Ave Maria Meditations
Mary, Mother of Jesus, teach me to love Jesus as you love Him. Give me your heart so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate, your heart so full of love and humility that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life and love Him as you love Him and serve Him in the distressing disguise of the poor.
Mary, my mother, be a mother to me. Give me the strength, the conviction that I belong to Jesus and nothing will separate me. Mary, obtain for me purity of heart, a heart free from sin. Mary, Mother of Jesus, throw your mantle of purity over me and keep me pure for Jesus only, that I may love Jesus as you love Him not only today, not only for one day, but every day.
Mary, give me your heart: so beautiful, so pure that I may know the greatness of Jesus. Humility of the heart of Mary, fill my heart and teach me as you taught Jesus to be meek and humble of heart and so glorify our Father. Mary, my mother, give me your heart so pure, so immaculate, yet so humble that I may know Jesus as you know Him, that I may serve Jesus as you served Him. Obtain for me a pure and humble heart. Give me your heart that I may love as you love.
Silence of Mary, speak to me, teach me that how with you and like you, I can learn to keep all things in my heart as you did, not to answer back when accused or corrected as you did. Give me your heart so full of love and humility and help me to be pure like you, virgin like you. Mary, help us to make a heart pure to be able to use obedience to become holy.
Holiest Mother, we beg of you: lend us your heart so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate; your heart so full of love and humility. Mary, Mother of Jesus, make me only all for Jesus. Mary, Mother of Jesus, be a mother to me now. Mary, Mother of Jesus, help me to be pure and humble like you, because I want to be holy and pleasing to the Blessed Trinity as you were and are.
Saint Teresa of Calcutta