O Mary, conceived without sin, O my Mother, my strength, my hope, my help, enclose me in thy Immaculate Heart with the Treasure which I carry in my soul! May thy Heart be the impregnable fortress in which I dwell all the days of my life. May nothing in the world tear me away from it. May I there learn to love, to suffer, to die with Jesus!
(Prayer recited by Saint Therese on her first Communion Day)