May, the month of Our Lady
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 clemency hear and answer me.
Miraculous Medal Prayer
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you. (x3)
And all who do not have recourse to you, especially the enemies of the Church. Amen.
Sub Tuum Praesidium
We fly to your protection,
O Holy Mother of God;
Despise not our petitions
in our necessities,
But deliver us always
from all dangers,
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
Hail Holy Queen
Hail, holy queen, mother of mercy!
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished
children of Eve, to thee do we send
up our sighs, mourning and weeping
in this valley, of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us; and
after this our exile show unto us the
blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus;
O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the
promises of Christ.
V. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death.
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
V. And the word was made flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
V. Pray for us, O Holy mother of God,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray,
Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord,
thy grace into our hearts
that, we to whom the incarnation of Christ, thy son,
was made known by the message of an angel,
may by his passion and cross,
be brought to the glory of his resurrection.
Through the same Christ our Lord.