A South African Hail Mary

Hail Mary,

Pregnant with the aspirations of our people;

The Lord is with you.

Blessed are you among the oppressed,

And blessed is the fruit of liberation of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of South Africa,

Pray for us who hope in the Spirit of God,

Now when our people take up the struggle for justice,

And at the hour of our freedom.


This prayer was written by a young South African Sister and given to Michel Meunier at the end of a retreat in Maria Trost on 21st December 2014.