PRAYER TO MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES
Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles,
You who (brought) Christ to the world,
You who shared – the very first – in the first of the desires to grow which animated Christ.
You carried him to Elizabeth and John the Baptist who showed him to the shepherds, to the Magi, to Simeon.
You who brought together the apostles, in the quiet of the Cenaculum, before their dispersion throughout the world and who communicated to them your zeal for the work of your Son:
Give me a vibrant and determined soul,
one at once combative and sheltering,
a soul that moves me at all times to give testimony
how Christ is the light of the world
and how men will never encounter peace
save in the implantation of His Kingdom.