May 11, 2009

The Memorare


Since May is the month of Mary we thought we would feature the Memorare. This prayer is originally from a longer prayer of the 15th century and was popularized in the 17th century by Fr. Claude Bernard, who is said to have learned it from his father.


Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored Thy help or sought Thy 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 kneel, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in Thy clemency, hear and answer me - Amen.

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