Ave Maria Meditations
O Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Pure crystal for my heart,
You are my strength, O sturdy anchor!
You are the weak heart’s shield and protection.
O 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 guardian to my life, Especially at the hour of death, in the final strife.