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Catholic Prayer: Litany of Saint Gerard Majella

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This litany, from the Manual C.SS.R. and the Purgatorian Manual, included in our collection by permission of the Very Rev. William T. McCarty, C.SS.R., Provincial. The pre-canonization version of this litany is in Our Favorite Devotions.

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, Pray for us. Mother of Perpetual Help, Pray for us. Saint Joseph, foster-father of Christ, Pray for us. Saint Alphonsus, founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, Pray for us. Saint Gerard Majella, Pray for us. St. Gerard, enriched with extraordinary graces from early youth, Pray for us. St. Gerard, perfect model of a faithful servant, Pray for us. St. Gerard, bright pattern of the working classes, Pray for us. St. Gerard, great lover of prayer and work, Pray for us. St. Gerard, seraph of love toward the Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us. St. Gerard, living image of the crucified Saviour, Pray for us. St. Gerard, zealous client of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Pray for us. St. Gerard, bright mirror of innocence and penance, Pray for us. St. Gerard, admirable model of heroic obedience, Pray for us. St. Gerard, silent victim of ignominious calumny, Pray for us. St. Gerard, great before God by thy deep humility, Pray for us. St. Gerard, truly wise by thy childlike simplicity, Pray for us. St. Gerard, supernaturally enlightened in divine mysteries, Pray for us. St. Gerard, solely desirous of pleasing God, Pray for us. St. Gerard, zealous promoter of the conversion of sinners, Pray for us. St. Gerard, wise counselor in the choice of vocation, Pray for us. St. Gerard, enlightened guide in the direction of souls, Pray for us. St. Gerard, loving friend of the poor and afflicted, Pray for us. St. Gerard, safe refuge in sickness and sorrow, Pray for us. St. Gerard, wonderful protector of unbaptized children, Pray for us. St. Gerard, compassionate intercessor in every necessity, Pray for us. St. Gerard, honor and glory of the Redemptorist Order, 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. Pray for us, Saint Gerard! R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. O God, Who wast pleased to draw to Thyself the blessed Gerard from his youth, and to render him conformable to the image of Thy crucified Son: grant, we beseech Thee, that following his example we may be transformed into the selfsame image. Through the same 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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