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Sister Mary Viola Burke

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A Marian Litany

O Lovely rose of Sharon’s plain,Pure lily of the field,Thou beauteous garden all inclosed,The Spirit’s Fountain sealed—O pray for us! The honor of thy people, thou,Fair Paradise of God,The glory of JerusalemAnd Jesse’s blooming rod—O pray for us! Thou blossoming wilderness of God,Thou Virgin pure of birth,Fair temple of the Trinity,The pearl of priceless worth—O…


Sister Mary Viola Burke was a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. She lived from 1885 to 1968. Sister Mary Viola ministered as a teacher, college administrator and poet.