02 September 2011


Found inscribed in the front leaf of an old copy of John of St. Thomas's Cursus Theologicus, Vol. 1.

O Mary, Mother of fair love, of fear, of knowledge and of holy hope, by whose loving intercession, full many otherwise rude in intellect have wonderfully advanced in knowledge and in holiness, thee do I choose as the guide and patroness of my studies, and I humbly implore through the deep tenderness of thy maternal love and especially through that Eternal Wisdom who deigned to take from thee our flesh and who gifted thee beyond all the saints with heavenly light that thou wouldst obtain for me by thy intercession the grace of the Holy Ghost, so that I may be able to grasp with intellect, retain in memory, show forth by deed, and word, and letter, and thus teach to others all things which bring honor to thee and thy Son, and which for me and for others are healthful to eternal life, Amen. 
Our Lady of Good Studies
Pray for us.