St. Bernadette, little shepherdess of Lourdes
favoured with eighteen apparitions
of the Immaculate Virgin Mary
and with the privilege of lovingly conversing with her,
now that you are eternally enjoying the entrancing beauty
of the Immaculate Mother of God,
do not forsake me your devoted client,
who am still in the valley of tears.
Intercede for me that I too,
may walk the simple paths of faith.
Help me to imitate your example,
at our heavenly Queens request,
by saying the Rosary daily
and by doing penance for sinners.
Teach me to imitate your wonderful devotedness to God
and Our Lady the Immaculate Conception
so that like you,
I may be blessed with the grace of lasting faithfulness
and enjoy the happiness in heaven
of the eternal vision of God the Father,
Son and Holy Spirit.