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The most well known Litany to Mary is the Litany of Loreto. It may be used for public devotions.

Litany of Blessed Virgin Mary

This litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary was composed during the Middle Ages. The place of honor it now holds in the life of the Church is due to its faithful use at the shrine of the Holy House at Loreto. It was definitely approved by Sixtus V in 1587, and all other Marian litanies were suppressed, at least for public use. Its titles and invocations set before us Mary's exalted privileges, her holiness of life, her amiability and power, her motherly spirit and queenly majesty. 
The principle that has been followed in their interpretation is the one enunciated by the same Pius IX: "God enriched her so wonderfully from the treasury of His divinity, far beyond all angels and saints with the abundance of all heavenly gifts, that she . . .should show forth such fullness of innocence and holiness, than which a greater under God is unthinkable and which, beside God, no one can even conceive in thought."
Hence, whatever virtue and holiness is found in angels and saints must be present in Mary in an immeasurably higher degree.

Listen to the Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary in RealAudio
 

Lord, have mercy on us. 
Lord, have mercy on us. 

Christ, hear us. 
God the Father of Heaven, 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, 
God the Holy Spirit, 
Holy Trinity, One God, 

Holy Mary,
Holy Mother of God, 
Holy Virgin of virgins, .
Mother of Christ, .
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, 
Mother of the Church, 
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, pray for us.
Queen of angels, 
Queen of patriarchs, 
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 holy Rosary, 
Queen of families, 
Queen of peace, 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 

Pray fo us, O holy Mother of God,

Christ, have mercy on us.


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Spare us, O Lord.

Graciously spare us, O Lord.

Have mercy on us.

That we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ.
General:

Let us pray-  Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy everlasting happiness. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen

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. . 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. 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.  Amen.

 


10 posted on 05/21/2008 4:46:17 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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