Memorare


The "Memorare" is a 16th-century version of a 15th-century prayer that began "Ad sanctitatis tuae pedes, dulcissima Virgo Maria."

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.
Historical Marians' reliance on Mary is depicted in "Mother of Mercy." This painting greets visitors to the common room of the Shrine Residence. It was painted in 2007 by Marian Helpers Center archivist, Mitchell Kruszyna.