News: POPE FRANCIS ADDS THREE NEW TITLES TO LITANY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

 Pope Francis has approved the inclusion of three additional invocations in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called the Litany of Loreto.  In a June 20 letter to the presidents of bishops’ conferences, Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Liturgy and the Discipline of the Sacraments, said the invocations “Mater misericordiae,” (Mother of Mercy) “Mater spei,” (Mother of Hope) and “Solacium migrantium” (Comfort of migrants) should be inserted in the Marian litany.

In his letter, Cardinal Sarah noted where each invocation should be added, using the Latin formulations. “Mater misericordiae,” which means, “Mother of mercy,” should be placed after “Mater Ecclesiae” (Mother of the Church). “Mater spei,” which means “Mother of hope,” should follow “Mater divinae gratiae” (Mother of Divine Grace) and “Solacium migrantium,” which means “Comfort of migrants,” should follow “Refugium peccatorum” (Refuge of sinners).

The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as the Litany of Loreto, has been an approved prayer for the intercession of Mary by the Church since the late 16th century, with its usage recorded even prior.

8 replies
  1. Assumpta
    Assumpta says:

    Lovely, may God continue to be the strength of holy father IJN.
    Mother of Mercy, hope and comfort of the migrants, pray for us

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    • Michel Ga-am
      Michel Ga-am says:

      May the Mother of Mercy, Mother of Hope and the Mother of migrants intercede for us. Amen. May she always be the intercessor of the Holy Father and all his team work. Amen.

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  2. Michel Ga-am
    Michel Ga-am says:

    May the Mother of Mercy, Mother of Hope and the Mother of migrants intercede for us. Amen. May she always be the intercessor of the Holy Father and all his team work. Amen.

    Reply
  3. Okefe Emmanuel
    Okefe Emmanuel says:

    May God continue to guide the church. May our Lady mother of mercy, mother of hope and comfort of migrants, pray for us.

    Reply

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