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Virgin Mary, aren't you the Mother
Of Stanislaus, Jesus' brother?....

[Scene 8]

THE BLESSED VIRGIN enters carrying the Baby Jesus.

She sings to the tune "Le Soir" ["The Evening"]. 

Yes, my child, I am your Mother....
And for you I've come down from Heaven.
I am earning Emmanuel,
My Sweet Jesus, your little Brother.

She places the Divine Child in the arms of Saint Stanislaus, who receives Him, overwhelmed with joy.

SAINT STANISLAUS

O Jesus! my only Love, can it be true that you have deigned to rest on my heart?... O Mary ! support my weakness, cover me in your merits that I might be less unworthy to earn" your Treasure in my arms ....

THE BLESSED VIRGIN covers Saint Stanislaus with her veil and sings:
 
With this Treasure of the elect.
I want to hide you under my veil.
You shall shine like a star
In the Society of Jesus.

SAINT STANISLAUS

O my Mother!... I hoped you would take me to Heaven, and now you say that I must shine in the Society of Jesus..............

THE BLESSED VIRGIN

Stanislaus, virginal Flower, 
 Your fragrance delights the angels.
Soon their celestial legions
Will gather you in for the Lord.

ST. STANISLAUS

Oh! how happy I am... soon I will contemplate Jesus, not under the appearance of a weak little child, but in all the brilliance of His glory.... My Well-Beloved Mother, soon I shall see you on your immortal throne!.... (After a pause, ) I regret nothing on earth, still I have one desire... a desire so great that I'm not sure I could be happy in Heaven if it were not fulfilled.... Ah! my dear Mother, tell me that the blessed can still work for the salvation of souls.... If I can't work for the glory of Jesus when I'm in Heaven, I'd prefer to stay in exile, still fighting for Him!....

 

© Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc    

 

 

 

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THE BLESSED VIRGIN 

 You would like to increase the glories
Of Jesus, your only Love.
For Him, in the Heavenly Court,
You will win victories...
Yes, my child, the Blessed
 Can still save souls.
By their love, sweet flames
Draw hearts to Heaven...  

  SAINT STANISLAUS  

 Oh! how happy I am... Sweet Queen of Heaven, I beg you, when I am with you in the Fatherland, let me come back to earth, to watch over holy souls, souls whose long time here will complete my own; then, through them, I'll be able to bring the Lord an abundant harvest of merit.  

  THE BLESSED VIRGIN  

 Dear Child, you'll protect
Souls struggling in the world.
The more fruitful their harvest,
The more in Heaven (2x) you will shine.... 
 

© Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc