Sunday 9 April 2023

Favorite Prayers to Our Lady - TAN Books

Favorite Prayers to Our Lady
TAN Books
ISBN ‎9780895559012
eISBN 9781505103687

This is the second of two similar volumes I have read from TAN Books. The other is Favorite Prayers to St. Joseph Compiled from Traditional Sources. Some online sources attribute this volume to Mary Frances Lester, but I find no indication of this within the book, or any of the online previews.  This book is available as a standalone booklet, an eBook and it was appended at the end of at least two other titles from TAN. The description of this book is:

“All of the most well known prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary are now contained in this new complete booklet, Favorite Prayers to Our Lady. The perfect size to carry always, its daily use will aid your devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Perfect for those faithful with a lifelong devotion to Mary, as well as for those who are just beginning to ask the Blessed Virgin to intercede on their behalf.

Includes How to pray the Rosary, how to practice the First Saturday Devotion, Rosary meditations of St. L. De Montfort, Seven Sorrows of Our Lady, Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Christmas Prayer, the powerful Thirty Days Prayer, Fatima Prayers, the Rosary in Latin, Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary and so much more!

St. Louis de Montfort, in the introduction to his famous work, True Devotion to Mary, exclaimed: We must still say with the saints: De Maria numquam satis : We have still not praised, exalted, honoured, loved and served Mary adequately. She is worthy of even more praise, respect, love and service.”

We are informed that the volume was arranged in 2010, it drew from existing materials and had other materials added. But we are not given information about the sources. The chapters in this volume are:

Hail Mary
Hail Holy Queen
The Three Hail Marys
The Seven Joys Of Mary
The Angelus
Regina Coeli
Words Of St. Louis De Montfort
Words Of The Archangel Gabriel To Our Lady
Jesus, Mary And Joseph
We Fly To Thy Patronage
Words Of St. Methodius
The Mysteries Of The Rosary
How To Pray The Rosary 
The Five Joyful Mysteries 
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries 
The Five Glorious Mysteries 
The Luminous Mysteries
Prayers Of The Rosary
The Sign Of The Cross
The Apostles’ Creed
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be
O My Jesus
Hail Holy Queen
Prayer After The Rosary
The Five First Saturdays
Meditations On The 15 Mysteries Of The Rosary
The Fatima Prayers 
Pardon Prayer
The Angel’s Prayer
Blessed Sacrament Prayer
O My Jesus
Sacrifice Prayer
Words Of Our Lady Of Fatima On Saving Souls
Words Of Our Lady Of Fatima On The Rosary
The 54-Day Rosary Novena
Novena To Our Lady Of Good Remedy
A Consecration To Mary
Sweet Heart Of Mary
Mary Our Mother
Litany Of Our Lady
The Magnificat
The Green Scapular Prayer
Prayer To Our Lady Of Guadalupe
Our Lady Of Guadalupe And The Americas
The Proto-Evangelium
The Woman Clothed With The Sun
Proclamation Of The Dogma Of The Immaculate Conception
Words Of Our Lady Of Lourdes To St. Bernadette (1859)
Words Of St. Bonaventure
The Miraculous Medal
O Mary, Conceived Without Sin
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary
Prayer To Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel
Words Of St. John Berchmans
Prayer To Mary, Mistress Of The Angels
Short Consecration To Mary
The Christmas Prayer
Novena To Our Lady Of Lourdes
Salutation To Mary
Words Of St. Hilary
Novena Prayer To Our Mother Of Perpetual Help
The Prophecy Of Isaias
Stabat Mater 
Seven Prayers In Honor Of The Seven Sorrows Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Seven Promises
A Precious Offering 
Prayer To Our Mother Of Sorrows For A Happy Death
Remember, O Virgin Mother
Brief Renewal Of Consecration To Jesus Through Mary
O Heart Most Pure
How To Receive Communion In The Spirit Of True Devotion To Mary
Thirty Days’ Prayer To The Blessed Virgin 
The Rosary In Latin
The End Of Our Lady’s Life
The Rosary In Latin
Act Of Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary
My Mother, My Confidence!

The Table of Contents only lists eleven items, as can be see by the list above there is a lot more than 11 items in this volume. After many of the prayers or sections of prayers are Words from various sources. This entire volume is at the end of the book of Saint Joseph Prayers. It was also at the end of All About the Angels by Father Paul O'Sullivan. But I love this stand-alone edition. I just wish it had a better table of contents, especially the eBook version to make it easier to jump around and find specific prayers. Even with that being said this is an excellent resource.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2023 Catholic Reading Plan!

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