"...Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful vine, Splendor of Heaven, blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. Oh Star of the sea..." ...ok, ok, this is as far as I can go without losing my composure!! Has this "prayer" ever been discussed/ridiculed in this forum?? This "prayer" usually ends (or starts) with this: NEVER KNOWN TO FAIL. That's what I want to know...what does not fail??! Are the Catholics telling me if I pray for the ability to bankrupt my local casino, I'm gonna be able to buy the Vatican??? (And TITHE on it?? Oh, my preacher would love that) Anyway, let me post this and allow comments. Thank you.