The Memorare

(Attr. St Bernard of Clairvaux)

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee, O virgin of virgins, my mother.
To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O, mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petition
but in thy clemency hear and answer me.