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." (Diary, 161)
Like many of the great saints that went before her, St. Faustina had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother. She turned to her in her hours of need and always found comfort and assistance. Oblates are encouraged to pray the rosary every day. Our Lady can be a great advocate and ally for us during this spiritual journey of our lives. Let us never forget we have a holy mother waiting to assist us.
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