Daily homily thoughts, 5/31

When I say Hail Mary
by Blessed Alan de la Roche

Whenever I say Hail Mary
The court of heaven rejoices
And the earth is lost in wonderment.

And I despise the world
And my heart is brim full
Of the love of God.

When I say Hail Mary,
All my fears wilt and die
And my passions are quelled.

If I say Hail Mary,
Devotion grows within me
And sorrow for sin awakens.

When I say Hail Mary,
Hope is made strong
In my breast.

And the dew of consolation
Falls on my soul
More and more
Because I say Hail Mary.

And my spirit rejoices
And sorrow fades away
When I say
Hail Mary.