PRAYER TO MARY BY ST. AMBROSE
That the spirit of Mary were in us to rejoice in God.
May the life of Blessed Mary be ever present to our awareness.
In her, as in a mirror, the form of virtue and beauty of chastity shine forth.
She was virgin, not only in body, but in mind and spirit.
She never sullied the pure affection of her heart by unworthy feelings.
She was humble of heart.
She was serious in her conversations.
She was prudent in her counsels.
She preferred to pray rather than to speak.
She united in her heart the prayers of the poor
And avoided the uncertainty of worldly riches.
She was ever faithful to her daily duties,
Reserved in her conversations, and always accustomed to recognize God as the witness of her thoughts.
Blessed be the name of Jesus..