Litany of Saint Dominic



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 Spirit,
    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.
Our glorious father, Saint Dominic,
Follower of Jesus Christ,
Eminently endowed with the virtues of His Sacred Heart,
Adorer of the Blessed Sacrament,
Singularly devoted to our Blessed Lady,
Promoter of her honor,
Promulgator of the Holy Rosary,
Splendor of the priesthood,
Founder of the Friars Preachers,
Confounder of the Albigenses,
Reviver of ecclesiastical discipline,
Rose of patience,
Most ardent for the salvation of souls,
Most desirous of martyrdom,
Evangelical man,
Doctor of truth,
Ivory of chastity,
Man of truly apostolic heart,
Poor in the midst of riches,
Rich in an unspotted life,
Burning with zeal for perishing souls,
Preacher of the Gospel,
Rule of abstinence,
Herald of heavenly things,
Salt of the earth,
Thou who didst water the earth with thy precious blood,
Shining in the choir of virgins,
Saint Dominic most humble,
Saint Dominic most obedient,
Saint Dominic most chaste,
Saint Dominic most charitable,

That at the hour of death we may be received into Heaven with thee,
    pray for us.

Be merciful unto us, O Lord, and pardon us.
Be merciful unto us, O Lord, and graciously hear us.

From all sin and evil,   
    O Lord, deliver us.
From the snares of the devil,   
    O Lord, deliver us.
From eternal death, etc.
By the merits of our holy father, Saint Dominic,
By his ardent love,
By his indefatigable zeal,
By his extraordinary labors,
By his inexpressible penances,
By his voluntary poverty,
By his perpetual chastity,
By his perfect obedience,
By his profound humility,
By his rare constancy,
By all his other virtues,

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 father, Saint Dominic,
R.    That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

        Grant, we beseech Thee, O Almighty God, that we who are weighed down by the burden of our sins may be relieved by the patronage of Saint Dominic, Thy confessor and our father.  Through Christ Our Lord.  
R. Amen.


        St. Dominic, Founder of the Dominican Order: St. Dominic was born to the Guzman family in Spain around 1170.  He was ordained a priest, and at Prouille, France he founded a convent whose first nuns were converts from the Albigensian heresy; this was the germ of the Dominican Order.  After 10 years of preaching, St. Dominic established the Friars Preachers (the Dominicans), for the conversion of the Albigensians.  The Dominicans made innumerable converts.  The most Holy Rosary was given to the world by Our Lady through St. Dominic.  St. Dominic died in 1221; after his death, the Dominican Order spread at a phenomenal rate; it has given the Church many of her greatest saints.