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Sunday, 5 July 2015

A Prayer of Blessed Miguel Pro

Just a selection from a longer prayer by this Jesuit martyr.

Let me spend my life near thee, O Mother,
to keep thee company in they solitude and deepest grief;
let me feel in my soul the sadness of thine eyes
and the abandonment of thy heart.....

My wish in life is for the jeers and derision of Calvary;
for the slow agony of thy Son,
for the contempt, the disgrace and infamy of the Cross.
My wish, O most sorrowful Virgin, is to stand near thee,
to strengthen my soul through thy tears, 
to complete my offering through thy martyrdom,
to temper my heart through thy solitude
and to love my God and thy God through my self-sacrifice.

from here