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

Remember, most loving Virgin Mary,
never was it heard
that anyone who turned to you for help
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
though burdened by my sins,
I run to your protection for you are my mother.
Mother of the Word of God,
do not despise my words of pleading
but be merciful and hear my prayer.
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.