THE LADY OF LOURDES / by Joseph Castorino


Dear Lady of Lourdes,

   Luminous star of the majestic morning,

You have unending, unwavering

   Faith in our Heavenly Father.


In the glorious grandeur of Heaven,

   Your aquamarine eyes twinkle

And reflect the dazzling light

   Of your holy Sun.


By the excellence of your

   Exemplary sanctity, you surpass

All the splendid saints

   In the Heavenly Kingdom. 


Victorious Virgin, please pray

   That we receive the gift of

Prudence, to resist this world's

   Empty promises.