Memorare

LordMyChef “I-Like-Mondays” Quote, 20 August 2018

Today is the memorial of one of my favorite saints, Bernard of Clairvaux.  A devotee of the Blessed Virgin Mary, he wrote the lovely prayer Memorare.  For this gloomy Monday due to the weather and whatever troubles that may happen this week especially on our streets, let us pray with St. Bernard:

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 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 asnwer me.  Amen.

St.BernardBVM

Photo from Google:  Painting by Italian artist Pietro Perugino at a church in Florence.  St. Bernard was in deep study when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him in a vision.  The two men beside St. Bernard at Apostles St. John Evangelist and St. Bartholomew whose feast we celebrate this Friday, August 24.

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