Litany of Our Lady of the Angels
Under thy title so dear to Saint Francis, Our Blessed Lady of Angels, we hail thee!
Give us thine aid, that our lives, more seraphic, never may fail thee.
V: Hail Queen of Angels, hear our prayer ~ Keep us in your loving care
R: Our Lady of the Angels, hail ~ Keep us safe, beneath your veil.
The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary and she conceived of the Holy Ghost.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us.
Our Lady, to whom the Father sent His messenger, pray for us.
Our Lady, before whom knelt the Archangel Gabriel, pray for us.
Our Lady, consenting to become the Mother of God, pray for us.
Our Lady, whose Angel Michael defends the people of God, pray for us.
Our Lady, whose Angel Raphael guides us safely on our pilgrimage, pray for us.
Our Lady, whose angels serve as our Guardians, pray for us.
Our Lady, whose angels bore thy little house of Nazareth to Loreto, pray for us.
Our Lady, whose angels carried thy image to Genezzano, pray for us.
Our Lady, whose chapel of Portiuncula, the gift of holy Benedict, was the cradle of the Franciscan Order, pray for us.
Our Lady, for whose chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels thou didst obtain plenary favors from thy Son and from His Vicar, pray for us.
Our Lady, whose Little Poor Man is hailed as the Seraphic Father, pray for us.
Our Lady, who didst cause him to be given the vacated throne from which the rebellious angel Lucifer was cast down, pray for us.
Our Lady, at whose Assumption hosts of angels flew heavenward in thy company, pray for us.
Our Lady, Queen of Thrones and Dominations, Principalities and the whole angelic Court of Heaven, pray for us.
Our Lady, ever surrounded by myriad seraphs, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us.
V. Pray for us, Queen of the Angelic Hosts
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: O God, Who dost permit us annually to celebrate anew the dedication day of the Little Portion of Our Lady of the Angels: graciously hear the prayers of Thy people and grant that all who enter that chapel or another as representing it, to ask mercy and graces, may rejoice in the plenary answer to their prayers. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
O God Who through Thy most Holy Mother, exalted above the angel choirs, hast called all men of good will to receive Thy mercy: grant through the same to us, who memorialize the consecration of her chapel, that now we may be freed of our sins and may obtain the fullness of grace, until at last we attain the company of her blessed angels and the joy of her heavenly mansion. Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen
Prayer to Our Lady of the Angels
You are fair, O Mary,
And the stain of original sin is not in you.
You are the glory of Jerusalem;
You are the joy of Israel;
You are the honor of our people;
You are the advocate of sinners,
O Mary Our Lady of the Angels,
Virgin most prudent,
Mother Most loving,
Pray for us,
Intercede for us with Jesus Christ our Lord.
(mention your request) Amen.
The Franciscan Crown
(State the first Mystery and then pray one “Our Father” and ten “Hail Marys” while meditation upon it.)
1. The Joy of Our Lady at the Annunciation
2. The Joy of Our Lady at the Visitation
3. The Joy of Our Lady at the Nativity
4. The Joy of Our Lady at the Adoration by the Magi
5. The Joy of Our Lady at the Finding of Jesus in the Temple
6. The Joy of Our Lady at meeting Jesus after His Resurrection
7. The Joy of Our Lady at her Assumption and Coronation
(The Crown is concluded with two additional “Hail Marys” in honor of the tradition of the seventy-two years of Mary’s life. This is followed by an “Our Father,” a “Hail Mary” and a Glory to the Father for the intention of the Pope.)
Salutation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Hail, O Lady, Holy Queen,
Mary, holy Mother of God,
Who are the Virgin made Church,
chosen by the most Holy Father in heaven whom he consecrated with His most holy beloved Son
and with the Holy Spirit the Paraclete,
in whom there was and is all fullness of grace and every good.
Hail His Palace!
Hail His Tabernacle!
Hail His Dwelling!
Hail His Robe!
Hail His Servant!
Hail His Mother!
And hail all You holy virtues
which are poured into the hearts of the faithful
through the grace and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit,
that from being unbelievers,
You may make them
faithful to God.
Marian Antiphon Taken from the Office of the Passion
Holy Virgin Mary,
among the women born into the world,
there is no one like you.
Daughter and servant
of the most high and supreme King
and of the Father in heaven,
Mother of our most holy Lord Jesus Christ,
Spouse of the Holy Spirit,
pray for us
with Saint Michael the Archangel,
all the powers of heaven and all the saints,
at the side of your most holy beloved Son, our Lord and teacher.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.
(Prayed during the Easter Season)
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. For the Lord is truly risen, Alleluia.
Let us pray: God, Who through the resurrection of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ has been pleased to fill the world with joy, grant, we ask you, that through the Virgin Mary, His mother, we may receive the joys of eternal life through the same Christ our Lord.
(Suggested use during Advent)
V. You are all fair, O Mary.
R. You are all fair, O Mary.
V. The original stain is not in you.
R. The original stain is not in you.
V. You are the glory of Jerusalem
R. You are the joy of Israel.
V. You are the honor of our people.
R. You are the advocate of sinners.
V. O Mary.
R. O Mary.
V. Virgin most prudent.
R. Mother most merciful.
V. Pray for us.
R. Intercede for us with Our Lord Jesus Christ.
V. In your Conception, O Virgin. You were Immaculate.
R. Pray for us to the Father Whose Son you have borne.
Let us pray: God, by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, You prepared a worthy dwelling for Your Son; we beseech You, that, as in view of the death of that Son, You preserved her from all stain of sin, so You would enable us, being made pure by her intercession, to come to You. We ask this through the same Christ our Lord.
Let us pray: Father, You prepared the Virgin Mary to be the worthy mother of Your Son. You let her share beforehand in the salvation Christ would bring by His death, and kept her sinless from the first moment of her conception. Help us by her prayers to live in Your presence without sin. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
The Angelic Salute ~ by St. Ailbhe
The Holy angels in Heaven salute thee most Blessed Virgin with the Hail Mary,
For they are fully aware that through it, reparation was made for the fallen angels sin.
God was made man and the world was renewed.
Let us join with the angelic host in saying –
Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with thee
Blessed are thou among 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
St Bernadette’s Personal Prayer
“O my mother into your heart
I place all of the anquish of my heart
and it is there, that I gain strength & courage.”
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful;
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
Mary Our Queen~ by St. Anthony of Padua
Holy Mother of God
We beg you to hear our prayer
Make our hearts overflow with Divine grace and resplendent with heavenly wisdom
Render them strong with your might and rich with virtue
Pour down upon us the gift of mercy so that we may obtain pardon of our sins
Help us to live in such a way as to merit the glory and blessings of Heaven.
May this be granted us by your Son Jesus Christ who exalted you above the angels, crowned you Queen, and has seated you with Him forever on His throne. Amen
Consecration ~ by St. Louis de Montfort
I choose you this day, O Virgin Mary, in the presence of the whole heavenly court, as my Mother and My Queen.
I deliver and consecrate to you, in all submission and love, my body and my soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and the true value of all my good actions, past, present and future, leaving you the entire and full right to use me and all that belongs to me, without exception, as you please, for the greater glory of God, in time and eternity. Amen
Daily Consecration to the Immaculata
Immaculata, Queen and Mother of the Church,
I renew my consecration to you for this day and for always,
so that you might use me for the coming of the Kingdom of Jesus in the whole world.
To this end I offer you all my prayers, actions, and sacrifices this day.
Queen of Heaven: Pope Pius XII
Reign, O Mother and Queen by showing us the paths of holiness and by guiding and assisting us that we may never stray from it.
In the heights of Heaven you exercise your primacy over the choirs of angels who acclaim you as their Queen and over the legions of saints who delight in beholding your dazzling beauty.
So too, reign over the entire human race, above all by opening the path of faith to those who do not yet know your Divine Son.
Reign over the Church, which acknowledges and extols your gentle dominion and has recourse to you, as a safe refuge amid the calamities of our day.
Reign over our minds, that they may seek only what is true; over our wills that they may follow solely what is good over our hearts that they may love nothing but what you yourself love.
Reign over individuals and over families as well as all societies and nations, over the assemblies of the powerful the counsels of the wise as over the simple aspirations of the humble.
Reign in the streets and in the squares in the cities and the villages in the valleys and in the mountains in the air, on land and on the sea and hear the pious prayers of all those who recognize, that yours is a reign of mercy in which every petition is heard, every sorrow comforted every misfortune relieved, every infirmity healed and in which, at a gesture from your gentle hands, from death itself, there arises smiling life.
Obtain for us, that all who now in every corner of the world acclaim and hail you Queen of Heaven and Our Lady of the Angels may one day in heaven, enjoy the fullness of your kingdom in the vision of your Divine Son, who, with the Father and Holy Spirit lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen
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 this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate,
Thine Eyes of Mercy towards us,
and after this our exile, show us the
Blessed Fruit of thy Womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us O Holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen
Litany from the Carmina Gadelica
Mother of eternal glory Pray for us
Mother of the Lamb of Grace Pray for us
Tabernacle of Christ Pray for us
Wellspring of Salvation Pray for us
Wellspring of Compassion Pray for us
Root of consolations Pray for us
Garden of Virtues Pray for us
Vessel of Peace Pray for us
Fountain of Healing Pray for us
Fulfillment of the world’s desire Pray for us
Bright Garland of Heaven’s Light Pray for us
Shining Mother of Gentleness Pray for us
Glorious Mother of the Stars Pray for us
You are the star of ocean – Pilot us at sea
You are the star of earth – Guide us on the shore
You are the star of night – Enlighten us in darkness
You are the sun of day – Encompass us on land
You are the star of angels – Watch over us on earth
You are the star of paradise – Companion us to Heaven
Prayer to Our Lady of the Highway
Blessed Mary – Queen of Angels
Protect us on our journey
for all your ways are beautiful
and all your paths are peace. Amen
Queen of Angels
Hail Queen of Angels, hear our prayer ~ Keep us in your loving care
Our Lady of the Angels, hail ~ Keep us safe, beneath your veil.
God’s Son became your Son and you became both our Mother and our Queen.
From your heavenly throne, intercede for your subjects who are daily confronted with life’s trials.
Help us to find comfort in our recourse to you and bring us closer to your Divine Son whose glory and honor we proclaim forever. Amen
Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
God of power and mercy,
You blessed the Americas at Tepeyac with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe.
May her prayers help all men and women to accept each other as sisters and brothers.
Through Your justice present in our heart, may Your peace reign in the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Prayer to Our Lady of Consolation
In our need we come to you, Mother of God. Look favorably on our petitions, aid us in time of need, and deliver us from all dangers.
V. Pray for us, Mary ever Virgin.
R. Help us become worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: God of all consolation and Father of mercies, in Your love You gave the Mother of Your Son to be our mother. Grant that as we are guarded through her protection, we may also rejoice through her consolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord.