Litany of Saint Augustine of Canterbury

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, Mother of God,  Pray for us.
Holy Mary, devoutly honored by Saint Augustine,  Pray for us.
Saint Augustine,  etc.
St. Augustine, glory of the Catholic Church,
St. Augustine, chosen vessel of the Holy Ghost,
Great Apostle of England,
Renowned Apostle of Gentiles,
Glorious defender of the Catholic Faith,
Worthy confessor of Christ Our Lord,
Thou faithful son of the holy Father St. Benedict,
Thou honorable disciple of thy holy master St. Gregory,
Thou perfect contemner of the world,
Example of humility,
Lover of poverty,
Strict observer of the holy Rule,
St. Augustine, curing the blind,
St. Augustine, restoring health to the sick,
St. Augustine, preaching the Gospel to our forefathers,
Zealous patron of immortal souls,
Powerful in need to all who take refuge in thee in their wants,
Powerful intercessor in Heaven, Thou our patron saint,

In all our wants of body and soul,
    Help us by thy intercession.  
In all dangers,
    Help us by thy intercession.  
In all tribulations, etc.
In temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
In case of sickness,
In poverty and famine,
In danger of losing the Catholic Faith,
In the hour of our death,

That God may humble the enemies of the Catholic Faith,
    make intercession for us.
That all heresies may be extinguished,
    make intercession for us.
That the spirit of infidelity may be checked, etc.  
That all prodigal children may return to the true Church of Christ,
That our faith may never cease,
That our hope may continually increase,
That we may perpetually love God with a sincere heart,
That the English nation may return to the Catholic Faith which
    thou hast preached to their forefathers,
That we may escape eternal condemnation and the everlasting
    fire of Hell,
That we may be saved through Jesus Christ,
That we may be taken up to Heaven to see the eternal Glory of God,
That we may never lose the grace and love of our heavenly 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.

V.    Intercede for us, O holy Augustine, great Apostle of England,
R.    That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

         O God, Who in the conversion of the Gentiles, hast mercifully granted the pious prayers of Saint Augustine, Thy Confessor and Bishop, vouchsafe to grant through his merits and intercession that we, bewailing our sins, may be consoled by the gift of Thy graces, through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  R. Amen.


    St. Augustine of Canterbury, Apostle of the English: Born in Rome, Augustine became a Benedictine priest.  In 596 he was sent to England by Pope St. Gregory the Great with 40 monks to convert England.  In 597 he baptized King Ethelbert of Kent (Canterbury).  St. Augustine was consecrated a bishop, and on Christmas Day of 597 he baptized 10,000 Saxons.  In 601 he received the pallium from Rome as Archbishop and father of the English hierarchy.  He erected the Archdiocese of Canterbury and the sees of London and Rochester.  St. Augustine died in 605. (He is sometimes also called St. Austin).