O Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church,
To you we commend our young people,
In particular those called to closely follow your Son.
You know the difficulties,
the obstacles they must face.
Assist them to a"YES!" to the Divine Call,
As you did at the invitation of the Angel.
Draw them near to your heart
So that they can understand
The beauty and the joy that awaits them
When the Lord Jesus calls them into His intimacy,
To be witness of His Love in the world.