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Litany of Saints

In the following Litany, the names of the Saints in bold type reflect invocations in the original Litany for solemn occasions. It has be enlarged in this section by the addition of names  from litanies in various rites and well as of various Old Testament saints, all the apostles, missionaries to various countries, founders of religious orders, saints in the general calendar, doctors of the church, etc.

LITANY OF SAINTS

Petitions to God
Petitions to the Saints:
  Prophets and Fathers of our Faith
  Apostles and Followers of Christ
  Martyrs
  Bishops and Doctors
  Priests and Religious
  Laity
Petitions to Christ
Petitions for Various Needs
Conclusion

PETITIONS TO GOD

A

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

B

God our Father in heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, our redeemer, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us

PETITIONS TO THE SAINTS

Holy Mary, pray for us
Mother of God,
Most honored of all virgins,

Michael, Gabriel and Raphael,
Angles of God,

PROPHETS AND FATHERS OF OUR FAITH

Abraham, Moses and Elijah, pray for us
[Isaac, Jacob and Joseph
Aaron and Joshua
Samuel and David
Isaiah and Jeremiah
Ezekiel and Daniel
Three Holy Children
Hosea, Joel and Amos
Obadiah, Jonah and Micah
Nahum, Habakuk and Zephaniah
Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi]
St. John the Baptist
St. Joseph
Holy patriarchs and prophets

APOSTLES AND DISCPLES OF CHRIST

St. Peter and St. Paul,
St. Andrew,
St. John and St. James,
St. Thomas,
[St. Philip and St. James,
St. Bartholomew]
St. Matthew,
[St. Simon and St. Jude
St. Matthias]
All holy apostles,
St. Luke,
St. Mark,
St. Barnabas,
[St. Lazarus
St. Joseph and St. Nicodemus
St. Simon and St. Cleopas
St. Ananias]
St. Mary Magdalen,
[St. Mary and St. Martha
St. Mary Cleopas and St. Salome]
All disciples of the Lord,

MARTYRS

St. Stephen,
[Holy First Martyrs of Rome]
St. Ignatius (of Antioch),
St. Polycarp,
[St. Hippolytus]
St. Justin [and St. Appolonius],
St. Lawrence,
[St. Tarcisus]
St. Cyprian,
[St. Sebastian]
St. Boniface,
[St. Stanislaus]
St. Thomas (Becket),
St. John (Fisher) and St. Thomas (More),
St. Paul Miki,
St. Isaac (Jogues) and St. (John de Brebeuf),
St. Peter (Chanel),
St. Charles (Lwanga),
[St. Maximillian Mary Kolbe]
St. Perpetua and St. Felicity,
[St. Agatha
St. Lucy]
St. Agnes,
[St. Cecilia
St. Anasthasia
St. Eugenia]
St. Maria Goretti,
All holy martyrs for  Christ,

[In litanies said in relation to a Pope or Papal event, the names of the Roman Pontiffs may be invoked separately as follows. The names are then omitted where they occur in other lists:

St. Clement
St. Callixtus
St. Fabian
St. Cornelius
St. Sixtus
St. John
St. Martin
St. Damasus
St. Leo the Great
St. Gregory (the Great)
St. Leo IX
St. Pius X
All holy Popes]

BISHOPS AND DOCTORS

St. Leo and St. Gregory,
St. Ambrose,
St. Jerome,
St. Augustine,
St. Athanasius,
St. Basil and St. Gregory,
St. John Chrysostom,
[St. Polycarpe
St. Anselm
St. Isidore (of Seville)
St. Peter (Chrysoslogus)
St. Cyril (of Alexandria)
St. Cyril (of Jerusalem)
St. John (Damascene)
St. Hilary
St. Albert]
St. Martin (of Tours),
St. Patrick,
[St. Boniface]
St. Cyril and St. Methodius,
[St. Gregory (the Illuminator)
St. Remigus
St. Willibrord
St. Denis
St. Saturninus
St. Adalbert
St. Ninian
St. Otto
St. Columba]
St. Charles Borromeo,
St. Francis de Sales,
[St. Alphonsus (Liguori)
St. Thuribo]
St. Pius,

PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS

St. Anthony,
St. Benedict,
St. Bernard,
St. Francis and St. Dominic,
St. Thomas Aquinas,
[Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order
St. Philip Benzini
St. Raymond Nonantus
St. John de Matha
St. Bonaventure
St. Lawrence of Brindisi
St. Anthony (of Padua)
St. Bernardine (of Sienna)]
St. Ignatius Loyola,
St. Francis Xavier,
[St. Peter (Canisius)]
St. Vincent de Paul,
St. John Vianney,
St. John Bosco,
[St. Bede
St. Ephrem
St. Vincent Ferrer
St. John Baptist de la Salle
St. Louis Marie de Monfort
St. Charbel  (Makluf)
St. Anthony Mary Claret]
St. Catherine (of Sienna),
St. Theresa (of Avila),
[St. Therese (of Liesieux)
St. Scholastica
St. Frances (of Rome)
St. Bridget]
St. Rose (of Lima),

LAITY

[St. Louis
St. Wenceslaus
St. Prosper (of Aquitaine)
St. Isidore
St. Juan Diego
St. Dominic Savio]
St. Lucy,
St. Monica,
St. Elizabeth,
[St. Helena
St. Catherine of Genoa
St. Gemma Galgani]

All holy men and women,

PETITIONS TO CHRIST

A

Lord be merciful. Lord, save your people.

From all evil,
From every sin,
From the snares of the devil,
From anger and hatred,
From every evil intention,
From everlasting death,
By your coming as man,
By your birth,
By your baptism,
By your suffering,
By your death and burial,
By your rising to new life,
By your return in glory to the Father,
By your gift of the Holy Spirit,
By your coming again in glory,

B

Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.

You came into this world,
You suffered for us on the cross,
You died to save us,
You lay in the tomb,
You rose from the dead,
You returned in glory to the Father,
You sent the Holy Spirit upon Your apostles,
You are seated at the right hand of the Father,
You will come again to judge the living and the dead.

PETITIONS FOR VARIOUS NEEDS

A

Lord, be merciful to us. Lord, hear our prayer.
Give us repentance,
Strengthen us in your service,
Reward with eternal life all who do good to us,
Bless the fruits of the earth and of man's labor.

B

Lord, show us your kindness. Lord, hear our prayer.
Raise our thoughts and desires to you,
Save us from final damnation,
Save our friends and all who have helped us,
Grant eternal rest to all who have died in the faith,
Spare us from disease, hunger, and war,
Bring all peoples together in trust and peace.

C- always used

Guide and protect you holy Church. Lord, hear our prayer.
Keep the pope and all the clergy in faithful service to your church,
Bring all Christians together in unity,
Lead all men to the light of Gospel.

CONCLUSION

A

Christ, hear us.
Christ hear us.

Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer

B

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

PRAYER

God of love,
our strength and protection,
hear the prayers of your Church.
Grant that when we come to you in faith,
our prayers may be answered
through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

Or:

Lord God,
you know our weakness.
In your mercy
grant that the example of your Saints
may bring us back to love and serve you
through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

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