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Catholic Prayer: Litany of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

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This approved litany for private use is found among other places in an old manual of devotions, Ave Maria, Winderberg, New York, no date. The alternative oration above, collect for Nov. 19, is the translation as given in the Saint Andrew Daily Missal, p. 972.

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, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of Mercy, Pray for us. Holy Elizabeth, mother of the poor, Pray for us. Saint Elizabeth, who didst fear God from thy heart, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, most fervent in devotion, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, devout and beloved disciple of Jesus, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, imitator of blessed Francis, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, of noblest faith and birth, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, devoted to all pious offices, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, whose nights were spent in prayer and contemplation, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, who wast consoled with heavenly visions, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, beloved of God and man, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, full of contempt of this world, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, example of poverty, chastity and obedience, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, solace of thy husband, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, mirror of widows, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, holocaust of penance and humility, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, admirable preacher of meekness, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, despiser of the luxuries of the regal house, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, lover of the Cross of Christ, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, light of all pious women, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, nourisher of the orphans, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, always intent on works of mercy, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, consoler of all sorrows, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, teacher of the poor, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, seeker of contumely and affronts, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, distributor of thy riches to thy poor neighbors, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, patient in adverstity, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth maker of vestments for the poor, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, hospitable receiver of pilgrims and the sick, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, succor of the needy, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, formidable to demons, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, example of all spiritual perfection, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, repressor of all vain and dissolute conversation, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, cheered by angelic choirs in thy last agony, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, miraculous in life, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, helper of our devotions, Pray for us. St. Elizabeth, our sweetest patron, 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, O Lord!

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

Pray for us, blessed Elizabeth: R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. Enlighten, O God of compassion, the hearts of Thy faithful servants, and through the glorious prayers of blessed Elizabeth, make us to despise the pleasing things of this world, and ever to delight in the consolations of heaven. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen. (Or this):

O God of tender mercies, pour forth Thy light over the hearts of Thy faithful people: and graciously listening to the glorious prayers of blessed Elizabeth, make us to think little of worldly prosperity and to be ever gladdened by heavenly consolation. Through our Lord, etc. R. Amen.

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