you are God's greatest achievement in womanhood.
Help me to realize my religious womanhood
by bearing in my heart all the swords of the world's sorrows,
and pouring out the healing of my compassionate love
upon all whose lives touch mine.
May I find my fulfillment as you found yours - in giving.
May I be spent, as you were spent, in loving and comforting.
Gentle Mother, valiant Mother,
make me a woman according to your heart,
generous and given in the sight of your Son,
our Lord, and my Spouse. Amen.