To Mary, Trust

Virgin Mary,
sweetness without end,
I feel transformed, Mother,
when you smile at me.

I admire the sunrise;
the sunset enchants me;
but nothing in the world
is as radiant as you.

You are the model and guide
for my life's journey.
You are my certainty
in the world that will come.

Mother of Trust
my strength and my sweetness,
look upon me, your child,
never abandon me.

And when, at the evening of life,
I dream new ways,
may your light, Mother,
illumine my journey.

I want to meet you.
I want to venerate you.
I want to lay my head on your heart
and rest on it.

          Bishop G. Giaquinta