Litany to St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo

Litany of Saint Charles Borromeo

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord:
he shall delight exceedingly in His commandments.
V. The Lord loved him and adorned him.
R. He clothed him with a robe of glory. Alleluia

Lord, have mercy on us;     R. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ Jesus, hear us;     R. Christ Jesus, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven;      R. have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world;  R. have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost;  R. have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God;  R. have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,  R.   pray for us.
Holy Mary, Queen of Apostles,  R.   pray for us.

Saint Charles Borromeo,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, imitator of Jesus Christ,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, faithful follower of Christ and Christ Crucified,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, replenished with the spirit of the Apostles,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, consumed with zeal for the Glory of God,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles indefatigable in thy labors,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, reassembling the Council of Trent,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, first great prelate of the counter-reformation,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, father and guide of the clergy,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, the light and support of the Holy Church,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, tireless in bettering conditions in thy vast Diocese of Milan  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, true reformer of both clergy and people,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, alert to the proper carrying out of the Sacred Liturgy,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, founder of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine for instructing children, the first Sunday-schools,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, founder of the Oblates of Saint Ambrose,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, most desirous of the salvation of souls,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, most zealous for the teaching of youth,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, model of humility and penance,  R.   pray for us.
Saint Charles, whose selflessness during the great plague won the hearts of even thy foes,  R.   pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,  R. spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,  R. graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,  R. have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Plead for us, O glorious Saint Charles,
R. so that we may be worthy of reaching the promises of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Let us pray

Preserve Thy Church, Almighty God,
under the continual protection
of Thy glorious Confessor and Bishop,
Saint Charles Borromeo,
that as he was eminent for
the discharge of his pastoral duties,
so his prayers may make us zealous
in the love of Thy Holy Name:
through Jesus Christ Our Lord,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.


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