Saint Francis de Sales (d.1622) is the patron saint of journalists, a Bishop and Doctor of the Church, often referred to as the “doctor of love.”

Let us recall that the Virgin Mary came to his aid in a spiritual crisis when he was living in Paris. He went to pray the “Memorare” at the foot of the Black Virgin, where Our Lady was invoked under the title of Our Lady of Good Deliverance, and his prayer was granted. This statue is now located in Neuilly-sur-Seine (France).

Thinking of Our Lady of Good Deliverance to whom he entrusted his work with prisoners, Father Claude Bernard (d.1641) spread the “Memorare” prayer that Saint Francis de Sales had said in 1578:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.