Litany of St. Dominic

Today we begin our novena leading up to the feast of our Holy Father St. Dominic, celebrated on August 8th.  This year we are using a devotional Litany to St. Dominic, below.  We invite you to join your prayers to ours, for all Dominicans, and for Our Lord to raise up many men and women in the spirit of St. Dominic burning with zeal for the salvation of souls.


The Litany of St. Dominic

For private use only.

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 Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Holy Mother of God and our Immaculate Mother, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of Virgins, etc.
Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
Our Glorious Father, Saint Dominic,
Follower of Jesus Christ,
Eminently endowed with the virtues of His Sacred Heart,
Adorer of the Blessed Sacrament,
Singularly devoted to our Blessed Lady,
Promulgator of the Holy Rosary,
Splendor of the Priesthood,
Founder of the Dominican Order,
Rose of patience and Ivory of Chastity,
Doctor of Truth,
Most ardent for the salvation of souls,
Most desirous of martyrdom,
Poor in the midst of riches,
Rule of abstinence,
Salt of the earth,
Shining in the choir of virgins,
Saint Dominic, most humble and obedient,
Saint Dominic, most chaste and charitable,
That at the hour of death we may be received into Heaven with you,

Be merciful unto us, O Lord, and graciously hear us.
From all sin and evil, Deliver us, O Lord.
From the snares of the devil, etc.
From eternal death,
By the merits of our Holy Father, Saint Dominic,
By his ardent love and zeal,
By his extraordinary labors and penances,
By his voluntary poverty and perfect obedience,
By his perpetual chastity and profound humility,
By his rare constancy and all his virtues,

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, O holy father, Saint Dominic,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray.

O Almighty God, we are oppressed by the weight of our sins; help us, that we may be delivered from them ,through the merits of Thy Holy Confessor, St. Dominic, our Father and Patron. Amen.