Prayer to Mary Help of the Christians
Mary, most powerful Virgin,
You are the mighty and glorious Protector of the Church,
You are the marvelous Help of Christians,
You are awe-inspiring as an army in battle array.
You have destroyed heresy in the world.
In the midst of our anguish, our struggle and our distress
defend us from the power of the enemy,
and at the hour of our death receive our soul into heaven.
Saint John Bosco, Franciscan Tertiary and modern Apostle of young people (1815-1888)