O my God, Thou who art the God
and of counsel,
Thou who readest in my heart the sincere will
to please Thee alone,
and to govern myself with regard to my choice of a state of life,
entirely in conformity with Thy most holy desire;
grant me, by the intercession
of the most blessed Virgin, my Mother,
and of my holy patrons,
especially of Saint Joseph
and Saint Aloysius,
to know what state I ought to choose,
and when to embrace it,
so that in it I may be able to pursue and increase Thy glory,
work out my salvation,
that heavenly reward
which Thou hast promised to those who do Thy holy Will.
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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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