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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Beloved St. Padre Pio! A Litany of Padre Pio

Litany of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) 

(feast day: September 23)

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Our Lady of Grace, pray for us.

St. Francis, spiritual father of Padre Pio, pray for us.
St. Pio of Pietrelcina…
St. Pio, faithful son of Mary…
St. Pio, poor son of St. Francis…
St. Pio, obedient son of the Church…
St. Pio, friend of the angels…
St. Pio, priest of God…
St. Pio, priest of Christ, the infant of Bethlehem…
St. Pio, priest of Christ crucified…
St. Pio, priest of Christ the great High Priest…
St. Pio, priest who bore the wounds of Christ…
St. Pio, priest who called sinners to repentance…
St. Pio, counselor of the troubled…
St. Pio, holy friar of the people…
St. Pio, channel of God’s mercy…
St. Pio, channel of God’s healing…
St. Pio, channel of God’s love…
St. Pio, channel of God’s grace…
St. Pio, reader of hearts…
St. Pio, prophet of future events…
St. Pio, victim of divine love…
St. Pio, enemy of Satan…
St. Pio, enemy of sin…
St. Pio, wise man of the Gargano Mountains…
St. Pio, founder of the House for the Relief of Suffering…
St. Pio, companion of the poor…
St. Pio, healer of the sick…
St. Pio, strength of the poor souls in purgatory…
St. Pio, apostle of the confessional…
St. Pio, apostle of the Eucharist…
St. Pio, apostle of the Rosary…
St. Pio, apostle of prayer…

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, O blessed St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O God, who raised up St. Pio of Pietrelcina as a dramatic sign of your presence in the middle of a most painful and difficult century, grant that we who seek his intercession and follow his holy example may experience the same profound conversion through his prayers today as did thousands who were graced by his priestly ministry during his time on earth. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(This original litany appears in the book, Saints for Our Times: New Novenas and Prayers [Pauline Books and Media, 2007])


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