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OHE Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin was originally called the Little Crown of the Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin Mary, after the vision by Saint John the Evangelist (Revelation 12:1); many saints such as Saint Joseph Calasanctius and Saint John Berchmans prayed this prayer frequently.

St. Louis Marie de MontfortSaint Louis Marie de Montfort created his own revision and used it as a morning prayer. You may find Montfort’s text on pp. 176–179 of True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin.

Because I have less and less time in the morning to pray this prayer, I found myself sometimes saying only parts of the prayer. Eventually, I decided to condense the prayer to a series of eleven praises of the Blessed Virgin, plus a concluding prayer, that I could easily recite every day. I made a small prayer booklet for myself, and now I offer it to anyone who is interested in having one.

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Little Praises of the Blessed Virgin

This is my own adaptation of the Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin, condensed to 11 praises and a concluding prayer, together much shorter than the Little Crown and more amenable to being said spontaneously at any time.


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