Litany of the Saints

A solemn series of invocations in which are repeated the names of the canonized saints of the Church. The litany begins with the usual invocation of the Persons of the Blessed Trinity and the Blessed Virgin. Then come in order the invocation of the angels, apostles, patriarchs, martyrs, pontiffs, confessors, and virgins as well as the prayers of the Church for preservation from the evils of the world and of life, followed by the petitions for the preservation of the faith and the Church. There are at least three forms of the Litany of the Saints which are used at liturgical functions; the longer one, on the Rogation days; a somewhat shorter form on the Ember days and on Holy Saturday; and a still shorter form for the Litany of the Dying, or Litany for the Departing. This last, which appears in the Roman Ritual in its full form, scarcely fills a page. It is used at the approaching death of the Christian, and resignation to the Holy Will of God is the tenor of the prayers and ceremonies preceding and following it. In this litany are added the names of the Hospitallers Saint Camillus of Lellis and Saint John of God, patrons of the dying.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God.
   Pray for us.
Saint Michael,
   Pray for us.
Holy angels of God,
   Pray for us.
Saint Joseph,
   Pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist,
   Pray for us.
Saint Peter and Saint Paul,
   Pray for us.
Saint Andrew,
   Pray for us.
Saint John,
   Pray for us.
Saint Mary Magdalene,
   Pray for us.
Saint Stephen,
   Pray for us.
Saint Ignatius,
   Pray for us.
Saint Lawrence,
   Pray for us.
Saint Perpetua and Saint Felicity,
   Pray for us.
Saint Agnes,
   Pray for us.
Saint Gregory,
   Pray for us.
Saint Augustine,
   Pray for us.
Saint Athanasius,
   Pray for us.
Saint Basil,
   Pray for us.
Saint Martin,
   Pray for us.
Saint Benedict,
   Pray for us.
Saint Francis and Saint Dominic,
   Pray for us.
Saint Francis Xavier,
   Pray for us.
Saint John Vianney,
   Pray for us.
Saint Catherine,
   Pray for us.
Saint Theresa,
   Pray for us.
All you saints of God,
   Pray for us.

Lord, be merciful,
   Lord, save us.
From all harm,
   Lord, save us.
From every sin,
   Lord, save us.
From all temptations,
   Lord, save us.
From everlasting death,
   Lord, save us.
By Your coming among us,
   Lord, save us.
By Your death and rising to new life,
   Lord, save us.
By Your gift of the Holy Spirit,
   Lord, save us.

Be merciful to us sinners,
   Lord, hear our prayer.
Guide and protect Your Holy Church,
   Lord, hear our prayer.
Keep our Pope and all the clergy in faithful service to Your Church.
   Lord, hear our prayer.
Bring all people together in trust and peace.
   Lord, hear our prayer.
Strengthen us in Your service.
   Lord, hear our prayer.

Amen.