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The Memorare

The Memorare is a popular Catholic prayer that is often used as a petition for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary in times of need or difficulty. It is a powerful reminder of Mary’s role as a compassionate and loving mother, and her willingness to pray for us and help us in our spiritual journey.

Here is the traditional text of the Memorare prayer:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with 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.

The Memorare expresses confidence in Mary’s intercession, and seeks her help and protection in times of need. It acknowledges our own sinfulness and the power of Mary’s intercession to obtain grace and blessings from God. The Memorare is a beloved prayer among Catholics and is often recited as a form of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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