The Crown of Twelve Stars Prayer

The Crown of Twelve Stars

In Honour of the Crowning of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
Crown of Twelve Stars Devotion ("Madonna in Glory", Carlo Dulci c. 1670)
Crown of Twelve Stars Devotion (“Madonna in Glory”, Carlo Dulci c. 1670)

 

A devotion offered in honour of the crowning of our Most Blessed Mother as Sovereign Queen of Heaven and Earth, traditionally during the month of May, Mary’s month. It is prayed specifically for:

• the Holy Catholic Church,
• the propagation of the Faith,
• peace among Christian peoples, and
• the extirpation of heresy.

 

ALL praise and thanksgiving be to the ever Blessed Trinity, Who hath shown unto us Mary, ever Virgin, clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a mystic crown of twelve stars. 

R/. Forever and ever. Amen.

V/. Let us offer praise and give thanks to God the Father Who elected her for His daughter.
R/. Amen.

Our Father …

V/. Praise be to God the Father, Who predestined her to be the Mother of His Son.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary …

V/. Praise be God the Father, Who preserved her from all stain in her conception.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary …

V/. Praise be God the Father, Who adorned her at her birth with His choicest gifts.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary …

V/. Praise be God the Father, Who gave her Saint Joseph for her pure spouse and companion.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary … Glory Be …

V/. Let us praise and give thanks to God the Son, Who chose her for His Mother.
R/. Amen.

Our Father …

V/. Praise be God the Son, Who became incarnate in her womb, and abode there nine months.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary …

V/. Praise be God the Son, Who was born of her and was nourished at her breast.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary …

V/. Praise be God the Son, Who in His childhood willed that Mary should teach Him.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary …

V/. Praise be God the Son, Who revealed to her the mysteries of the Redemption of the world.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary … Glory Be …

V/. Let us praise and give thanks to God the Holy Ghost, Who made her His spouse.
R/. Amen.

Our Father …

V/. Praise be God the Holy Ghost, Who revealed to her first His Name of Holy Ghost.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary …

V/. Praise be God the Holy Ghost, through Whose operation she became at once Virgin and Mother.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary …

V/. Praise be God the Holy Ghost, through Whom she became the living temple of the Most High Trinity.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary …

V/. Praise be God the Holy Ghost, by Whom she was exalted in heaven high above all creatures.
R/. Amen.

Hail Mary … Glory Be …

For the Holy Catholic Church, for the propagation of the faith, for peace among Christian princes and for the uprooting of heresies, let us say:

Hail, Holy Queen …

(Pre-1968 Indulgence of 3 years.)

 

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Sovereign Queen of Heaven and Earth
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Sovereign Queen of Heaven and Earth

 

May: The Month of Mary

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