Praise be to Mary
O Most Blessed Mary! Who will be able to give You back the acknowledgments and thanks that are due to You, for the help that You have given by Your consent to everyone who was lost? What praise may be presented to You by the weakness of our nature, which being lost has found through You the beginning of its deliverance.
Receive, therefore, please, these very humble thanksgiving, though frail and unworthy of Your merits, and, accepting our vows, excuse our sins by Your prayers.
Receive what we offer You, give what we ask You, forgive what we fear, especially since You are the only Hope of sinners; through You, we hope for forgiveness of our faults, and in You is the expectation of all our happiness.
Holy Mary, help the wretched, help the fainthearted, strengthen the weak, pray for the people, intervene for the clergy; may all those who celebrate Your memory feel the effects of Your assistance; be favourable to the wishes of those who have recourse to Your clemency and grant them the fulfilment of their desires; may it please You to pray unceasingly for the faithful people, You, O Most Blessed Virgin! Who have deserved to bear the Redeemer of the world, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
My Jesus, pardon and mercy!
By the merits of Thy holy Wounds and the sorrows of Thy Mother.