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Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Kyrie eleison (repeat) Christe eleison (repeat)
Kyrie eleison (repeat) Christe audi nos (repeat)
Christe exaudi nos (repeat)
Pater de caelis Deus, Miserere nobis.
Fili Redemptor mundi Deus, Miserere nobis.
Spiritus Sancte Deus, Miserere nobis.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus, Miserere nobis.
Sancta Maria, Ora pro nobis.
Sancta Dei Genitrix, Ora pro nobis.
Sancta Virgo virginum, Ora etc.
Mater Christi,
Mater Ecclesiae,
Mater divinae gratiae,
Mater purissima,
Mater castissima,
Mater inviolata,
Mater intemerata,
Mater amabilis,
Mater admirabilis,
Mater boni consilii,
Mater Creatoris,
Mater Salvatoris,
Virgo prudentissima,
Virgo veneranda,
Virgo praedicanda,
Virgo potens,
Virgo clemens,
Virgo fidelis,
Speculum iustitiae,
Sedes sapientiae,
Causa nostrae laetitiae,
Vas spirituale,
Vas honorabile,
Vas insigne devotionis,
Rosa mystica,
Turris davidica,
Turris eburnea,
Domus aurea,
Foederis arca,
Ianua caeli,
Stella matutina,
Salus infirmorum,
Refugium peccatorum,
Consolatrix afflictorum,
Auxilium Christianorum,
Regina Angelorum,
Regina Patriarcharum,
Regina Prophetarum,
Regina Apostolorum,
Regina Martyrum,
Regina Confessorum,
Regina Virginum,
Regina Sanctorum omnium,
Regina sine labe originali concepta,
Regina in caelum assumpta,
Regina sacratissimi Rosarii,
Regina pacis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, parce nobis Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, exaudi nos Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

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This is a traditional devotion in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. She was chosen by God to be the mother of the Redeemer, Our Lord Jesus Christ. God wanted the Holy Family to be an example to us all, so this family needed the holiest of women to be its heart, that Jesus might have the best and most loving mother of them all. All the graces that any of the saints received, Mary received in a greater degree. From the instant of her conception, she was free from Original Sin, and moreover had the use of reason. Her whole life was a beautiful act of love of God, and she corresponded perfectly with every grace God gave her. She constantly grew in the spiritual life from height to height, never held back by imperfection or sin.

She is the greatest mere human to have ever walked the earth. The only one holier than she was Jesus Christ Himself -- but He, of course, was God as well as man.

This is found on the following CD(s): Chant Compendium 2.

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