O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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During the Easter Season I'll be bringing you gems from St. Faustina's Diary, after reading it for Lent. Today we have a poem praising the Immaculate Virgin Mary. This is the month of Mary. She is our great helper, our "strength" and "sturdy anchor". She hurries to our aid faster than any other celestial being because she is our loving mother. Christ gave His mother to us as our mother, so she loves us and cares for us as she did her Divine Son.

Diary of St. Faustina, 161
Immaculate Virgin,
Pure crystal for my heart,
You are my strength, O sturdy anchor!
You are the weak heart's shield and protection.
Mary you are pure, of purity incomparable;
At once both Virgin and Mother,
You are beautiful as the sun, without blemish,
And your soul is beyond all comparison.
Your beauty has delighted the eye of the Thrice-Holy One.
He descended from heaven, leaving His eternal throne,
And took Body and Blood of your heart
And for nine months lay hidden in a Virgin's Heart.
O Mother, Virgin, purest of all lilies,
Your heart was Jesus' first tabernacle on earth.
Only because no humility was deeper than yours
Were you raised above the choirs of Angels and above all Saints.
O Mary, my sweet Mother,
I give you my soul, my body and my poor heart.
Be the guardian of my life,
Especially at the hour of death, in the final strife.