For the Grace of Love
my dear Mother,
how much I love thee!
And yet in reality how little!
Thou dost teach me what I ought to know,
for thou teachest me what Jesus is to me and what I ought to be for Jesus.
Dearly beloved Mother,
how close to God thou art,
and how utterly filled with Him!
In the measure that we know God,
we remind ourselves of thee.
Mother of God,
obtain for me the grace of loving my Jesus;
obtain for me the grace of loving thee!