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Sancta Maria, Succurre Miseris
Holy Mary, be Thou a Help to the Helpless
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Composed by Bishop Fulbert of Chartres (ca 951-ca 1029), it appears in his Sermo IX, De Annuntiatione Dominica. The prayer appears in the Roman Breviary for various Marian feasts. A partial indulgence is attached to this prayer

SANCTA MARIA, succurre miseris, iuva pusillanimes, refove flebiles, ora pro populo, interveni pro clero, intercede pro devoto femineo sexu: sentiant omnes tuum iuvamen, quicumque celebrant tuam sanctam commemorationem. Amen. HOLY MARY, be thou a help to the helpless, strength to the fearful, comfort to the sorrowful, pray for the people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all holy women consecrated to God; may all who keep thy sacred commemoration feel the might of thine assistance. Amen.

From the Raccolta #349, Roman Breviary. Encr. Ind., #52.



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