"Let us keep asking Mary continually until death for the grace of the present moment. This is the grace that we beg of her when we pray, 'Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us now.' We plead for this most particular grace, which changes with each moment, makes us equal to the duties of the whole day, and opens our minds to the greatness of all those small things that bear a relationship to eternity. Let us ask for the grace to live to the full the richness of the passing moment, especially the time of prayer.
"Let us abandon to God's infinite mercy everything in our past and in our future and live practically and sublimely in the present moment, seeing in this fleeting now, whether it be dull or joyful or full of pain, a distant image of the unique instant of changeless eternity and, because of the actual grace which it contains, a living proof of God's fatherly goodness."