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Francesco di Gentile, Madonna with Child, known as “The Madonna of the Butterfly”, Vatican Museums Pinacoteca,  © Musei Vaticani

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Receive me, incomparable Queen,
you whom Christ Crucified gave to us as Mother,
and count me among your blessed sons and daughters;
take me under your protection;
come to my aid in all my needs,
both spiritual and temporal,
and above all at the hour of my death.

(Pope Francis, Act of Consecration to Our Lady of Aparecida, 24 July 2013)

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