My most beloved Lady, I thank thee for having delivered me from hell as many times as I have deserved it by my sins.
Miserable creature that I was, I was once condemned to that prison, and perhaps already, after the first sin, the sentence would have been execution, if thou, in thy compassion hadst not helped me.
Thou, without even being asked by me, and only in thy goodness, didst restrain divine Justice; and then, conquering my obduracy, thou didst draw me to have confidence in thee.
O, into how many other sins should I have afterwards fallen, in the dangers in which I have been, hadst not thou, my loving Mother, preserved me by the graces which thou didst obtain for me!
Ah, my Queen, continue to guard me from hell; for what will thy mercy, and the favors which thou hast shown me, avail me if I am lost? If I did not always love thee, now at last, after God, I love thee above all things.
Never allow me to turn my back on thee and on God, who, by thy means has granted me so many graces.
My most amiable Lady, never allow me to have the misfortune to hate thee and curse thee for all eternity in hell.
Wilt thou endure to see a servant of thine, who loves thee lost? O Mary, what sayest thou? I shall be lost if I abandon thee.
But who can ever more have the heart to leave thee? How can I ever forget the love thou hast born me?
My Lady, since thou hast done so much to save me, complete the work, continue the aid. Wilt thou help me? But what do I say? If at a time when I lived forgetful of thee thou didst favor me so much, how much more may I not hope for now that I love thee and recommend myself to thee!
No, he can never be lost who recommends himself to thee; he alone is lost who has not recourse to thee.
Save me, my hope, save me from hell; but, in the first place, save me from sin, which alone can condemn me to it.