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 Mother of God, pray for us. Holy Virgin of virgins, etc. Holy Father Augustine, Saint Augustine, example of contrite souls, St. Augustine, son of the tears of thy mother Monica, St. Augustine, light of teachers, St. Augustine, exterminator of heresies, St. Augustine, illustrious warrior against the foes of the Church, St. Augustine, pillar of the True Faith, St. Augustine, vessel of Divine Wisdom, St. Augustine, rule of conduct for apostolic life, St. Augustine, whose heart was inflamed with the fire of Divine Love, St. Augustine, humble and merciful father, St. Augustine, zealous preacher of the Word of God, St. Augustine, illumined expounder of Sacred Scripture, St. Augustine, ornament of bishops, St. Augustine, light of the True Faith, St. Augustine, noble defender of Holy Church, St. Augustine, refulgence of the glory of God, St. Augustine, blossoming olive tree of the House of God, St. Augustine, indefatigable adorer of the Most Holy Trinity, St. Augustine, inexhaustible fountain of Christian eloquence, St. Augustine, shining mirror of holiness, St. Augustine, model of all virtues, St. Augustine, consoler of the distressed, St. Augustine, comforter of the forsaken, St. Augustine, friend and helper of the poor, St. Augustine, our father,
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, O Lord.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
Let Us Pray
O God, Who didst disclose to Saint Augustine the hidden mysteries of Thy wisdom and didst enkindle in his heart the flame of Divine Love, thus renewing in Thy Church the pillar of cloud and fire, graciously grant that we may pass safely through the storms of this world and reach the eternal fatherland which Thou didst promise us, through Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.
St. Augustine, Father and Doctor of 'the Church: After spending his youth and early manhood in wayward living and in philosophical studies, searching for truth, St. Augustine (354-430) was converted (through the prayers of his mother and the preaching of St. Ambrose) and became one of the greatest and most brilliant theologians in the history of the Church. He was Bishop of Hippo in North Africa for 35 years, and he led the fight against three major heresies: Manichaeism, Donatism, and Pelagianism. St. Augustine's most famous books are his Confessions and The City Of God. He is also one of the four great founders of religious orders.