That your example, Saint Francisco Marto,
Might be followed by me and others,
So that we might be closer to God and follow His will.
That today’s children follow the example of the little Shepherd,
Not closing their hearts to the Lord’s voice.
Enlight, Saint Francisco Marto, the hearts of all the world
So that they might always listen to the voice that calls them to sanctity.
That they might not be indifferent to it, seeking to follow it,
Getting closer to God and redeeming their sins
So that the souls on Earth might be covered with candour.
Sent away, Saint Francisco Marto, from the men of the world,
Those things that deviate them from God
Help them to open their hearts and to welcome God in their lives,
While they seek sanctity permanently.
Inês Paixão, 16 anos, Colégio Valsassina