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Litaniæ Sanctorum
The Litany of the Saints

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I was at a theology of the body talk last night on femininity. The talk was mindblowing, empowering, and raw.

Listen if you have the time, and if you are a woman feeling dejected and insecure - make the time!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Ig_sWe1TcHVUY1S2k2R0VyLUE/view?usp=sharing&pli=1

At the end of the talk, we were each given a card…. A litany of truth. Each women was given one to keep, and each man was to give his to a woman who needs it.

The card was doubled sided so I’ve typed it up onto a single sheet.

Read this litany, print this litany, share this litany.

Imagine if this was the first thing every woman read every day; what a different world we would live in.

Litany of the Saints

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. (repeat after each line)
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Ghost,
Holy Trinity, one God, 

Holy Mary, pray for us (repeat after each line)
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
St. Michael,
St. Gabriel,
St. Raphael,
All you holy angels and archangels,
All you holy orders of blessed spirits, 

St. John the Baptist,
St. Joseph,
All you holy patriarchs and prophets,
St. Peter,
St. Paul,
St. Andrew,
St. James,
St. John,
St. Thomas,
St. James,
St. Philip,
St. Bartholomew,
St. Matthew,
St. Simon,
St. Thaddeus,
St. Matthias,
St. Barnabas,
St. Luke,
St. Mark,
All you holy apostles and evangelists,
All you holy disciples of our Lord,
All you holy innocents,
St. Stephen,
St. Lawrence,
St. Vincent,
SS. Fabian and Sebastian,
SS. John and Paul,
SS. Cosmas and Damian,
SS. Gervase and Protase,
All you holy Martyrs,
St. Sylvester,
St. Gregory,
St. Ambrose,
St. Augustine,
St. Jerome,
St. Martin,
St. Nicholas,
All you holy bishops and confessors,
All you holy doctors,
St. Anthony,
St. Benedict,
St. Bernard,
St. Dominic,
St. Francis,
All you holy priests and levites,
All you holy monks and hermits,
St. Mary Magdalen,
St. Agatha,
St. Lucy,
St. Agnes,
St. Cecilia,
St. Catherine,
St. Anastasia,
All you holy virgins and widows,
All you holy men and women, saints of God, intercede for us. 

Be merciful, spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.
From all evil, deliver us, O Lord. (repeat after each line)

From all sin,
From Thy wrath,
From a sudden and unprovided death,
From the deciets of the devil,
From anger, and hatred, and all ill-will,
From the spirit of fornication,
From lightning and tempest,
From the scourge of earthquakes,
From plague, famine and war,
From everlasting death,
By the mystery of Thy holy incarnation,
By Thy coming,
By Thy nativity,
By Thy baptism and holy fasting,
By Thy Cross and Passion,
By Thy Death and burial,
By Thy holy Resurrection,
By Thine admirable Ascension,
By the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete.
On the day of judgment. 

We sinners, we beseech Thee, hear us (repeat after each line)
That Thou wouldst spare us,
That Thou wouldst pardon us,
That Thou wouldst bring us to true penance,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to govern and preserve Thy Holy Church,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to preserve our Apostolic Prelate, and all ecclesiastical orders in holy religion,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to humble the enemies of holy Church,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant peace and unity to all Christian peoples,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to bring back to the unity of the Church all who have strayed away, and lead to the light of the Gospel all unbelievers,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to confirm and preserve us in Thy holy service,
That Thou wouldst lift up our minds to heavenly desires,
That Thou wouldst render eternal blessings to all our benefactors,
That Thou wouldst deliver our souls, and the souls of our brethren, relatives, and benefactors from eternal damnation,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give and preserve the fruits of the earth,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed,
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe graciously to hear us, Son of God, 


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

Our Father, etc. (inaudibly)

V. And lead us not into temptation
R. But deliver us from evil.

Weekly Prayer and Worship Layout

This is mostly for my own purposes, because I need to get this stuff organized. Click on each day to see each day’s prayers in their entirety.

Sunday:

  • Mass (I usually pray the Rosary upon arriving at the church)
  • Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
  • Memorare
  • Prayer to the Most Holy Trinity*
  • Prayer to the Guardian Angel
  • Prayer to Saint Sebastian**

Monday:

  • Prayer to the Holy Spirit*
  • Prayer to Saint Gabriel the Archangel
  • Prayer to the Guardian Angel
  • Prayer to Saint Sebastian**

Tuesday:

  • Prayer to All Angels and Saints*
  • Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory***
  • Prayer to the Guardian Angel
  • Prayer to Saint Sebastian**

Wednesday:

  • Prayer to Saint Joseph*
  • Prayer to Saint Raphael, Angel of Happy Meetings
  • Prayer to the Guardian Angel
  • Prayer to Saint Sebastian**

Thursday

  • Prayer of the Blessed Sacrament*
  • Prayer for the Intercession of Saint Joan d'Arc
  • Prayer to the Guardian Angel
  • Prayer to Saint Sebastian**

Friday

  • Prayer of the Holy Cross*
  • Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Saint Michael’s Chaplet
  • Prayer to the Guardian Angel 
  • Prayer to Saint Sebastian**

Saturday

  • Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary*
  • Hail Holy Queen
  • Prayer for a Holy Death
  • Prayer to the Guardian Angel
  • Prayer to Saint Sebastian**

*From the Pocket Book of Catholic Prayers (St. Joseph Edition)
**Modified for personal usage from the Litany of Saint Sebastian
***Combination of the Prayer of Saint Gertrude and the Heroic Act of Charity.

All daily devotions (except Sundays) are preceded by the Sign of the Cross, Our Father, the Nicene Creed, and Hail Mary, and proceeded by Glory Be and the Sign of the Cross.

Tag game: 10 songs, 10 mutuals ; I was tagged by my wife @maybeicanbesaved , thanks luv

Rules: put 10 songs on shuffle, tag 10 mutuals

1. Hozier – Better Love

2. Leonard Cohen – Dance Me To The End Of Love

3. Secondhand Serenade – Half Alive

4. Fallout Boy - Phoenix

5. David Bowie - Heroes

6. Litanie Des Saints – Dr. John

7. Stoned Sour – Through The Glass

8. Johnny Cash – You Are My Sunshine

9. Gary Jules – Mad World

10. The Cure – Tainted Love

I tag: @problemabouttheproblem @catie-cat-cosplay @honey-bulletproof @maevelin @xoxoalterlove @fireofdelmare @kenyshawol94 @generalptgt1999 @pathetic–but–aesthetic @sorta-phantastic

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#ThyCaptionBe: Sword vs Man vs Book

You captioned this detail. And we’re revealing the full story now.

Routine ear wax removal? Presidential predictions? Girl Power? It’s actually the story of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

Here’s the full story:

Watch where you put that sword!

St. Catherine of Alexandria was a learned and devout noble woman living during the time of the Roman persecution of Christians. After protesting the actions of the emperor Maxentius, she was imprisoned, strapped to a spiked wheel that miraculously broke, and eventually beheaded. This particular miniature comes from the Litany of the Saints in an early French book of hours. An essential component of a prayer book, the litany calls upon each saint to act as an intercessor for the reader.

#ThyCaptionBe is a celebration of modern interpretations of medieval aesthetics. You guess what the heck is going on, then we myth-bust.

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From The Vesperal, Containing the Offices of Vespers and Compline for Every Day in the Year according to the Use of the Roman Church with a Parallel English Translation, the Offices Proper to the Feasts which Are Kept Locally in English-Speaking Countries, and the Prayers for the Rite of Benediction compiled by the Benedictine Nuns of Stanbrook Abbey (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, Ltd., 1924)

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.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us.
Saint René Goupil, pray for us.
Saint Jean de Lalande, pray for us.
All ye holy North American Martyrs, pray for us.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.
Saint John Neumann, pray for us.
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, pray for us.
Saint Katharine Drexel, pray for us.
Saint Mother Théodore Guérin, pray for us.
Saint Damien de Veuster of Molokai, pray for us.
Saint Marianne Cope of Molokai, pray for us.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us.

Blessed Eduardo Farre, pray for us.
Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, pray for us.
Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores, pray for us.
Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, pray for us.
Blessed Junípero Serra, pray for us.
Blessed Lucas Tristany, pray for us.

Venerable Antonio of Jesus, pray for us.
Venerable Nelson Baker, pray for us.
Venerable Frederic Baraga, pray for us.
Venerable Solanus Casey, pray for us.
Venerable Cornelia Connelly, pray for us.
Venerable Henriette DeLille, pray for us.
Venerable Teresa Demjanovich, pray for us.
Venerable Maria Kaupas, pray for us.
Venerable Mary Theresa Dudzik, pray for us.
Venerable Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli, pray for us.
Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory, pray for us.
Venerable Michael McGivney, pray for us.
Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, pray for us.
Venerable Pierre Toussaint, pray for us.
Venerable Félix Varela, pray 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 injustice, deliver us O Lord.
From oppression, deliver us O Lord.
From hatred and intolerance, deliver us O Lord.
From anger and ill-will, deliver us O Lord.
From violence and bloodshed, deliver us O Lord.
From indifference to suffering, deliver us O Lord.
From the snares of the devil, 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 Thine institution of the most Blessed Sacrament, deliver us O Lord.
Through Thy Cross and Passion, deliver us O Lord.
Through Thy Death and Burial, deliver us O Lord.
Through Thy holy Resurrection, deliver us O Lord.
Through Thy glorious Ascension, deliver us O Lord.
Through the coming of the Holy Ghost, deliver us O Lord.
In the day of judgment, deliver us O Lord.
Be merciful, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst spare us, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst pardon us, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst bring us to true penance, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to govern and preserve Thy Holy Church, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to preserve our Apostolic Prelate and all orders of the Church in holy religion, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to humble the enemies of the Church, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give peace and unity to the whole Christian people, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to guide all those who serve us in civil government, we beseech Thee, hear us.

That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to protect all those who serve in our armed forces, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant eternal rest to all those who have died in defense of liberty, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give courage to those who stand for justice, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to confirm and preserve us in Thy holy service, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to bring back to the unity of the Church all those who have strayed away, and lead to the light of the Gospel all unbelievers, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst deliver our souls, and the souls of our brethren, relatives, and benefactors from eternal damnation, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to graciously hear us, we beseech Thee, hear 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.

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

Our Father… and lead us not into temptation.
But deliver us from evil.

Let us pray:
Defend us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, from all dangers of mind and body: and through the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, ever Virgin, mother of God, of Saint Joseph, of Thy holy apostles, Saints Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy loving-kindness grant us safety and peace; that, all adversities and errors being overcome, Thy Church may serve Thee in security and freedom.

—  Litany of American Saints
Litaniae Sancti Philippi Nerii Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.
Christe, audi nos.
Chiste, exaudi nos.
Pater de coelis Deus, miserere nobis.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus, miserere nobis.
Spiritus Sancte, Deus, miserere nobis.
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus, miserere nobis.

Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Dei Genitrix, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Virgo virginum, ora pro nobis.

Sancte Philippe, ora pro nobis.
Vas Spiritus Sancti, ora pro nobis.
Apostolus Romae, ora pro nobis.
Consiliarius Pontificis, ora pro nobis.
Vox fatidica, ora pro nobis.
Vir prisci temporis, ora pro nobis.
Sanctus amabilis, ora pro nobis.
Heros umbratilis, ora pro nobis.
Pater suavissimus, ora pro nobis.
Flos puritatis, ora pro nobis.
Martyr charitatis, ora pro nobis.
Cor flammigerum, ora pro nobis.
Discretor spirituum, ora pro nobis.
Gemma sacerdotum, ora pro nobis.
Vitae divinae speculum, ora pro nobis.
Specimen humilitatis, ora pro nobis.
Exemplar simplicitatis, ora pro nobis.
Lux sanctae laetitiae, ora pro nobis.
Imago pueritiae, ora pro nobis.
Forma senectutis, ora pro nobis.
Rector animarum, ora pro nobis.
Piscator fluctuantium, ora pro nobis.
Manuductor pupillorum, ora pro nobis.
Hospes Angelorum, ora pro nobis.

Qui castitatem adolescens coluisti, ora pro nobis.
Qui Romam divinitus petiisti, ora pro nobis.
Qui multos annos in catacumbis delituisti, ora pro nobis.
Qui ipsum Spiritum in cor recepisti, ora pro nobis.
Qui mirabiles ecstases sustinuisti, ora pro nobis.
Qui parvulis amanter serviisti, ora pro nobis.
Qui peregrinantium pedes lavasti, ora pro nobis.
Qui martyrium ardentissime sitiisti, ora pro nobis.
Qui Verbum Dei quotidianum distribuisti, ora pro nobis.
Qui tot corda ad Deum allexisti, ora pro nobis.
Qui sermones dulces cum Maria contulisti, ora pro nobis.
Qui emortuum ab inferis reduxisti, ora pro nobis.
Qui domos tuas in omni regione constituisti, ora pro nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, parce nobis, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, exaudi nos, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

V. Ora pro nobis, Sancte Philippe.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Oremus. Deus, qui Beatum Philippum Confessorem tuum Sanctorum tuorum gloria sublimasti; concede propitius, ut cujus commemoratione laetamur, ejus virtutum proficiamus exemplo. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. R. Amen.

Illo nos igne Spiritus Sanctus inflammet (+) quo Sancti Philippi cor mirabiliter penetravit. Litany of St. Philip Neri 
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, 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 Spirit, 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.

Saint Philip, pray for us.
Vessel of the Holy Spirit, pray for us.
Child of Mary, pray for us.
Apostle of Rome, pray for us.
Counselor of Popes, pray for us.
Voice of Prophecy, pray for us.
Man of Primitive Times, pray for us.
Winning Saint, pray for us.
Hidden Hero, pray for us.
Sweetest of Fathers, pray for us.
Martyr of Charity, pray for us.
Heart of Fire, pray for us.
Discerner of Spirits, pray for us.
Choicest of Priests, pray for us.
Mirror of the Divine Life, pray for us.
Pattern of humility, pray for us.
Example of Simplicity, pray for us.
Light of Holy Joy, pray for us.
Image of Childhood, pray for us.
Picture of Old Age, pray for us.
Director of Souls, pray for us.
Gentle Guide of Youth, pray for us.
Patron of thine Own, pray for us.
Thou who observed chastity in thy youth, pray for us.

Who sought Rome by Divine guidance, pray for us.
Who hid so long in the catacombs, pray for us.
Who received the Holy Spirit into thy heart, pray for us.
Who experienced such wonderful ecstasies, pray for us.
Who so lovingly served the little ones, pray for us.
Who washed the feet of pilgrims, pray for us.
Who ardently thirsted after martyrdom, pray for us.
Who distributed the daily word of God, pray for us.
Who turned so many hearts to God, pray for us.
Who conversed so sweetly with Mary, pray for us.
Who raised the dead, pray for us.
Who set up thy houses in all lands, 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. Remember thy congregation.
R. Which thou hast possessed from the beginning.

Let Us Pray. O God, Who hast exalted blessed Philip, Thy confessor, in the glory of Thy Saints, grant that, as we rejoice in his commemoration, so may we profit by the example of his virtues, through Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.

May the Holy Ghost burn us with the fire (+) that admirably penetrated Saint Philip’s heart.
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