Lamb of God, who takest away

Let us pray. the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.

0 most gracious and most Lamb of God, who takest away merciful God, look with comthe sins of the world,

passion on the frailty of our Graciously hear us, O Lord. mortal nature, and sustain our Lamb of God, who takest away endeavours by thy grace, that,

the sins of the world, through thy boundless mercy, Have mercy on us.

we may obtain the pardon of Christ hear us.

all our sins, persevere conChrist graciously hear us. stantly in thy service, and in

Ý. O Lord, hear our prayer. the end attain unto everlasting

R. And let our cry come life. Through Jesus Christ unto thee.

our Lord, &c. Amen.

Litany' of Intercession for England.

Remember not, O Lord, our gels, who alone destroyoffences, nor those of our pa- est all heresies, rents; neither take thou ven- Holy Mary, Virgin of virgeance of our sins.

gins,* whose eminent Lord have mercy.

sanctity our Lord hath Lord have mercy.

honoured with so many Christ have mercy.

miracles, Christ have mercy.

St. Michael,* prince of the o Lord have mercy.

Church, Lord have mercy.

St. Gabriel,* glorious mesJesus, receive our prayers.

senger of our Saviour's a Lord Jesus, receive our petic Incarnation, tions.

St. Raphael,* faithfulguide God the Father, Creator of of those who have lost the world,

their way, God the Son, Redeemer of Holy Angel, to whose mankind,

pious custody this proGod the Holy Ghost, Per- vince is committed, fecter of the elect,

All ye holy Angels and Sacred Trinity, three Per- © blessed Spirits of heasons and one God,

ven,* who celebrate with Holy Mary, Mother of God, f joy the conversion of Pray for England.

sinners, Holy Mary, Queen of An- St. John Baptist,* precur

Pray for England.

I Commonly used on a Thursday.

* This Litany may be abridged by terminating each invocation at the asterisk.


Pray for England.

sor of the Messias, and
great example of pen-

All ye holy Patriarchs and

Prophets,* friends of
God, and advancers of

his truth,
St. Peter,* prince of the

Apostles, and supreme

pastor of Christ's sheep, St. Paul.* doctor of the Gentiles, who, of a persecutor, becamest a

preacher, St. Andrew,* first disciple

of Christ, and constant

lover of the cross,
All ye holy Apostles and

Evangelists,* chief plan-
ters of the Christian
faith, and zealous main-

tainers of Catholic unity, la St. George, our principală

patron, St. Alban, our first martyr, o St. Thomas of Canterbury,

who, as a faithful shep-
herd, laidst down thy life

in defence of the Church, All y e holy Martyrs of this nation,* who voluntarily lost your lives here to find them in a joyful eter

St. Gregory, most vigilant

Bishop of the Universal
Church,* whose pious
zeal sent missioners from
Rome for the conversion

of our ancestors,
St. Augustin, Apostle of

this nation,* by whom
our forefathers were re-
claimed from paganism

and infidelity,
St. Bede, most venerable

Confessor,* by whose religious life and learned writings the Catholic

faith was eminently pro

pagated amongst us, All ye holy Bishops and

Confessors, by whose wisdom and sanctity this island was once a flou

rishing seminary of reSt. Helen, most holy queen,*

and mother of the first

Christian emperor, St. Ursula, most blessed martyr,* who diedst in the glorious defence of

faith and chastity, St. Winefride, most admir

able virgin,* even in this to unbelieving generation

still miraculous, All ye holy Saints of this Ž pation,* who, amidst the innumerable joys of heaven, still retain a particular charity for the sal

vation of your country, All ye holy Saints of all

places, * who, though divided here in several regions, were united in the same faith, and now en

joy one common felicity, Be merciful, Spare us, O Lord. Be merciful. Graciously hear us, O Lord. From the dangers most

justly threatening our

sins, From the spirit of pride, re_bellion, and apostacy, From the spirit of hypo

crisy, profaneness, and z sacrilege, From the presumption of

private opinion, and contempt of the authority of O thy Church, From schism, heresy, and

all blindness of heart,

Deliver England, O Lord.

We beseech thee, hear

rom gluttony, drunken-
ness, and the false liberty

of an undisciplined life,
Deliver England, O Lord.
We sinners,
Peseech thee, hear us.
Chat it may please thee to

hasten the conversion of this our miserable country, and reunite it to the ancient faith and communion of thy Church, Chat it may please thee par

ticularly to have mercy
on our relations, friends,
and benefactors, and open
their eyes to see the beau-
ty of thy truth, and em-
brace it,
Chat it may please thee to

comfort and strengthen
thy servants, who suffer

for the Catholic faith, Chat it may please thee not

to permit the weakest of o us, by any temptation whatsoever, to fall away

from thee and thy truth, Chat it may please thee to s

assist with thy special
grace those good pastors
who venture their lives

for their f
Chat it may please thee

daily to augment in them
the fire of thy love and

the zeal of gaining souls, That it may please thee to

preserve the Catholics of
this land from all sin and

all schismatics with thy

powerful grace, That it may please thee to shew them the danger of their state, and the great importance of eternal sal- z

vation, That it may please thee mer

cifully to look down from heaven on the tears of the afflicted, and the blood of so many mar- § tyrs, who have spent their lives, and suffered death

to convert us to thee, 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.

Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, whose judgments are righteous and counsels unsearchable; who visitest the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation, and yet at length rememberest mercy; forgive, we beseech thee, the sins of our forefathers, and turn away thy wrath from their posterity: deliver the ignorant from being seduced by false teachers, and the learned from being abused by their passions, and the whole nation from the spirit of contradiction, licentiousness, and discord; that instead of so many divisions and changes in reli


That it may please thee so to adorn their lives with solid piety, that others, seeing their good works, may glorify thee our hea

venly Father, That it may please thee to

enlighten the hearts of

gion, under which they labour, to be sought but in the comthey may be again restored to munion of thy Church, nor that unity of mind, steadiness possible to be found but by the of faith, and tranquillity of conduct of thy grace. Through conscience, which is no where our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Miserere nobis.

Have mercy, ge.

Litany of our Lady of Sorrows. Kyrie eleison.

Lord have mercy. Christe eleison,

Christ have mercy. Kyrie eleison.

Lord have mercy, Christe audi nos.

Christ hear us. Christe exaudi nos,

Christ graciously hear us. Pater de cælis Deus,

God the Father of heaven, Fili Redemptor mundi God the Son, Redeemer of Deus,

the world,
Spiritus Sancte Deus, God the Holy Ghost,
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus, Holy Trinity, one God,
Sancta Maria,

Holy Mary,
Sancta Dei Genitrix,

Holy Mother of God, Sancta Virgo virginum, Holy Virgin of virgins, Mater crucifixa,

Mother crucified, Mater dolorosa,

Mother sorrowful, Mater lacrymosa,

Mother tearful, Mater afflicta,

Mother afflicted, Mater derelicta,

Mother forsaken, Mater desolata,

Mother desolate, Mater filio orbata,

Mother bereft of thy child, Mater gladio transverber Mother transfixed with the ata,

sword, Mater ærumnis confecta, Mother consumed with Mater angustiis repleta, Mother filled with anguish, Mater cruci corde affixa, Mother crucified in heart, Mater mæstissima,

a Mother most sad, Fons lacrymarum,

Fountain of tears, Cumulus passionum,

Mass of suffering, Speculum patientiæ,

Mirror of patience, Rupes constantiæ,

Rock of constancy, Ancora confidentiæ,

Anchor of confidence, Refugium derelictorum, Refuge of the forsaken, Clypeus oppressorum,

Shield of the oppressed, Debellatrix incredulorum, Subduer of the unbelieving,


pro nobis.

Pray for us.

! This Litany was written by Pius VII. in his captivity, who granted a plenary indulgence to all who recite it with a contrite heart on Fridays.

Ora pro

Pray for us.


Solatium miserorum,

Comfort of the wretched, Medicina languentium, Medicine of the sick, Fortitudo debilium,

Strength of the weak, Portus naufragantium, Harbour of the wrecked, Sedatio procellarum,

Allayer of tempests, Recursus morentum,

Resource of mourners, Terror insidiantium,

Terror of the treacherous, Thesaurus fidelium,

Treasure of the faithful, Oculus Prophetarum,

Eye of Prophets, Baculus Apostolorum,

Staff of Apostles, Corona Martyrum,

Crown of Martyrs, Lumen Confessorum, * Light of Confessors, Margarita Virginum,

Pearl of Virgins, Consolatio Viduarum,

Consolation of Widows, Lætitia Sanctorum omnium, Joy of all Saints, Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata Lamb of God, who takest away mundi,

the sins of the world, Parce nobis, Jesu.

Spare us, O Jesus. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata Lamb of God, who takest away mundi,

'the sins of the world, Eraudi nos, Jesu.

Graciously hear us, O Jesus. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata Lamb of God, who takest away mundi,

the sins of the world, Miserere nobis, Jesu.

Have mercy on us, o Jesus. Respice super nos, libera nos, salva Look down upon us, deliver us

nos ab omnibus angustiis in vir- from all trouble in the power of tute Jesu Christi. Amen.

Jesus Christ. Amen. Scribe, Domina, vulnera tua in Imprint, O Lady, thy wounds

corde meo, ut in eis legam dolo- upon my heart, that I may read rem et amorem : dolorem, ad therein sorrow and love: sorrow, sustinendum per te omnem do- to endure every sorrow for thee; lorem; amorem, ad contemnen- love, to despise every love for dum pro te omnem amorem.

thee. Credo. Salve regina. Three Ave Marias, in honour of the most

holy heart of Mary.

The Golden Litany.
Lord have mercy on us. with the Father and the
Christ have mercy on us ; and Son,

grant us strength of soul, O Lord God, by thine in-
inward and outward, that create and undivided Tri-
we may serve thee to the nity,

pleasure of thy will. By thy godly being, O Lord God, Father of By thy godly nature,

heaven, by thy heawenly By thine intipite beauty, virtue,

By thyself, and all goodO Son of God, Redeemer n ess that thou beholdest of the world,

out in thyself, O Holy Ghost, one God, By the creation of heaven

Have mercy on us.

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