Litanies to St. Rita

Litany 1 – Litany of St. Rita of Cascia (Print)

(This litany was approved for private devotion and is from a booklet issued by the Benedictine Nuns at Clyde, MO. At the end is a prayer from The Holy Ghost Prayer book and finally, a prayer to St. Rita which Pope Pius XI richly indulgenced in 1936.)

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 Almighty, Have mercy on us,

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Who hast said: Ask, and you shall receive; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. R. Have mercy on us,

God the Holy Ghost, Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel and Knowledge, R. Have mercy on us,

Holy Trinity, one God, infinite in power, R. Have mercy on us,

Holy Mary, who dost never refuse a petition, Pray for us.

Immaculate Virgin. Queen of Heaven and earth, Pray for us.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Pray for us.

Holy Angels, spirits of humility Pray for us.

Holy Principalities, protectors of religious communities, Pray for us.

Holy Virtues, angels of fortitude, Pray for us.

Holy Cherubim, angels of light, Pray for us.

Saint Rita, advocate of the impossible, Pray for us.

St. Rita, consecrated to God, Pray for us.

St. Rita, lover of Jesus Crucified, Pray for us.

St. Rita, bride of the suffering Saviour, Pray for us.

St. Rita, filled with compassion for the sufferings of Christ, Pray for us.

St. Rita, crowned by an angel with a crown of thorns, Pray for us.

St. Rita, who didst bear the wound of this mysterious crown on thy forehead, Pray for us.

St. Rita, who didst firmly trust in the loving mercy of Jesus, Pray for us.

St. Rita, who didst importune the dying Saviour with ardent supplications, Pray for us.

St. Rita, who didst never doubt a gracious answer to thy prayer, Pray for us.

That we may renounce all self-love, Pray for us, St. Rita.

That we may confidently trust in the promises of Jesus, Pray for us, St. Rita.

That the enemies of our salvation may be put to confusion, Pray for us, St. Rita.

That we may ever perfectly fulfill the will of God, Pray for us, St. Rita.

That our inclinations to evil may be destroyed, Pray for us, St. Rita.

That the Faith in all its purity may be spread over our land, Pray for us, St. Rita.

That a holy zeal may fill our hearts, Pray for us, St. Rita.

That we may infuse a holy love for chastity into all who come in contact with us, Pray for us, St. Rita.

That in all our actions and omissions we may endeavor to promote a tender charity, Pray for us, St. Rita.

That we may be delivered from all avarice, vainglory and rash judgment, Pray for us, St. Rita.

That great saints may rise in our land who will edify the people and dispel the darkness of unbelief, Pray for us, St. Rita.

That we may he delivered from all interior enemies, Pray for us, St. Rita.

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 Rita,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O God, Who in Thy. infinite tenderness dust deign to hearken to the prayer of St. Rita, and to grant to her supplication that which seems impossible to human foresight, skill and efforts, in reward for her compassionate love and firm reliance upon Thy promises: have pity upon our adversity and succor us in our calamities, that the unbeliever may know that Thou art the recompenser of the humble, the defense of the helpless and the strength of those who trust in Thee. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

O God, Who to St. Rita didst vouchsafe the great grace in very truth to love her enemies, and both in her heart and on her brow to bear the stigmata of Thy Passion: have regard, we beseech Thee, to her merits and her prayers; and grant that we may, in such wise, show mercy to our enemies, and so meditate on the pains of Thy Passion as to make our own, the blessedness promised to them that are meek and to them that mourn. Who livest and reignest world without end.

R. Amen.

O glorious Saint Rita, who didst miraculously participate in the sorrowful Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ: obtain for me the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. R. Amen.

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

(taken from www.catholicculture.org)

Litany 2 – Litany in Honor of St. Rita (Print)

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.

Immaculate Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Holy Mary, Mother of purest love,
pray for us.

Holy Mary, pierced with a sword of grief,
pray for us.

Holy Mary, comforter of the afflicted,
pray for us.

Holy Mary, Queen of all saints,
pray for us.

Holy Mary, Protectress of St. Rita,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, our advocate and protectress,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, predestined by the Lord,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, gift of Heaven,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, foretold by an angel,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, remarkable in childhood,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, enamored of solitude,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, example of obedience,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, united to the Divine will,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, of untiring patience,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, model of gentleness,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, type of the Christian mother,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, mirror of Christian spouses,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, miracle of fortitude,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, heroic in sacrifice,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, generous in forgiving,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, tender benefactress of thine enemies,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, martyr in penitence,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, abased through humility,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, embracing voluntary poverty,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, exemplary as a widow,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, beloved of Jesus,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, permitted to converse with thy Divine Spouse,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, prompt at the Divine call,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, mirror of conventual life,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, mystical rose of every virtue,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, sweet honey of the comb,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, bouquet of fragrant myrrh,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, wedded to the Passion of Christ,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, pierced with a thorn,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, deep sea of contrition,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, in ecstasies before the Blessed Sacrament,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, consumed with Divine love,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, bidden to the Bridegroom’s throne,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, received in Heaven with joy,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, arrayed in unspeakable glory,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, incorrupt in thy chaste body,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, Advocate of the Impossible,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, Advocate of Desperate Cases,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, light of Holy Church,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, cure for the unfaithful,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, balm for every sorrow,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, balsam for every ill,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, persevering in prayer,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, confident in thy prayer,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, who can obtain everything from thy dying Jesus,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, who knows the way to His Sacred Heart,
pray for us.

O Saint Rita, our powerful 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,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

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

Thou hast signed Thy servant Rita
With the signs of Thy Love and Passion.

Pray for us, Saint Rita,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

O God, who in Thine infinite tenderness
hast vouchsafed to regard the prayer
of thy servant Blessed Rita
and dost grant to her supplication
that which is impossible to human forethought,
skill and efforts,
in reward of her compassionate love
and firm reliance upon Thy promises,
have pity upon our adversity
and succor us in our calamities,
that the unbeliever may know
that Thou art the recompense of the humble,
the defense of the helpless,
and the strength of those who trust in Thee,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(taken from www.stritahs.com – send them your prayer intentions)

 

Leave a Reply