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LITANY OF THE IRISH SAINTS

LITANY OF THE IRISH SAINTS

To implore their protection in all our wants, but particularly for the existing necessities of the Irish Church.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the Elect, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Queen of Ireland, pray for us. [“Pray for us” is to be added after each of the following invocations.]

Holy Angels Guardian of Ireland,

Glorious St Patrick, Apostle of Ireland,

St Brigid, Mother of the Churches of Ireland,

St Columba, Saint of the Eucharist,

St Odran, faithful servant of St Patrick,

St Benignus, beloved disciple of St Patrick,

St Laurence O’Toole, assiduous client of Our Lady,

St Kevin, patron of the Archdiocese of Dublin,

St Livinus,

St Rumold,

St Malachy,

St Otteran,

St Carthage,

St Declan,

St Columban,

St Albertus,

St Finbarr,

St Virgilius,

St Frigidianus,

St Kilian,

St Cataldus,

St Flannan,

St Brendan,

St Donatus,

St Eugene,

St Fiacre,

St Fursey,

St Rupert,

St Onchu,

St Caimin,

St Gerald,

St Finian,

St Fechin,

St Marianus,

St Dympna,

St Fedelmia,

St Maura,

St Peregrinus,

St Ibar,

St Ninidh,

St Comulbanus,

St Gelasius,

St Colman,

St Gall,

St Canice,

St Kieran,

St Jarlath,

St Comgall,

St Macartin,

St Enda,

St Fintan,

St Aidan,

St Loman,

St Lupita,

St Fannie,

St Ita,

St Attracta,

St Gobnaita,

St Hya,

St Ethnea,

St Sodelbia,

St Blath,

St Syro,

St Mella,

St Darerca,

St Crea, pray for us.

All ye holy Saints of the Irish Nation, make intercession for us.

That thou, O Lord, wouldst vouchsafe to preserve among us, pure and inviolate, the faith “once delivered” by St Patrick,

That thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant unanimity of sentiment and opinion to our Prelates and Pastors,

That thou wouldst vouchsafe to increase among us the fervour of the just, and convert the sinners,

That thou wouldst vouchsafe to alleviate our sufferings, and grant us patience in our trials,

That thou wouldst vouchsafe to bless and protect the children of St Patrick, in life and death,

That thou wouldst vouchsafe to conduct them in triumph to thy heavenly Kingdom.

 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

 

Prayer.

O Lord God of infinite goodness and mercy, Who with the faith didst plant amongst us the true spirit of St Patrick, and propagate it abundantly for ages, we humbly beseech that being “the children of the Saints,” we may never degenerate from their noble sentiments and holy example; but through their powerful intercession, may ever walk worthily in the vocation to which we have been called. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, Our Lord. Amen.

– St Anthony’s Treasury, Laverty & Sons, Leeds, 1916

 

 

 

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A LITANY OF REPARATION

FOR RECITAL DURING ADORATION OR ANYWHERE ELSE

 

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

 

God, the Father of Mercy, – have mercy on us. (repeat after each line)

God the Son, Mediator between God and man,

God the Holy Spirit, Enlightener of hearts,

Holy and undivided Trinity,

 

O Sacred Host! Victim of reparation for the sins of the world,

O Sacred Host! Immolated on the altar for us and by us,

O Sacred Host! Despised and neglected,

O Sacred Host! Outraged by the blasphemies of men,

O Sacred Host! Neglected and abandoned in your temples, – have mercy on us.

 

Be merciful unto us, – spare us, O Lord.

Be merciful unto us, – hear us, O Lord.

 

For so many unworthy Communions, – we offer You our reparation, O Lord.

For the irreverence of Christians,

For the continual blasphemies of the impious,

For the infamous discourses made in Your holy temples,

For the crimes of sinners,

For the sacrileges which profane Your Sacrament of Love,

For the coldness of Your children,

For their contempt of Your loving invitations,

For the infidelity of those who call themselves Your friends,

For the abuse of Your grace,

For our unfaithfulness,

For our delay in loving You,

For our tepidity in Your holy service,

For Your bitter sadness at the loss of souls,

For Your long waiting at the door of our heart,

For Your loving sighs,

For Your loving tears,

For Your loving imprisonment,

For Your loving death, – we offer You our reparation, O Lord.

 

That You spare us, that You hear us, – we sinners beseech You, hear us.

That You will make known Your love for us in this Most Holy Sacrament, –

That You will vouchsafe to accept our reparation, made in the spirit of humility, – we sinners beseech You, hear us.

 

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – have mercy on us, O Lord.

 

(With Ecclesiastical Approbation – Archdiocese of Chicago)

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2015 in Litanies

 

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A LITANY OF REPARATION

A LITANY OF REPARATION
FOR RECITAL DURING ADORATION OR ANYWHERE ELSE

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

God, the Father of Mercy, – have mercy on us. (repeat after each line)
God the Son, Mediator between God and man,
God the Holy Spirit, Enlightener of hearts,
Holy and undivided Trinity,

O Sacred Host! Victim of reparation for the sins of the world,
O Sacred Host! Immolated on the altar for us and by us,
O Sacred Host! Despised and neglected,
O Sacred Host! Outraged by the blasphemies of men,
O Sacred Host! Neglected and abandoned in your temples, – have mercy on us.

Be merciful unto us, – spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful unto us, – hear us, O Lord.

For so many unworthy Communions, – we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For the irreverence of Christians,
For the continual blasphemies of the impious,
For the infamous discourses made in Your holy temples,
For the crimes of sinners,
For the sacrileges which profane Your Sacrament of Love,
For the coldness of Your children,
For their contempt of Your loving invitations,
For the infidelity of those who call themselves Your friends,
For the abuse of Your grace,
For our unfaithfulness,
For our delay in loving You,
For our tepidity in Your holy service,
For Your bitter sadness at the loss of souls,
For Your long waiting at the door of our heart,
For Your loving sighs,
For Your loving tears,
For Your loving imprisonment,
For Your loving death, – we offer You our reparation, O Lord.

That You spare us, that You hear us, – we sinners beseech You, hear us.
That You will make known Your love for us in this Most Holy Sacrament, –
That You will vouchsafe to accept our reparation, made in the spirit of humility, – we sinners beseech You, hear us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – have mercy on us, O Lord.

(With Ecclesiastical Approbation – Archdiocese of Chicago)

 
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LITANY OF ST ANTHONY OF PADUA

Lord, have mercy on us. – LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Christ, have mercy on us. – CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Lord, have mercy on us. – LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Christ, hear us. – CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

Holy Mary, – PRAY FOR US.
St Anthony of Padua,
St Anthony, martyr in desiring to die for Christ,
St Anthony, pillar of the Church,
St Anthony, worthy priest of God,
St Anthony, apostolic preacher,
St Anthony, teacher of truth,
St Anthony, hammer of heretics,
St Anthony, comforter of the afflicted,
St Anthony, helper in necessities,
St Anthony, deliverer of captives,
St Anthony, guide of the erring,
St Anthony, restorer of lost things,
St Anthony, chosen intercessor,
St Anthony, continuous worker of miracles, – PRAY FOR US.

Be merciful unto us, – SPARE US, O LORD.
Be merciful unto us, – GRACIOUSLY HEAR US, O LORD.
From all evil, – O LORD DELIVER US.

From all sin, – O LORD, DELIVER US.
From all dangers of body and soul,
From the snares of the devil,
From pestilence, famine and war,
From eternal death, – O LORD, DELIVER US.

Through the merits of St Anthony, – WE BESEECH THEE, HEAR US.
Through his zeal for the conversion of sinners,
Through his desire for the crown of martyrdom,
Through his fatigues and teaching,
Through his penitential tears,
Through his patience and humility,
Through his glorious death,
Through the number of his prodigies,
In the day of judgment, we sinners,
That thou wouldst vouchsafe to bring us to true penance,
That thou wouldst vouchsafe to assist us in our necessities,
That thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant our petitions,
That thou wouldst vouchsafe to kindle the fire of divine love within us,
That thou wouldst vouchsafe us the protection and intercession of St Anthony,
Son of God, – WE BESEECH THEE, HEAR US.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – SPARE US, O LORD.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – GRACIOUSLY HEAR US, O LORD.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – HAVE MERCY ON US.

Christ, hear us. – CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.
Pray for us, St Anthony, – THAT WE MAY BE MADE WORTHY OF THE PROMISES OF CHRIST.

 

LITANY OF ST THERESE THE LITTLE FLOWER

(Litany of St Therese of Lisieux of the Child Jesus)

Lord, have mercy on us. – LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Christ, have mercy on us. – CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Lord, have mercy on us. – LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Christ, hear us. – CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

God the Father of Heaven, – HAVE MERCY ON US.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, – HAVE MERCY ON US.
God the Holy Spirit, – HAVE MERCY ON US.
Holy Trinity, one God, – HAVE MERCY ON US.

Holy Mary,
– PRAY FOR US. (Repeat after each line.)

Our Lady of Victory,
Little Therese, servant of God,
Little Therese, victim of the merciful love of God,
Little Therese, spouse of Jesus,
Little Therese, gift of heaven,
Little Therese, remarkable in childhood,
Little Therese, an example of obedience,
Little Therese, resigned to the Divine Will,
Little Therese, lover of peace,
Little Therese, lover of patience,
Little Therese, lover of gentleness,
Little Therese, heroic in sacrifices,
Little Therese, generous in forgiving,
Little Therese, benefactress of the needy,
Little Therese, lover of Jesus,
Little Therese, devoted to the Holy Face,
Little Therese, consumed with love of God,
Little Therese, advocate of extreme cases,
Little Therese, persevering in prayer,
Little Therese, a powerful advocate with God,
Little Therese, showering roses,
Little Therese, doing good on earth,
Little Therese, answering all prayers,
Little Therese, lover of holy chastity,
Little Therese, lover of voluntary poverty,
Little Therese, lover of obedience,
Little Therese, burning with zeal for God’s glory,
Little Therese, inflamed with the spirit of love,
Little Therese, child of benediction,
Little Therese, perfect in simplicity,
Little Therese, so remarkable for trust in God,
Little Therese, gifted with unusual intelligence,
Little Therese, never invoked without some answer,
Little Therese, teaching us the sure way,
Little Therese, victim of Divine Love, – PRAY FOR US.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – SPARE US, O LORD.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – GRACIOUSLY HEAR US, O LORD.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – HAVE MERCY ON US.

Little Flower of Jesus, – PRAY FOR US.

 

LITANY OF MARY MYSTICAL ROSE (MARIA ROSA MYSTICA) FOR PRIESTS IN NEED

“There are no bad priests, only priests for whom there has not been enough prayer.”
– St John Vianney

Lord, have mercy on us, – LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Christ, have mercy on us, – CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Lord, have mercy on us, – LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Christ, hear us, – CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

God the Father in Heaven, – HAVE MERCY ON US.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, – HAVE MERCY ON US.
God the Holy Ghost, – HAVE MERCY ON US.
Holy Trinity, One God, – HAVE MERCY ON US.

Holy Mary,
– PRAY FOR US. (Repeat after every line)

Mystical Rose,
Virgin Mother of Christ,
Spouse of the Holy Spirit,
Mother of Divine Grace,
Mother of Precious Life,
Mother of Lost Children,
Mother of Exiles,
Mother of Sweet Mercy,
Mother of Sorrow,
Mother of Soul and Mind,
Mother of the Ageing,
Mother of the Dying,
Virgin most chaste,
Virgin most humble,
Virgin most persevering,
Rose of the Heavenly Garden,
Fragrance of the Morning Sun,
Altar of Peace Offerings,
Crystal of Light,
Pearl of the Sea,
Shield of Courage,
Gate of the Enclosed Yard,
Glass of Time,
Flame of Clinging Love,
Wind of Gentleness,
Fountain of Divine Grace,
Blessed Vessel of Love,
Blessed Mother of Christ,
Lake of Inner Joy,
Mountain of Steadfastness,
Thunder of Resolution,
Depth of Commitment,
Signpost to Eternity,
Queen of Angels,
Queen of Flowers,
Queen of Arts,
Queen of the Holy Church,
Queen of the Holy Eucharist,
Queen of the Immaculate Heart,
Queen of the Word,
– PRAY FOR US.

Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, Immaculate from thy creation, pierced with pain, kindled with love, pray for our clergy and all the religious,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who are walking on the wrong path,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who do not show any more necessary respect that is due to God,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who do not possess any more courage to profess their faith,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who show not enough respect for the Holy Eucharist,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who have succumbed to the allurements of a deceitful world, and do not seek God any more,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pierced with pain, kindled with love, pray for all those priests and religious who have given up the Holy Sacrament of Confession, and tolerate sinful deeds,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who have no more love for you and thus have become cold in heart so quickly,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who do not obey the Holy Father any longer,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who are walking on wrong paths and are in danger of corrupting the minds of people,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious who have left the Church,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your Immaculate Heart,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your tears,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your Son who, on the Cross, gave you His priests as your sons,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your motherhood, which embraces all people on earth,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your humility as a handmaid of God by which you shine as an example to all the servants of Jesus Christ,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of the swords in your heart, which is also pierced by the sword of sorrow which you are suffering for priests and religious,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your loneliness and desolation, which you bore in total obedience,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious, for the sake of your invincible power of intercession for us,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of you being the all powerful Mediatrix of all graces,
– SAVE THEM.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosa Mystica, pray for all those priests and religious for the sake of your sorrows and your tears of blood,
– SAVE THEM.

Let us pray:
O Almighty and merciful God, who for the triumph of thy mercy and the salvation of souls hast granted to the Immaculate Virgin Mary boundless powers over the Heart of Jesus, grant, we beseech thee, that by her prayers and intercession we may avoid the contagion of sin and serve thee with a pure heart, and that we may live and die in thy Holy Love.

O Lord Jesus Christ, our Mediator with the Father, who hast deigned to appoint the Blessed Virgin Mary, thy Mystical Rose, thy Mother and the Mother of the Church to be our Mother also and our Mediatrix with thee, graciously grant that whosoever goes to thee in quest of blessings may be gladdened by obtaining them all through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Thou who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end.
– AMEN.

O Mother, you are leading the way for us in your love for your Son, Jesus Christ. Together with you, let us help the afflicted religious but especially our priests.
They have the most sacred power and authority to transform wine and bread into the Body and Blood of your Son; they are the intermediaries between God and us; they bear the great responsibility for our souls.
But we are also responsible for the Holy Church to produce holy priests. Help us through your Immaculate Heart, O sorrowful Mother, who is burning with love for us.
– AMEN.

Maria, Rosa Mystica, our soul becomes joyful as we behold this flower; these green leaves are a sign of our eternal youth; Maria, Rosa Mystica, Mother of the Infant Christ, Our Lord, and all the souls entrusted to your maternal care, pierce our flesh in sorrow by your thorns. On this wood repair us and the world for scores of dubious wrongs.
– AMEN.

 

LITANY OF ST JOSEPH

(For public or private recitation)

Lord, have mercy on us. – CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. – CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.
God, the Father of Heaven, – HAVE MERCY ON US.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, – HAVE MERCY ON US.
God the Holy Ghost, – HAVE MERCY ON US.
Holy Trinity, One God, – HAVE MERCY ON US.

Holy Mary,
– PRAY FOR US. (Repeat after each line.)

St Joseph,
Renowned Offspring of David,
Light of Patriarchs,
Spouse of the Mother of God,
Chaste Guardian of the Virgin,
Foster Father of the Son of God,
Diligent Protector of Christ,
Head of the Holy Family,
Joseph must just,
Joseph most chaste,
Joseph most prudent,
Joseph most strong,
Joseph most obedient,
Joseph most faithful,
Mirror of Patience,
Lover of Poverty,
Model of Artisans,
Glory of domestic life,
Guardian of Virgins,
Pillar of families,
Solace of the Afflicted,
Hope of the Sick,
Patron of the Dying,
Terror of Demons,
Protector of Holy Church, – PRAY FOR US.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, – SPARE US, O LORD!
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, – GRACIOUSLY HEAR US, O LORD!
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, – HAVE MERCY ON US.

V. He made him the lord of His household.
R. And prince over all His possessions.

Let us pray:
O God, who in thine ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of thy most holy Mother, grant, we beseech thee, that we may have for our advocate in Heaven him whom we venerate as our protector on earth, who livest and reignest, world without end.
– AMEN.