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 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.
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