“Mondays with Mary” – Litany of the Mater Dolorosa

Last week’s “Mondays with Mary” focused on The Method of Praying the Rosary of the Mater Dolorosa. I took the time to explain the history of the rosary to you a bit as well as the traditions of it throughout the course of Church history. Along with the history, I also provided you the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady. It is the Seven Sorrows that should be prayed using the Seven Sorrows Rosary. To purchase a rosary, I have provided up-to-date links for you.

For this week, I provide you with the Litany of the Mater Dolorosa. After reciting the rosary, this litany should be recited connecting the two.

If you didn’t get the chance to read last week’s “Mondays with Mary”, I would encourage you to read that one first and then come back to read/pray the Litany of the Mater Dolorosa. In a sense, this is part two of last week’s blog post.

Pieta by William Adolphe Bouguereau  (1876).

Pieta by William Adolphe Bouguereau (1876).

Lord , have mercy…Lord , have mercy 

Christ, have mercy…Christ have mercy

 Lord have mercy…Lord have mercy

Christ hear us…Christ hear us,

Christ graciously hear us…Christ graciously hear us,

God the Father of heaven…Have mercy on 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 (repeat for all)

Holy Mother of God,

Holy Virgin of virgins,

Crucified Mother,

Sorrowful Mother,

Mournful Mother,

Afflicted Mother,

Forsaken Mother,

Desolate Mother,

Mother bereaved of thy Son,

Mother pierced by a sword,

Mother overwhelmed by grief,

Mother filled with anguish,

Mother crucified in thy heart,

Mother most sad,

Fount of tears,

Mass of suffering,

Mirror of patience,

Rock of constancy,

Anchor of confidence,

Refuge of the abandoned,

Shield of the oppressed,

Conqueror of the incredulous,

Solace of the wretched,

Medicine of the sick,

Haven of the shipwrecked,

Calmer of tempests,

Recourse of the needy,

Terror of the treacherous,

Inspiration of the Prophets,

Treasure of the Faithful,

Staff of the Apostles,

Crown of Martyrs,

Light of Confessors,

Pearl of Virgins,

Comfort of Widows,

Joy of all Saints,

V. Lamb of God , who takest away the sins of the world, R. Spare us, O Lord

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, R. Have mercy on us.

Let us pray,

O God, in whose Passion, according to the prophesy of Simeon , a sword of grief pierced through the sweet soul of Thy glorious Virgin Mother Mary: grant that we, who celebrate the memory of her Sorrows, may obtain the happy effect of Thy Passion. Who livest and reignest, world without end.

R. Amen 

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