Consecrating the Last Two Hours of Our Life to The Most Holy Virgin
Prostrated at thy feet, and humiliated by my sins, but full of confidence in thee, O Mary! I beg thee to accept the petition my heart is going to make. It is for my last moments, Dear Mother I wish to request thy protection and maternal love so that in the decisive instant thou wilt do all thy love can suggest in my behalf.
To thee, O Mother of my soul, I consecrate the last two hours of my life. Come to my side to receive my last breath and when death has cut the thread of my days, tell Jesus, presenting to Him my soul, "I Love It." That word alone will be enough to procure for me the benediction of my God and the happiness of seeing thee for all eternity.
I put my trust in thee, my Mother and hope it will not be in vain. O Mary! Pray for thy child and lead me to Jesus! Amen.
"Abandoning the Mother is but one step from abandoning the Son,"
Saint Bonaventure said, "Whoever neglected Our Lady would perish in his sins and would be damned."
"O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!"
This prayer which appears on the miraculous medal was given to Saint Catherine Laboure Nov. 27, 1830.
Indulgenced by Pope Leo XIII on Dec. 15, 1883.
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