Obedient to the invitation given in your own maternal words,
O Virgin Immaculate of Lourdes,
we hurry to your feet at the humble grotto,
where you appeared to point out the way of prayer
to those gone astray
and to dispense the graces and wonders
of your supreme goodness to the sick.
O gracious Queen,
accept the homage and the prayers
that the peoples and the nations,
caught in bitter straits,
trustingly raise to you,
O resplendent vision of Paradise,
dispel from our minds the darkness of error
by the light of faith!
O mystical garden of roses,
comfort the broken hearts of people
with the heavenly perfume of hope!
O inexhaustible fountain of saving waters,
refresh with the floods of divine charity
the hearts that are dry.
Grant that we, your children,
may be consoled in our sorrows,
protected in danger,
and sustained in our struggles!
May we love and serve your dear Son Jesus
in such a way
that we may deserve eternal joy
before your throne
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teach me to be generous;
teach me to serve You as You deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and not to ask for reward
save that of knowing I am doing Your Will. continue reading
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