Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners
The worst evil that can befall man is sin. God has not only prepared for us a remedy against sin in the merits of Jesus Christ, but has given us poor sinners a secure refuge in the help of the Blessed Virgin. It was Her privilege to be exempt from all sin, so the principal grace She obtains for Her clients is to preserve them from sin. If you should have the misfortune of falling into sin, go to your Heavenly Mother and beg Her for the grace of true contrition. Pray especially for souls who are weighed down by sin, that they may not despair but find refuge in the loving arms of their Heavenly Mother.
“His Mercy is from generation unto generation, to those who fear Him.” (Luke 150)
O Virgin Mother, remember to speak in our behalf in the presence of God and keep His displeasure from coming upon us! Thou the Source of pardon, Thou, the Mother of Grace, Thou, the Hope of the world! Hear us as we cry to Thee. Hail Mary…
Mary speaks: He who hearkens unto me shall not be confounded: and they who work by me, shall not sin. (Ecclus. 24:30)
Let us Pray. O Almighty and Merciful God, Who in the Blessed Virgin Mary hast given a refuge and a help, grant us, who are protected by her, the forgiveness of all our sins and the blessings of Thy mercy. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.