Monastery of the Visitation


'Mary-like in soul & body,
Mary-like in mind & heart,
Mary-like in every action
Child of God how fair thou art.
Fair to Christ & all His angels
Fair on earth since thou art seen,
To be like her  -  like to Mary
Earth & Heaven's fairest Queen.

Night & day, in joy & sorrow,
Night & day, 'neath crushing care,
Ask of Christ true Mary-likeness,
through the year be this your prayer.
Christ will hear & Christ will answer
if your pleading but ring true -
Jesus make me just like Mary,
Mary, make me just like YOU!