The Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer
remember in their prayers today
and wish a very happy feastday to all
Mothers, Expectant Mothers and Hopeful Mothers-to-Be
who have requested relics of St Gerard and prayers
during this last year.
If you are that soul who
like Holy Anna, Sarah, Rebecca and Elizabeth
longs to bear yourself
that long desired little infant,
take heart on this
beautiful feast of the Church
when we remember that on the eighth day from hence
Most Holy Mary Immaculate
will bring forth into the world a Saviour,
"now" still hidden in her spotless womb.
Ask of her that long sought for blessing.
She will surely
surpass all your expectations!
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone
who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thine intercession
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother;
to thee do I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.