Visit to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Bernard exhorts us, saying: "Let us seek for grace, and let us seek
it by Mary." "She," says St. Peter Damian, "is the treasure of Divine
graces." [De Aquaed
.] She can
enrich us, and she desires to do so. She
therefore invites and calls us, saying: Whosoever is a little one, let
him come to me
. [Prov. ix. 4] Most amiable Lady, most exalted
Lady, most gracious
Lady, look on a poor sinner who recommends himself to Thee, and who
places all his confidence in thee.
We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of
[From the Naples
Prayer of St. Ildefonsus.
Most humble handmaid of thy Divine Son! I
prostrate myself before thee, conjuring thee to obtain pardon of my
sins, that I may be cleansed from all the imperfections of my life. I
entreat thee to procure me the grace of being always united to God and
to thee, and to be ever a faithful servant of thy Son and of thee: of
thy Son, as my Lord and my Redeemer; and of thee, as the cause of my
redemption: for if He has paid the price of my redemption, it was with
the body which he received from thee.
. O Mary! obtain for me confidence in thy
intercession, and the grace that I may continually have recourse to
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