When we pray the Memorare, we ask Mary, our mother, to pray for us.
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 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.
The Memorare is a wonderful prayer in which we acknowledge Mary’s role in our Church and beg her to pray for us. The origin of this prayer is credited to St. Bernard of Clairvaux (in the 12th century) and it was promoted heavily by Fr. Claude Bernard (in the 17th century), who attributed his healing from an illness to the recitation of the prayer.
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