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Life, lik the sea, risesandfalls, It is stormyand smooth. People couldbe spared muchunhappiness If, when overtakenby the storm, They would have faith in the etemal movement That will inevitablymakethe waverecede. (AndrdMawots)

The historicalcourse our Congregation, of which plunges its roots into the nineteenth cenunJ, with the inspiration of FatherMutini, is projecting i*elf today into the Third pages Millemium. Skirnming throughthese leaqtes with w goodtnsteof somethngthnt is a ueryintimatepmt of our a DNA, otn essence Daughters Divirle Proqtidence. as of Karl Rolmersays that at themomentof birth, with our pagebegins Jesus' storya nequ in biograplry, which He could not dDwithout, e,renif He wantedto. This is a reality,a fruit of the mystery the Inca:rnaaon. of By contemplatingJesus, concontempbte we something about'F atherTommao Monini's life. By reoling the storyof J esuswe can rell the lineson dtat , pagewhichFatherMonini wroteq,DithHimfor the us, Daughters Divhe Prouidence. of

h is that pagewhich Sister Alfredinn Ibens with M. , daughteilysentiments, wishes tru$mit n us by dming to path the to cross threshald" aFatlwr'slwart whase wa of diqtided a.cotlstnnt, search tlw Will of God wtd trustrng, W for totalabadatlflwlt, especially storms,to tlwt "etenwl in mn4)ement" recede" . wluch,atJesw'sign, mal<cs w&orc "t)w A projectof Life accompanies atAlnoks to thefuane rn with its sightseton the mlstery of Divine Pronndcnce. Therefore,we, thedaughters Divine Provilence, of arepreparingto cormrwmorate birth of Fatlwr Manini the atd with it, the origins ow Congregation of with theawareness in thepast, signs foundhtions thnt and of contmitment, responsibility mdhope ere present. We cwrnotrepeatto the letter the arhieorcments in the lic)es FatherManini ard Mother Elenn Bettini, of nor those whichleftamark on t)wpathof hisuny. They reflectuerydifferentproblems sensibiliaes md of from those the present. However,we rnust graspfrom the depfu of dleir lived , efierience, as Sr. M. Alfredhn guides rn tlw reaAing, ru thefunAatnennlfac* that enable to interpretthe present w better ml"irrcantatc,rn theevernew reakty,tfu swne chansma. This seems me tn be theatiude to be to adopted with regardm what hasbeenhanled dawn to us who livedbefare md outlined way. us tlw from those This is the hope myselfmd for all of you, dear Sisters, for in orderto remember thebicentennial thebirth of of ow den FatherFow'der.
Sr, M. Carmen Perri Superior General

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GOD'SWLL GOD'SGLORY

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. God, His will and His glory mustbe the soulof their sacrifice their neighbors. for Everythingthey do must have love asits principle,God'swill as its rule, and His glory asits end. o If the costly and continuous sacrificeinvolved in working for their neighbors, accordingto their vocation, was not animated and supportedby a highermotive, it could surelynot be sustained. . May their hearts alwaysbelong to God and want to pleaseHim. May their eyesbe fixed and firm on the end of glorifiiingtheir belovedLord in everypossible way. May everything givenoverto be Him becauseeverything belongs to the Lord;

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everything is overcome for Him, everything is generosity, sacrificedfor Him with magnanimous firmness constancy seeking gloryof God. and in the Outsideof this, nothing elseshouldinterestthem. o Being animatedby principlesthat are so solid and preciousto their hearts and all enamoredof God'sglory they feel readyand willing to live their vocation, animated by courageand strength to overcome difficultiesand conquerthe obstacles. the o For the mostperfectfulflllment of Divine Will: this is their motto. Thesewordscontain the spirit, the end and the ideaof the Work, and this shallalso be their name. . They shall rejoiceand be comfortedin God and reflecton the fact that it is not possible Him with for regard the soulor othernecessary to things,to abandon His creatures who have abandoned everythingto do His \7i11, while cooperating according their strength to sothat the goals the Incamationand Deathof Jesus of Cbristwill be accomplished. o In working sincerely and cordiallyfor the glory of God and the salvation of their neighbor and gladly sacrificingthemselves such a holy end, for you shall trust, O beloveddaughters, that the Lord will always therewith you. And so,onwardwith be courage, trust,abandonand perseverancel

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o I intended for those poor daughtersto be entirelydedicated fulfilling the Most Holy !7ill of to God. The Institute was founded for the most perfectfulfillment of Divine Will. The Daughten of Divine Providence shall alwayshave God and His glory presentin all they do, with their spirirs from the earth. and heartsintenselydetached o I abandon myself entirelyto the Most Holy Will of God. o They shall lend themselves, rush to help, and perfect fulfillment of work wherever the most Divine \X/ill invites and calls them. Since "mosr I perfect"meanswhereverthere is a greaterexercise I of virtue, greater difficulties, a greater proof of charity, they are held to prefer the most difficult work alwaysand give preference promoting the to places, sanctificationof souls in those exercises, towns and caseswhere the intention is more arduous,the execution more difficult, and the burdenheavierof the humanitythat mustsufferfor Christ. Jesus . They should consider that no one has ever that serves God's heardof foundinga Congregation glory on the condition that it is to one's ourl any convenience; the contrary it must embrace on sacrifice the glory of God Himself. W.henthey for arecalled,they shall go whereverthey seethat it is

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for the true good of souls;for love of Jesus Christ they shall not refuse any hardships. God will certainly not fail to provide sufficientlyfor those who confidein Him.
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LOVEFORTHE CROSS

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o There are no human obstacles and difficulties which they shallnot generously for love of Jesus face Christ and the fulfillment of Divine Will, for they have nothing elsein sightbut to fulfill Divine Will in the mostperfectway they can.

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. They shall contemplate their Spouse hanging on a cross who diesin agonyfor the salvationof souls. In so doing they shall get the courage to take some small part in that Cross by being cooperators the Redemption. in o In the patienceand humility of the Crossthe mannais hidden. o The fact remainsthat the Work is supported because rests the virtue of the Cross it on which is the unshakable stoneof everybuilding ordained bv God to last in His Church. For the worksof the Lord can have no other foundation than that of His Church into which rhev werebom. nor can

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they advance through any means other than those with which He wanted His Church to grow. Basically these are none other than poverty and suffering: to suffer humbly, to suffer willingly, to suffer generously, to suffer constantly, to suffer universally, that is, in everything and by all, for the Church has gathered up the heredity of Bethlehem and Calvary, and this is its wealth, strength and glory. . O, what mercy, my daughters, there is tn suffering! Great glory is prepared in compensation for those of you who will persevere in suffering, and I hope it shall be all of youl For those who will perseverewith God's grace by toiling and suffering to aid the souls of Jesus, the dual crown of the apostolate and martyrdom is reservedfrom God who is faithful to His promises. If He wants them to suffer and it seems that He does not outstretch His hand to them with regard to temporal providence, this is not because He does not love them; on the contrary, it is becauseHe loves them. For this reason,He treats them as He treated His Only Begotten Son who had no place to lie his holy head, and He wants them to imitate JesusChrist in the task of the salvation of souls and in the divine virtues, of which He was an examole in the world. o o

o Your cross will be lighter if you do not presume carry it all alone. Call God ro )'our to help and you will feel its weightlighten. Let God be your confidant:pour out your troubles Him. to tell Him your sorrows, invite Him to shareyc-,ur sufferings with you. o During the day, reflect for a moment on one mystery the Passion, makethe intention to of and do everything in union with the mystery. The intention could be expressed these terms: in "lUith You,dying,with You,crowned with thorns, with You, scourged, with You, aggravated the by Cross,with You, crucified, with You, expiring, with You, arisen". This will be useful to you throughoutthe dayto recollectyour spirits, purify your intentions,preserve your hearts,and keep you in God'spresence usingone expression or by anotheraccording the differentcircumstances, to and asoften asyou can. r Your book is the CrucifiedChrist. Medirate on Him deeply dayand by night, and learnyour by dutiesand the way to carrythem out from Him.

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FAITH TRUST ABANDON

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In the Song of Songs, the Bridegroom does not say to the Bride, "Go", but rather "Come": arise, my friend, my dove, my beauty and comel" He did not tell her to go but to comer and this tells us that he doesnot let us go alone; he ieaJs us[...]. He will not send them to these ministries to drir-e them away from Him, but rather to hring them closerto Him [...] And He will lead them to come together with Him. . !7hen Christ, our Redeemeq commanded St. Peter to come to Him by walking on the water, as Iong as he was not afraid, he walked on the water as if it were dry land. But when he began to be I afraid, when he saw a strong wind rising, he immediately started to fall and Christ reprimanded him for having little faith. Man of little faith, why have you doubtedl This could be the reason why sometimes some of you feei that you will drown and perish in temptation, in the troubles and ministries in which obedience has put you: your small trust in God. For if you considered that He put you in that job, office or ministry, and that His word is thus committed to aiding, helping and protecting you, then all your dismay and difficulties would soon cease_ and vanish. Lord, they must repeat often: Lord, you command me, You are the one who puts me in these ministries and so defend vour honor. I do

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Through faith and trust we gready honor God and exert sweet insistence on Him to obtain any grace whatsoever. Through diffidence the divine treasuresare closed for us and God's own generosity, goodness and almightinessare offended. The Divine Redeemer reproached and reprimanded his disciples for their lack of faith. The reason why they could not cast out a devil from an obsessed boy was their disbelief. "lf you have faith the sizeof a mustardseed... nothing will be impossible for you". These words and this instruction from our Lord Himself should be greatly consoling for a Daughter of Divine Providencel o

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not want honor and glory for myself, but I want everything for Your glory.

Divine Providence, and fear nothing: Go.l rs -,i'.::\.ou1 Dismay and perplexity are produced by little trLlstin God and when one only looks at one\ ou'n .rrength and ability and not the almightinessof the L.rrd who usually choosesvery weak instruments to l.'r great and wondrous things in His service. o it is contrary to this holy trust to be because the little of Irr$'ntrodden and discouraged profit we see from our instructions, exhortations and efforts. Each one should know that God will not ask her to account for the profit of others, but rather for the love, uprightness and zeal which each one sought for the salvation of souls, according to her own strength and ability. They must sow and till; fruitfulness and abundance dependon God. Those who abandon themselves into God's hands shall not perish. They will be visited by temptation and tribulations, but with fruits. They shall be pur ro rhe rest,but with profit. Oh, blessed are they who trust in the Lord and do not think about tomorrow, but sleep confidently in the arns of the Lord's Patemal Providencel The wealthy of the world will want for riches, but they will never want for what is necessary.No, it is impossiblefor what is contrary to God's promisesto happen. If o o

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o Give us,O God, through Jesus Christ, the faith and trust we need so that when You visit us to resr us, we wili be ready and constant in the trial. Amen. Althoush their roil for the sake of their neighbors may be heavy and excessive,and their work difficult and harsh, if they have faith in their bridegroom,Jesus, will be closeto them, relieve He them, share their burden, comfort, enlighten and guide them along the most hidden and difficulr ways. And so, faith and trust, O Daughters of o

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we trust in Him without anv hesitation. we are certain. . They shall be very poor, despoiled of everything, entirely abandoned confidently into the arms of the One who feeds the baby crows and dresses the fields with magnificent colors. They shall live as poor women for love of JesusChrist and renounce all support and human hope, having no support or hope other than Divine Providence which will never fail them if they trust in the power of the Most Holy Name of Mary. They are daughters of the Father of heavenly Providence that distributes its gifts in proportion to needs. They shall be satisfiedwith what God will send them and accept everything with humility from the Lord's Providence to which we want them to abandon themselves. o Do not be anxious: you will have time to do everything if you pray and take counsel with God. Think about todav. do not think about tomorrow. Will you get there? You could die before tomorrow and if this were to happen, you would not have to make an account of the time you were nor granted, . o .

nor of the things you should have or could have done if the time had not been taken away from you. Walk with great faith and great hope in Divine Providence which directs all things to the good and is even capable of getting good from evil. Abandon yourselves with daughterly love into its arms like the arms of a motheq and let yourselves be led, or better, carried by it. Do not be anxious or anguished in any because situation in which you will find yourselves of a lack of temporal things, no matter how necessaryand indispensable they may seem to you. In so doing you would show that you do not have the spirit of your vocation and would make yourselvesunworthy of the Rule you profess. The Lord asks them to have great trust in His patemal care, protection and Divine Providence. This should be causefor great consolation because the Lord asksfor and requires from them what he commanded and said to his Apostles: "l tell you most solemnly,whoever believesin me will perform the same works that I do myself, he will perform some greater works, because I am going to the Father. \Thatever you ask in my name I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son". o o r

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r Prayeris your strength;prayer is the arm with which you muststmggle win. and o If shewill become fond of prayer, will always she find time to pray and will get accustomed praying to continuously with desireand heardeltaffection,even whenshewill beoccupied the manyandvariedtasks by of her position. Shewill haveGod present and always everywhere, the spirit will remainunited to God and evenwhenthe mind, by necessity, be distracted will by other things. I Not a day shouldgo by that shedoesnot do her meditation at leastan hour. Sheshouldchoose for the subject meditation seems zuited herspirit, for that most to prepare soul for meditationby readingthe subject her maner has she chosen; approach with humility, God begin herprayer confidence, grow with not feels arid weary she if patientlyby struggling or dismacted; penevere with and henelf,humbling resigning and henelf. Shewill see that and, $adualhthe thingsof herqpiritwill change without greatly realizing shewill find herself it, improved. . My daughter,look to God always,walk in his presence, to Him and live serenely safely. pray and o May your Model to which you shouldconfotmin working,speaking, keeping silence, toiling, restingand praying be JesusChrrist. His life should be your reading, meditationand daily,tireless study.

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o A Superiorcannot do without prayeror shewill do without her aid, comfort,supportand light. r ,{ religiots woman cannot do without prayeror shewill do without her arm,defense, strength,indeed her life. e As a Superior asa religious and woman,pray,pray very much,prayalways. r Your life must be a spiritualand interior life, a life of prayer and medirarion, in order to be comforted in the exerciseof those minisffies to which you will be destined accordance in with your vocation.

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o The compensation is certain for those u'ho perdeverein works of mercy and charity for the glon of God. When I think about this poor little Work and speak to you, my heart expands. My daughters, I would like you to see with great clarity and feel in your souls the greatness, nobility and the importance of your task, and how much God has loved you in calling you to carry it out. If God has said that anyone who savesa soul ensureshis own salvation, I do not seewhy - as they perseverein their desire and work to save as man) souls as God wishes to send to these schools - they should not consider their vocation a sign of loving predestination. O my dearestdaughters,a living faith is needed that lets us see images of JesusChrist in these dear creatures who come to our schools, according to His words, "l was poor and sick and you fed and clothed me", and "Whatsoever you shall do to one of these little ones. vou will have done to me". Who cannot seethat what is needed is meeknessin all trials, tirelesspatience, continuous and generous self-abnegation, an ardent desire for God's glory', tender love for Jesus Christ in order to love tenderly, for love of Him, the souls that cost Him so much. o r o

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o How noble the task is in God's eyes that she carries outl By calling heq Jesus Christ has associatedher with Him in the great task of the etemal salvation of soulsand made her in some way His cooperator. o And so, onward with courage, trust, abandon and perseverancel If there is much toil, the prize is great; and if suffering is not lacking, help, profit, merit and reward will not be lacking either. Love of God and neighbor makes everything easyand bearable. o So go, filled with courage to these ministries, If but go with simplicity and confidence. discouragement and fear should arise, each one should say to her soul, " God is with me. He puts me here and so He must help me". Since the Daughters of Divine Providence have the instruction and culture of poor and abandoned girls as their primary and essential objective, it is advisablefor them to have instruction and directton that makes them fit and capable of their very important duty. They should consider directed to them the words of the Apostle St. Paul to his disciple Timothy: "Thke great care about what you do and . o o

what you teach;always this, and in this wayyou do will saveboth yourself and thosewho listen to you" (I Tunothy 4:16). o God, His will and His glory must be the hean and soul of their sacrificefor the sake of their neighbors, everythingthey do musthave love as for its principle,God'swill as its rule, and His glory as its end. If the costly and continuous sacrifice involved in their work for their neighbors, according their vocation,wasnot animatedand to supported a higherreason, could surelynot be by it sustained.May their heartsalwaysbelongto God out of their desireto please Him in the salvationof souls; may their eyes set and fixed on the end of be glorifyingtheir belovedLord in everypossible way. Everythingwill be overcomefor Him, everything will be sacrificedfor Him with magnanimous generosity, firmness and constancybecausethey shall only want the glory of God, outsideof which nothing elseshouldinterestthem. o Love conquers all toil for thosewho love rs all: light, all burdensare bearable, and any sacrificeis feasible. And solove,and in love youwill find help, support, courage,constancy and compensation. Love will make you active, prompt, industrious, adroit, far-sighted,meek, kind, patienr, faithful, pleasing, serene, equanimous, upright and poor,all for the sakeof the needs thosewho belongto you of

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and all entkely for God. Love, and prayerwill not be disurbed by your work and your work will be prayer. Love, and with great gentleness and ease you will help your neighborand sanctifyyourselves. But this love is for the humble, the trusting, the generous the meek;it is the balm that cannot and be boughtwith gold,but is dispensed freelyto those who observe law andfollow Jesus the Christ,willing to carryHis Cross.

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o They must never hope or desireto get rich or possess things for any reasonor under any pretext; they shall be content with what the heavenly Father'sProvidencesends them. They will live in poverty for love of JesusChrist renouncing any human support and hope becausethey have no other hope than Divine Providencewhich will never fail them if thev trust in the Most Holy Name of Mary. o They shall be very poor, despoiled o{ everything, abandonedwith complete trust into the arms of the One who dresses fields with the magnificentcolors. o There is a beatitude that consistsin giving which we could call the Beatitude of the Divinity: it givesto everyoneand asksfor nothing. Be the mother of the poor and you will be far happierand content the day you give just a glass water to a of poor personsince you have nothing elsefor love of Jesus Christ, than the day the community takes possession afat inheritance. That glass water of of brings God's blessingand has great merit in His eyes. And so do not be delighted because the of give you, nor the alms that Providence will savings from a fair and reasonable-ecoriomy, because God-callsyou to give theseto the needy. On the conffary it should console you to be poor... And you should be consoled that God

givesto you abundantlyso that you, too, can give abundantly to the poor. o Do you find yourselvesin economic straitsl Ask for alms and give a part of the money you will be given to the poor. Have no doubts that you will never lack what is necessary; indeed,you Lond will seewith your own eyeswhat a generous God is.

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o No work is good without chastity. It is like a glassthat getsmistedby everybreath; it is a lamp that goesout with the slightestbreeze. o Always keep God before your eyesand your hearts. Be pure and loyal. Be silent if necessary, simulateif necessary neverpretendor tell lies. but Your conduct should have no predilections...Do not desire men's approval; do not like to be praisedand revered,but seek only the approval and blessing God. of o You do not belong to yourselves to anyone or else;you belong to God, and so have interior and exterior, constant, growing and continuous perfection and holiness,in all places,at all times and in all circumstances,with all persons, in public and private, in Church and at home, at school and at prayer,until the last breath ofyour lives.

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Christ calls her, attracts her, and wants Jesus her for Himsell Let her throw herself confidently into the arms of her Bridegroomwhere she will find salvationand sanctification. r The love they have for the Lord will lead arrd move them in the generous undertakingsothat they Bride:my belovedis all mine can saywith the Sacred him. and I am all his, and I do nothing but please o They shall be alone as if they were in front of the whole world, and in front of the whole world in they shall closethemselves the solitudeof their and heartswith God who is presenteverywhere, this they will acquireand preserve preciousvirtue.

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o The Daughters Divine Providence all of are awarethat their poor Instituteis entirelyfounded and built in imitation of the obedience Jesus of Christ who wasobedientunto deathand to death on the Cross. He never openedhis mouth nor said a word of lament to remove Himself from obeying;He receivedeverythingwillingly from His heavenly Father with divine resignation. \Tithout this spirit, they are nor worrhy of rheir vocation,nor will thev sanctifvthemselves. o Obedience the only infallible guide;it t s a is powerful remedyagainstthe inclination of our self-love. With obedience, temptationsare all cured, or at least overcome,because God has

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Therefore. thev shall be consecrated to the name of Mary of Divine Providence. They will fight with the arms of this name, be defended, comforted, valued and sustainedby this name, and they will propagate and spread it wherever God wants for the conversion and sanctification of their neighbors.

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The Congregation belongs entirely to Mary in a particular way, and the miracles of Providence, Mercy and Love lavished on this Institute since its origins are ruly new and wonderful. It can thus be said with all certainty that the Congregation is something that is entirely hers. And just as She was pleasedto give it the motto of her Name and heart. so too mav the holiness of her name and the virtues of her heart shine in those places and among those persons where She herself will deem to propagate lt. o In the morning, as soon as they awake, they will all consecrate themselves to Mary: "To you, Great Mother, Great Daughter, Great Bride of God, living Gmple of my Lord, i offer, consecrate' and give my whole life with all the actions that will comprise it, my health, reputation, intellect, memory and will; all the thoughts of my mind, all

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the affections of my heart, all the sensesof mv body, my desires, inclinations, tendencies, intentions, advice, resolutions, words, actions, gestures, looks and sighs;the moment of my death and my eternity. In your hands I renew my vo\\'s of chastity, poverty and obedience and the promises made in Holy Baptism, and I pray rhar you will deign to be their Depository and Custodian. Blessthis offering of mine, purify me, direct me and sanctify me according ro rhe aims of the infinite charity of JesusChrist and Your Most Holy Heart. Grant that I may consrantly imitate your beautiful virtues and especially humiliq-, purity, patience, obedience, prudence and wisdom. Make me worthy of you and of my God". They have been made heirs in a specialwa)'ro the holy name and heart of their Queen. Thev shall have impressed on their minds that the greater their devotion to Mary, the more they u'ill grow in holiness and the hope of eternal salvation. They shall never forget that they have been promised special help and blessings from the Mother of Mercy who, from the earliest times, has shown Her assistance visibly and considerably to her daushters. .

o Before leaving the chapel morning and evening, the Superior will say the follou'ing Draver:

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"O Mother of my Jesus, beg you to blessfrom I heavenmy soul and this communityconsecrated to your name and your heart. Grant that this pious Institution will be founded on the rock of your name and your heart and that it will spread wherever you want your Blessed Son and imitation of His celestial virtues to be made known. Govern and guide me and this community with your prudence, wisdom and counsel. Defendus with your strength,sustainus with your power, spread our work for the sanctification of our neighbors with your goodness, with the grace of JesusChrist, in imitation of your virtues. Cover us with your mantle and make us all truly yours for the love with which the Father,Son and Holy Spirit loved you, love you, and will love you, to whom is the glory forever. Amen."