Lent and Easter
in the Domestic Church




Prayers of or to Mary, Our Mother

Peter Fournier and Catherine Fournier

Page 53 in "Lent and Easter in the Domestic Church"

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone
who fled to your protection,
implored your aid,
or sought your intercession
was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence,
I fly to you,
Virgin of virgins, my Mother.

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To you I come; before you I stand,
sinful and sorrowful;
Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope, to you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

The Magnificat

"My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.

For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.

And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.

He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.

He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever."

(Lk 1:46-55)

Ave Regina Caelorum

Hail, Queen of Heaven, beyond compare,
to whom the angels homage pay:
Hail, root of Jesse, gate of light,
that opened for the world's new day.

Rejoice, O Virgin unsurpassed,
in whom our ransom was begun,
for all your loving children pray to Christ,
our Savior and your Son.