Explore the profound significance of Marian piety in the Catholic Faith. Discover the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary in answering the prayers of her faithful followers.

Five Powerful Marian Prayers

Marian piety has played an integral role in the Catholic Faith since its beginnings. The Blessed Virgin Mary is our most powerful heavenly intercessor and lovingly answers the prayers of her faithful sons and daughters.

The Memorare

Famous Prayer Of St. Bernard Of Clairvaux

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

The Regina Coeli

This prayer is traditionally prayed standing, in the morning (6:00 a.m.), at noon and in the evening (6:00 p.m.), during Paschal Time (from Easter through the evening of the Saturday after Pentecost) instead of The Angelus.

V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
R. For He whom thou wast worthy to bear.
V. Has risen as He said. Alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary.
R. For the Lord is truly risen. Alleluia.
Let Us Pray
O God, Who by the Resurrection of Thy
Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hast been
pleased to give joy to the whole world, grant,
we beseech Thee, that through the intercession
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, His
Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal
life. Through the same Christ Our Lord.

Memorare To Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart

REMEMBER, Our Lady of the Sacred
Heart, the ineffable power which thy
Divine Son has given thee over His adorable
Heart. Full of confidence in thy merits, we
now implore thy protection. O Heavenly
Treasurer of the Heart of Jesus, of that
Heart which is the inexhaustible source of
all graces and which thou dost open when it
pleases thee, in order to distribute among
men all the treasures of love and mercy, of
light and salvation which it contains: grant
us, we beseech thee, the favors we request.
(Mention your requests.) No, we cannot
meet with a refusal, and since thou art our
Mother, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart,
favorably hear and grant our prayers. Amen.

A Short Consecration To The Blessed Virgin Mary

By St. Alphonsus Liguori

O HOLY MARY, my Mistress, into thy
blessed trust and special keeping, into
the bosom of thy tender mercy, I commend
my soul and my body this day, every day of
my life and at the hour of my death. To thee
I entrust all my hopes and consolations, all
my trials and miseries, my life and the end
of my life, that through thy most holy intercession
and thy merits, all my actions may
be ordered and disposed according to thy
will and that of thy Divine Son. Amen.

Salutations To Mary

These Salutations to Mary were written by St. John Eudes (1601-1680) and promoted in this version by the Servant of God, Father Paul of Moll (1824-1896). The venerable Father Paul assured one of his friends that those who devoutly venerate Mary with these salutations may rely on her powerful protection and blessing. He said further that it is impossible not to be heard favorably when we recite these Salutations to Mary for the conversion of sinners.

Hail Mary, Daughter of God the Father!
Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son!
Hail Mary, Spouse of God the Holy Ghost!
Hail Mary, Temple of the Most Blessed
Hail Mary, Pure Lily of the Effulgent Trinity!
Hail Mary, Celestial Rose of the ineffable
Love of God!
Hail Mary, Virgin pure and humble, of
whom the King of Heaven willed to be
born and with thy milk to be nourished!
Hail Mary, Virgin of Virgins!
Hail Mary, Queen of Martyrs, whose soul a
sword transfixed!
Hail Mary, Lady most blessed unto whom all
power in Heaven and earth is given!
Hail Mary, My Queen and my Mother,
my Life, my sweetness and my Hope!
Hail Mary, Mother most Amiable!
Hail Mary, Mother most Admirable!
Hail Mary, Mother of Divine Love!
Hail Mary, IMMACULATE, Conceived without
Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with
Thee! Blessed art Thou among Women,
and Blessed be the Fruit of thy womb,
Blessed be thy Spouse, St. Joseph.
Blessed be thy Father, St. Joachim.
Blessed be thy Mother, St. Anne.
Blessed be thy Guardian, St. John.
Blessed be thy Holy Angel, St. Gabriel.
Glory be to God the Father, Who chose thee!
Glory be to God the Son, Who loved thee!
Glory be to God the Holy Ghost, Who
espoused thee!
O Glorious Virgin Mary, may all men love
and praise thee!
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us and
bless us, now and at death, in the Name
of JESUS, thy Divine Son! Amen.

This article is taken from a chapter in Catholic Prayers: Compiled from Traditional Sources by Thomas A. Nelson which is available from TAN Books



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