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Marian Shrine, St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA

Today, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis led a short service of veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Spanish Steps in Rome. For your own devotion, here is the litany that was prayed there: Holy Mother of God, . . . pray for us. Holy virgin of virgins, Daughter chosen by the Father, Mother of Christ, king of the ages, Glory of the Holy Spirit, Virgin daughter of Zion, Virgin poor and humble, Virgin meek and mild, Virgin obedient in faith, Mother of the Lord, Coworker of the Redeemer, Full of grace, Font of beauty, Treasure of power and wisdom, First fruit of the redemption, Perfect disciple of Christ, Most pure image of the Church, Lady of the new covenant, Lady clothed with the sun, Lady crowned with stars, Lady of great goodness, Lady of forgiveness, Lady of our families, Joy of the new Israel, Splendor of holy Church, Honor of the human race, Advocate of grace, Minister of human pity, Helper of the People of God, Queen of love, Queen of mercy, Queen of peace, Queen of the angels, Queen of the patriarchs, Queen of the prophets, Queen of the apostles, Queen of martyrs, Queen of confessors of the faith, Queen of virgins, Queen of all saints, Queen conceived without sin, Queen assumed into heaven, Queen of earth, Queen of heaven, Queen of the universe. (Translation from Italian by Fr. Anthony Ruff, http://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2014/12/08/honoring-mary-francis-style/)

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