Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
Our life, Our hope, Our sweetness
To you, do we cry, poor banished children of Eve,
To you, do we send up our sighs,
Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, Most Gracious Advocate,
Your eyes of mercy, towards us.
And after this, our exile,
Show unto us the Blessed Fruit of Your womb, Jesus.
O Clements, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God!
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Legion of Mary (Latin: Legio Mariae) is an international association of the faithful of the Catholic Church who serve the Church on a voluntary basis. It was founded in Dublin, Ireland, as a Roman Catholic Marian Movement by layman Frank Duff.
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbour on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries.
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work.