O most loving Jesus,
Who by Thy sublime and beautiful virtues of humility,
obedience, poverty, modesty, charity, patience and gentleness, and by the example of Thy domestic life,
didst bless with peace and happiness
Thou didst choose on earth,
in Thy clemency look down upon this household,
humbly prostrate before Thee and imploring Thy mercy.
Remember that this family
belongs to Thee;
for to Thee we have in a special way dedicated and devoted ourselves. Look upon us in Thy loving kindness;
preserve us from danger; give us help in time
and grant us the grace
to persevere to the end in the imitation of Thy Holy Family; that having revered Thee and loved Thee faithfully on earth, we may bless and praise Thee eternally in heaven.
O Mary, most sweet Mother,
to thy intercession
we have recourse,
knowing that thy Divine Son will
hear thy prayers.
And do thou, O glorious Patriarch, St. Joseph,
assist us by thy powerful mediation,
and offer, by the hands of Mary,
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Come, virgins chaste; pure brides, draw near:
Let Earth exult and Heaven hear
The Hymn that grateful accents raise,
Our song of joy in Rita's praise.
By fast her sinless frame is weak;
Her livid flesh the scourges streak.
In pity for her Savior's woes,
Her days and even nights are closed. ... continue reading
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