Mother of God, we sing your praises,
but we must praise you even more.
Our speech is too feeble
to honor you as we ought,
for no tongue is eloquent enough
to express your excellence.
Mary, most powerful, most holy,
and worthy of all love.
Your name brings new life,
and the thought of you inspires love
in the hearts of those devoted to you.
–St. Bernard of Clairvaux