Heavenly Father, I believe in your wisdom and love. I believe you created me for heaven, marked out for me the way to reach it, and await me there to give me the reward of the faithful servant.
Give me light and show me this way. Grant me the strength to follow it generously. I beg this of you, through Jesus Christ, your Son, and through Mary, my Queen and Mother. At the moment of death, may I be able to say with St. Paul: "I have finished the course. I have fought the good fight. Now there is laid up for me the crown of the just." Amen.
- Blessed James Alberione, S.S.P.