St Bernard’s Memorare was used as an “express one-day” novena by St Mother Teresa to our Blessed Mother Mary for the grace of urgent favours. She repeated the prayer nine times, often aloud and with her accompanying Nuns and helpers.
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… (State your request… )
but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
[Repeat nine times]
••• Mary Queen of Heaven, Pray for Us •••
••• St Bernard: Pray for Us •••
(Memorare was written by St Bernard)