If you have a moment or two please pause here and join us in Our Official Institute Prayer:

Jesus, you are Emmanuel. May we know we are not alone and that God is with us.

Jesus, you are ever young. May we embrace your gift of youthfulness, its freedom, creativity, and trust in the journey.

Jesus, you were obedient to your Father and attentive to your Mother Mary. May we, too, be obedient to your Holy Spirit’s promptings.

Jesus, you were sent to the peripheries. May your Holy Spirit empower us to move out of our comfort zone and to include the voices of the marginalized.

Jesus, you fully saw everyone you encountered. Show us all those who are part of our wider family and help us to be open to true collaboration with one another.

Jesus, you sent people forth to proclaim the Good News. May our work enliven our Church and her ministers to be sent forth to proclaim the Good News.

Jesus, you are the way. May we imitate you through our words and actions, and may we work to form an institute that continues to make Christ alive in this world today.

We ask this through Christ our Lord and through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. John Paul II, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.


If you have a few more moments we would be honored if you would join us in praying Our Litany For Young Adults:

St. John Paul II, founder of World Youth Day, pray for us.

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, man of the Beatitudes, pray for us.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, standing firm in our native land, pray for us

St. Ignatius of Loyola, master of discernment, pray for us.

St. Francis of Assisi, brother of poverty and simplicity, pray for us.

St. Frances Cabrini, advocate for immigrants and the poor, pray for us.

St. Phillip Neri, apostle of joy and defender of the marginalized, pray for us.

St. Toribio Romo, martyr and hope to Mexican migrants, pray for us.

Bl. Chiara Badano, witness of patient suffering, pray for us.

St. Óscar Romero, shepherd in solidarity with the oppressed, pray for us.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, companion of young women and single mothers, pray for us.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, young advocate for the missions, pray for us.

St. Sebastian, who fearlessly proclaimed Christ to the Romans, pray for us.

St. Joan of Arc, defender from invaders in France, pray for us.

Bl. Andrew Phû Yên, faithful young martyr of Vietnam, pray for us.

St. Dominic Savio, whose young heart was full of joy, pray for us.

Bl. Ceferino Namuncurá, the young “lily of Patagonia,” pray for us.

Bl. Isidore Bakanja, young lay witness from the Congo, pray for us.

Bl. Marcel Callo, prisoner for Christ in the Holocaust, pray for us.

May these and so many other young people who perhaps in silence and hiddenness lived the Gospel to the full, intercede for the Church, so that she may be full of joyous, courageous and committed young people who can offer the world new testimonies of holiness. (Christus Vivit, 63)