At the feet of Mary, my dearest mother, I found life again.
Oh, all you who suffer, come to Mary, at the feet of Mary, I found life again.
Your salvation and your life are at the feet of Mary.
O, you who work in this monastery, Mary counts your steps and your sweat, say to yourselves: At the feet of Mary, I found life again.
You who live in this monastery, detach yourselves of all that’s of this world, your salvation, and your life are at the feet of Mary.
You who live in this monastery, Mary says to you: My child, I have chosen you out of a million; out of a million, I have placed you in my temple.
At the feet of Mary, You’ll find life again. Mary tells you: “I have put you in my temple, you’ll never be hungry, you’ll never be thirsty; I’ll give you nourishment, the Flesh, the Blood of the Innocent.”
At the feet of Mary, I found life again.
You who say that I’m an orphan, see: I have a Mother in the heights of heaven. Blessed is the child with such a Mother!….
At the feet of Mary, I found life, I dwell in the compassionate depths of my Mother. There I find my Beloved: Am I then an orphan? In the presence of Mary, I find life…
The serpent, the dragon wanted to catch me and take my life…
But at the feet of Mary, in this monastery, I found life again.
Mary calls me, and in this monastery, I’ll always stay.
At the feet of Mary, I find life again….
Saint Mary of Jesus Crucified
Thoughts of St. Mary of Jesus Crucified
Featured image: The Nativity is an oil on canvas painting executed ca. 1891 by American artist Julius Garibaldi “Gari” Melchers (1860–1932). It forms part of the collection at Gari Melchers Home and Studio, Fredericksburg, Maryland.
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