A Marianist Litany
Mary, God chose you as the mother of his Son and
called all nations and generations to bless the gift of grace he gave you.
In the company of those who have gone before us,
with people of all races and languages, we call upon you in prayer.
Holy Mary, (Response: pray for us)
Mother of God,
Mother of our redemption,
Mother of a lost child,
Mother of comfort and understanding,
Mother who shares our joys,
Mother who endures our sorrows,
Mother whose heart was pierced by a sword,
Mother most merciful,
Woman responsive to God’s word,
Woman willing to believe the impossible,
Woman who rejoices in her lowliness,
Woman with an undivided heart,
Woman of perfect freedom,
Woman wrapped in mystery,
Woman moved by the Spirit,
Woman champion of the poor and lowly,
Woman graced by a husband’s love,
Woman widowed by a husband’s death,
Woman at the cross,
Woman patient and waiting,
Woman clothed with the sun,
Queen of the fullness of times,
Queen of beauty unalloyed,
Queen of integrity,
Queen of painful meetings,
Queen of all our heart’s treasure,
Queen of our destiny,
Queen of peace,
Mary, you are mother and virgin, wife and widow,
peasant and queen–blessed for all time.
We need the comfort of your prayers.
Remember us always to our Father through your Son, Jesus Christ,
who is our Lord for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev. Joseph H. Lackner, S.M.