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EDITORIAL: Two Prayers

I To the Virgin of Peñafrancia Turn to me thine eyes, Oh most loving Virgin of Peñafrancia and have mercy on my soul that come to thee, full of repentance. Protect my family, relatives, friends and benefactors. Intercede for your devotees, both the living and the dead, specially for those whom I am most obliged to help. Pray for me, console me, save me. In my hours of peril, adversity and afflications, above all, in the hour of my death, appear before your Divine Son to help and defend me. Tell Him that I am your devotee, that having complete trust in your protection I kneel before your miraculous image to ask for your powerful intercession. Virgin of Peñafrancia, Pray for me, help me, console me, and deliver me from all evil. Amen. To the Divino Rostro O Jesus, in your bitter passion you became a man of sorrow. In your disfigured Face, I see your infinite love. I am consumed with the desire to love you and make you love by all men. I venerate your sacred face because it is the human expression of the Face of the Father. The tears in your eyes are like pearls which I desire to offer to God in expiation of my sins and the Spiritual Salvation of sinners. O Jesus, Your adorable Face ravishes my heart. And set me on fire with your love, so that my only desire will be to contemplate your Glorious Face in heaven. Amen.

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