♦Prayer

♦Meditations and Reflections on:

Our Lady - May month of Our Lady

Ways to Celebrate Mary's Month

♦The Regina Coeli

♦Litanies of the Blessed Virgin Mary

These consist of a long series of invocations to Our Lady, which follow in a uniform rhythm, thereby creating a stream of prayer characterized by insistent praise and supplication.

♦Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Litany of Loretto)

This beautiful litany can be recited alone, or after praying the rosary, particularly during the month of May, dedicated to Mary. A partial indulgence is attached  to those who pray this litany.

 

The false impression has arisen among some of the  faithful that the Litany is in some way an appendix to  the Rosary. The Litanies are independent acts of worship.  They are important acts of homage to the Blessed Virgin Mary, or as processional elements, or form part of a celebration of  the Word of God or of other acts of worship.

 

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The Regina Coeli

The ecclesial community addresses this antiphon to Mary for the Resurrection of her Son. It adverts to, and depends on, the invitation to joy addressed by Gabriel to the Lord's humble servant who was called to become the Mother of the saving Messiah.

It is a praiseworthy practice to recite these prayers in the early morning, at noon, and in the evening.

 

V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia:

R. For he whom you merited to bear, alleluia,

V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.

R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.

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

R. Because the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

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. (Roman Breviary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text © Mother Teresa Center of the Missionaries of Charity

 

 

 

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Mother Teresa Center

524 West Calle Primera,

Suite #1005N

San Ysidro CA 92173

USA

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mtc@motherteresa.org

www.motherteresacenter.org

 

This beautiful litany can be recited alone, or after praying the rosary, particularly during the month of May, dedicated to Mary. A partial indulgence is attached  to those who pray this litany.