27 October 2009

Litany of St. Francis de Sales


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 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.

Saint Francis, admirable bishop,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, beloved of God,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, imitator of Jesus Christ,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, filled with the gifts of the Lord,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, favorite of the Mother of God,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, most devout of the saints,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, burning with love for the Cross of Christ,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, most closely united to the divine will,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, vessel of election,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, light of the Church,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, perfect model of religious,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, source of wisdom,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, defender of the Catholic Faith,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, good shepherd of thy people,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, incomparable preacher,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, scourge of heresy,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, salt of the earth,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, model of justice,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, mirror of humility,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, despiser of the world,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, lover of poverty,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, type of sweetness,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, conqueror of carnal passions,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, terror of devils,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, merciful support of penitents,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, refuge of sinners,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, providence of the poor,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, consoler of the afflicted,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, example of perfection,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, ark of holiness,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, imitator of the purity of the angels,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, cherub of wisdom,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, seraph of love,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, our holy patriarch,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, our sweet light,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, our mighty protector,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, our guide in the ways of God,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, our refuge,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, emulator of the angels,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, imitator of the Apostles,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, sharer in the glory of the martyrs,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, glory of holy confessors,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, teacher and director of virgins,
pray for us.
Saint Francis, glorious fellow citizen of all the saints,
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.

Pray for us, O blessed Francis de Sales,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: O God, by Whose gracious will the blessed Francis, Thy confessor and bishop, became all things unto all men for the salvation of their souls, mercifully grant that being filled with the sweetness of Thy love, we may, through the guidance of his counsels and the aid of his merits, attain unto the joys of life everlasting. Amen.

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2 comments:

HSMom said...

Beautiful picture, beautiful litany!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you! But don't you have a Latin version also? :-D