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Cuimhnigh - Memorare

madonna

"All generations shall call me Blessed."
"Déarfaidh na glúine uile feasta gur méanar dom." Lúcás 1:48.

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by St. Bernard of Clairvaux 1090 - 1153.
Cuimhnigh,
a Mhaighdean Mhuire róghrámhar,
nár chualathas trácht ar éinne
riamh a chuir é féin
faoi do choimirce
ná a d'iarr cabhair ort
ná a d'impigh d'idirghuí
is gur theip tú air.

Lán de mhuinín asat, dá bhrí sin,
rithimse chugat, a Mhaighdean
na maighdean is a Mháthair.
Is chugatsa a thagaim,
is os do chomhair a sheasaim,
i mo pheacach bocht atuirseach.
Ó a Mháthair an Aonmhic,
ná diúltaigh do m'urnaithe
ach éist leo go trócaireach agus
freagair iad. Ámén.

Remember,
O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that any one who fled
to your protection,
implored your help
or sought your intercession,
was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,
I fly unto 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 clemency hear and
answer me. Amen.

St. Bernard 1090 - 1153 founded the Cistercian monastery at Clairvaux. Not long after his death, he was cononized and named a Doctor of the church. Since he was born so close to the first millenium, he is often called the last of the Church fathers.

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