Holy Mary, Virgin Mother of God,
I this day choose thee for my Mother, my Queen, my Patroness and my Advocate;
and I firmly resolve and purpose never to depart either by word or act from the duty I owe thee,
nor to suffer those under my care to say or do anything against thy honour.
Receive me, therefore, as thy servant for ever, assist me in all the actions of my whole life,
and forsake me not at the hour of my death.
(St Anthony’s Treasury 1916)