Mother of God

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
you have given the world its true light,
Jesus, your Son—the Son of God.

You abandoned yourself completely to God's call
and thus became a wellspring
of the goodness which flows forth from him.

Show us Jesus.

Lead us to him.

Teach us to know and love him,
so that we too can become capable of true love
and be fountains of living water
in the midst of a thirsting world.

Deus Caritas Est, closing prayer
Pope Benedict XVI

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