The 6 Litanies
Approved for Public Recitation

Blessed Mother with Saint Rocco (Roch)

From the Catholic Encyclopedia:

A litany is a well-known and much appreciated form of responsive petition, used in public liturgical services, and in private devotions, for common necessities of the Church, or in calamities to implore God's aid or to appease His just wrath. This form of prayer finds its model in Psalm cxxxv: 'Praise the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endured for ever. Praise ye the God of gods . . . the Lord of lords . . . Who alone doth great wonders . . . Who made the heavens', etc., with the concluding words in each verse, "for his mercy endureth for ever."...

...Litanies appeared in honor of God the Father, of God the Son, of God the Holy Ghost, of the Precious Blood, of the Blessed Virgin, of the Immaculate Conception, of each of the saints honored in different countries, for the souls in Purgatory, etc. In 1601 Baronius wrote that about eighty forms were in circulation. To prevent abuse, Pope Clement VIII, by decree of the Inquisition of 6 Sept., 1601, forbade the publication of any litany, except that of the saints as found in the liturgical books and that of Loreto. To-day the litanies approved for public recitation are: of All Saints, of Loreto, of the Holy Name, of the Sacred Heart, of St. Joseph [Ed. and, approved in 1960, of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ].

Many, many other litanies exist, and all of them may be prayed privately, but only these six are approved for public prayer. First a little background on each...

 
The Litany of the Saints

The Litany of the Saints -- the oldest of the litanies, dating to A.D. 595 -- is prayed liturgically at the Easter Vigil, during ordinations, on Rogation days, and also during solemn exorcisms, etc.. Privately, it is prayed any time one wishes, as with the other litanies, but is especially prayed after sundown on All Saints' Day in preparation for All Souls' Day, and on All Souls' Day itself.

This litany first invokes God in all Three Persons, then follow, in this order: Mary; the blessed spirits; St. Joseph and the Patriarchs and Prophets; the Apostles and Evangelists; all the disciples of the Lord; the Holy Innocents and the glorious martyrs; the holy Bishops and Confessors (those who suffer for the faith); the holy priests and Levites; the virgins and widows; and all holy men and women.

 
The Litany of Loreto

The most beautiful, Marian Litany of Loreto (the "Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary"), whose present form dates to the 15th c., is prayed (usually privately) on Marian feasts and their vigils, on Saturdays, and is often added to Rosaries. It takes its name from Loreto, a small town on the Eastern coast of central Italy, in the region of Le Marche, a place where one can find what is known as the Holy House of Loreto. This house, according to tradition, is the house where Mary was born and in which the Archangel Gabriel made his Annunciation to her. It is said to have been translated by angels from Nazareth to Dalmatia in present-day Yugoslavia after Saracens re-took the Holy Land, and then to Loreto in A.D. 1291. St. Gabriel's "flight" from Heaven during the Annunciation, has caused Our Lady of Loreto to be seen as the Patroness of aviators and of air travelers -- and Charles Lindbergh, the astronauts of Apollo 9, and Umberto Nobile, who flew over the North Pole in the 1920s, all took images of Our Lady of Loreto with them on their historic missions.

The shrine (a basilica is now built around the house) has been associated with miracles, its veneration is papally approved, and around 50 Popes themselves have made pilgrimages to it or otherwise honored it in word, as have many, many Saints. The image at right is a version of the very unique and stylized statue of Our Lady of Loreto which is kept at the shrine. The statue -- the original was destroyed by fire -- depicts Our Lady holding Jesus and as clad in a dalmatic. Its deep hues are due to the original wood's having been darkened by the soot from candles and lamps that burned around it in the shrine's sanctuary.

 
Other Litanies

The Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus was probably written by SS. Bernardine of Siena and John Capistran early in the 15th c. and is prayed most especially during the month of January, which is dedicated to the Holy Name. The Litany of the Sacred Heart is a "natural" for the month of June, dedicated to Christ's Heart. The Litany of the Precious Blood is commonly recited in the month devoted to the Blood, July. March, being dedicated to St. Joseph, is a common time to pray the Litany to St. Joseph.

The faithful who pray any of these Litanies, under the usual conditions, receive a partial indulgence. Below are links to these litanies in English. When prayed, one person (or half the people) chants or reads the invocation while the others chant or read the responses which are in italics in the pages below.

 

Jump to:

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus

Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Litany of the Saints

Litany of Loreto ("Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary")

Litany of St. Joseph

THE LITANY OF THE SACRED HEART
 

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.

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Formed by the Holy Ghost in the Virgin Mother's womb,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Substantially united to the Word of God,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Of Infinite Majesty,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Holy Temple of God,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Most High,
Have mercy on us.
                    Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Glowing Furnace of charity,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Vessel of Justice and love,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Full of goodness and love,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Abyss of all virtues,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Most worthy of all praises,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Where in are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Have mercy on us.
                    Heart of Jesus, Where in dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in Whom the Father is well pleased,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Of Whose fullness we have all received,
Have mercy on us.
 Heart of Jesus, Desire of the everlasting hills,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Patient and rich in mercy,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Rich unto all who call upon Thee,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Fountain of life and holiness,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Propitiation for our offenses,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Overwhelmed with reproaches,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Bruised for our iniquities,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, obedient even unto death,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Pierced with a lance,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Source of all consolation,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Our Life and Resurrection,
Have mercy on us.
 Heart of Jesus, Our Peace and Reconciliation,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Victim for our sins,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Salvation of those who hope in Thee,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Hope of those who die in Thee,
Have mercy on us.
                    Heart of Jesus, Delight of all the Saints,
Have mercy on 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.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
Make our hearts like unto Thine.

Let us pray.

Almighty and Everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thine well beloved Son, and upon the praise and satisfaction He offers unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou in Thy Great Goodness grant them pardon when they seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee forever and ever.  Amen.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Thy love for me.

An Indulgence of 7 Years. A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, when this Litany together with is versicle and prayer are devoutly said every day for a month (S.C. of rites, the document being exhibited April 2, 1899; S. P. Ap., March 10, 1933).
 

LITANY OF  THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS

The Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus is one of the three main litanies in honor
of our Lord, the other two being, the Litany of the Sacred Heart and the
Litany of the Precious Blood.

 

SAINT BERNARDINE OF SIENA AND THE POWER OF THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS

 

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, 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.

 

Jesus, Son of the living God,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Splendor of the Father,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Brightness of eternal Light,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of Glory,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Sun of Justice,

have mercy on us.
 

Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, most amiable,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, most admirable,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, the mighty God,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Father of the world to come,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Angel of great counsel,
have mercy on us.

Jesus, most powerful,
have mercy on us.

Jesus, most patient,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, most obedient,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Lover of Chastity,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, our Lover,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, God of Peace,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Author of Life,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Model of Virtues,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, zealous for souls,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, our God,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, our Refuge,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Father of the Poor,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Treasure of the Faithful,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, good Shepherd,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, true Light,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, eternal Wisdom,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, infinite Goodness,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, our Way and our Life,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, joy of the Angels,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of the Patriarchs,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Master of the Apostles,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Strength of Martyrs,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Light of Confessors,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Purity of Virgins,

have mercy on us.

Jesus, Crown of all Saints,

have mercy on us.

Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus!

Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Jesus!

From all evil,

deliver us, O Jesus.

From all sin, etc.

From Thy wrath,

From the snares of the devil,

From the spirit of fornication,

From everlasting death,

From the neglect of Thine inspirations,

 

Through the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, deliver us, O Jesus.

Through Thine Nativity, etc.

Through Thy Infancy,

Through Thy most Divine Life,

Through your Labors,

Through Thine Agony and Passion,

Through Thine Cross and Dereliction,

Through Thine Sufferings,

Through Thy Death and Burial,

Through Thine Resurrection,

Through Thine Ascension,

Through Thine Institution of the Most Holy Eucharist,

Through Thy Joys,

Through Thy Glory,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

spare us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takeest away the sins of the world,

graciously hear us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

have mercy on us, O Jesus!

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let Us Pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Thou has said, "Ask and ye shall receive; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:" mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the grace of Thy divine charity, that we may ever love Thee with our whole heart, and with all our words and deeds, and may never cease from praising Thee.

Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy Holy Name, for Thou doth never fails to govern those whom Thou solidly establishest in Thy love. Thou, Who livest and reignest forever and ever. R. Amen.

Litany for the Faithful Departed

V. Lord, have mercy on us.
R. Lord, have mercy on us.

V. Christ, have mercy on us.
R. Christ, have mercy on us.

V. Lord, have mercy on us.
R. Lord, have mercy on us.

V. Christ, hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.


God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on the souls of the faithful departed
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on the souls of the faithful departed
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on the souls of the faithful departed
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on the souls of the faithful departed

Holy Mary, Pray for the souls of the faithful departed
Holy Mother of God, Pray for the souls of the faithful departed

Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for the souls of the faithful departed
St. Michael, Pray for the souls of the faithful departed
All ye angels and archangels, etc.
All ye orders of blessed spirits,
St. John the Baptist,

St. Joseph,
All ye holy patriarchs and prophets,

St. Peter,

St. Paul,

St. John,
All ye holy apostles and evangelists,

St. Stephen,

St. Lawrence,
All ye holy martyrs,

St. Gregory,

St. Ambrose,

St. Augustine,

St. Jerome,
All ye holy bishops and confessors,
All ye holy doctors,
All ye holy priests and Levites,
All ye holy monks and hermits,

St, MAry Magdalen,

St. Catherine,

St. Barbara,
All ye holy virgins and widows,
All ye saints of God,


Be merciful, Spare them, O Lord

Be merciful, Graciously hear us, O Lord


From all evil, O Lord deliver them.
From Thy wrath, O Lord deliver them.

From the rigor of Thy justice, O Lord deliver them.
From the power of the devil, O Lord deliver them.

From the the gnawing worm of conscience, O Lord deliver them.
From long-enduring sorrow, etc.
From eternal flames,

From intolerable cold,
From horrible darkness,
From dreadful weeping and wailing,

Through Thine admirable conception,
Through Thy holy nativity,
Through Thy most sweet name,

Through Thy baptism and holy fasting,
Through Thy most profound humiliations,

Through Thy prompt obedience,
Through Thy infinite love,

Through Thy sorrow and anguish,
Through Thy bloody sweat,

Through Thy bonds,
Through Thy scourging,
Through Thy crowning with thorns,
Through Thy carrying of the cross,
Through Thy most cruel death,
Through Thy five most holy wounds,

Through Thy most bitter cross and passion,

Through Thy holy Resurrection,

Through Thine admirable Ascension,

Through the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete,
 In the day of judgment,


We sinners, We beseech Thee, hear us

Thou Who forgavest Magdalen, and didst hearken to the prayer of the thief, We beseech Thee, hear us

Thou Who savest freely Thine elect, We beseech Thee, hear us

Thou Who hast the keys of death and hell, We beseech Thee, hear us
That Thou wouldst be pleased to deliver the souls of our parents, relations, friends, and benefactors, from the pains of hell, We beseech Thee, hear us
That Thou wouldst be pleased to have mercy on those of whom no special remembrance is made on earth, We beseech Thee, hear us
That Thou wouldst be pleased to grant them all the pardon and remission of their sins, We beseech Thee, hear us

That Thou wouldst be pleased to fulfill all their desires, We beseech Thee, hear us
That Thou wouldst be pleased to  receive them into the company of the blessed, We beseech Thee, hear us
King of awful majesty, We beseech Thee, hear us
Son of God, We beseech Thee, hear us

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. grant unto them eternal rest.

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. grant unto them eternal rest.

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. grant unto them rest everlasting.

V. Christ, hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.

V. Lord, have mercy.
R. Christ, have mercy.


V. From the gate of hell,
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us Pray:

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant unto the souls of Thy servants departed the remission of all their sins; that, by pious supplications, they may obtain the pardon which they have always desired. Grant this, O God,

Who livest and reignest for ever and ever, Amen.

O Eternal God, Who, besides the general precept of charity, hast commanded a particular respect for parents, kindred, and benefactors; grant, we beseech Thee, that, as they were the instruments by which Thy providence bestowed on us our birth, education and innumerable other blessings, so our prayers may be the means to obtain for them a speedy release from their excessive sufferings, and free admittance to Thine infinite joys. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen

V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let the perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.
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1 Indulgence of 300 days for the recital of these four ejaculations, only applicable to the souls in Purgatory.

 

St. Lawrence, St Agatha, St. Antony of Egypt & St. Catherine of Alexandria

THE LITANY OF THE SAINTS
 

This is believed to be the most ancient of the Church's litanies. St. Basil in the 4th century mentioned the litany [in a slightly different form]. It was prescribed by Pope Gregory the Great in 590 A.D. for a public procession of thanksgiving after a plague that had ravaged Rome.

Traditionally it has been used on Rogation Days, the Feast of St. Mark [April 25th], in the Mass of Ordination, before conferring of major orders, during Forty Hours' devotion, and during religious profession.


    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 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.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
    Holy Virgin of Virgins, pray for us.
    St. Michael, pray for us.
    St. Gabriel, pray for us.
    St. Raphael, pray for us.
    All ye holy Angels and Archangels, pray for us.
    All ye holy orders of blessed spirits, pray for us.
    St. John the Baptist, pray for us.
  St. Joseph, pray for us.
    All ye holy Patriarchs and Prophets, pray for us.
St. Peter, pray for us.
St. Paul, pray for us.
St. Andrew, pray for us.
St. James, pray for us.
St. John, pray for us.
St. Thomas, pray for us.
St. Philip, pray for us.
    St. Bartholomew, pray for us.
St. Matthew, pray for us.
St. Simon, pray for us.
St. Thaddeus, pray for us.
St. Matthias, pray for us.
St. Barnabas, pray for us.
St. Luke, pray for us.
St. Mark, pray for us.


    All ye holy Apostles and evangelists, pray for us.
    All ye holy disciples of the Lord, pray for us.
All ye holy innocents, pray for us.
St. Stephen, pray for us.
St. Lawrence, pray for us.
    St. Vincent, pray for us.
SS. Fabian and Sebastian, pray for us.
SS. John and Paul, pray for us.
SS. Cosmos and Damian, pray for us.
SS. Gervase and Protase, pray for us.
All Holy Martyrs, pray for us.
 

St. Sylvester, pray for us.
St. Gregory, pray for us.

St. Ambrose, pray for us.
St. Augustine, pray for us.
St. Jerome, pray for us.
St. Martin, pray for us.
St. Nicholas, pray for us.
All ye holy bishops and confessors, pray for us.
All ye holy Doctors, pray for us.
 

St. Antony, pray for us.
St. Benedict, pray for us.
St. Bernard, pray for us.
St. Francis, pray for us.
All ye holy priests and Levites, pray for us.
All ye holy monks and hermits, pray for us.
 

St. Mary Magdalen, pray for us.
St. Agatha, pray for us.
St. Lucy, pray for us.
St. Agnes, pray for us.
St. Cecelia, pray for us.
St. Catherine, pray for us.
St. Anastasia, pray for us.
All ye holy virgins and widows, pray for us.
All ye holy men and women, Saints of God, make intercession for us.
 

Be merciful, spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.

From all evil, deliver us, O Lord.
From all sin, deliver us, O Lord.
    From Thy wrath, deliver us, O Lord.
    From sudden and provided death, deliver us, O Lord.
    From the deceits of the devil, deliver us, O Lord.
    From anger, hatred, and all ill will, deliver us, O Lord.
From lightning and tempest, deliver us, O Lord.
From the scourge of earthquakes, deliver us, O Lord.
From the plague, famine, and war, deliver us, O Lord.
From everlasting death, deliver us, O Lord.
Through  the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, deliver us, O Lord.
Through Thy coming, deliver us, O Lord.
   Through Thy Nativity, deliver us, O Lord.
  Through Thy Baptism and holy fasting, deliver us, O Lord.
Through Thy Cross and Passion, deliver us, O Lord.
Through Thy holy Resurrection, deliver us, O Lord.
 Through Thy wondrous Ascension, deliver us, O Lord.
Through the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete, deliver us, O Lord.
    In the Day of Judgment, deliver us, O Lord.

We sinners,

We beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst spare us,

We beseech Thee to hear us.
That Thou wouldst pardon us,

 We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst bring us to true penance,

We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst govern and preserve Thy holy Church,

 We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst preserve our Holy Father (omit when Chair of Peter is Vacant)

and all ecclesiastical Orders in holy religion,
We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst humble the enemies of Thy holy Church,
We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst give peace and true concord to all Christian rulers,
We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst give peace and unity to the whole Christian world,
We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst restore to the unity of the Church all who have
strayed from the truth, and lead all unbelievers to the light of the Gospel,
We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst confirm and preserve us in Thy holy service,
We beseech Thee to hear us.
    The Thou wouldst lift up our minds to Heavenly desires,
We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst grant everlasting blessings to all our benefactors,
We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst deliver our souls and the souls of our brethren, relatives,
and benefactors from everlasting damnation,
We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst give and preserve the fruits of the earth,
We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed,
We beseech Thee to hear us.
    That Thou wouldst graciously hear us, Son of God,
We beseech Thee to hear us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes taway the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy. Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy .

Our Father [Prayed silently]

V. And lead us not into temptation,

R. But deliver us from all evil.


LITANY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

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,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
pray for us.
Holy Virgin of Virgins,
pray for us.
Mother of Christ, pray for us.
Mother of Divine Grace,
pray for us.
Mother most Pure,
pray for us.
Mother most Chaste,
pray for us.
Mother Inviolate,
pray for us.
Mother Undefiled,
pray for us.
Mother most Amiable,
pray for us.
Mother most Admirable,
pray for us.
Mother of good Counsel,
pray for us.
Mother of our Creator,
pray for us.
Mother of our Savior,
pray for us.
Virgin most Prudent,
pray for us.
Virgin most Venerable,
pray for us.
Virgin most Renowned,
pray for us.
Virgin most Powerful,
pray for us.
Virgin most Merciful,
pray for us.
Virgin most Faithful,
pray for us.
Mirror of Justice,
pray for us.
Seat of Wisdom,
pray for us.
Cause of our Joy,
pray for us.
Spiritual Vessel,
pray for us.
Vessel of Honor,
pray for us.
Singular Vessel of Devotion,
pray for us.
Mystical Rose,
pray for us.
Tower of David,
pray for us.
Tower of Ivory,
pray for us.
House of Gold,
pray for us.
Ark of the Covenant,
pray for us.
Gate of Heaven,
pray for us.
Morning Star,
pray for us.
Health of the Sick,
pray for us.
Refuge of Sinners,
pray for us.
Comforter of the Afflicted,
pray for us.
Help of Christians,
pray for us.
Queen of Angels,
pray for us.
Queen of Patriarchs,
pray for us.
Queen of Prophets,
pray for us.
Queen of Apostles,
pray for us.
Queen of Martyrs,
pray for us.
Queen of Confessors,
pray for us.
Queen of Virgins,
pray for us.
Queen of all Saints,
pray for us.
Queen conceived without Original Sin,
pray for us.
Queen assumed into Heaven,
pray for us.
Queen of the most Holy Rosary,
pray for us.
Queen of Peace,
pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord!.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

Grant, we beg Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy servants, may enjoy lasting health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enter into the joy of eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

During Advent

Let us pray.

O God, Thou hast willed that, at the message of an Angel, Thy Word should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary; grant to Thy suppliant people, that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be helped by her intercession with Thee. Through the same Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

From Christmas to the Purification

Let us pray.

O God, by the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary, Thou hast bestowed upon the human race the rewards of eternal salvation; grant, we beg Thee, that we may feel the power of her intercession, through whom we have been made worthy to receive the Author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ your Son. Who livest and reignest with Thee forever and ever. R. Amen.

During Paschal time

Let us pray.

O God, Who by the Resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, granted joy to the whole world; grant, we beg Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

THE LITANY OF SAINT JOSEPH

 For public or private use.

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 .
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Illustrious son of David, etc.
Light of the patriarchs,
Spouse of the Mother of God,
Chaste guardian of the Virgin,
Foster-father of the Son of God,
Watchful defender of Christ,
Head of the Holy Family,
Joseph most just,
Joseph most chaste,
Joseph most prudent,
Joseph most valiant,
Joseph most obedient,
Joseph most faithful,
Mirror of patience,
Lover of poverty,
Model of workmen ,
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,

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 choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most Holy Mother, grant that as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in Heaven, Thou Who livest and reignest forever and ever. R. Amen.


 

St Peter, the First Pope of Holy Mother Church

THE LITANY OF HOLY POPES

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

Saint Joseph,

pray for us.

Saint Peter the Rock,

pray for us.

Saint Linus,

pray for us.

Saint Cletus,

pray for us.

Saint Clement I,

pray for us.

Saint Anacletus,

pray for us.

Saint Evaristus,

pray for us.

Saint Alexander I,

pray for  us.

Saint Sixtus (Xystus) I,

pray for us.

Saint Telesphorus,

pray for us.

Saint Hyginus,

pray for us.

Saint Pius I,

pray for us.

Saint Anicetus,

pray for us.

Saint Soter,

pray for us.

Saint Eleutherius,

pray for us.

Saint Victor I,

pray for us.

Saint Zephyrinus,

pray for us.

Saint Callixtus (Callistus) I ,

pray for us.

Saint Urban I,

pray for us.

Saint Pontian,

pray for us.

Saint  Anterus,

pray for us.

Saint Fabian,

pray for us.

Saint Cornelius,

pray for us.

Saint Lucius I,

pray for us.

Saint Stephen I,

pray for us.

Saint Sixtus II,

pray for us

Saint Dionysius,

pray for us.

Saint Felix I,

pray for us.

Saint Eutychian,

pray for us

Saint Marcellus I,

pray for us.

Saint Eusebius,

pray for us.

Saint Miltiades,

pray for us.

Saint Sylvester I,

pray for us.

Saint Marcus I,

pray for us.

Saint Julius I,

pray for us.

Saint Damasus I,

pray for us

Saint Siricius,

pray for us.

Saint Anastasius I,

pray for us.

Saint Innocent I,

pray for us.

Saint Zosimus,

pray for us.

Saint Boniface I,

pray for us.

Saint Celestine I,

pray for us.

Saint Sixtus III,

pray for us.

Saint Leo (the Great) I,

pray for us.

Saint Hilarius,

pray for us

Saint Simplicius,

pray for us

Saint Felix II,

pray for us.

Saint Gelasius I,

pray for us.

Saint Symmachus,

pray for us

Saint Hormisdas,

pray for us

Saint John I,

pray for us

Saint Felix III,

pray for us.

Saint Agapetus I ,

pray for us.

Saint Silverius,

pray for us.

Saint Gregory (the Great) I,

pray for us.

Saint Boniface IV,

pray for us.

Saint Deusdedit I,

pray for us.

Saint Martin I,

pray for us.

Saint Eugene I,

pray for u s.

Saint Vitalian,

pray for us.

Saint Agatho,

pray for us.

Saint Leo II,

pray for us.

Saint Benedict II,

pray for us.

Saint Sergius I,

pray for us

Saint Gregory II,

pray for us.

Saint Caius,

pray for us

Saint Marcellinus,

pray for us.

Saint Gregory III,

pray for us.

Saint Zachary,

pray for us.

Saint Paul I,

pray for us.

Saint Leo III,

pray for us.

Saint Paschal I,

pray for us.

Saint Leo IV,

pray for us.

Saint Nicholas (the Great) I,

pray for us,

Saint Adrian III,

pray for us.

Saint Leo IX,

pray for us.

Saint Gregory VII,

pray for us.

Blessed Victor III,

pray for us.

Blessed Urban II,

pray for us.

Blessed Eugene III,

pray for us.

Blessed Gregory X,

pray for us.

Blessed Innocent V,

pray for us.

Saint Celestine V,

pray for us.

Blessed Benedict XI,

pray for us.

Blessed Urban V,

pray for us.

Saint Pius V,

pray for us.

Blessed Innocent XI,

pray for us.

Venerable Pius IX,

pray for us.

Saint Pius X,

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. Pray for us, O' Holy Popes,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let Us Pray.
O God, who didst fill the souls of all Your Holy Popes with a burning charity and
called these men to be the Vicars of Christ, grant that through their intercession
we may follow in the footsteps of Jesus, Our Divine Master; and may
our prayers to these saintly Popes be fruitful for life both here and hereafter,
through the same Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.

 

LITANY OF HUMILITY

(composed by Cardinal Merry del Val)

 

O Jesus!  meek and humble of heart, hear me 

From the desire of being esteemed, deliver me Jesus

From the desire of being loved, etc.

From the desire of being extolled,

From the desire of being honored,

From the desire of being praised,

From the desire of being preferred to others,

From the desire of being consulted,

From the desire of being approved,

From the fear of being humiliated,

From the fear of being despised,

From the fear of suffering rebukes,

From the fear of being calumniated,

From the fear of being forgotten,

From the fear being ridiculed,

From the fear of being wronged,

From the fear of being suspected,

 

That others may be loved more than I, Jesus grant me the grace to desire it

That others may be esteemed more than I, etc.

That in the opinion of the world others may increase and I may decrease,

That others may be chosen and I set aside,

That others may be praised and I unnoticed,

That others may be preferred to me in everything,

That others become holier than I, provided that I become as holy as I should.

Little Litany of Thanksgiving

 

 

For all Thou has given.

Deo Gratias

For all Thou has withheld.

Deo Gratias

For all Thou hast withdrawn.

Deo Gratias

For all Thou hast permitted.

Deo Gratias

For all Thou hast prevented.

Deo Gratias

For all Thou hast forgiven me.

Deo Gratias

For all Thou hast prepared for me.

Deo Gratias

For the death Thou hast chosen for me.

Deo Gratias

For the place Thou art keeping for me in heaven.

Deo Gratias

For having created me to love Thee for eternity.

Deo Gratias, Deo Gratias, Deo Gratias

 

The Little Litany of the Holy Family

Lord have Mercy on Us,
Christ Have Mercy on Us
Jesus, Mary And Joseph, Hear us

That we may love poverty, Holy Family hear us
That we may love humility, Holy Family hear us
That we may love labor, Holy Family hear us
That we may love order, Holy Family hear us
That we may love quite, Holy Family hear us
That we may love kindness, Holy Family hear us
That we love charity, Holy Family hear us
That we may love courtesy, Holy Family hear us
That we may love peace, Holy Family hear us
 
Let us pray,

O Lord God, who on earth loved poverty and humility, teach us to live in our families in peace and quite order, and with charity to all. Amen

 

LITANY OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS
For private recitation.

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,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.

Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father,
save us.
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God,
save us.
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament,
save us.
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony,
save us.
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging,
save us.
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns,
save us.
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross,
save us.
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation,
save us.
Blood of Christ, Without Which there is no forgiveness,
save us.
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls,
save us.
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy,
save us.
Blood of Christ, victor over demons,
save us.
Blood of Christ, courage of Martyrs,
save us.
Blood of Christ, strength of Confessors,
save us.
Blood of Christ, bringing forth Virgins,
save us.
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril,
save us.
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened,
save us.
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow,
save us.
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent,
save us.
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying,
save us.
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts,
save us.
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life,
save us.

Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory,
save us.
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor,
save us.

Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord!.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord!.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us. .

V. Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy Blood.
R. And made us, for our God, a Kingdom.

Let us pray.
Almighty and eternal God, Thou hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son the Redeemer of the world, and willed to be appeased by His Blood. Grant we beg of Thee, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of the present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in Heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord. R. Amen.