Litany to the Holy Family
Kyrie elejson – Christ Eleison, Kyrie elejson
Christ, hear us – Christ, hear us
Father of Heaven, God – have mercy on us
Son, Redeemer of the world, God – have mercy on us
Holy Spirit, God – have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God – have mercy on us
Jesus, Son of the living God, who, by becoming a man out of love for us, sanctified family ties – have mercy on us
Holy Family, the image of the Holy Trinity on earth – support us.
Holy Family, the perfect model for all virtues,
Holy Family, despised in Bethlehem by men, but honored with the singing of angels,
Holy Family, receiving the homage of shepherds and wise men,
Holy Family, glorified by the old man Simeon,
Holy Family, persecuted and exiled to a foreign land,
Holy Family, hidden and unknown,
Holy Family, faithful to the provisions of the law of the Lord,
Holy Family, whose Guardian is a model of fatherly love,
Holy Family, whose mother is the model of motherly love,
Holy Family, whose Child is a model of obedience and filial love,
Holy Family, patron and protector of all families,
Holy Family, our escape in life and hope at the hour of death.
From everything, what could disturb the peace and unity of hearts – save us, Holy Family.
From the distraction of mind and heart,
From coldness in the service of God,
From seeking pleasure and worldly comforts,
From attachment to earthly goods,
From the thirst for vain glory,
From bad death.
Through the most perfect connection of your hearts – hear us out, Holy Family.
Because of your poverty and humility,
By your perfect obedience,
Through your sorrows and painful experiences,
Through your works and hardships,
Through your prayers and your silence,
By the perfection of your deeds,
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world – let us pass, Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world – hear us out, Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world – have mercy on us.
Holy and venerable family, we resort to you with love and hope.
Let us know the effects of your saving care.
Let's pray: God, You in the Holy Family have given us a model of life, make it happen, that we, united by mutual love, imitate her virtues in our families and attain eternal joy in your home. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.