Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father in 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.* (After each invocation: "Pray for us.")
Holy Mother of God,
Holiest of all virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of God's gift to men,
Mother, all pure,
Mother, all chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother, worthy of our love,
Mother, worthy of our admiration,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin, all prudent,
Virgin, all venerable,
Virgin, all renowned,
Virgin, all powerful,
Virgin, all mild,
Virgin, all faithful,

Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Means of our joy,

Vessel of the Holy Spirit,
Exalted vessel,
Glorious vessel of holiness,

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 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 taken into heaven,
Queen of the holy rosary,
Queen of peace,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the , world, have mercy on us.


The following prayers are added, in accord with the season of the church year:

From the first Sunday in Advent until Christmas:

P: The angel of the Lord brought the tidings to Mary.

All: And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Let us pray.
God, who willed that your Word take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary at the angel's message; grant that we, your petitioners, who believe she is truly the Mother of God, may be aided by her intercession, through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

From Christmas until Candlemas:

P: After childbirth you remained ever an inviolate Virgin.

All: Mother of God, intercede for us.

Let us pray.
God, who brought to mankind the gift of eternal salvation through the virginal motherhood of blessed Mary; let us be helped by her prayers, since through her we have been favored with the source of life, our Lord Jesus Christ your Son.
All: Amen.

From Candlemas until Easter, and from Trinity Sunday until Advent:

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

All: That we may be worthy of Christ's promise.

Let us pray.

We entreat you, Lord God, grant us the enjoyment of lasting health of body and mind; and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, free us from present sorrow and give us everlasting joy; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

During Eastertime:

P: Be joyful, be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
All: For the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray.
God, who mercifully brought joy into the world by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; grant that we may come to the joy of everlasting life through the prayers of His Mother, the Virgin Mary; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.*(After each invocation: "Pray for us.)
St. Joseph,
Illustrious son of David,
Splendor of patriarchs,
Spouse of God's Mother,
Chaste guardian of the Virgin,
Foster-father of the Son of God,
Watchful defender of Christ,
Head of the Holy Family,

Joseph, all just,
Joseph, all pure,
Joseph, all prudent,
Joseph, all courageous,
Joseph, all obedient,
Joseph, all faithful,

Model of patience,
Lover of poverty,
Model of laborers,

Glory of family life,
Protector of virgins,
Mainstay of families,

Solace of the afflicted,
Hope of the sick,
Patron of the dying,

Terror of demons,
Protector of holy Church,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.


P: God made him master of His household.

All: And ruler of all His possessions.

Let us pray.
God, who in your indescribable providence singled out St. Joseph as the spouse of your holy Mother, grant we pray, that we may merit to have him for our intercessor in heaven, whom we venerate as our defender here on earth. We ask this of you who live and reign forever and ever.
All: Amen.

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