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LITANY IN HONOUR
OF SAINT IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA.


Lord, have mercy on
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.

Queen of the Society of Jesus
Pray for us.

St. Joseph, heavenly patron of the Society of Jesus
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, most devoted to the Blessed Trinity
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, devoted son to our eternal Father
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, oracle of the Holy Spirit
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, lover of Our Lord
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, loyal knight of Our Lady
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, standard bearer of the King of kings
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, whose only ambition was
to promote the Kingdom of Christ
and the greater glory of God
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, burning with zeal for the conversion of the heathen
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, eagerly longing to rescue the Holy Land from the infidel
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, intrepid foe of heresy and of the enemies of Christ's Church
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, valiant and faithful champion of the Vicar of Christ
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, "insignis" companion of Jesus
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, our most loving father
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, glorious example to thy sons
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in thy humility
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in thy modesty
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in thy obscurity
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in constant labors
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in sympathy for the weak
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, like Our Lord in thy courage
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, consumed with a great desire for humiliation with Our Lord
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, constant in the practice of corporal penance
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, staunch defender of poverty as the firm wall of religion
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, lover of angelic purity and innocence
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, skilled master in the school of holy obedience
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, living always in God's presence
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, model of interior peace
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, inspired writer of the Spiritual Exercises
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, patron of all retreats and retreat houses
Pray for us.

(St. Ignatius, author of our constitutions and rules,)
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, victorious over the powers of darkness
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, holy father of many saints and martyrs
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, model of fervor to all priests
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, burning with seraphic love at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Pray for us.

(St. Ignatius, comfort to all our superiors,)
Pray for us.

(St. Ignatius, encouragement to all our scholastics,)
Pray for us.

(St. Ignatius, devoted father to our novices,)
Pray for us.

(St. Ignatius, source of sweetness to our brothers,)
Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, glorious intercessor in Heaven for thy society on earth
Pray for us.

(That we may become true sons of our Holy Father,)
we beseech Thee, Lord
to hear us.

(That we may grow in the true spirit of the Society of Jesus,)
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That we may become impressed
with the priceless value of our vocation
we beseech Thee, Lord
to hear us.

That we may ever seek that high perfection
to which our vocation urges us
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That we may increase in knowledge and love and imitation of Thee
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That we may excel in perfect obedience
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That we may become men of prayer
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That we may drink deeply
from that fountain of truly divine wisdom
the Spiritual Exercises
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That in our mental prayer we may ever be faithful
to the teaching of St. Ignatius,
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That our hearts may be detached from every creature
and fixed solely and immovably upon the blessed will of God
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That worldliness may have no part in our lives
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That in our religious life we may be men crucified to the world
and to whom the world is crucified
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That we may have the grace to understand
and defeat all the wiles and snares of Satan
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That like St. Ignatius we may order our life
and our work with supernatural prudence
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That we may always be Thy energetic and enthusiastic companions
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

(That we may be true and dependable
and useful sons to our mother
the Society,) we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That the purity of our lives ever be a living proof
of our devotion to the Mother of God
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That we may be holy and unspotted in God's sight in charity
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That we may embrace the world in our apostolic zeal for the salvation of souls
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

That we may have the gift of
attracting all hearts to Thy love and service
we beseech Thee, Lord, to hear us.

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

Let Us Pray.

O God
Who in Thy most merciful Providence
didst call Thy faithful servant
Ignatius of Loyola (our father)
to a life of the most exalted sanctity
in the very close imitation of Thy Divine Son
grant, we beseech Thee
that through his powerful intercession
we may persevere in following
in the footsteps of this Thy servant
until we breathe forth our souls to Thee
as faithful followers of Christ Our King.

Amen.



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