Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help or sought your intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly onto you O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;
to you I come, before you I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the word incarnate,
despise not my petitions
but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
••• Mother Mary, Our Advocate •••
(By St Bernard)