O Blessed Virgin, regard with what prayers we could have conducted you–and followed you from afar–upon your assent to your Son. May we announce to the world, with the assent of your loving kindness, the grace you found with God, obtaining pardon for the guilty, healing for the sick, strength for the faint-hearted, consolation for the afflicted, aid to those in danger and freedom for your saints.
On this day of solemnity and joy, gracious Queen, may your Son, our Lord, shower the gifts of his grace on your servants who call with praise upon your sweet name, “Mary”; for he is God above all, blessed throughout the ages. Amen.
From Bernard of Claivaux’s Fourth Sermon for the Feast of the Assumption, CF 65