Litany of Loreto – Singular Vessel of Devotion

Litany of Loreto

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In certain periods of the Church's history (and the current time, I think, is probably one of them), Christians have

By the "unique and unrepeatable fact" that Mary was truly the Mother of God, the Theotokos or God-bearer, she is

Visiting Lourdes and other Marian shrines one is often struck by the sheer volume, and indeed, variety of the statues

It was a Friday morning, I was late for my course, running down the stairs thinking of whether I had

Wisdom is more active than all active things; and reaches everywhere, by reason of her purity. For she is

After a series of titles addressing Mary as Mother and Virgin comes a series of thirteen, Mirror of justice, Seat

The title ‘virgin’ introduces a series of titles under which Mary is invoked in the Litany of Loreto. More

Last year, as part of our study programme here at Blackfriars, I attended a series of lectures on psychology and

Foretold in the scriptures and attested to by the Apostles, Fathers, and subsequent Council’s of the Church, the Catholic tradition

  A young girl from rural Israel receives the message from an angel. She is called to give birth to the

The first invocation to Our Lady in the Litany of Loreto is 'Holy Mary' and it is perhaps the most

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