O most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Gentleness and Mercy, I, an unworthy sinner, fly to you with sentiments of confidence and love. I beg you who stood close to your most beloved Son as He hung upon the cross, graciously to remain near me.
- Part of a traditional prayer
May we be assisted, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the worshipful intercession of Thy glorious Mother, the ever-Virgin Mary; that we, who have been enriched by her perpetual blessings, may be delivered from all dangers, and through her loving kindness made to be of one heart and mind: Who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.
- Adiuvet nos, a traditional prayer for Mary’s intercession from the Liturgy of the Hours in the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
O Mary, powerful Virgin, Thou art the mighty and glorious protector of the Church; Thou art the marvelous help of Christians; Thou art terrible as an army in battle array; Thou alone hast destroyed every heresy in the whole world.
In the midst of our struggles, our anguish, and our distress, defend us from the power of the enemy and at the hour of death, receive our souls into Paradise. Amen.
- St Don Bosco
Queen of the Holy Rosary, Help of Christians, Refuge of the human race, Conqueress in God’s battlefields, to You and to Your Immaculate Heart in this tragic hour of human history we entrust and consecrate ourselves, and the Holy Church.
- The opening words of pope Pius XII’s consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1942.
O blessed rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love, which connects us with the angels, tower of safety against the assaults of hell, sure harbor in the universal shipwreck, never more shall we part with thee; thou shall be our comfort in the hour of agony: to thee the last kiss of our life; and the last word of our dying lips shall be thy sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary.
- Traditional prayer
Hail His Palace.
Hail His Tabernacle.
Hail His Robe.
Hail His Handmaid.
Hail His Mother.
And Hail, all holy Virtues, who, by grace and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, are poured into the hearts of the faithful so that from their faithless state, they may be made faithful servants of God through you.
- St Francis of Assisi