O great and faithful friend of the Lord! who, by the great purity of thy heart, didst merit to see and converse with Him even in this life, thou to whom He has granted, according to the firm belief of the faithful, the gift of recovering for those who invoke thee the precious gifts which they had lost, obtain for us (or for N.) by thy prayers and merits, all the holy friendship and union with God which we should have had if we had always been faithful to him. Amen.
– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, A Manual of Devotions, Compiled and Translated From Approved Sources, by Joseph O’Malley Moore, Franciscan Tertiary, Laverty & Sons, 1, Hillary Place, Leeds, 1916. Nihil Obstat: Eduardus Holland. Carm. D. Censor Deputatus. Imprimi Potest: + Gulielmus, Archiep. Dublinensis, Hiberniæ Primas. Dublini, die 2 Julii, 1916. (In all the following blog posts, this source will be referred to as: St Anthony’s Treasury, Laverty & Sons, Leeds, 1916.