Sub Tuum Praesidium

The oldest known prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

We fly to thy patronage,

O holy Mother of God;

despise not our petitions in our necessities,

but deliver us always from all dangers,

O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

(modern English)

We turn to you for protection,
Holy Mother of God.
Listen to our prayers
and help us in our needs.
Save us from every danger,
glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.


Sub tuum praesidium confugimus

Sancta Dei Genitrix.

Nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus,

sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper,

Virgo Gloriosa et Benedicta. Amen.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.