Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ
and also my Mother,
I offer to you all that I have:
so that you help make my life
a worthy offering to Christ.
You, who saw Jesus
prepare Himself for his mission
and channel all his energies
to do his Father's will,
grant that I have
the vigor of his body,
the feelings of his heart,
the brilliance of his intellect, and
the determination of his will
so that my life, like His, could be
given to the service of others.
May nothing which touches other humans
leave me indifferent.
in all situations and in every endeavor,
seek to develop my potential to the utmost,
so that I will be more prepared,
to make better known and better loved
Him who alone can give meaning
to my life,
just as he gave meaning to yours,
Jesus Christ, your son, and my brother.
[Translated from Fernand Lelotte, S.J., Rabboni (Paris: Casterman, 1955) by Dr. Chau T. Phan, Rider University.]