A Litany of our Lady,
Queen of the Seraphic Order

These mostly biblical invocations of our Lady were picked out of the writings of Francis, Clare, Bonaventure, Anthony of Padua and Bernadine of Sienna


Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God our Father in,heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world
God the Holy Spirit
Holy Trinity, one God

Holy Virgin Mary, pray for us.
Daughter and handmaid of the most high King
Mother of our most Holy Lord Jesus Christ
Bride of the most Holy Spirit
Mary, full of grace
Mary, highly favoured one
Mary, handmaid of the Lord
Mary, fairest among women
Mary, beautiful one
Mary, garden enclosed
Mary, fountain sealed
Mary, blessed by the Lord most high
Mary, blessed among women
You believed
You pondered in your heart
You carried Christ in the little cloister of your womb
Most sweet Mother
Mary, you brought forth a Son that the heavens could not contain
Mary, you held Christ in your virginal lap
Fruitful Mother in the flesh
True Mother in the Spirit
Mother of fair love
Spotless Mirror
Little Portion of God
Virgin of poverty
Mary, you fill our hearts with your Son’s love
Mary, gentle and radiant light
Mary, guide in our darkness
Mother of God’s children in the wilderness
Mary, for the sake of your Son, you became despised in the world,
Mary, one in heart with Christ upon the cross
Mary, constant in hope
Mary, you beheld the five wounds of the Crucified
Mary, peaceful and serene Virgin
Mary, you prayed for us to the Father under the cross
Mary, sea of sorrow
Mary, your soul was pierced with a sword
Mary, lily among thorns
Mary, to you the hearts of many were revealed
Mary, Mother of mercy
Holy and glorious Virgin
Our glorious sovereign Lady and our hope
Most holy Queen
Daughter of Sion
Honour of Jerusalem
Glory of Israel
Pride of our people
Mary, fair as the moon
Mary, bright as the sun
Mary, Bride of the Lamb
Mary, blazing constellation
Mary, crowned with the stars
Mary, all fair, in whom there is no flaw,
Mary, you crush the serpent
Mary, you strike the head of our enemy
Mary, the Liberator
Mary, the Covenant of love
Mary, Mother of the new Franciscan Age
Our Lady of the Angels.


Prayer of St Francis to Mary

Holy Virgin Mary,
of all women on earth
there is none like you;
you are the daughter and handmaid
of the most high King and Father of heaven;
you are the Mother
of our most holy Lord Jesus Christ;
you are the Bride of the Spirit.
Pray for us,
with St Michael the Archangel
and all the powers of heaven
and all the saints,
to your most holy beloved Son,
our Lord and Master.

This Prayer is from the Office of the Passion. You will find Francis' other prayer to our Lady in his section.