“The Lily of Quito” — Feast Day May 26th
Oh God, thou didst make to bloom an iris from amongst thorns, Saint Mariana de Jesus. By her virginal purity and continuous penance, we implore thee to grant our requests .
Through the merits and intercession of St. Mariana de Jesus, may we always be worthy to grow continuously in Thy love as she did, despite the many temptations of this world.
Blessed St. Mariana de Jesus, Lily of Quito, thou didst live a most innocent, pure and radiant life in this world by constant prayer and penance, by faithful love to God and by serving the weak and less fortunate men. Intercede for us that God may grant us the grace to imitate your virtues in order that we may persevere in the way of the Gospel and join thee in Eternity forever.