O Immaculate and wholly-pure Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Queen of the world, hope of those who are in despair; thou art the joy of the Saints; thou art the peacemaker between sinners and God; thou art the advocate of the abandoned, the secure haven of those who are on the sea of the world; thou art the consolation of the world, the ransom of slaves, the comfortress of the afflicted, the salvation of the universe. O great Queen, we take refuge in thy protection: 'We have no confidence but in thee, O most faithful Virgin.' After God thou art all our hope. We bear the name of thy servants; allow not the enemy to drag us to Hell. I salute thee, O great Mediatress of peace between men and God, Mother of Jesus our Lord, who is the love of all men and of God, to whom be honor and benediction with the Father and the Holy Ghost. Amen.


O most blessed and most sweet Virgin Mary, full of mercy, to thy compassion I recommend my soul and body, my thoughts, actions, life, and death. O my Lady, help and strengthen me against the snares of the devil; obtain me true and perfect love, with which to love thy most beloved Son and my Lord Jesus Christ with my whole heart, and after Him to love thee above all things. My Queen and Mother, by thy most powerful intercession, grant that I may persevere in this love until death, and after death be conducted by thee to the kingdom of the blessed.


Hail, Mary, hope of those who are in despair, help of the destitute! Hail, thou whom thy Son so greatly honors, that whatever thou askest, thou dost at once obtain; whatever thou willest is at once done. To thee are the treasures of the kingdom of Heaven entrusted. Grant, O Lady, that amid the storms of this life I may always remember thee. To thy charitable mercy I commend my soul and body. O my sweet protectress, direct and protect me in every hour, in every moment of my life. Amen. 


Our Blessed Lady revealed to a devout soul that she was much pleased at being honored by her servants with the following devotion:

 I thank Thee, O Eternal Father, for the power given to Mary, Thy daughter.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, . . .

I thank Thee, O Eternal Son, for the wisdom given to Mary, Thy mother.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, . . .

     I thank Thee, O Eternal and Holy Spirit, for the love given to Mary, Thy spouse. 
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, . . .

    To thee do we cry, O Queen of Mercy, return, that we may behold thee dispensing favors, bestowing remedies, giving strength. Show us thy compassionate looks, and we shall be saved.

     O sovereign Lady of all things, Saint of Saints, splendor of the world, glory of Heaven, acknowledge those who love thee; hear us, for thy Son honors thee by denying thee nothing.

     Run, hasten, O Lady, and in thy mercy help thy sinful servant, who calls upon thee, and deliver him from the hands of the enemy.

     Who will not sigh to thee! We sigh with love and grief, for we are oppressed on every side. How can we do otherwise than sigh to thee, O solace of the miserable, refuge of outcasts, ransom of captives! We are certain that when thou seest our miseries, thy compassion will hasten to relieve us. 

     O our sovereign Lady and our Advocate, commend us to thy Son. Grant, O blessed one, by the grace which thou hast merited, that He who through thee was graciously pleased to become a partaker in our infirmity and misery, may also, through thy intercession, make us partakers in His happiness and glory. ------St. Bern.

     In thee from my whole heart I have placed my hope.
------St. John Damascene

      It is not possible, O Lady, that thou shouldst abandon him who has placed his hopes in thee.
------St. Bern.

     Thou hast only to will our salvation, and then it is not possible that we should not obtain it.
------St. Anselm

     Hail, Daughter of God the Father; hail, Mother of God the Son; hail, Spouse of God the Holy Ghost; hail, Temple of the whole Trinity.
------Simon Garcia.

O Virgin fair,
What loveliness is thine!
Mother Divine,
Such beauty rare
Enslaves this heart of mine.

Thanks be to God and to Mary.

     May all things be to the eternal glory of the most Holy Trinity and of Immaculate Mary.

     Live always Jesus our love, and Mary our hope, with Saint Joseph 
and Saint Teresa our advocates! 


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