Saturday, 17 November 2012

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Litany of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Litany of Loreto
The litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
was approved by Pope Sixtus V in 1587

It is also know as the LITANY OF LORETO, for its first-known place of origin, the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, Italy 
where its usage was recorded as early as 1558.

Later advocations were added as follows:

Queen of the Most Holy Trinity (1675)
Queen Conceived without Origianal Sin (1883)
Mother of Good Counsel (1903)
Queen of Peace (1917)
Queen Assumed into Heaven (1950)
Mother of the Church (1980)
Queen of Families (1995)


Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven,
have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God.
have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.*
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of the Church,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,   Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,

Queen of angels,
Queen of partiarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of apostles,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace,
Lamb of God, You take away
sins of the world; spare
us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away
the sins of the world; graciously
hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Your take away
the sins of the world; have mercy
on us.

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ.
* Pray for us is repeated
after each invocation.

Let us pray.
Grant, we beg you, O Lord God,
that we your servants
may enjoy lasting health of mind and body,
and by the glorious intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
be delivered from present sorrow
and enter into the joy of eternal happiness.
Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

Special Prayer During Advent


Let us pray.
O God,
you willed that, at the message of an angel,
your word should take flesh
in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
grant to your suppliant people,
that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God,
may be helped by her intercession with you.
Through the same Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

From Christmas to the Purification


Let us pray.
O God,
by the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary,
you bestowed upon the human race
the rewards of eternal salvation;
grant, we beg you,
that we may feel the power of her intercession,
through whom we have been made worthy
to receive the Author of life,
our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,
who lives and reigns with you forever and ever.
R. Amen.

During Paschaltime

Let us pray.
O god, who by the Resurrection of your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
granted joy to the whole world,
grant, we beg you,
that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother,
we may attain the joys of eternal life.
Through the same Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

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