Polish Poetry
[Translated by Danuta Romanowska]
 

 

A SHORT ACT OF DEVOTION TO THE MOTHER OF GOD
IN THE SLAVERY OF LOVE

Mother of God, Immaculate Mary!
To you I dedicate my body and soul,
all my prayers and work,
happiness and suffering, all
that I am and all that I have.
Willingly, I deliver my heart to you
in the slavery of love. I leave you
entirely free to use me
for the salvation of people and to help the Holy Church,
of which you are the Mother.
I want, from now on, to do everything with you,
through you, and for you.
I know that by my own strength,
I will not succeed.You, however, can do everything
that is the will of your Son and you are always victorious.
Therefore, in all affairs, Help of Christians,
let me family, my parish, and my entire country
be a true kingdome
ofnyour Son and of you. Amen.


Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

 

 


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