Having felt rather low, and dealt with stress at work, I have nonetheless had access to joy – I've been praying some of the Hours of Our Lady according to the Dominican Rite. Compline last night, then the Little Hours to-day...
The psalms therein, particularly the Gradual Psalms, are old friends; and prayers and petitions to Our Lady are always very consoling.
I recall a quaint old quotation: When all other aid faileth, Mary helpeth.
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.