"My Mother, I desire to possess you always and I do not wish to be separated from you any longer. Oh! bring me to Paradise. I can live no longer without you.
Do you see the suffering that you are causing me? I need your heart. Yes, each day I seek you in order to pour into this heart the sorrowful transports of mine. Do not leave me . . . O my Mother, O my Mother! If you are truly touched with compassion, Oh! Why do you part from a child who loves you so tenderly? If you are not here, who will listen to my prayers? Who will obtain my wishes?
Without You I am…as a beggar girl stripped of all assistance. Mother, why do I give up? Lead me to Paradise. Oh my Mother, my Mother, you are a very pure flower with the whiteness of a lily!" ~~ St. Gemma Galgani