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To Jesus through Mary

  We pray for her intercession

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The Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary,

also known as the Litany of Loreto—

Composed in the Middle Ages and approved by Sixtus V in 1587.

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V. Lord have mercy on us, 

V. Lord have mercy on us, Christ hear us,

V. God the Father of Heaven,

V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,

V. God the Holy Spirit,

V. Holy Trinity, One God, 

V. Holy Mary,  Pray for us.

V. Holy Mother of God, Pray for us.

V. Holy Virgin of Virgins, Pray for us, etc.

V. Mother of Christ,

V. Mother of Divine Grace,

V. Mother most pure,

V. Mother most chaste,

V. Mother inviolate,

V. Mother undefiled,

V. Mother most amiable,

V. Mother most admirable,

V. Mother of good counsel,

V. Mother of our Creator,

V. Mother of our Saviour,

V. Mother of the Church,

V. Virgin most prudent,

V. Virgin most renowned,

V. Virgin most powerful,

V. Virgin most merciful,

V. Virgin most faithful,

V. Mirror of justice,

V. Seat of Wisdom,

V. Cause of our joy,

V. Christ have mercy on us.

V. Christ graciously hear us.

V. Have mercy on us.

V. Have mercy on us.

V. Have mercy on us.

V. Have mercy on us.

V. Singular vessel of devotion,

V. Mystical rose,

V. Tower of David,

V. Tower of ivory,

V. House of gold,

V. Ark of the covenant,

V. Gate of Heaven,

V. Morning star,

V. Health of the sick,

V. Refuge of sinners,

V. Comforter of the afflicted,

V. Help of Christians,

V. Queen of Angels,

V. Queen of Patriarchs,

V. Queen of Prophets

V. Queen of Apostles,

v. Queen of Martyrs,

V. Queen of Confessors,

V. Queen of Virgins,

V. Queen of all saints,

V. Queen conceived without original sin,

V. Queen assumed into heaven,

V. Queen of the most holy rosary,

V. Queen of peace,

V. Spiritual vessel,

V. Vessel of honor,

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

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

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

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. Spare us, O Lord.

R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.

R. Have mercy on us.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

V. Let us pray.

R. Grant we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intery, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy everlasting happiness. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

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Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored Thy help, or sought Thy intercesion was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto Thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to Thee do I come, before Thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in Thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

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The Angelus

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V. The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:

R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, Full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord:

R. Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary……

V. And the Word was made flesh:

R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary……

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God:

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Pour forth we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Regina Caeli

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia:

For he whom you merited to bear, alleluia,

Has risen, as He said, alleluia.

Pray for us to God, alleluia.

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.

R. Because the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

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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 lay hold of the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in the valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us. And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement O loving O sweet Virgin Mary.

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V. Pray for us O holy Mother God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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Magnificat

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My souls magnifies the Lord

And my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;

Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid;

For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;

Because He Who is mighty has done great things for me,

And holy is His name;

And His mercy is from generation to generation

On those who fear Him.

He has shown might with His are,

He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.

He has put down the mighty from their thrones,

And has exalted the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,

And the rich He has sent away empty.

He has given help to Israel, His servant, mindful of Hi mercy

Even as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.

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Hail, bright star of ocean,

God’s own Mother blest,

Ever sinless Virgin,

Gate of heavenly rest.

Taking that sweet Ave

Which from Gabriel came,

Peace confirm within us,

Changing Eva’s name.

Break the captives’ fetters,

Light on blindness pour,

All our ills expelling,

Every bliss implore.

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Show thyself a Mother;

May the Word Divine,

Born for us thy Infant,

Hear our prayers through thine.

Virgin all excelling,

Mildest of the mild,

Freed from guilt, preserve us,

Pure and undefiled.

Keep our life all spotless,

Make our way secure,

Till we find in Jesus,

Joy forevermore.

Through the highest heaven

To the Almighty Three,

Father, Son, and Spirit,

One same glory be. Amen.

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Tota Pulchra Es

English:

 

You are all beautiful, Mary,

And the original stain [spot] (of sin) is not in you.

You are the glory of Jerusalem,

You are the joy of Israel,

You give honor to our people.

You are an advocate of sinners.

O Mary,

Virgin most intelligent,

Mother most merciful.

Pray for us, plead for us,

To the Lord Jesus Christ.

Latin:

Tota pulchra es, Maria.

Et macula originalis non est in Te.

Tu gloria Ierusalem.

Tu laetitia Israel.

Tu honorificentia populi nostri.

Tu advocata peccatorum.

O Maria, O Maria.

Virgo prudentissima.

Mater clementissima.

Ora pro nobis.

Ad Dominum Iesum Christum.