3 May 2007

To my Holy Mother


Our Lady of China with the Child Jesus
Gary Chu, Hong Kong

O Mother of Jesus, and my Mother, let me dwell with you, cling to you and love you with ever-increasing love. I promise the honour, love and trust of a child. Give me a mother's protection, for I need your watchful care. You know better than any other the thoughts and desires of the Sacred Heart. Keep constantly before my mind the same thoughts, the same desires, that my heart may be filled with zeal for the interests of the Sacred Heart of your Divine Son. Instill in me a love of all that is noble, that I may no longer be easily turned to selfishness.

Help me, dearest Mother, to acquire the virtues that God wants of me: to forget myself always, to work solely for him, without fear of sacrifice. I shall always rely on your help to be what Jesus wants me to be. I am his; I am yours, my good Mother! Give me each day your holy and maternal blessing until my last evening on earth, when your Immaculate Heart will present me to the heart of Jesus in heaven, there to love and bless you and your divine Son for all eternity.

-adapted from a prayer by John Henry Cardinal Newman

2 comments:

PadreRob+ said...

i love asian images of Mary and the Holy Child Jesus. Thanks for posting this

Screeching in the Angelic Choir said...

There is some really good stuff at http://www.asianchristianart.org if you're interested.