Ancient Irish Litany of Our Lady Rustic Wood Plaque

Ancient Irish Litany of Our Lady Rustic Wood Plaque

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This rustic wood plaque features the Ancient Irish Litany of Our Lady.

Ancient Prayer to the Blessed Virgin
(Translated from the Irish of the Eighth Century.)


Mary, greatest of Marys,

Most great of women,

Queen of the angels,

Mistress of the heavens,

Woman full and replete with the grace

of the Holy Spirit,

Blessed and most blessed,

Mother of eternal glory,

Mother of the heavenly and earthly


Mother of love and indulgence,

Mother of the golden light,

Honor of the sky,

Harbinger of peace,

Gate of heaven,

Golden casket,

Couch of love and mercy,

Temple of the Divinity,

Beauty of virgins,

Mistress of the tribes,

Fountain of the gardens,

Cleansing of sins,

Washing of souls,

Mother of orphans,

Breast of the infants,

Refuge of the wretched,

Star of the sea,

Handmaid of God,

Mother of Christ,

Abode of the Godhead,

Graceful as the dove,

Serene like the moon,

Resplendent like the sun,

Destruction of Eve’s disgrace,

Regeneration of life,

Perfection of women,

Chief of the virgins,

Garden enclosed,

Fountain sealed,

Mother of God,

Perpetual Virgin,

Holy Virgin,

Prudent Virgin,

Serene Virgin,

Chaste Virgin,

Temple of the Living God,

Throne of the Eternal King,

Sanctuary of the Holy Spirit,

Virgin of the root of Jesse,

Cedar of Mount Lebanon,

Cypress of Mount Sion,

Crimson rose in the land of Jacob,

Fruitful like the olive,

Blooming like the palm,

Glorious son-bearer,

Light of Nazareth,

Glory of Jerusalem,

Beauty of the world,

Noblest born of the Christian people,

Queen of life,

Ladder of Heaven,

Hear the petition of the poor; spurn

not the wounds and the groans of the


Let our devotion and our sighs be

carried through thee to the presence of

the Creator, for we are not ourselves

worthy of being heard because of our

evil deserts.

O powerful Mistress of heaven and

earth, wipe out our trespasses and our


Destroy our wickedness and depravity.

Raise the fallen, the debilitated, and

the fettered. Loose the condemned.

Repair through thyself the transgressions

of our immorality and our vices.

Bestow upon us through thyself the

blossoms and ornaments of good actions

and virtues. Appease for us the Judge

by thy prayers and thy supplications.

Allow us not, for mercy’s sake, to be

carried off from thee among the spoils of

our enemies. Allow not our souls to be

condemned, but take us to thyself for

ever under thy protection.

We, moreover, beseech and pray thee,

O holy Mary, to obtain, through thy

potent supplication, before thy only Son,

that is, Jesus Christ, the son of the living

God, that God may defend us from

all straits and temptations. Obtain also

for us from the God of Creation the

forgiveness and remission of all our sins

and trespasses, and that we may receive

from Him further, through thy

intercession, the everlasting habitation

of the heavenly kingdom, through all

eternity, in the presence of the saints

and the saintly virgins of the world;

which may we deserve, may we enjoy,

*in saecula saeculorum . Amen.

(*unto the ages of ages)

Our Rustic Wood Plaques are designed, printed and stained to give a rustic, weathered look. They are constructed from a wood composite in our shop in Steubenville, Ohio. All sizes are printed on a single board, however larger sizes are printed to look like slats.

( RWP-298 )