Although many readers of this blog have already kept Mothering Sunday, I hope you'll bear with the Americans who celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday, which is why I've posted this. As we honour all mothers living and departed, and pray for them, remember especially the Mother of God, who is also the Mother of us all.
Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection,
implored Thy help or sought Thine intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto 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.