Today, St Athanasius, bishop and saint of the 3rd century was highly influential helping the Church to navigate the many trials of the times, theological and social.
St Athanasius, recognized as a Doctor of the Church, composed the following prayer to the Virgin Mary, the Holy Theotokos.
It is becoming for you, O Mary,
to be mindful of us,
as you stand near Him
who bestowed upon you all graces,
for you are the Mother of God and our Queen.
Come to our aid for the sake of the King,
the Lord God and Master who was born of you.
For this reason you are called “full of grace.”
Be mindful of us, most holy Virgin,
and bestow on us gifts
from the riches of your graces,
O Virgin full of grace.