your name has been on my lips
and in my heart from my early infancy.
When I was a child
I learned to love you as a Mother,
turn to you in danger,
and trust your intercession.
You see in my heart the desire to know the truth,
to practice virtue,
to be prudent and just,
strong and patient,
a brother to all.
help me to keep to my purpose of living
as a faithful disciple
for the building up of the Christian society
and the joy of the holy Catholic
I greet you, Mother,
morning and evening;
I pray to you as I go on my way;
from you I hope
for the inspiration
and encouragement that will
to fulfill the sacred promises
of my earthly vocation,
and win eternal salvation.
Like you in Bethlehem
and on Golgotha,
I too wish to stay always close to Jesus.
He is the eternal King of all ages and all peoples.
O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, thy Son, thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too thou wouldst permit us, purified through her intercession, to come unto thee. ... continue reading
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