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, we fly to you,
O Virgin of virgins, our Mother;
To you we come, before you we stand,
Sinful and sorrowful;
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
Despise not our petitions,
But in your clemency hear and answer us.

(St. Bernard)