Saint Bonaventure, The Blessed Virgin Mary, The Franciscans

St. Bonaventure: Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows

Franciscans and the Blessed Mother

Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows

O most holy Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ,

by the overwhelming grief you experienced

when you witnessed the martyrdom,

the crucifixion, and the death of your divine Son,

look upon me with eyes of compassion,

and awaken in my heart a tender

commiseration for those sufferings,

as well as a sincere detestation

of my sins, in order that,

being disengaged from all undue affection

for the passing joys of this earth,

I may sigh after the eternal Jerusalem,

and that henceforward all my thoughts

and all my actions may be directed

towards this one most desirable object:

Honor, glory, and love to our divine Lord Jesus,

and to the holy and immaculate Mother of God.

Amen.

– Lucas G. Westman

 

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