O God, Who didst raise up Saint John, Thy Confessor,
to be the father and the teacher of the youth,
and Who by him,
with the help of the Virgin Mary,
didst promote new families in Thy Church:
grant, we beseech Thee,
that inflamed by the same fire of love,
we may win souls and serve Thee alone.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
world without end.