“On a spring morning in 1987 in Somerville, MA, a man awoke and was bewildered to find his hands stained with pastel colors, which he smeared on his pillowcase and pajamas. He went into an adjoining room where he pursued his hobby of painting in pastel. There he was more bewildered to see the completed painting of a woman. This depiction of Our Blessed Lady, has since been named “Our Lady of Gentle Love”.
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
infuse in our hearts the love you have
for Jesus, Your Divine Son,
Help us to understand that love and
gentleness go together in our daily life.
Intercede for us and bring peace
and joy into our families, help our
neighbors, the lonely, the sick,
the homeless and the hungry,
You are the Mother of all humankind,
given to us by Almighty God and
we turn to you for guidance.
Help us to be holy, as you are holy
and to love as you love.
Our Lady of Gentle Love, pray for
all your children.
We ask you to implore for us to God
the Father, God the Son and God the Holy
Spirit, to bless us all and to help us to
attain eternal salvation. Amen.