Franciscan May Crowning Includes Litany of Blessed Virgin Mary

by Sister Julie Ann on May 25, 2014

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Postulant Sarah made Memorial Weekend memorable by planning a May Crowning Service.

Scripture, Marian hymns and the praying of Franciscan Sisters May Crowning Servicethe Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary from our Community Prayer Book helped all of us focus on Mary our Mother and model of religious life.

For those not acquainted with the Litany of Virgin Mary,  here is ‘our Easter version’ of the prayer:

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy on us…

Christ hear us. Christ graciously hear us.

  • God the Father of heaven…have mercy of 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
  • Holy Mother of God,…
  • Holy Virgin of virgins,…
  • Mother of Christ,…Franciscan Postulant Sarah
  • Mother of divine grace,…
  • Mother most pure,…
  • Mother most chaste,…
  • Mother inviolate,…
  • Mother undefiled,…
  • Mother most amiable,…
  • Mother most admirable,…
  • Mother of good counsel,…
  • Mother of our Creator,…
  • Mother of our Savior,…
  • Virgin most prudent,…
  • Virgin most venerable,…
  • Virgin most renowned,…
  • Virgin most powerful,…Franciscan Postulant Crowns Statue of Mary
  • Virgin most merciful,…
  • Virgin most faithful,…
  • Mirror of justice,…
  • Seat of wisdom,…
  • Cause of our joy,…
  • Spiritual vessel,…
  • Vessel of honor,…
  • Singular vessel of devotion,…
  • Mystical Rose,…
  • Tower of David,…
  • Tower of ivory,…
  • House of gold,…
  • Ark of the convenant,…
  • Gate of heaven,…Franciscan Community Crowns Statue of Mary
  • Morning star,…
  • Health of the sick,…
  • Refuge of sinners,…
  • Consolation 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 assumed into heaven,…
  • Queen of the most holy rosary,…Franciscan Sisters' May Crowning Service includes Scriptural Readings
  • Queen of families,…
  • Queen of peace,…
  • Queen of our Seraphic Order,…
  • Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,…spare us, O Lord.
  • Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,…graciously hear us O Lord
  • Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,…have mercy on us.

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

R. Because our Lord is truly risen. Alleluia.

Let us pray: O God, Who by the resurrection of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, has been pleased to fil the world with joy, grant, we beseech You, that by the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may receive the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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