Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ prayer for the Pilgrimage of Families of the World for the Year of Faith, Sunday, October 27, 2013:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph to you, Holy Family of Nazareth, today we turn our gaze with admiration and confidence; in you we contemplate the beauty of communion in true love; to you we commend our families, so that in them marvels of grace be renewed.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
alluring school of the Gospel:
teach us to imitate your virtues
with a wise spiritual discipline,
grant us a clear vision that
recognizes the work of Providence
in the daily realities of life.
Holy Family of Nazareth, faithful
custodian of the mystery of salvation:
help us to regain an appreciation
for silence, make our families
cenacles of prayer and transform them into little domestic Churches,
renew the desire for sanctity,
sustain the noble toil of work, of education, of listening, of mutual understanding and of forgiveness.
Holy Family of Nazareth, reawaken
in our society the consciousness of
the sacred and inviolable character of the family, an inestimable and
irreplaceable good. May every family be a place where goodness and
peace are welcomed for children
and for the elderly, for those who
are sick and alone, for those who
are poor and needy.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we pray to you with confidence, we entrust
ourselves to you with joy. Amen.