The gates of hell may rage; the old enemy may, in his wrath, stir up anger which may threaten to destroy the people of God;
But this wild passion can do no hurt to those pure souls, whose prayers have won protection and heavenly strength from the Virgin ever Blessed.
If she be our Patroness and help us, the din of wicked war must cease, and our enemies must fall by thousands, or be put to flight.
As on the holy mount of Sion there was a tower and citadel with its well-built wall, and the City of David was safe with its shields and valiant men:
So the Virgin, made strong by the mighty hand of God, and laden with heaven's gifts, wards off from her devoted clients the blows of Satan.
O holy Trinity, to whom all praise is due! grant that we may praise thee through eternal years. May our souls by their faith, and our lips by their hymns, laud thy holy name. Amen