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RP8 05v

 

BROTHER AUGUSTI

My brother, you speak like an angel; I would not stop lis­tening to vou.

SAINT STANISLAUS

I'm glad to be in your company, too, but I reproach myself for dominating the conversation; I could learn so many things, if you'd be willing to teach me... Still, I believe it would be best for us to part; our conversation has gone on long enough. If it's all right with you, I'm going to stay by myself a few moments to thank Mary, the Queen of Heaven, for the favor of being accepted into the holy Society of her Divine Son.

BROTHER AUGUSTI

You love Man very much, then? Oh! I beg you, speak to me about her.

SAINT STANISLAUS, in an unspeakably tender tone.

The Holy Virgin!.... Ah! what can I tell you?... She is my Mother!!!..

He kneels down and seems profoundly collected. — Brother Augusti looks at him with respect and exits silently.

[Scene 6]

SAINT STANISLAUS, joining his hands and looking up to Heaven.

O Mary, my sweet and tender Mother, have pity on your poor child; sustained by divine grace, he has overcome the ob­stacles the world put in his way. Since he's given up everything for love of your Divine Son Jesus, don't leave him long in the land of exile.

O My Holy Guardian Angel! and you, Saint Barbara, my dear patron, ask of my well-loved Mother, the Queen of Heaven, that she will come to seek me and bring me into the virginal assembly of her court.

[Scene 7]

We hear celestial voices singing to the tune of "L'Ange et l'âme" ["The Angel and the Send"].

THE ANGEL

Queen of Heaven, hear my prayer.
I am Stanislaus's guardian angel.
This sweet child would like, far from earth,
Soon to follow Jesus, the Divine Lamb.

SAINT BARBARA

And I am that well-beloved saint
Of the humble Flower who languishes here.
I would see his crown of flowers
Shine in Heaven.

 TOGETHER

Ah! descend to this foreign shore,
Close to the Child who ravishes the elect.
 
 
   

 

 

 

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