King OF virgins and Lover of chastity
extinguish in my frame,
by the dew of Thy heavenly blessing,
the fuel of evil
that I may be pure both in soul
and in body.
Mortify in my members the lusts of the flesh and all harmful emotions,
and give me true and persevering chastity
with Thine other gifts
which please Thee in truth,
so that I may with chaste body and pure heart
offer unto Thee the sacrifice
For with what contrition
of heart and fountain of tears,
with what reverence and awe,
with what chastity
of body and purity of soul,
should not that Divine and heavenly Sacrifice
wherein Thy flesh is indeed eaten,
where Thy blood is indeed drunk,
wherein things lowest and highest,
earthly and Divine, are united,
where the holy Angels
and where Thou art in a marvellous and unspeakable manner
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Jesus, Lover of chastity, Mary, Mother most pure, and Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin, to you I come at this hour, begging you to plead with God for me. I earnestly wish to be pure in thought, word and deed in imitation of your own holy purity.
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