“Mondays with Mary” – Litany in Honor of the Holy Infancy of the Blessed Virgin

Since tomorrow, November 21, is the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the West (East – The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple), I thought I provide you with a litany to pray before or after Mass, or if you can’t make daily mass, you could recite in it your home in from a Marian image or statue. It is the Litany in Honor of the Holy Infancy of the Blessed Virgin Mary written by St. John Eudes.

In the book, The Wondrous Childhood of the Most Holy Mother of God, written by the aforementioned saint, he explains the twelve mysteries that belong to the Holy Childhood of the Blessed Virgin. The eighth through the twelfth mysteries focus on tomorrow’s memorial, particularly the ninth mystery which is actually – her Presentation in the Temple. Mary’s presentation in the Temple of Jerusalem, at the age of three years old, was a great day for not just Mary and her parents, Sts. Joachim and Ann, but it was a glorious day for all of creation. It was the day that set forth the path for many great things to come beginning most notably at the Annunciation.

In the chapter focusing on the tenth mystery, St. John Eudes says,

“From the first moment of her entrance into the Temple she realizes that she is in the house of God, a house not less holy than heaven and meriting the same veneration and respect, since the God of heaven makes His dwelling there…She contemplates, adores, praises, loves, glorifies Him, and offers; consecrates and sacrifices herself entirely to His Divine Majesty. She renders to God adoration and praise more holy and more agreeable to Him than all which has risen from this Temple during the thousand years it has been in existence.”

Litany in Honor of the Holy Infancy of the Blessed Virgin Mary –

Lord, have mercy on us,
Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us,
Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us,
Lord, have mercy on us.

Infant Jesus, hear us,
Have mercy on us.

Infant Jesus, graciously hear us,
Have mercy on us.

God the Father of heaven,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the World,
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Infant Mary,
Pray for us.

Infant Daughter of the Father,
Pray for us.

Infant, Mother of the Son,
Pray for us.

Infant, Spouse of the Holy Ghost,
Pray for us.

Infant, Sanctuary of the Holy Trinity,
Pray for us.

Infant, fruit of the prayers of thy parents,
Pray for us.

Infant, riches of thy father,
Pray for us.

Infant, delight of thy mother,
Pray for us.

Infant, honor of thy father,
Pray for us.

Infant, honor of thy mother,
Pray for us.

Infant, miracle of nature,
Pray for us.

Infant, prodigy of grace,
Pray for us.

Immaculate in thy Conception,
Pray for us.

Most holy in thy Nativity,
Pray for us.

Most devout in thy Presentation,
Pray for us.

Masterpiece of God’s grace,
Pray for us.

Aurora of the Sun of Justice,
Pray for us.

Beginning of our joy,
Pray for us.

End of our evils,
Pray for us.

Infant, joy of earth,
Pray for us.

Infant, joy of heaven,
Pray for us.

Pattern of our charity,
Pray for us.

Model of our humility,
Pray for us.

Infant, most powerful,
Pray for us.

Infant, most mild,
Pray for us.

Infant, most pure,
Pray for us.

Infant, most obedient,
Pray for us.

Infant, most poor,
Pray for us.

Infant, most meek,
Pray for us.

Infant, most amiable,
Pray for us.

Infant, most admirable,
Pray for us.

Infant, incomparable,
Pray for us.

Infant, health of the sick,
Pray for us.

Comfortess of the afflicted,
Pray for us.

Refuge of Sinners,
Pray for us.

Hope of Christians,
Pray for us.

Lady of the Angels,
Pray for us.

Daughter of the Patriarchs,
Pray for us.

Desire of the Prophets,
Pray for us.

Mistress of the Apostles,
Pray for us.

Strength of Martyrs,
Pray for us.

Glory of the Priesthood,
Pray for us.

Joy of Confessors,
Pray for us.

Purity of Virgins,
Pray for us.

Queen of all Saints,
Pray for us.

Infant, our Mother,
Pray for us.

Infant, Queen of our hearts,
Pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, Infant Jesus.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, Infant Jesus.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us, Infant Jesus.

Infant Jesus,
Hear us.

Infant Jesus,
Graciously hear us.

LET US PRAY:

O almighty and merciful God,
Who through the cooperation of the Holy Ghost,
didst prepare the body and soul
of the Immaculate Infant Mary
that she might be the worthy Mother of Thy Son,
and didst preserve her from all stain,
grant that we who venerate with all our hearts
her most holy childhood,
may be freed,
through her merits and intercession,
from all uncleanness of mind and body,
and be able to imitate her perfect humility,
obedience and charity.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Most Holy Blessed Virgin Mother…Pray for Us