Mater Dei


At Morning Coffee, we love and honor the Blessed Virgin, and I expect that occasionally there will be posts specifically addressing her role in salvation history.  Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genetrix (Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God).

This past weekend at Mass, we honored the Immaculate Heart of Mary by praying the Memorare.  The prayer has been traditionally attributed to the abbot St. Bernard of Clairvaux from the 12th century.  I thought that you might like to have the text of the prayer:

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

Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;
to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy hear and answer me.


Amen, indeed!!!

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3 Responses to Mater Dei

  1. Fr. Kunkel says:

    I already have a copy of the Memorari, but thanks anyway. Fr. K.

  2. Regina says:

    Father Kunkle you gave me a chuckle! Gary, I was happy to hear that prayer at Mass as it has always been one of my favorites. We said it at school so I have it memorized. When I pray it, as well as the Hail Jolt Queen, it’s like getting a big hug from Mary!

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