After all the turmoil and trouble we witness on a daily basis it would be wise to not forget that today is the First Saturday of August…rather it would be wise for us to remember our 1st Saturday devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.… August is also the month devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Prayer of St. Bernard to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
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. Amen
O Blessed Mother, protect us under Thy mantle and show us Thy Immaculate Heart and the Heart of Thy Divine Son.
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.