Information about the Memorare

The Memorare is a popular and classical prayer addressed to the Blessed Virgin Mary, asking for her help and intercession. The prayer has been attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux, but likely it is a traditional prayer of unknown origins. The term memorare comes from the first words of the prayer in Latin.

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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.



Updated 08-29-2018