Memorare Army

Prayer Campaign for Religious Freedom

“We go to Mary only as a way leading to the goal we seek: Jesus, her son." —St. Louis Marie de Montfort

We hope to gather a million memorares for the intention of religious liberty and stronger Catholic identity in public life in the United States.

Make your pledge in the column to the right.

"The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Jan. 20 that almost all employers, including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception," wrote Archbishop Joseph Naumann. "We cannot — and we will not — comply with this unjust law. People of faith cannot be made second class citizens."

Click here to read Archbishop Naumann's letter.

Archbishop Joseph Nauman of Kansas City-Kansas has asked Stephen D. Minnis, president of Benedictine College, Kansas, to launch a national Memorare Army prayer campaign for religious liberty. Mother Teresa started the first Memorare Army in Calcutta, India, gathering pledges for 85,000 Memorares for her work. Click here and here to see coverage of Benedictine College's original Memorare Armies.

Please commit to saying 1,000 Memorares for religious liberty. This can be accomplished by praying three Memorares a day for a year, for example, or quicker if you pray more per day, or if your family joins you in this effort.

Click here to download a sheet to keep track of your Memorares.

Can parishes and schools join? Definitely! Just sign up with the name of the institution. Here are some handouts you can use:

Click here to download a handout for your parish to use.

Click here to download a handout for your school to use.

THE MEMORARE PRAYER
(From the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

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 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. Amen.