Virgin Mary, most loving Mother,
please give me a heart like yours,
firm in its attachments and of unshakable loyalty,
an affectionate heart which radiates a discreet tenderness and which is open,
a pure heart which lives in the flesh without being burdened by it,
a generous heart,
quick in forgetting its hurts and always ready to forgive,
a considerate heart which hides a great deal of love in the smallest details,
in the most humble service,
a magnanimous heart which rejoices in other's triumphs
and shares in their sorrows,
a heart which condemns no one,
and does not tire of being confided to,
a heart taken up by Christ,
totally given to His infinite love.
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Before the closing of the day,
Creator, we Thee humbly pray,
That, for Thy wonted mercy's sake,
Thou us under protection take.
May nothing in our minds excite
Vain dreams and phantoms of the night;
Our enemies repress, that so
Our bodies no uncleanness know.
In this, most gracious Father, hear,
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