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  • Writer's pictureFr. Scott Haynes

Memorare by Antognini

The prayer Memorare opens the door to obtaining many graces. As St. Maximilian Kolbe reminds us, “our dependence on Mary is greater than we can imagine.” This choral setting of the Memorare is by Swiss/Italian composer Ivo Antognini.


Memorare, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum. Ego tali animatus confidentia, ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto. Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen.


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 answer me. Amen.


Acordaos, oh piadosísima Virgen María!, que jamás se ha oído decirque ninguno de los que han acudido a vuestra protección, implorando tu auxilio, haya sido desamparado. Animado por esta confianza,a Vos acudo, Madre, Virgen de la vírgenes, y gimiendo bajo el peso de mis pecados me atrevo a comparecer ante Vos. Madre de Dios, no desechéis mis súplicas, antes bien, escuchadlas y acogedlas benignamente. Amén.


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