Virgin of the annunciation, we pray you, render us blessed in hope;
teach us to watch over our heart, grant us the bride’s attentive love,
and perseverance as we await the strength of the cross.
Expand our spirit so that while we anxiously wait for the final encounter,
we find the courage to renounce to our small horizons to anticipate in us and in the others,
God’s tender and intimate familiarity.
Mother, obtain for us the joy to shout with all our life:
"Come, Lord Jesus, Lord who is risen, come on your eternal day
to show us your face, finally and forever ! "
(Card. Carlo Maria Martini)