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Catholic Prayer: Litany of St. Angela Merici

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This litany sent by Rev. Mother M. Barbara, O.S.U., Superior at Springfield, Illinois. Nearly similar litany, sent from Milwaukee, bears imprimatur of Bp. Fallon of London, Ont. Line, "St Angela, who at thirteen," etc. is inserted. Read Sant' Angela of the Ursulines, by Mother Francis d'Assisi (Bruce, 1934).

Prayer:

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

Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, and faithful Guardian of our Mother Saint Angela, Pray for us.

Saint Angela Merici, Pray for us.

St. Angela, favored with the choicest gifts of God from thy infancy, Pray for us.

St. Angela, who didst give thyself to the practice of all the virtues from thy tenderest years, Pray for us.

St. Angela, who didst always preserve a spotless purity, Pray for us.

St. Angela, who by thy love for holy purity, didst merit to receive thy name, Pray for us.

St. Angela, who from childhood found thy delight in solitude, Pray for us.

St. Angela, who led an angelic life in the house of thy parents, Pray for us.

St. Angela, who didst daily hear on thy body the mortification of Jesus, Pray for us.

St. Angela, whose gift it was to reconcile the bitterest enemies, Pray for us.

(St. Angela, who at thirteen become a Tertiary of St. Francis and ever remained faithful,) Pray for us.

St. Angela, gifted with the graces of prayer and contemplation, Pray for us.

St. Angela, who visited the Holy Land, and there followed the bloody footprints of Jesus, Pray for us.

St. Angela, who triumphed over the illusions of the devil, Pray for us.

St. Angela, who wast not afflicted at the loss of thy sight in visiting the holy places, Pray for us.

St. Angela, whose sight was miraculously restored in the Island of Candia, Pray for us.

St. Angela, whom the love of. God had wounded and whom this same love cured, Pray for us.

St. Angela, model of perfect self-denial and true humility, Pray for us.

St. Angela, who, like Jacob, wast permitted to see the mysterious ladder, Pray for us.

St. Angela, chosen by God to be the mother of many holy virgins, Pray for us.

St. Angela, Foundress of the illustrious Order of the Ursulines, Pray for us.

St. Angela, to whom God promised that this Order should always subsist, Pray for us.

St. Angela, who, filled with joy, didst give up thy soul in the embrace of the Lord, Pray for us.

St. Angela, whose body remained incorruptible after death, Pray for us.

St. Angela, Patroness of Christian mothers, Pray for us.

St. Angela, Protectress of young girls, Pray for us.

St. Angela, our Mother and Advocate, 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:
Hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Have mercy on us.

V. Pray for us, O glorious Mother Saint Angela:
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. O God, Who by means of our blessed Mother Saint Angela didst cause a new Order of holy virgins to flourish in Thy Church: grant, through her intercession, that we may imitate her angelic virtues, and, forsaking all earthly things, may be found worthy of eternal bliss. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
R. Amen.

Prayer Source: Kyrie Eleison — Two Hundred Litanies by Benjamin Francis Musser O.F.M., The Magnificat Press, 1944
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