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Memorare Rosary

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 with this confidence, I fly to 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. 

Limited Edition rosary dedicated the Marian prayer, Memorare

With this rosary, we want to symbolize our gratitude for Mary’s intercession, mercy and protection. We want to stress our confidence in her as our loving mother.​​

We begin this sacred strand with gentle lavender frosted glass and space the lavender Aves with gentle lavender crystal. Purple  is a color with more than one symbolic association. Symbolic of royalty, we have chosen it to honor Mary as Queen of heaven. It is also a color used to represent sorrow and, with this in mind, we use the color to show that we come to Our Lady in sorrow for our sinfulness. Handmade lampwork Paters with raised flowers offer Mary a bouquet. Hand cast bronze crucifix and center complete this limited edition rosary which measures 21”
Limited to an edition of three

Your Memorare rosary will be shipped in a fabric pouch and gift box. 

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Detail image of Limited Edition rosary dedicated the Marian prayer, Memorare
Limited Edition rosary dedicated the Marian prayer, Memorare
The Memorare is a very popular Marian prayer that is sometimes attributed to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), Confessor, Abbot and Doctor of the Church. While some of his writings do indeed echo the words of the Memorare, he did not in fact compose it. The prayer was first popularized not by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, but by another Bernard, namely Father Claude Bernard (1588-1641). More than likely the association of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux's name with the prayer is a case of mistaken identity with Father Claude Bernard who zealously dedicated himself to the preaching and aiding of prisoners and criminals condemned to death. Trusting his charges to the care and intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Father Bernard employed the Memorare extensively in his work of evangelization to great effect. Many a criminal was reconciled to God through his efforts. At one time he had more than 200,000 leaflets printed with the Memorare in various languages so he could distribute the leaflets wherever he felt they would do some good.

Another part of the reason Father Claude Bernard held the prayer in such high regard was because he himself felt that he had been miraculously cured by its use. In a letter to Queen Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII, he wrote that he was deathly ill once. In fear of his life he recited the Memorare and immediately began to get well again. Feeling unworthy of such a miracle, he attributed the cure to some unknown natural cause. Sometime later, Brother Fiacre, a discalced Augustinian, came to call upon Father Bernard. The good brother begged Father Bernard's pardon for disturbing him, but he desired to know how Father Bernard was getting along. Brother Fiacre then went on to say that the Virgin Mary had appeared to him in a vision, told him of Father Bernard's illness, told him how she had cured Father Bernard of it, and that he was to assure Father Bernard of this fact. Father Bernard then goes on to write in his letter that he was ashamed of his ingratitude in attributing the cure to natural causes, and asked for God's forgiveness in the matter.

Those of us who have a devotion to Our Blessed Mother, probably pray the Memorare daily. It is a beautiful prayer, second in popularity of Marian prayers, only to the Hail Mary. 
The prayer, as we know it today, is a shorter version of the original prayer (Ad sanctitatis tuae pedes, dulcissima Virgo Maria) which was found in many publications during the fifteenth century. As previously told, it was first made popular by Father Claude Bernard (1588-1641) who was known as the Poor Priest.  He learned the prayer from his father and enthusiastically taught it to criminals who were condemned to death, entrusting their care to Our Lady.

The Memorare is sometimes attributed to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), Confessor, Abbot, and Doctor of the Church. Although some of his writings are very similar to the words of the Memorare, he did not compose it. The actual composer of this prayer is not known.

Since the later part of the sixteenth century several variations of the Memorare have surfaced. The exact wording of the prayer become stable during the ninteenth century. It was first indulgenced by Pope Pius IX in 1846.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite the Memorare. 

​“If you wish to convert anyone to the fullness of the knowledge of Our Lord and of His Mystical Body, then teach him the Rosary. One of two things will happen. Either he will stop saying the Rosary — or he will get the gift of faith.”
~Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen~

Rosary design copyright Marilyn Nash ~ 2018