of my resistance and my pride.
Grow into the fullness of the Perfect One
As you grew at Nazareth before God and all,
For your Fathers glory.

Mother Magdalen Taylor

The Angelus

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary
and she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you,
Blessed are you among women
And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
Now at the hour of our death.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
Be it done to me according to your word.
Hail Mary...
And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

Hail Mary...
Pray for us, holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Pour forth we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts ,that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross, be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


My soul glorifies the Lord
My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour!
For He has blessed me lavishly
and makes me ready to respond.
He shatters my little world
And lets me be poor before Him.
He takes from me all my plans
And gives me more than I can hope for or ask.
He gives me opportunities
And the ability to become free
And to burst through my boundaries
He has made know to me this:
It is in my being servant
That it becomes possible for God’s kingdom
To break through here and now.

(English translation from German by Olga Warneke, I.B.V.M.)

Morning Prayer

God of my life, I welcome this new day.
It is your gift to me-
The first day of the rest of my life.
I thank you for the gift of being alive this morning
I thank you for the sleep which has refreshed me.
I thank you for the chance to begin life all over again.

Lord, this day is full of promise and opportunity:
Help me to waste none of it.
This day is full of mystery and of the unknown:
Help me to face it without fear or anxiety.
This day is full of beauty and adventure:
Help me to be fully alive to it all.
During this day, may I become
A more thoughtful person
a more prayerful person,
a more generous and kindly person.
Jesus, my Saviour, I unite with you
In offering myself to the Father
With Mary I offer you all my thoughts, words and actions.
Make me joyful in you service.
Help me not to be turned in on myself
But to be sensitive and helpful to others
Let me do nothing today that will hurt anyone,
But let me help, at least a little,
To make life more pleasant for those I meet.
When night comes,
May I look back on this day without regrets,
And may nobody be unhappy because of
Anything I have done or anything I have failed to do.

Night Prayer

Lord, I thank you for your love, your presence,
Your gift to me this day.
Thank you, Jesus for showing me how you care for me,
For all I know and love.
Holy Spirit of God, thank you for your inspiration,
Your guidance and your peace.
Lord, forgive me for all the wrong I have done this day,
Forgive me if I have been bad tempered or hard to live with.
Forgive me if I have hurt those I should love.
Forgive me if I have made life more difficult for anyone.
Forgive me for any word of praise or thanks which I did not speak.
Forgive me for any help which I might have given to someone in need and did not give.
For any regrets I might have about today, help me to forgive myself as you forgive me.


Heavenly Father you gave to Mother Magdalen Taylor a profound insight into the Mystery of the Incarnation and a great love and compassion for the poor and needy. We pray that her life of deep faith and loving service may continue to inspire us and that, one day, she may be beatified to the glory of your name. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for a Special Intention

Heavenly Father, you chose Mother Magdalen Taylor to found the Poor Servants of the Mother of God to serve the poor and needy.
While on earth she never failed to respond to those in distress, so confident of her intercession I pray you to grant me this favour...which I ask in the name of Jesus your son. Amen.

Please communicate favours received to:
Sister Breda McCarthy SMG, Maryfield Convent, Mount Angelus Road, London SW15 4JA

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