Memorare To Our Lady
Remember O most
gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in Thy celestial apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac,
Thou didst promise to show thy compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting
thee, seek thy help and call upon thee in their necessities and
didst promise to heartken to our supplictions, to dry our tears and to give us consolation
and relief. Never has it been known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored
thy help, or sought thy intercession, either for common welfare, or in personal anxieties,
was left unaided.
this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Mary, ever Virgin Mother of the true God!
Though grieving under the weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves in thy august
presence, contain that thou wilt deign to fulfill thy merciful promises. We are full
of hope that, standing beneath thy shadow and protection, nothing will trouble or afflict
us, nor need we fear illness or misfortune, or any other sorrow. Thou hast desire to
remain with us through thy admirable image, thou who art our Mother, our health and our
life. Placing ourselves beneath thy maternal gaze and having recourse to thee in all
our necessities, we need do nothing more. O holy Mother of God, despise not our
petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer us. Amen.
Edwin V. Byrne,
Archbishop of Santa Fe.