Litany of Saint Scholastica

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.
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.
Saint Scholastica,
St. Scholastica, true sister of St. Benedict,
St. Scholastica, chosen by God from eternity,
St. Scholastica, predisposed to faith by the grace of Christ Our Lord,
St. Scholastica, consecrated to God from thine infancy,
St. Scholastica, always a virgin incorrupt,
St. Scholastica, espoused to Jesus Christ,
St. Scholastica, scholar of the Holy Ghost,
St. Scholastica, mirror of innocence,
St. Scholastica, model of perfection,
St. Scholastica, pattern of virtues,
St. Scholastica, glory of the monastic life,
St. Scholastica, mother of numberless virgins,
St. Scholastica, imitator of the angelic life,
St. Scholastica, full of faith in God,
St. Scholastica, replenished with hope of the goods of Heaven,
St. Scholastica, ever burning with the love of thy Spouse,
St. Scholastica, resplendent with humility,
St. Scholastica, trusting as a daughter in the Lord,
St. Scholastica, intent on prayer,
St. Scholastica, quickly heard by the Lord,
St. Scholastica, famed for the praise of perseverance,
St. Scholastica, who didst enter the courts of Heaven in the
    form of a dove,
St. Scholastica, who dost now follow the Lamb whithersoever
    He goeth,
St. Scholastica, who dost rejoice in the delights of thy Spouse forever,
St. Scholastica, adorned with a crown of glory,
St. Scholastica, advocate with God of those who invoke thee,
St. Scholastica, generous patron of those who imitate thee,
St. Scholastica, holy and innocent virgin,

We sinners
    Beseech thee, Saint Scholastica, to hear us.

That thou wouldst deign to help us by thy most holy and
    efficacious prayers to God,
    We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst deign to cherish and preserve, by thy
    protection, the Benedictine Order (and this monastery) and    
    all who dwell therein,
We beseech thee, hear us.
(That thou wouldst admit us into the number of thy
    children,) etc.
That thou wouldst deign to raise up, increase, and preserve our
    devotion toward thee,
(That thou wouldst deign to preserve in us the perfect
    observance of the Rule of thy blessed brother, our most holy
    father Saint Benedict,)
That thou wouldst deign, by thy supplications, to moisten the
    dryness of our hearts with the dew of heavenly grace,
That by thy intercession thou mayest eternally unite us to
    Christ, the Spouse of our souls,
That thou mayest lead us to eternal joys, and to Jesus (our most
    sweet Spouse),
That thou wouldst vouchsafe to hear us,

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 Virgin Scholastica,
R.    That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

        O God, Who, to show the innocence of her life, didst cause the soul of Thy blessed virgin Scholastica to ascend to Heaven in the form of a dove, grant, we beseech Thee, by her merits and prayers, that we may live so innocently as to deserve to arrive at eternal joys, through Jesus Christ, Thine only-begotten Son Our Lord, Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, God, forever and ever.  R. Amen.

         St. Scholastica, Abbess: St. Scholastica, the sister of St. Benedict, and the first Benedictine nun, was born around 480 and was dedicated to God as an infant.  At St. Scholastica's death (c. 543), her brother, St. Benedict, saw her soul fly to Heaven in the form of a dove.

        The invocations in parentheses are for use by Benedictine nuns.