Our Morning Offering – 9 April – Saturday in Passion Week, the Fifth Week in Lent
O Afflicted Virgin!
By St Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787)
Most Zealous Doctor
O afflicted Virgin!
O soul, great in virtues
and great also in sorrows!
for both arise from that great fire of love
thou hast for God;
thou “whose heart can love nothing but God.”
O Mother, have pity on me,
for I have not loved God
and I have so much offended Him.
Thy sorrows give me great confidence
to hope for pardon.
But this is not enough;
I wish to love my Lord
and who can better obtain this for me
thou who art the Mother of fair love?
O Mary, thou dost console all,
comfort me also.