St. Gemma Galgani, ora pro nobis
"Oh, how I love my Mother!
She knows it; and then Jesus Himself gave Her to me, and told me to love Her so much.
And what great goodness this Heavenly Mother has always shown me!
What would have become of me, if I had not had Her?
She has always helped me in my spiritual wants;
She has preserved me from countless dangers;
She has freed me from the hands of the devil who was ceaselessly coming to molest me;
She pleaded my cause with Jesus when I sinned,
and She soothed Him when I moved Him to anger by my wicked life;
She has taught me to know Him and to love Him, to be good and to please Him.
Ah, my dear Mother, I will love Thee always and forever!"