O Lord, behold here before You
who exists in this world
in order to allow You
to exercise Your admirable mercy
and manifest it before heaven
Others may glorify You
through their faithfulness and perseverance,
thus making evident the power of Your grace.
How sweet and generous You are
to those who are faithful to You!
Nevertheless, I will
by acquainting others
of Your goodness to sinners
and by reminding them that Your mercy
is above all malice,
that nothing can exhaust it,
and that no relapse,
how shameful or criminal,
should allow the sinner to despair
I have offended You grievously,
O Beloved Redeemer,
but it would be still worse
if I were to offend You
by thinking that You were lacking
in goodness to forgive me.
I would rather He deprive me
of everything else
than the trust I have in Your Mercy.
Should I fall a hundred times
or should my crimes be a hundred times worse
that they actually are,
I would continue to trust in Your mercy.
O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, thy Son, thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too thou wouldst permit us, purified through her intercession, to come unto thee. ... continue reading
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