About one year after SDC activities had commenced in West Melbourne in the late fifties, two boys who travelled to the SDC by bicycle were hit by a motor vehicle. One was in hospital and unconscious for many days. When Father Preca was informed, he wrote a prayer in English for travelling. This prayer is still used for travelling by people connected with the SDC in Australia today.
O Lord, God, keep us we ask you
and deliver us from all evil,
both spiritual and temporal,
We are convinced that all our efforts
to save ourselves will be in vain,
unless in your boundless mercy
You will save us yourself.
St Raphael – Pray pray for us.