This ancient image of Mary, Health of the People of Rome, was visited by Pope Francis recently as he prayed for all those suffering from the corona virus. May his prayer be ours:
O Mary,
you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You know what we need, and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.