On the Feast of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary
From the encyclical Lux Veritatis of Pope Pius XI:
From this it comes that we are all drawn to her in a powerful attraction, that we may confidently entrust to her all things that are ours -- namely our joys, if we are gladdened; our troubles, if we are in anguish; our hopes, if we are striving to reach at length to better things. From this it comes that if more difficult times fall upon the Church; if faith fail because charity has grown cold; if private and public morals take a turn for the worse; if any danger be hanging over the Catholic body and civil society, we all take refuge with her imploring heavenly aid. From this it comes lastly that in the supreme crisis of death, when no other hope is given, no other help, we lift up to her our tearful eyes and our trembling hands praying through her for pardon from her Son, and for eternal happiness in heaven.Taken from the reading for Matins on this day in the En Calcat Abbey edition of the Office of Our Lady.