Mother of God

Cross-4GMother of My God, and my Lady Mary;
as a beggar, all wounded and sore,
presents himself before a great Queen,
so do I present myself before you,
who are Queen of heaven and earth.
From the lofty throne on which you sit,
disdain not, I implore you,
to cast your eyes on me, a poor sinner.
God has made you so rich that you might assist the poor,
and has made you Queen of Mercy
in order that you might relieve the miserable.
Behold me then, and pity me:
behold me and abandon me not,
until you see me changed from a sinner into a saint. Amen.

••• Mother Mary, Our Advocate •••

(By St Alphonsus de Liguori)