|Annunciation Window by Cornelia Rota.|
Prayer to Mary, "Cause of our Joy"
O Mary, who abandoned your soul to happiness by offering it to God,
grant that in our gift to God, our joy may be complete.
O Virgin radiant with joy, grant that we may believe in the happiness which God in his love wills to offer us.
Make joy bloom again in hearts given over to sadness;
Teach us to detach ourselves from worldly pleasures and to seek our happiness in God;
Help us to radiate the witness of Christian joy.
Through your presence in our lives, be for us the font of a joy which is ever new:
Jesus our Lord,
who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
forever and ever.