Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

Mediatrix of All Graces

Detail from the Mural of the Crowning of the Virgin, Raul Berzosa, Malaga, Spain, c. 2014

                                                             Detail from the Mural of the Crowning of the Virgin, Raul Berzosa,                                                                The ceiling of the Oratory of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Sorrows, Malaga, Spain, c. 2014.

For information about this mural: New Liturgical Movement, 21 October 2014.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces

Lord, have mercy on us.
    Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.  Christ, 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 Ghost,
    Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
    Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,   pray for us.
Mother of God, and our Mother,   pray for us.
True Mother of the living,  pray for us.
Mother regenerating men in Christ unto God,  pray for us.
Mother of piety and of grace,  pray for us.
Mother of pardon and remission,  pray for us.
Partner in human redemption,  pray for us.
Recoverer of a lost world,  pray for us.
Restorer of the ages,  pray for us.
Petitioner of all graces,  pray for us.
Suppliant all-powerful,  pray for us.
Advocate with thy Son for thy sons,  pray for us.
Obtainer of the divine mercy,  pray for us.
Dispenser of heavenly treasures,  pray for us.
Handmaid of divine blessings,  pray for us.
Fullness of grace to overflow upon all,  pray for us.
Succour of the Church Militant,  pray for us.
Ready helper of those in peril,  pray for us.
Devoted consoler of the sorrowful,  pray for us.
Conqueress of all error,  pray for us.
Protectress of the world,  pray for us.
Impregnable protection,  pray for us.
Propitiation of the divine wrath,  pray for us.
Refuge of all the unhappy,  pray for us.
Shelter of orphans,  pray for us.  pray for us.
Assured safety of the faithful,  pray for us.
Hope of all who despair,  pray for us.
Stay of the falling,  pray for us.
Uplifter of the fallen,  pray for us.
Cheer and comfort of the dying,  pray for us.
Peace and joy of mankind,  pray for us.
Our life, our sweetness and our hope,  pray for us.
Gate of Paradise,  pray for us.
Mystical stair of Jacob,  pray for us.
Key of the heavenly kingdom,  pray for us.
Channel of divine graces,  pray for us.
Throne of divine clemency,  pray for us.
Fountain of living waters,  pray for us.
Fountain sealed by the Holy Spirit,  pray for us.
Unfailing stream of mercy,  pray for us.
Asylum of the erring,  pray for us.
Haven of the shipwrecked,  pray for us.
Shining star of the sea,  pray for us.
Light of those who sit in darkness,  pray for us.
Chamber of spiritual nuptials,  pray for us.
Mediatrix of men with God,  pray for us.
Mediatrix after the Mediator,  pray for us.
Mediatrix reconciling us to the Son,  pray for us.
Mediatrix of sinners, staunch and true,  pray for us.
Mediatrix of all beneath the sky,  pray for us.
Mediatrix ever pleading for us,  pray for us.
Mediatrix set between Christ and His Church,  pray for us.
Mediatrix who hast found favour with God,  pray for us.
Mediatrix to win salvation for the world,  pray for us.
Mediatrix of the mysteries of God,  pray for us.
Mediatrix of all graces,  pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Pray for us, our powerful Mediatrix, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

O Lord Jesus Christ, our Mediator with the Father, Who hast deigned to appoint the Blessed Virgin, Thy Mother, to be our Mother also and our Mediatrix with Thee, graciously grant that whosoever goes to Thee in quest of blessings may be gladdened by obtaining them all through her, Thou Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.   Amen.

The Virgin of the Rosary, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, c. 1675-1680

The Virgin of the Rosary, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, c. 1675-1680

Extract from Iucunda Semper Expectatione, Encyclical of Pope Leo LXIII on the Rosary, 8 September 1894.

2. The recourse we have to Mary in prayer follows upon the office she continuously fills by the side of the throne of God as Mediatrix of Divine grace; being by worthiness and by merit most acceptable to Him, and, therefore, surpassing in power all the angels and saints in Heaven. Now, this merciful office of hers, perhaps, appears in no other form of prayer so manifestly as it does in the Rosary. For in the Rosary all the part that Mary took as our co-Redemptress comes to us, as it were, set forth, and in such wise as though the facts were even then taking place; and this with much profit to our piety, whether in the contemplation of the succeeding sacred mysteries, or in the prayers which we speak and repeat with the lips. First come the Joyful Mysteries. The Eternal Son of God stoops to mankind, putting on its nature; but with the assent of Mary, who conceives Him by the Holy Ghost. Then St. John the Baptist, by a singular privilege, is sanctified in his mother's womb and favoured with special graces that he might prepare the way of the Lord; and this comes to pass by the greeting of Mary who had been inspired to visit her cousin. At last the expected of nations comes to light, Christ the Saviour. The Virgin bears Him. And when the Shepherds and the wise men, first-fruits of the Christian faith, come with longing to His cradle, they find there the young Child, with Mary, His Mother. Then, that He might before men offer Himself as a victim to His Heavenly Father, He desires to be taken to the Temple; and by the hands of Mary He is there presented to the Lord. It is Mary who, in the mysterious losing of her Son, seeks Him sorrowing, and finds Him again with joy. And the same truth is told again in the sorrowful mysteries.

3. In the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus is in an agony; in the judgment-hall, where He is scourged, crowned with thorns, condemned to death, not there do we find Mary. But she knew beforehand all these agonies; she knew and saw them. When she professed herself the handmaid of the Lord for the mother's office, and when, at the foot of the altar, she offered up her whole self with her Child Jesus-then and thereafter she took her part in the laborious expiation made by her Son for the sins of the world. It is certain, therefore, that she suffered in the very depths of her soul with His most bitter sufferings and with His torments. Moreover, it was before the eyes of Mary that was to be finished the Divine Sacrifice for which she had borne and brought up the Victim. As we contemplate Him in the last and most piteous of those Mysteries, there stood by the Cross of Jesus His Mother, who, in a miracle of charity, so that she might receive us as her sons, offered generously to Divine Justice her own Son, and died in her heart with Him, stabbed with the sword of sorrow.

4. Thence the Rosary takes us on to the Glorious Mysteries, wherein likewise is revealed the mediation of the great Virgin, still more abundant in fruitfulness. She rejoices in heart over the glory of her Son triumphant over death, and follows Him with a mother's love in His Ascension to His eternal kingdom; but, though worthy of Heaven, she abides a while on earth, so that the infant Church may be directed and comforted by her "who penetrated, beyond all belief, into the deep secrets of Divine wisdom" (St. Bernard). Nevertheless, for the fulfilment of the task of human redemption there remains still the coming of the Holy Ghost, promised by Christ. And behold, Mary is in the room, and there, praying with the Apostles and entreating for them with sobs and tears, she hastens for the Church the coming of the Spirit, the Comforter, the supreme gift of Christ, the treasure that will never fail. And later, without measure and without end will she be able to plead our cause, passing upon a day to the life immortal. Therefore we behold her taken up from this valley of tears into the heavenly Jerusalem, amid choirs of Angels. And we honour her, glorified above all the Saints, crowned with stars by her Divine Son and seated at His side the sovereign Queen of the universe. ..

11. Now may God, "Who in His most merciful Providence gave us this Mediatrix," and "decreed that all good should come to us by the hands of Mary" (St. Bernard), receive propitiously our common prayers and fulfil our common hopes. 

Mary, Dispensatrix of All Graces, Quito, Ecuador

Mary, Dispensatrix of All Graces, Quito, Ecuador

Immaculate Queen of Peace, pray for us.

Immaculata Regina Pacis, ora pro nobis.