Wednesday, May 7, 2014


To Mary, Refuge of Sinners

most gracious Mother of mercy,
Mary, for whom we fondly yearn,
through whom we obtain forgiveness!
Who would not love thee?
Thou art our light in uncertainty,
our comfort in sorrow,
our solace in the time of trial,
our refuge from every peril and temptation.
Thou art our sure hope of salvation,
second only to thy only-begotten Son;
blessed are they who love thee, our Lady!
Incline, I beseech thee,
thy ears of pity to the entreaties of this thy servant,
a miserable sinner;
dissipate the darkness of my sins by the bright beams of thy holiness,
in order that I may be acceptable in thy sight.