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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Litany of St. Anne

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.
St. Anne, pray for us.
St. Anne, offspring of the royal race of David, pray for us.
St. Anne, daughter of the patriarchs, pray for us.
St. Anne, faithful spouse of St. Joachim, pray for us.
St. Anne, mother of Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, pray for us.
St. Anne, gentle mother of the Queen of Heaven, pray for us.
St. Anne, grandmother of our Saviour, pray for us.
St. Anne, beloved of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, pray for us.
St. Anne, instrument of the Holy Spirit, pray for us.
St. Anne, richly endowed with God's grace, pray for us.
St. Anne, example of piety and patience in suffering, pray for us.
St. Anne, mirror of obedience, pray for us.
St. Anne, ideal of pure womanhood, pray for us.
St. Anne, protectress of virgins, pray for us.
St. Anne, model of Christian mothers, pray for us.
St. Anne, protectress of the married, pray for us.
St. Anne, guardian of children, pray for us.
St. Anne, support of Christian family life, pray for us.
St. Anne, help of the Church, pray for us.
St. Anne, mother of mercy, pray for us.
St. Anne, mother of confidence, pray for us.
St. Anne, friend of the poor, pray for us.
St. Anne, example of widows, pray for us.
St. Anne, health of the sick, pray for us.
St. Anne, cure of those who suffer from disease, pray for us.
St. Anne, mother of the infirm, pray for us.
St. Anne, light of the blind, pray for us.
St. Anne, speech of the dumb, pray for us.
St. Anne, hearing of the deaf, pray for us.
St. Anne, consolation of the afflicted, pray for us.
St. Anne, comforter of the oppressed, pray for us.
St. Anne, joy of the angels and saints, pray for us.
St. Anne, refuge of sinners, pray for us.
St. Anne, harbour of salvation, pray for us.
St. Anne, patroness of a happy death, pray for us.
St. Anne, help of all who have recourse to you, pray for us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Pray for us, good St. Anne, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Almighty and Eternal God, who was pleased to choose St. Anne to be the grandmother of Your loving Son, grant, we pray, that we who confidently honour her, may through her prayers attain to everlasting life. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chaplet of St. Anne

This little chaplet supposedly dates back to 1875. The author is unknown. The chaplet is the source of a great number of favours, both spiritual and temporal.


Medal of St. Anne (Mary's mother), 3 sets of 5 beads, and either 1 large bead between each set, or 3 large beads next to the medal.
......0 0 0 0 0 X 0 0
M X ( .................. 0
......0 0 0 0 0 X 0 0
..........0 0 0 0 0 .. 0 0
M X X X ( ................. 0
..........0 0 0 0 0 .. 0 0


On each large (X) bead:
Our Father
On each small (0) bead:
Hail Mary
Jesus, Mary and St. Anne, grant the favour I ask.
1st set - in honour of Jesus
2nd set - in honour of Mary
3rd set - in honour of St.Anne

Extra Prayers:

To St. Anne to obtain some special favour:
O glorious St. Anne, you are filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer. Heavily burdened with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at your feet and humbly beg of you to take the present intention which I recommend to you in your special care. Please recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and place it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy issue. Continue to intercede for me until my request is granted. But above all, obtain for me the grace one day to see my God face to face, and with you and Mary and all the saints to praise and bless Him for all eternity. Amen
To St. Anne, for sick people:
St. Anne, here I am again. You may be tired of listening to my prayer so often repeated. But, you are the Saint in whom I have so much trust. You are a grandmother extruding your love. You were given us by Jesus to console us as we groan in pain. St. Anne, have pity on me, relieve me of my misery, bring me some consolation. May I get well again. Oh! please, take pity on me, your child.
I would never have believed sickness could affect me so mercilessly. I would never have imagined I would suffer so much and for so long. I always relied on good health to do so many useful things. And now I feel miserable in my sickness and I am disheartened. You remain, beloved St. Anne, my one hope. I know how close you are to Jesus, your Grandson. Will I ever have recourse to you without being helped?
In spite of my sufferings which exhaust me day and night, I want to intercede on behalf of all sick people. My prayer must be charitable. There are so many people who moan on their hospital bed, or locked up in their home as in a prison. Who will listen to them as they whimper, who will take a lenient view of their infirmities and wounds, who will smile to them, who will pacify them, if not you, dearest St. Anne? Give a helping hand, come to their rescue.
St. Anne, to make my illness profitable, I present my discomfort to Jesus suffering on the cross. I unite my distress to the distress of Mary your daughter, standing at the foot of the cross. I offer my torment and my affliction to my Lord as I look at you, St. Anne, my heavenly grandmother. Promptly come to my assistance and give new life to all suffering people. Heal me if this is God's will, give me peace and lasting joy. Amen.

Basic Prayers

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Pardon Prayer:
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee. I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee.

Eucharistic Prayer:
Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee. My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Sacrifice Prayer:
O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners.

Angel's Prayer:
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation of the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

Our Lady of Fatima Novena Prayer:
Most Holy Virgin, who deigned to come to Fatima to reveal the treasure of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire my heart with a sincere love of this devotion, that I may obtain the conversion of sinners, the conversion of Russia (here name any favours for which you are praying), which I ask of you in this Novena. O Mary, I consecrate myself to you and I will wear your Scapular always as a sign of this consecration. I will offer the fulfillment of my daily duties in reparation for sins, particularly those against your Immaculate Heart and against the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. I desire to be ever more deeply united to His Heart, in the intimacy of your own Immaculate Heart, with each passing moment of my life until the last. Amen.

Apostle's Creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father:
Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. They kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Hail Mary:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are you amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Fatima Prayer (or O my Jesus):
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of your mercy.

Hail, Holy Queen:
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our prayers in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O most gracious and Blessed Virgin. Amen.

Hail Joseph:
Hail, Holy Joseph, spouse of the ever virgin Mary, foster father of God the Son, whom our Father in Heaven chose to be head of the Holy Family, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

an ongoing collection...

In this blog I will eventually post my entire collection of Chaplets, Rosaries and Litanies. I have collected them from a wide variety of sources - none of these are written by me. Some are from the internet, some are from books, others are from prayer cards. All are beautiful and I am happy to share them. Where possible, I give credit to where I got them or to who wrote them originally.
If you see an error, or a prayer I do not yet have, feel free to let me know.