Click here to OH Mary, I know that thou art the creature
the most noble, the most sublime, the most pure
the most beautiful, the most merciful, the most
holy; in a word, the most lovely of all creatures.
Oh, if all knew thee, oh my Lady, and loved thee
as thou dost merit ! But I console myself that
so many happy souls in heaven and on earth live
enamored of thy goodness and beauty. Above
all, I rejoice that God himself loves thee alone
more than all men and angels united. My most
amiable queen, I, a miserable sinner, also love
thee, but I love thee too little: I desire a love
greater and more tender towards thee; and this
thou must obtain for me, for to love thee is a
great sign of predestination, and a grace that
God does not grant except to those whom he
wishes to be saved.
I see myself then, oh my mother, greatly in
debted to thy Son. I see that he merits an
infinite love. Thou who desirest nothing but to
see him loved, this is the grace that above all
others thou must obtain for me; obtain for me
a great love for Jesus Christ. Thou dost obtain
from God whatever thou dost wish; ah, obtain
for me this grace, to be so united with the divine
will that I may never more be separated
from it. I do not ask of thee the goods of earth,
neither honors nor riches; I ask of thee what
thy heart most desires, I wish to love my God.
Is it possible that thou wilt not aid me in this
my desire, which pleases thee so much ? No,
for thou dost even now help me, already thou
art praying for me; pray, pray, and never cease
to pray until thou seest me in paradise, beyond
the danger of being able any more to lose my
Lord, and certain of loving him forever, together
with thee, my dearest mother.
By St. Alphonsus Liguori
Click here to O most holy heart of Jesus,
fountain of every blessing,
I adore you, I love you,
and with lively sorrow for my sins
I offer you this poor heart of mine.
Make me humble, patient, pure
and wholly obedient to your will.
Grant, Good Jesus,
that I may live in you
and for you.
Protect me in the midst of danger.
Comfort me in my afflictions.
Give me health of body,
assistance in my temporal needs,
your blessing on all that I do,
and the grace of a holy death.