O most August and Blessed Virgin Mary! Holy Mother of God! Glorious Queen of Heaven and earth!
Powerful Protectress of those who love Thee, and unfailing Advocate of all who invoke Thee!
Look down, we beseech Thee, from Thy throne of glory on Thy devoted children; accept the solemn offering we present Thee of this month of May, specially dedicated to Thee, and receive our ardent, humble desires, that by our love and fervor we might worthily honor Thee, who, next to God, art deserving of all honor.
Receive us, O Mother of Mercy, among Thy best beloved children; extend to us Thy maternal tenderness and solicitude; obtain for us a place in the Heart of Jesus, and a special share in the gifts of His grace.
O deign, we beseech Thee, to recognize our claims on Thy protection, to watch over our spiritual and temporal interests, as well as those of all who are dear to us.
O Immaculate Queen of the Universe, do Thou infuse into our souls the spirit of Christ, and teach us Thyself to become meek, humble, obedient, charitable, patient, and submissive to the Will of God.
May our hearts burn with the love of Thy Divine Son, and of Thee, His blessed Mother, not for this month alone, but for time and eternity.
May we thirst for the promotion of His honor and Thine, and contribute, as far as we can, to its extension.
Receive us, O Mary, the refuge of sinners! Grant us a Mother’s blessing and a Mother’s care, now, and at the hour of our death.