Ave Maria Meditations
As the Holy Ghost has espoused Mary, and has produced in her, by her and from her, His masterpiece, Jesus Christ, the Word Incarnate, and has never repudiated His spouse, so He now continues to produce the elect, in her and by her, in a mysterious but real manner.
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO XIII ON THE HOLY SPIRIT, MAY 9, 1897.
|Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father!
|Hail Mary, admirable Mother of the Son!
|Hail Mary, faithful spouse of the Holy Ghost!
|Hail Mary, my dear Mother, my loving Mistress, my powerful sovereign!
|Hail my joy, my glory, my heart and my soul!
|Thou art all mine by mercy, and I am all thine by justice.
|But I am not yet sufficiently thine.
|I now give myself wholly to thee Without keeping anything back for myself or others.
St. Louis Marie de Montfort