Litany of Our Lady of Consolation, Saint Augustine and Saint Monica, commonly called the "Litany of the Three Patrons"

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.

Mary, our Mother and the Mother of Jesus, Pray for us.
Mary, our Mother of Consolation, Pray for us.
Mary, the source of our hope, etc.
Mary, the refuge of sinners,
Mary, the guiding star of our lives,
Mary, source of strength in our weakness,
Mary, source of light in our darkness,
Mary, source of consolation in our sorrows,
Mary, source of victory in our temptations,
Mary, who leads us to Jesus,
Mary, who keeps us with Jesus,
Mary, who redeems us through Jesus,
Mary, Mother of Consolation, our Patroness,

Saint Augustine, triumph of divine grace,  Pray for us.
St. Augustine, so faithful to grace,  Pray for us.
St. Augustine, glowing with pure love of God, etc.
St. Augustine, filled with zeal for God's glory,
St. Augustine, bright star in the firmament of the Church,
St. Augustine, so great and so humble,
St. Augustine, dauntless defender of the Faith,
St. Augustine, vanquisher of heresy,
St. Augustine, prince of bishops and doctors,
St. Augustine, our father (and founder),
(St.  Augustine, glorious Patron of the Confraternity),

Saint Monica, devout mother of St. Augustine,  Pray for us.
St. Monica, whose prayers won Augustine from sin,  Pray for us.
St. Monica, whose prayers gave Augustine to God, etc.
St. Monica, pattern for wives,
St. Monica, model of mothers and mother of saints,
St. Monica, exemplar of widows,
St. Monica, devoted to prayer,
St. Monica, so patient in trials,
St. Monica, so resigned in sorrow,
St. Monica, so happy in death,
St. Monica, devoted child of Mary, Mother of Consolation,
(St. Monica, our Patroness in the Confraternity),

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 Mother of Consolation,
R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
V.   Pray for us, O holy father, Saint Augustine,
R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
V.   Pray for us, O holy mother, Saint Monica,
R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

        O Lord Jesus Christ, Father of mercies and God of all consolation, grant propitiously to Thy servants that, joyfully venerating Thy most pure Mother Mary as Our Lady of Consolation (and wearing in her honor the holy Cincture), we may be consoled by her in our sorrows, fortified in our trials through life, and in dying, may merit the ineffable consolations of Heaven for all eternity.  Amen.


        St. Monica, Widow and Patroness of Married Women: St. Monica (c. 331-387) was one of the primary reasons her son, Augustine, became a Christian and a great saint, after spending years in wayward living and heresy.  St. Monica had prayed for him for years.  She also converted her husband and her mother-in-law.  St. Monica is the Patroness of Married Women, and is also a model for Christian mothers. (See also the Litany of St. Augustine).

        The invocations in parentheses are for use by Augustinian Secular Tertiaries and members of the Arch confraternity of the Cincture.