Marian Prayers

Prayer for Entrusting the Church to Mary, Mother of God

O Mother of all peoples; you know all their sufferings and their hopes.  You maternally feel all their struggles between good and evil, between the light and the darkness which shake the world.  Receive our cry, directed in the Holy Spirit straight to your Heart and, with the love of the Mother and Handmaid of the Lord, embrace the individuals and peoples which most look for this embrace, together with the individuals and peoples to whose tust you attend in a particular way.  Take the entire human family under your maternal protection.  With outflows of affection, O Mother, we entrust it to you.  May the time of peace and liberty approach for all, the time of truth, justice and hope.  Amen.

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners, comforter of the afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings; look with mercy on me.

By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favors; and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal.

I come, therefore, with complete confidence to implore your maternal intercession.  Obtain, O loving Mother, the grant of my requests.  Through gratitude for your favors, I will endeavor to imitate your virtues, that I may one day share your glory.



Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.  Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgins of virgins, my Mother; to you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful; O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me.  Amen.

The Seven Joys of the Blessed Mother

1.  The Annunciation of the Angel Gabriel
2.  The Visitation of Elizabeth
3.  The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
4.  The Visit of the Magi
5.  Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple of Jerusalem
6.  The Resurrection
7.  The Assumption of the Blessed Mother into Heaven and Her Coronation as the Queen of Heaven

Mary, our Mother and our Model, look upon us, your loving children.  Teach us, through our meditation on the joys of your life,  to appreciate the wonderful gifts with which God has blessed us.  May we ever imitate your faithfulness and come to share in your glory which you share with Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.  Amen.


The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1.  The Prophecy of Simeon
2.  The Flight into Egypt
3.  The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple
4.  Mary Meets Jesus on the Way to Calvary
5.  Jesus Dies on the Cross
6.  Mary Receives the Body of Jesus in Her Arms
7.  The Body of Jesus is Place in the Tomb

Father, as Your Son was raised on the cross, His Mother Mary stood by Him, sharing His suffering.  May she, who is also our spiritual Mother and Patroness in Heaven, help us to find renewed strength at the cross of Christ and so come to share in His rising to new life, where He lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, the title under which 
Mrs. Brunner founded CUSA.

Our Lady of Lourdes