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How to Pray the Hail Mary

Find the text and the biblical source of the Hail Mary, the chief Catholic prayer to Mary, the Mother of God.


Prayer to Mary, Help of Christians

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7 Quick Takes Friday: Lesser Known Marian Titles


Prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary - The most effective prayers you can say are to the Virgin! God always fulfills what she asks for, because she is perfect before Him. As the MostHoly Mother of Our Lord, she is the human being who attained perfect holiness, ahead of all saints, apostles, martyrs, and other fruitful children of God. I love Virgin Mary!

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A Prayer to Mary, the Queen of Martyrs

A Prayer to Mary, the Queen of Martyrs: The Entombment of Christ, c. 1380. Russian fresco.

By 250 A.D. Christian Prayer to Mary was widespread, rising to the level of liturgical prayer. In this beautiful Coptic papyrus, dated circa 250 A.D., is inscribed the following prayer: Under thy compassion we take refuge, Theotokos [Birthgiver-of-God]; do not disregard our prayers in the midst of tribulation, but deliver us from danger, O Only Pure, Only Blessed One.