to Mary ~
O most loving Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone
who fled to your protection,
implored your help,
or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, we turn to you,
O Virgin of virgins, our Mother.
To you we come, before you we stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
do not despise our petitions,
but in your mercy hear us and answer us.
Hail Holy Queen
Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping
in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Prayers of Fatima
my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell,
and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need
of Your Mercy".
(Our Lady at Fatima, 13th July 1917)
God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I beg pardon
of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not
hope, and do not love You."
(The Angel to three children of Fatima,