FAIR AS THE MOON
O Virgin, fair as the moon, delight of the angels and saints in heaven, grant that we may become like you and that our souls may receive a ray of your beauty, which does not decline with the years but shines forth into eternity.
- Pope Pius XII
O Mother of Mercy, the moon illumines the night with the light that it receives from the sun, and thou enlightenest our darkness with the splendor of thy virtues.
- St Bernard of Clairvaux
Knock at Mary’s heart, and she will rain down upon you the grace of her sweetness.
- Psalm 18, Psalter of Mary