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A young apprentice from a big city, son of a poor worker, seeing his mother sad and discouraged by the total lack of work, said to her one evening in April: “My mother, have confidence; let us pray together to the Blessed Virgin, She will come to our aid. The gentleman who is visiting us has told me so.” The poor woman followed her child’s advice; a few days later she had plenty of work. As the month of May drew to a close, the apprentice said to his mother, “Mother, we have not thanked the Blessed Virgin for helping us; come to the church, we will hear mass there, and then we will offer a little souvenir to our Protectress.” The worker obediently followed her child, who, crossing the flower market with her, bought two pretty rosebushes there, paid for them and ran to place them at the altar of the Blessed Virgin. The child explained to his surprised mother that, from the day the work was returned, he had resolved to give Mary a token of his gratitude. Every morning at the workshop, he received two pennies to buy lunch. He had eaten dry bread for the whole month, and with the three francs he had saved he had bought the two rosebushes he was grateful for.
Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.
O Jesus! We are going to walk with You on the road to Calvary which was so painful for You. Make us understand the greatness of Your sufferings, touch our hearts with tender compassion at the sight of Your torments, in order to increase in us the regret of our faults and the love we wish to have for You.
Deign to apply to all of us the infinite merits of Your Passion, and in memory of Your sorrows, show mercy to the souls in Purgatory, especially to those who are most abandoned.
O Divine Mary, who first taught us to make the Way of the Cross, obtain for us the grace to follow Jesus with the sentiments Your Heart was filled with as You accompanied Him on the road to Calvary. Grant that we may weep with You, and that we may love Your divine Son as You do. We ask this in the name of His adorable Heart. Amen.
My Jesus, forgiveness and mercy!
By the merits of Thy holy Wounds and the sorrows of Thy Mother.