The Memorare


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 by thee.

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 clemency hear and answer me.


Prayer to St Joseph


To you, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our tribulations, and whilst imploring they most holy spouse, we confidently invoke Thy patronage also.

By that love which united thee to the Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God, and by the fatherly affection with which

Thou didst embrace the Infant Jesus, we humbly beseech Thee graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His Blood and to help us in our necessities, by Thy powerful intercession.  Protect, O most powerful Guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen children of Jesus Christ.

Ward off from us, O most loving Father, all taint of error and corruption; graciously assist us from Heaven, O most powerful protector, in our struggles with the powers of darkness; and as you did once rescue the Child Jesus from imminent peril to His life, so now defend the Holy Church of God from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity.

Shield each one of us by Thy unceasing patronage that, imitating Thy example and supported by Thine aid, we may be enabled to live a good life, die a holy death, and secure everlasting happiness in Heaven.  Amen.