Litany of Saint Alphonsus Liguori

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, Virgin Immaculate,   pray for us.
Saint Alphonsus Maria de Ligouri,   pray for us.
St. Alphonsus, model of piety from tenderest youth, etc.
St. Alphonsus, scourge of heresies,
St. Alphonsus, defender of the Catholic Faith,
St. Alphonsus, always occupied in evangelizing the poor,
St. Alphonsus, tender comforter of the afflicted,
St. Alphonsus, instructed in the divine art of converting sinners,
St. Alphonsus, enlightened guide in the path of perfection,
St. Alphonsus, who became all things to all men to gain all for Jesus Christ,
St. Alphonsus, new ornament of the religious state,
St. Alphonsus, bold champion of ecclesiastical discipline,
St. Alphonsus, model of submission and devotion to the Sovereign Pontiff,
St. Alphonsus, who didst watch unceasingly over the flock committed to thee,
St. Alphonsus, full of solicitude for the common good of the Church,
St. Alphonsus, glory of the priesthood and of the episcopate,
St. Alphonsus, shining mirror of all virtues,
St. Alphonsus, full of tenderest love for the Infant Jesus,
St. Alphonsus, inflamed with divine love whilst offering the Holy
    Sacrifice of the Mass,
St. Alphonsus, fervent adorer of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist,
St. Alphonsus, penetrated with lively compassion while meditating on
    the sufferings of our Divine Saviour,
St. Alphonsus, specially devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary,
St. Alphonsus, favored by apparitions of the Mother of God,
St. Alphonsus, leading an angelic life,
St. Alphonsus, a true patriarch in thy paternal solicitude for the people of God,
St. Alphonsus, endowed with the gifts of prophecy and miracles,
St. Alphonsus, an apostle by the extent and fruit of thy labors,
St. Alphonsus, a martyr by thy austerities,
St. Alphonsus, a confessor by thy writings full of the Spirit of God,
St. Alphonsus, a virgin by thy purity of soul and body,
St. Alphonsus, a model of missionaries,
St. Alphonsus, founder of the Order of the Most Holy Redeemer,
St. Alphonsus, our tender father and powerful protector,

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.

Christ, hear us.
    Christ, graciously hear us.

V.    Pray for us, Saint Alphonsus,
R.    That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

        O God, Who through the blessed Alphonsus Maria, Thy confessor and bishop, inflamed with zeal for souls, hast enriched Thy Church with a new progeny, we beseech Thee that, taught by his saving counsels and strengthened by his example, we may happily come to Thee, through Christ Our Lord.  R. Amen.


        St.  Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, Founder of the Redemptorists, Bishop of St. Agatha, and Doctor of the Church: St. Alphonsus was born in 1696 to a noble Neopolitan family.  He became a very successful lawyer but abandoned law to become a priest, and later a bishop.  He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the Redemptorists, which has become famous for giving “missions” to enkindle and rejuvenate souls with true religious fervor.  St. Alphonsus' great work entitled Moral Theology is still studied, and he wrote numerous devotional books, the most famous being The Glories of Mary.  St. Alphonsus died in 1787, within two months of his 91st birthday.