The first three titles of Our Lady in the Litany begin with the word “Holy,” and now the second section has fourteen titles of our Lady that start with “Mother.” Three of these titles are relatively new to the Litany, two of them just added by Pope Francis a few months ago.
The Litany of Our Lady is also known as the Litany of Loreto, a small town on the Adriatic Coast in Italy where a major shrine to Our Blessed Mother is located, housing the house of our Lady from Nazareth, where the Annunciation took place. By angelic intervention, that holy house was moved to Loreto in the 13th century to protect it from the violence of the Crusades.
This Litany of Our Lady has been prayed there since at least 1531. Today’s title, Mother of Christ, tells us just how important Mary is in the whole history of salvation.
Mother of Christ, pray for the needs of our Church and the nation.
On Fridays we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries.