The Litany of Saints (c)Anthony Zubac November 1, 2018 Solemnity of All Saints Dear Family of Mary! October 25, 2017 “Dear children! I am calling you to be prayer in this time of grace. You all have problems, afflictions, sufferings and lack of peace. May saints be models to you and an encouragement for holiness; God will be near you and you will be renewed in seeking through your personal conversion. Faith will be hope to you and joy will begin to reign in your hearts. Thank you for having responded to my call.” Our Lady encourages us to call on the saints, especially in our afflictions, problems and sufferings. We all have done novenas to different saints to ask for their intercession in time of need. But in a powerful testimony that Mary TV will air very soon, Fr. Raymond Donohue shares another way in which the saints are our help from heaven for us. Fr. Ray is an exorcist, and he shares in his testimony about how the saints helped him during an exorcism he performed in Medjugorje. He was praying for three young women who were possessed by a powerful demon. Fr. Ray shared: “I kept doing the prayers of exorcism. I kept praying over them over and over again. She (one of the women) was fighting. She was biting me. I had to hold her mouth. She was screaming and yelling….and there was one man walking around with a Crucifix. And every time the Crucifix would come near she would scream more. But I kept holding her down, and I was praying those prayers most intently. And I had everybody start praying the Litany of the Saints. Demons do not like the Litany of the Saints. And one of those saints must have really touched that demon. And I could really feel it getting weaker…” So the Litany of Saints is a powerful resource against the demons! I had never thought of that. But it makes sense. When we pray the Litany of the Saints we call on many, many saints to come and help us. We need their assistance in a real way. It is not just pious words. We are calling down the great warriors of God to come to our aid. And they come!! I think I might try to pray the Litany of Saints more often, knowing the protection that the saints can bring to us! But at least today on this Solemnity, we can pray the Litany together and call for the intercession and protection of the Saints on our families, parishes, countries! I can’t wait for Fr. Raymond’s testimony to be posted on our website. He shares so many wonderful things about Our Lady and about Jesus. Look for it in the Fruit of Medjugorje archives or wait for it on the channel!!! The Litany of the Saints 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. (repeat after each line) God the Son, Redeemer of the world, God the Holy Ghost, Holy Trinity, one God, Holy Mary, pray for us (repeat after each line) Holy Mother of God, Holy Virgin of virgins, St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, All you holy angels and archangels, All you holy orders of blessed spirits, St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph, All you holy patriarchs and prophets, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Andrew, St. James, St. John, St. Thomas, St. James, St. Philip, St. Bartholomew, St. Matthew, St. Simon, St. Thaddeus, St. Matthias, St. Barnabas, St. Luke, St. Mark, All you holy apostles and evangelists, All you holy disciples of our Lord, All you holy innocents, St. Stephen, St. Lawrence, St. Vincent, SS. Fabian and Sebastian, SS. John and Paul, SS. Cosmas and Damian, SS. Gervase and Protase, All you holy Martyrs, St. Sylvester, St. Gregory, St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, St. Jerome, St. Martin, St. Nicholas, All you holy bishops and confessors, All you holy doctors, St. Anthony, St. Benedict, St. Bernard, St. Dominic, St. Francis, All you holy priests and levites, All you holy monks and hermits, St. Mary Magdalen, St. Agatha, St. Lucy, St. Agnes, St. Cecilia, St. Catherine, St. Anastasia, All you holy virgins and widows, All you holy men and women, saints of God, intercede for us. Be merciful, spare us, O Lord. Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord. From all evil, deliver us, O Lord. (repeat after each line) From all sin, From Thy wrath, From a sudden and unprovided death, From the deceits of the devil, From anger, and hatred, and all ill-will, From the spirit of fornication, From lightning and tempest, From the scourge of earthquakes, From plague, famine and war, From everlasting death, By the mystery of Thy holy incarnation, By Thy coming, By Thy nativity, By Thy baptism and holy fasting, By Thy Cross and Passion, By Thy Death and burial, By Thy holy Resurrection, By Thine admirable Ascension, By the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete. On the day of judgment. We sinners, we beseech Thee, hear us (repeat after each line) That Thou wouldst spare us, That Thou wouldst pardon us, That Thou wouldst bring us to true penance, That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to govern and preserve Thy Holy Church, That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to preserve our Apostolic Prelate, and all ecclesiastical orders in holy religion, That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to humble the enemies of holy Church, That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes, That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant peace and unity to all Christian peoples, That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to bring back to the unity of the Church all who have strayed away, and lead to the light of the Gospel all unbelievers, That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to confirm and preserve us in Thy holy service, That Thou wouldst lift up our minds to heavenly desires, That Thou wouldst render eternal blessings to all our benefactors, That Thou wouldst deliver our souls, and the souls of our brethren, relatives, and benefactors from eternal damnation, That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give and preserve the fruits of the earth, That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed, That Thou wouldst vouchsafe graciously to hear us, Son of God, 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. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Our Father, etc. (inaudibly) V. And lead us not into temptation R. But deliver us from evil. In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2018 P.S. We will record and post Mirjana’s apparition tomorrow as soon as possible!