Our Lady of Protection was created as an icon of comfort and devotion for our times.
Although Our Lady is for everyone, I had our people of Scotland very much in my heart when I was writing it.
Bishop Keenan has suggested the prayer The Memorare to accompany it:
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 by this confidence,
I fly unto 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.