By St Alphonsus Liguori (1696 – 1787) Doctor of The Church
My sorrowful Mother, by the merit of that grief which you felt at seeing your beloved Jesus led to death,
obtain for me the grace to bear with patience, those crosses which God sends me.
I will be fortunate if I also shall know how to accompany you with my cross until death.
You and Jesus, both innocent, have borne a heavy cross and shall I, a sinner, who has merited hell, refuse mine?
Immaculate Virgin, I hope you will help me to bear my crosses with patience.