O most holy Virgin Mary, who didst bear Jesus our Saviour and didst shed the everlasting Light upon the world, O Mother of divine knowledge, whose merciful intercession hath procured the grace of increasing in knowledge and piety for countless minds that were rude and ignorant, I choose thee as the guide and patroness of my studies.
By thine intercession, O Mother of fruitful studies, may the Holy Spirit fill my spirit with light and fortitude, prudence and humility; may He give me good will, intelligence, memory and ability in sufficient measure, and above all, a spirit of docility both in mind and heart, that I may proceed in all things according to the counsels of divine Wisdom.
Defend me, good Mother, against the spirit of pride and presumption, of vain curiousity and instability; keep me from every occasion of stumbling, from all erroneous opinion, and from all things that may corrupt my faith and disturb the clearness of my understanding, the purity of my heart, and the peace of my soul.
Grant, O Mary, that, under thy protection, I may ever be submissive to the directions and teachings of Holy Church, my mother, and may advance in the way of truth and virtue surely, courageously and without wavering; at length may I attain to the knowledge, the love and the everlasting possession of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
An indulgence of 500 days (Pius X, Rescript in his own hand, April 26, 1907, exhib. April 27, 1907; S.P. Ap., Sept. 18, 1933)
without a thorn,
Chosen for thy purity,
Queen of earth
and Joy of Heaven
Instill in us thy Charity.