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1 LITANIES TO SAINT MARY 1. Litany of Loreto 2. Litany of the Servants of Saint Mary 3. Litany of the novices of the Servants to Saint Mary 4. Biblical litany to Saint Mary 5. Litany to Saint Mary inspired by «Lumen gentium» 6. Litany to Saint Mary, daughter of our people 7. Litany of the Church of Aquileia to the blessed Virgin Mary 8. Litany to Saint Mary of Monte Berico 9. Litany to Saint Mary, woman and mother 10. Litany to Saint Mary, queen 11. Litany of Saint Mary of hope 12. Litany of our Lady of sorrows LITANIES TO SAINT MARY These litanies come from a translation of the Italian booklet: Suppliche litaniche a santa Maria. Editio Typica = Mariale Servorum 5 (Curia Generalis osm, Romæ 1988) pp LITANY OF LORETO God, the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Holy Mary, 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 ever virgin, Immaculate mother, Mother worthy of love, Mother most admirable, Mother of good counsel, Mother of the Creator,

2 Mother of the Saviour, Prudent Virgin, Virgin worthy of honour, Virgin worthy of praise, Powerful Virgin, Clement Virgin, Faithful Virgin, Mirror of perfection, Seat of wisdom, Source of joy, Temple of the Holy Spirit, Tabernacle of eternal glory, Dwelling consecrated to God, Mystical rose, Tower of the holy city of David, Impregnable fortress, Sanctuary of divine presence, 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 the apostles, Queen of martyrs, Queen of confessors, Queen of virgins, Queen of all saints, Queen conceived without sin, Queen assumed into heaven, Queen of the rosary, Queen of peace, Queen of your servants*, forgive us, Lord. hear us, Lord. V. Pray for us, holy Mother of God. R. Make us worthy of the promises of Christ. Advent

3 God our Father, in the angel's message, you willed that the Word become incarnate in the virginal womb of Mary; grant your people, which honours her as true Mother of God, to always enjoy her maternal intercession. Christmas God our Father, in the fruitful virginity of Mary, you have given to humanity the blessing of eternal salvation; grant that we may experience her intercession, since, through her, we have received the Author of life, Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Lent God our Father, when Jesus, your Son, was raised up on the Cross, it was your will that Mary, his Mother, should stand there and suffer with him in her heart. Grant that, in union with her, your holy Church may share in the passion of Christ, and so be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Easter God our Father, in the glorious resurrection of your Son, you have again given joy to the whole world; grant that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, we may share the endless joy of eternal life. Ordinary time Grant to your faithful, Lord, our God, that we may always enjoy health of body and spirit

4 and, through the glorious intercession of holy Mary, ever virgin, save us from evils which sadden us now, and guide us to endless joy. 2 LITANY OF THE SERVANTS OF SAINT MARY God, the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Rejoice Mary, Virgin mother, Faithful virgin, Intrepid virgin, Wise virgin, Prudent virgin, Prayerful virgin, Rejoice Mary, Mother of God, Mother of Christ, Mother of our Saviour, Mother of the new Adam, Mother of grace, Mother of mercy, Rejoice Mary, seat of wisdom, Dwelling place of the Spirit, Temple of holiness, Ark of the covenant, Ladder of heaven, Gate of paradise, Rejoice Mary, comfort of the poor, Refuge of the destitute, Health of the sick, Guide of pilgrims, Hope of sinners, Joy of your servants, Rejoice Mary, teacher of holiness, Teacher of humility, Teacher of obedience, Teacher of fortitude, Teacher of contemplation, Teacher of service, Rejoice Mary, source of life, Source of light,

5 Source of beauty, Source of joy, Source of forgiveness, Source of communion, Rejoice Mary, queen of the humble, Queen of the gentle, Queen of the merciful, Queen of the pure in heart, Queen of peacemakers, Queen of your servants, forgive us, Lord. hear us, Lord. God, friend of humanity, faithful to the covenant and to the promises, you have fulfilled the expectation of all people in the annunciation to Mary; listen to our prayer: by the total readiness that you found in the Virgin Mary, Daughter of Sion and our sister, make us, your servants, attentive to your Word and receptive to the gift of your Spirit. 3 LITANY OF THE NOVICES OF THE SERVANTS TO SAINT MARY God, the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Virgin of the annunciation, pray for us, your servants. Rejoice Mary, virgin among angels, Rejoice Mary, virgin most honoured of all virgins,

6 Rejoice Mary, virgin most pure, Rejoice Mary, virgin most chaste, Rejoice Mary, virgin inviolate, Rejoice Mary, virgin most lovable, Rejoice Mary, virgin most admirable, Rejoice Mary, virgin most worthy of praise, Rejoice Mary, virgin most venerable, Rejoice Mary, virgin temple of the Spirit, Rejoice Mary, Mother of God, Rejoice Mary, Mother of Jesus, Rejoice Mary, Mother of our Creator, Rejoice Mary, Mother of our Redeemer, Rejoice Mary, Mother of the risen Lord, Rejoice Mary, Mother of the righteous Judge, Rejoice Mary, Mother of Christ our glory, Rejoice Mary, Mother of all people, Rejoice Mary, Mother of grace, Rejoice Mary, Mother of mercy, Rejoice Mary, refuge of sinners, pray for us, your servants. Rejoice Mary, health of the sick, Rejoice Mary, consolation of the afflicted, Rejoice Mary, advocate of the poor, Rejoice Mary, mediatrix of Christians, Rejoice Mary, our hope, Rejoice Mary, queen of the universe, Rejoice Mary, queen of angels, Rejoice Mary, queen of patriarchs, Rejoice Mary, queen of prophets, Rejoice Mary, queen of apostles, Rejoice Mary, queen of martyrs, Rejoice Mary, queen of faithful witnesses, Rejoice Mary, queen of the virgins, Rejoice Mary, queen of the elect, Rejoice Mary, queen of all saints, forgive us, Lord. hear us, Lord. God, Father of all consolation and peace, in the Virgin Mary, you have given us the mother of mercy and the advocate of the poor, grant us, your servants, that, free from all selfishness and fear, we may dedicate ourselves with a fervent commitment to serving you and all creatures.

7 4 BIBLICAL LITANY TO SAINT MARY God the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Holy Mary, Mother of God, New Eve, Mother of the living, Descendant of Abraham, Heiress of the promise, Shoot of Jesse, Daughter of Sion, Virgin soil, Ladder of Jacob, Burning bush, Tabernacle of the Most High, Ark of the covenant, Seat of the wisdom, City of God, Gate to the East, Source of living water, Dawn of salvation, Joy of Israel, Glory of Jerusalem, Honour of our people, Virgin of Nazareth, Virgin full of grace, Virgin overshadowed by the Spirit, Virgin giving birth, Handmaid of the Lord, Handmaid of the Word, Humble and poor handmaid, Wife of Joseph, Blessed among women, Mother of Jesus, Mother of Emmanuel, Mother of the Son of David, Mother of the Lord, Mother of the disciples, Eager mother in the Visitation, Joyful mother at Bethlehem,

8 Generous mother in the Temple, Exiled mother in Egypt, Anxious mother in Jerusalem, Provident mother at Cana, Resolute mother on Calvary, Prayerful mother in the Cenacle, Woman of the new Covenant, Woman adorned with the sun, Woman crowned with stars, Queen at the right hand of the King, Blessed are you who believed, we praise you. Blessed are you who stored up the Word, we bless you. Blessed are you who did the will of the Father, we praise you for your glory. God our Father, from one generation to the next, you revealed your love for humanity: we give you thanks because, when the appointed time came, through the blessed Virgin Mary, you gave us Jesus, your Son and our Saviour; grant us, we pray, the Spirit of truth in order to discern in the events of history the signs of hope and peace, to gather from the ups and downs of life the seeds of freedom and grace. 5 LITANY TO SAINT MARY, INSPIRED BY «LUMEN GENTIUM» God the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Holy Mother of God Dearest daughter of the Father, Mother of the incarnate Word, Temple of the Holy Spirit, Virgin chosen from all eternity, New Eve,

9 Daughter of Adam, Daughter of Sion, Immaculate virgin, Virgin of Nazareth, Virgin overshadowed by the Spirit, Mother of the Lord, Mother of Emmanuel, Mother of Christ, Mother of Jesus, Mother of the Saviour, Co-worker of the Redeemer, You who heard the Word, You who gave Life to the world, You who presented Jesus in the Temple, You who showed Jesus to the Magi, You who gladdened the wedding at Cana, You who collaborated in the work of salvation, You who suffered at the foot of the cross, You who implored the gift of the Spirit, Mother of the living, Mother of the faithful, Mother of all humanity, Chosen from among the poor of the Lord, Humble handmaid of the Lord, Handmaid of the redemption, Pilgrim on the journey of faith, Virgin of obedience, Virgin of hope, Virgin of love, Model of holiness, Eminent member of the Church, Image of the Church, Mother of the Church, Our advocate, Help of christians, Rescue of the poor, Mediatrix of grace, Assumed into the glory of heaven, Glorified in your body and in your soul, Exalted over the angels and the saints, Queen of the universe, Sign of consolation, Sign of sure hope, Sign of coming glory, forgive us, Lord. hear us, Lord.

10 We give you thanks, O Father, because you have chosen the Virgin, daughter of Sion, to be the glorious Mother of your Son and resplendent image of the Church; imploringly we pray: that the Spirit who came down on Mary and the Apostles may enlighten our way and guide us to the full knowledge of truth. 6 LITANY TO SAINT MARY, DAUGHTER OF OUR PEOPLE God the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Virgin, Mother of Christ, Virgin, Mother of the Church, Virgin, Mother of all people, Daughter of our people, Companion on our way, Sister of the redeemed, Prophecy of new times, Living presence in history, Sign of future glory, Virgin of Nazareth, Wife of Joseph, Keeper of the Word, Virgin with a simple heart, Woman with a pure heart, Mother with a pierced heart, Mother who knows us, Mother who hears us, Mother who understands us, Mother at the foot of the cross, Mother of the disciples, Mother of those who suffer, Hope of the oppressed, Confidence of the poor, guide us in our journey. enlighten our life. give us your Son. guide us in our journey. enlighten our life. give us your Son. guide us in our journey.

11 Relief of the afflicted, Fountain of joy, Source of light, Home of life, enlighten our life. give us your Son. forgive us, Lord. hear us, Lord. God our Father, you have given us in the Virgin Mary a mother who knows us and loves us, hear our prayer that we make in communion with her: enable us to listen to your word, to contemplate the beauty of creation, to sing your praise, and to have compassion for the sorrows of all people. 7 LITANY OF THE CHURCH OF AQUILEIA TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY God the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Mother of light, Mother of Christ, Temple of the Spirit, Full of grace, Overflowing with joy, Holy Mary, Woman of eternal beauty, Woman adorned with the sun, Radiant woman, Shining star of the morning, Clearer than the moon, Brighter than the sun, come to help us.

12 Holy Mary, Source of wisdom, Light of knowledge, Fountain of gentleness, Sure way to Christ, Ladder of heaven, Gate of paradise, Holy Mary, Mother of holiness, Mother of true joy, Mother of mercy, Our lady, Our advocate, Our mother, Holy Mary, Mother of the abandoned, Relief of unfortunates, Confidence of the oppressed, Rescue of sinners, Health of the sick, Hope of the faithful, Holy Mary, our lady of angels, Joy of patriarchs, Foretold by the prophets, Glory of the apostles, Courage of martyrs, Honour of virgins, Holy Mary, Splendour of the blessed, Living praise of God, Glory of christian people, come to help us. forgive us, Lord. hear us, Lord. Blessed are you, God our Father, because in Christ your Son you have revealed the splendour of your glory and in the Virgin Mary you have given us a sign of grace and beauty; grant that, docile to the voice of the Spirit, we may continue on the bright way of truth so as to reach you, the life and salvation of all people. 8

13 LITANY TO SAINT MARY OF MONTE BERICO God the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Holy Mary, Holy Mother of God, Holy Virgin most pure, Holy Mary, daughter of the eternal King, Holy Mary, mother and spouse of Christ, Holy Mary, temple of the Holy Spirit, Holy Mary, queen of heaven, Holy Mary, our lady of the angels, Holy Mary, expectation of the prophets, Holy Mary, glory of the apostles, Holy Mary, strength of martyrs, Holy Mary, honour of virgins, Holy Mary, model of purity, Holy Mary, example of humility, Holy Mary, image of every virtue, Holy Mary, gate of heaven, Holy Mary, advocate of sinners, Holy Mary, port of salvation, Holy Mary, source of faith, Holy Mary, support of hope, Holy Mary, fountain of love, Holy Mary, full of grace, Holy Mary, mother of all grace, Holy Mary, mother of mercy, Holy Mary, confidence of those who hope in you, Holy Mary, salvation of those who take refuge in you, Holy Mary, strength of those who confide in you, Holy Mary, comfort of unfortunates, Holy Mary, joy of the afflicted, Holy Mary, support of the weak, Holy Mary, in pain, we come to you, Holy Mary, in tribulations, we turn to you, Holy Mary, we implore your help, Holy Mary, we pray to you with confidence, Holy Mary, we beseech you with humility, Holy Mary, in suffering, we call upon you. Holy Mary, so that Christ graciously hear us, Holy Mary, so that Christ receive our prayer, Holy Mary, so that Christ give us peace,

14 forgive us, Lord. hear us, Lord. Lord, you have sent your Son into the world in order to save humanity and you gave us Mary as Mother of mercy, kindly hear the prayer of your servants, who, in the difficulties of our human condition, entrust ourselves to your kindness. 9 LITANY TO SAINT MARY, WOMAN AND MOTHER God, the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Holy Mary, Mary, blessed of the Most High, Mary, full of grace, Mary, ever virgin, Mary of Nazareth, Mary, wife of Joseph, Mary, mother of the Lord, Mary, faithful at the foot of the cross, Mary, prayerful in the Cenacle, Mary, assumed into heaven, Mary, new woman, Poor woman, Humble woman, Obedient woman, Woman in expectation, Woman in exile, Woman on journey, Woman of faith, Woman of hope, remember us.

15 Woman of love, Strong woman, Wise woman, Intrepid woman, Woman of silence, Woman of listening, Woman of prayer, Woman, mother of the Son of God, Mother, fruitful through the Spirit, Mother at the service of her Son, Mother, keeper of the Word, Mother of light, Mother of life, Mother of grace, Mother of the Saviour, Mother of the Church, Mother of all people, Holy Mary, remember us. intercede for us. forgive us, Lord. hear us, Lord. Ever-living God, in the blessed Virgin Mary you gave us the woman of new times and the mother of grace; clothe us, we pray, in the newness of Christ and make us docile to the action of the Spirit. 10 LITANY TO SAINT MARY, QUEEN God, the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Holy Mary,

16 Holy Mother of God, Holy Virgin of the virgins, Daughter of the Father, Mother of Christ the king of the ages, Glory of the Holy Spirit, Virgin daughter of Sion, Poor and humble virgin, Gentle and docile virgin, Obedient handmaid in faith, Mother of the Lord, Co-worker of the Redeemer, Full of grace, Source of beauty, Treasure of virtue and wisdom, First fruit of the redemption, Perfect disciple of Christ, Most pure image of the Church, Woman of the new covenant, Woman adorned with the sun, Woman crowned with stars, Lady of great goodness, Lady of forgiveness, Lady of our families, Happiness of the new Israel, Splendour of the holy Church, Honour of humanity, Advocate of grace, Minister of divine mercy, Help of the people of God, Queen of love, Queen of mercy, Queen of peace, 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 sin, Queen assumed into heaven, Queen of earth, Queen of heaven, Queen of the universe, forgive us, Lord. hear us, Lord.

17 L. Pray for us, glorious Mother of the Lord. R. Make us worthy to the promises of Christ. God, our merciful Father, graciously hear the prayer of your people, who venerate the blessed Virgin Mary, your handmaid, and recognize her as Mother of grace and Queen of mercy: grant us to serve you in our brothers and sisters with love so that we may share with them the glory of your Kingdom. 11 LITANY OF SAINT MARY OF HOPE God, the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Holy Mary of hope, Holy Mary of the way, Holy Mary of the light, Fullness of Israel, Prophecy of the new times, Dawn of the new world, Mother of God, Mother of the Messiah redeemer, Mother of the redeemed, Mother of all people, Holy Mary of hope, enlighten our way. Virgin of silence, Virgin of hearing, Virgin of singing, Handmaid of the Lord, Handmaid of the Word, Handmaid of redemption, Handmaid of the Kingdom, Holy Mary of hope, enlighten our way. Disciple of Christ, Witness of the Gospel,

18 Sister of men and women, Beginning of the Church, Mother of the Church, Model of the Church, Image of the Church, Holy Mary of hope, enlighten our way. Mary, blessed among women, Mary, dignity of women, Mary, greatness of women, Faithful woman in expectation, Faithful woman of commitment, Faithful woman in discipleship, Faithful woman at the foot of the cross, Holy Mary of hope, enlighten our way. First fruit of Easter, Splendour of Pentecost, Star of evangelization, Shining presence, Prayerful presence, Welcoming presence, Active presence, Holy Mary of hope, enlighten our way. Hope of the poor, Confidence of the humble, Support of the marginated, Relief of the oppressed, Defense of the innocent, Courage of the persecuted, Comfort of the exiled, Holy Mary of hope, enlighten our way. Voice of freedom, Voice of communion, Voice of peace, Sign of the maternal face of God, Sign of the nearness of the Father, Sign of the mercy of the Son, Sign of the fruitfulness of the Spirit, Holy Mary of hope, enlighten our way. Holy Mary of Guadalupe, Mother of Latin America, Queen of the Americas, Christ, Lord of history, Christ, Saviour of humanity, Christ, hope of creation, God our holy Father, in the journey of the Church, you have put the blessed Virgin Mary as a bright sign; through her intercession, sustain our faith

19 and revive our hope, so that, led by love, we may walk with courage in the way of the Gospel. 12 LITANY OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS God the Father of heaven, God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Mother of the Crucified, Mother with the pierced heart, Mother of the Redeemer, Mother of the redeemed, Mother of the living, Mother of disciples, Obedient Virgin, Offering Virgin, Faithful Virgin, Virgin of silence, Virgin of forgiveness, Virgin of expectation, Woman of exile, Woman of strength, Woman of courage, Woman of sorrow, Woman of the new covenant, Woman of hope, New Eve, Co-worker of the Redeemer, Handmaid of reconciliation, Defense of the innocent, Courage of the persecuted, Strength of the oppressed, Hope of sinners, Consolation of the afflicted, Refuge of the poor, Comfort of exiles, Support of the weak,

20 Relief of the sick, Queen of martyrs, Glory of the Church, Virgin of Easter, forgive us, Lord. hear us, Lord. God our Father, when Jesus, your Son, was raised up on the Cross, it was your will that Mary, his Mother, should stand there and suffer with him in her heart. Grant that, in union with her, we may share in the passion of Christ, and so be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Or: God our Father, you willed that the life of the Virgin Mary be marked by the mystery of sorrow. Grant that we who journey with her on the journey of faith may unite our sufferings to the passion of Christ so that they become occasions of grace and instruments of salvation. * By concession of the Popes, the friars and other members of the Order of Servants of Mary may add this invocation at the end of the Litany of Loreto.

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