"Cestello Annunciation" by Sandro Botticelli - 1489 A.D.
PRAYER OF ST. BLOSIUS TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN
"HAIL, Mary, hope of the despairing, help of the destitute, to whom thy Son
pays so great honor that whatever thou dost ask thou dost at once obtain,
whatever thou dost
wish is at once done. To thee are committed the treasures
of the celestial kingdom. Grant, oh Lady, that amid the storms of this life, I may
always turn my eyes to thee. To thy mercy I commend my soul and my body.
Direct and protect me at every hour
and every moment, oh my sweet protectress."
Source: "The Glories of Mary" Translated From The Italian Of St. Alphonsus Liguori Founder Of
Congregation Of The Holy Redeemer, pp. 781-782, P.J. Kenedy & Sons, N.Y., Imprimatur 1852 A.D.