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From "The Glories of Mary" by St. Alphonsus

Most Holy Virgin Immaculate, my Mother Mary, to You who are the Mother of my Lord, the Queen of the universe, the advocate, the hope, the refuge of sinners, I who am the most miserable of all sinners, have recourse this day.

I venerate You, great Queen, and I thank You for the many graces You have bestowed upon me even unto this day; in particular for having delivered me from the hell which I have so often deserved by my sins. 

I love You, most dear Lady; and for the love I bear You, I promise to serve You willingly for ever and to do what I can to make You loved by others also. I place in You all my hopes for salvation; accept me as your servant and shelter me under your mantle, you who are the Mother of mercy.

 And since you are so powerful with God, deliver me from all temptations, or at least obtain for me the strength to overcome them until death. From You I implore a true love for Jesus Christ. Through You I hope to die a holy death. My dear Mother, by the love you bearest to Almighty God, I pray You to assist me always, but most of all at the last moment of my life. Forsake me not then, until you shall see me safe in heaven, there to bless You and sing of your mercies through all eternity. Such is my hope.


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