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Catholic Prayer: Litany of Saint Aloysius

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This litany comes from an old prayer book long out of print; the concluding prayer as give here is from the recent and admirable Saint Andrew Daily Missal.

Prayer:

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, the Sanctifier, 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 Aloysius Gonzaga, Pray for us. Beloved child of Christ, Pray for us. Delight of the Blessed Virgin, Pray for us. Most chaste youth, Pray for us. Angelic youth, Pray for us. Most humble youth, Pray for us. Model of young students, Pray for us. Despiser of riches, Pray for us. Enemy of vanities, Pray for us. Scorner of honors, Pray for us. Honor of princes, Pray for us. Jewel of the nobility, Pray for us. Flower of innocence, Pray for us. Ornament of a religious state, Pray for us. Mirror of mortification, Pray for us. Mirror of perfect obedience, Pray for us. Lover of evangelical poverty, Pray for us. Most affectionately devout, Pray for us. Most zealous observer of rules, Pray for us. Desirous of the salvation of souls, Pray for us. Perpetual adorer of the Holy Eucharist, Pray for us. Particular client of Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

Be merciful: Spare us, O Lord. Be merciful: Hear us, O Lord.

From the concupiscence of the eyes: O Lord, deliver us. From the concupiscence of the flesh: O Lord, deliver us. From the pride of life: O Lord, deliver us. Through the merits and intercessions of St. Aloysius: O Lord, deliver us. Through his angelic purity: O Lord, deliver us. Through his sanctity and glory: O Lord, deliver 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. R. Christ, graciously hear us. V. Pray for us, Saint Aloysius: R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. O God, Who, in distributing Thy heavenly gifts, didst in the angelic youth Aloysius, unite wonderful innocence of life with an equal spirit of penance: grant through his merits and prayers that we, who have not followed him in his innocence, may imitate him in his penance. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. R. Amen.

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