During a riot at Rome, a mob came to the house where Saint Bridget lived; a leader talked of burning Bridget alive.  She prayed to Our Lord to know if she should flee to safety.  Jesus advised her to stay, "It doesn't matter if they plot Thy death, My power will break the malice of Thy enemies: if Mine crucified Me, it is because I permitted it."  Our Blessed Mother added, "Sing as a group the Ave Maris Stella and I'll guard you from every danger.

Hail Thou Star of Ocean
Portal of the sky
Ever Virgin Mother
Of the Lord Most High.

This picture of Our Lady was drawn by an Italian devotee of Mary.  She drew it as a result of a spiritual experience that aided her in the detail of this portrait.  She invokes a         blessing through the intercession of Mary to each person who carries it, and another blessing for every time one looks at it and is brought to sentiments of love for the Blessed Virgin Mary.

This picture of Our Lady was drawn by an Italian devotee of Mary.  She drew it as a result of a spiritual experience that aided her in the detail of this portrait.  She invokes a         blessing through the intercession of Mary to each person who carries it, and another blessing for every time one looks at it and is brought to sentiments of love for the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Oh! By Gabriel's Ave,
Uttered long ago,
Eva's name reversing,
Established peace below.
Break the captives' fetters,
Light on blindness pour,
All our ills expelling
Every bliss implore.

Show thyself a Mother
Offer Him our sighs,
Who for us incarnate
Did not Thee despise.

Virgin of all virgins.
To thy shelter take us,
Gentlest of the gentle
Caste and gentle make us.

Still, as on we journey,
Help our weak endeavor,
Till with thee and Jesus
We rejoice forever.

Through the highest Heaven,
To the almighty Three
Father, Son and Spirit
One same Glory Be.  
Amen.

Indulgenced by Pope Leo XIII, January 27, 1888.

Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation

Indulgenced by Pope Pius IX, September 30, 1852.