traditionally attributed to Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
We gather in spirit at the foot of the Cross
with Your Mother and the disciple whom You loved.
We ask Your pardon for our sins
which are the cause of Your death.
We thank You for remembering us
in that hour of salvation
and for having given us Mary as our Mother.
Holy Virgin, take us under your protection
and open us to the action of the Holy Spirit.
Saint John, obtain for us the grace
of taking Mary into our lives, as you did,
and of assisting her in her mission.
May the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
be glorified in all places
through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.