May is the Month of Mary

As the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary has a unique position among the saints, indeed, among all creatures. She is exalted, yet still one of us:

“Redeemed by reason of the merits of her Son and united to Him
by a close and indissoluble tie, she is endowed with the high office
and dignity of being the Mother of the Son of God, by which account
she is also the beloved daughter of the Father and the temple of the
Holy Spirit. Because of this gift of sublime grace she far surpasses
all creatures, both in heaven and on earth. At the same time, however,
because she belongs to the offspring of Adam she is one with all those
who are to be saved. (Lumen Gentium, no. 53)” USCCB

The Memorarae

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.