The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, 

that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, 

implored thine aid, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother;

To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, 

but in thy mercy hear and answer me.  

Amen.

By Saint Bernard