Litany of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,   pray for us.
Holy Mary, Virgin of virgins, etc.
Holy Mary, Mother of Christ,
Holy Mary, Mother of beautiful love,
Holy Mary, Mother of mercy,
Holy Mary, dwelling-place of God,
Holy Mary, seat of wisdom,
Holy Mary, temple of the Holy Ghost,
Holy Mary, sun never setting,
Holy Mary, moon never waning,
Holy Mary, morning-star,
Holy Mary, tabernacle of God among men,
Holy Mary, lily among thorns,
Holy Mary, gate of Heaven,
Holy Mary, flawless mirror,
Holy Mary, garden enclosed,
Holy Mary, fountain of living waters,
Holy Mary, promised to the Patriarchs,
Holy Mary, foretold by the Prophets,
Holy Mary, envisioned by the upright,
Holy Mary, consolation of Adam through the crushing of the
    infernal serpent's head,
Holy Mary, symbolized by the appearance of the cloud to the   
    Prophet Elias on Mount Carmel,
Holy Mary, spouse of the upright Joseph,
Holy Mary, unique glory of the Order of Carmel,
Holy Mary, who hast bestowed the peerless garment,
    the holy Scapular, upon St. Simon Stock,
Holy Mary, everlasting strength and mercy because of thy   
    efficacious intercession,
(Holy Mary, who dost succor with motherly affection thy
    children who observe the rules of thy confraternity,)
Holy Mary, unequaled Sister of those who daily honor thee in
    the Order of Carmel with praise and prayer,
(Holy Mary, protectress of all who serve thee worthily in
    this confraternity,)
(Holy Mary, helper unto sanctity of those who wear thy
    garment piously,)
(Holy Mary, advocate of the members of the confraternity,
    who esteem thy holy scapular,)
(Holy Mary, consolation of those who die clothed in thy holy scapular,)
(Holy Mary, speedy redemptrix from the pains of Purgatory for  
    all who have property served thee in this confraternity,)
Holy Mary, health of the sick,
Holy Mary, refuge of sinners,
Holy Mary, help of Christians,
Holy Mary, ornament of Carmel,
Holy Mary, fruitful Mother of the Order of Carmel,
Holy Mary, friend of those who live according to the
    evangelical counsels,
Holy Mary, Queen of those who observe the teachings of the Apostles,
Holy Mary, Queen of Angels,
Holy Mary, Patroness and hope of all Carmelites,

V.    Have mercy on us, O Blessed Lady.
R.    Have mercy on us, O Holy Mother.

Through thy powerful intercession,
    Deliver us, O Holy Mother of God.
From all evil,
    Deliver us, O Holy Mother of God.  
From all sin, etc.
From pestilence, war and famine,
From a sudden and unforeseen death,
From everlasting death,

Holy Mary, through thine Immaculate Conception,
    Protect us, O Holy Mother of God.
Holy Mary, through thy joyful birth,
    Protect us, O Holy Mother of God.
Holy Mary, through thy seven joys, etc.  
Holy Mary, through thine observance of the evangelical counsels,
Holy Mary, through thy practice of the ten virtues prescribed
    in the Gospel,
Holy Mary, through the Annunciation by the Archangel
    Gabriel at Nazareth,
Holy Mary, through the birth of thine only-begotten Son,
    Jesus Christ, our Lord,
Holy Mary, through the adoration by the three Magi from the East,
Holy Mary, through the glorious Resurrection of thy Son,
    our Divine Saviour,
Holy Mary, through His splendid Ascension into Heaven,
Holy Mary, through the Descent of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter,
Holy Mary, through thy wondrous Assumption into Heaven,
Holy Mary, through thy sublime Coronation by the Most Holy Trinity,
(Holy Mary, through thine unspeakable love and tenderness for
    those who wear the holy scapular in thy confraternity,)

We sinners
Beseech thee to hear us.

That thou guide and protect the Order and Confraternity of  
    Carmel, dedicated to thy special devotion,
    we beseech thee, hear us.
That thou preserve and assist all here present and the entire   
    Christian people,
    we beseech thee, hear us.  
That thou promote and protect all devotion to the service of   
    God and thyself, etc.
That through thy holy intercession and particular assistance
    thou ward off eternal damnation from our souls (and the
    souls of our fellow members and benefactors),
That thou come to the speedy assistance in Purgatory of all   
    deceased members of the Christian Faith (and of our   
    confraternity) and obtain for them eternal rest,
That thou preserve and assist us,
That thou hearken to our petitions,
Chosen Bride of God,
Mother and Daughter of the everlasting King, Virgin of Carmel,
    our Mother, Sister, and Queen,

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.
O mighty advocate in vicissitudes and anxieties,
    Come to our aid.

V.  Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

    Almighty and eternal God, Who hast honored the Order of Mount Carmel with the glorious title of the most renowned Virgin and Mother of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, we pray Thee that through her intercession we may be spared all misfortune of soul and body, and may attain to everlasting bliss, Who livest and reignest with the same Christ Our Lord and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.  R. Amen.


The invocations in parentheses are particularly intended for use by Carmelites, Carmelite Tertiaries, and members of the Confraternity of the Scapular.