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.
By Saint Bernard