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.

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1. Remember, Holy Mary,
‘Twas never heard or known
That any one who sought thee
And implored with piteous moan,
That any one who hastened
For shelter to thy care,
Was ever yet abandoned
And left to his despair.
2. And so to thee, my Mother,
With filial faith I call,
For Jesus dying gave thee
As Mother to us all.
To thee, O Queen of virgins,
O Mother meek, to thee
I run with trustful fondness,
Like child to mother’s knee.
3. See at thy feet a sinner,
Groaning and weeping sore
Ah! Throw thy mantle o’er me,
And let me stray no more.
Thy Son has died to save me,
And from His throne on high
His heart this moment yearneth
For even such as I.
4. All, all His love remember,
And oh! Remember too
How prompt I am to purpose,
How slow and frail to do.
Yet scorn not my petitions,
But patiently give ear,
And help me, O my Mother,
Most loving and most dear. Amen.


Often repeat during the day, “My God, have pity on me”, like a child who says to its Mother, “Give me a piece of bread, give me your hand, kiss me”. – p. 15, Precept (J.V.), St. John Marie Vianney, Thoughts of the Curé d’Ars

Domine, non est. The prophet’s humility. [1] Lord, my heart is not exalted: nor are my eyes lofty. Neither have I walked in great matters, nor in wonderful things above me. [2] If I was not humbly minded, but exalted my soul: As a child that is weaned is towards his mother, so reward in my soul. [3] Let Israel hope in the Lord, from henceforth now and for ever. – Psalm 130