Litany of the Saints for the First of Each Month


Litany of the Saints


The names of the Saints included in the following Litany reflect invocations in the original Litany for solemn occasions. It has been expanded in this section by the addition of names  [within brackets] from litanies in various rites, as well as of various Old Testament saints, all the apostles, missionaries to various countries, founders of religious orders, saints in the general calendar, doctors of the church, etc.

Opening Prayer (Optional)



God of love,
our strength and protection,
hear the prayers of your Church.
Grant that when we come to you in faith,
our prayers may be answered
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Petitions to God



Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

God our Father in 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

Petitions to the Saints



Holy Mary, pray for us.
Mother of God, pray for us.
Most honored of all virgins, pray for us.

St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael, pray for us.
All the Holy Angels of God, pray for us.

Prophets and Fathers of our Faith



Abraham, Moses and Elijah, pray for us.
[Isaac, Jacob and Joseph], pray for us.
[Aaron and Joshua], pray for us.
[Samuel and David], pray for us.
[Isaiah and Jeremiah], pray for us.
[Ezekiel and Daniel], pray for us.
[Three Holy Children], pray for us.
[Hosea, Joel and Amos], pray for us.
[Obadiah, Jonah and Micah], pray for us.
[Nahum, Habakuk and Zephaniah], pray for us.
[Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi], pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
All the Holy patriarchs and prophets, pray for us.

Apostles and Followers of Christ



St. Peter, pray for us.
St. Paul, pray for us.
St. Andrew, pray for us.
St. John, pray for us.
St. James (son of Zebedee), pray for us.
St. Thomas, pray for us.
[St. Philip], pray for us.
[St. James (son of Alphaeus)], pray for us.
[St. Bartholomew], pray for us.
St. Matthew, pray for us.
[St. Simon], pray for us.
[St. Jude], pray for us.
St. Matthias], pray for us.
All the holy apostles, pray for us.

St. Luke, pray for us.
St. Mark, pray for us.
St. Barnabas, pray for us.
[St. Lazarus], pray for us.
[St. Joseph and St. Nicodemus], pray for us.
[St. Simon and St. Cleopas], pray for us.
[St. Ananias], pray for us.
St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us.
[St. Mary and St. Martha], pray for us.
[St. Mary Cleopas and St. Salome], pray for us.
All the holy disciples of the Lord, pray for us.

Martyrs



St. Stephen, pray for us.
[Holy First Martyrs of Rome], pray for us.
[St. Nereus and St. Achilleus], pray for us.
St. Ignatius (of Antioch), pray for us.
[St. Antiochus of Sulcis], pray for us.
[St. Eustace], pray for us.
St. Polycarp, pray for us.
St. Justin [and St. Appolonius], pray for us.
[St. Apollinaris], pray for us.
[St. Irenaeus], pray for us.
[St. Hippolytus], pray for us.
St. Denis, pray for us.
[St. Christopher], pray for us.
St. Cyprian, pray for us.
[St. Tarcisius], pray for us.
St. Lawrence, pray for us.
[St. Sebastian], pray for us.
[St. Cosmas and St. Damian], pray for us.
[St. Agathius], pray for us.
[St. Cyriacus], pray for us.
[St. Erasmus, ], pray for us.
[St. George], pray for us.
[St. Vitus], pray for us.
[St. Pancras], pray for us.
[St. Vincent], pray for us.
St. Saturninus, pray for us.
[St. Marcellinus and St. Peter], pray for us.
[St. Pantaleon], pray for us.
[St. Januarius], pray for us.
[St. Blaise], pray for us.
St. Boniface, pray for us.
[St. Edmund], pray for us.
[St. Wenceslaus], pray for us.
St. Adalbert, pray for us.
[St. Stanislaus], pray for us.
St. Thomas (Becket), pray for us.
[St. Angelus], pray for us.
St. John (Fisher) and St. Thomas (More), pray for us.
St. Paulo Miki [and St. Pedro Bautista], pray for us.
[St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen], pray for us.
[St. Josaphat], pray for us.
[St. Lorenzo Ruiz], pray for us.
St. Isaac Jogues and St. Jean de Brébeuf, pray for us.
[St. Pedro Calungsod], pray for us.
[St. Augustine Zhao Rong], pray for us.
[St. Andrew Dung-Lac], pray for us.
St. Peter (Chanel), pray for us.
[St. Andrew Kim Taegon and St. Paul Chong Hasang], pray for us.
St. Charles (Lwanga), pray for us.
[St. Christóbal Magallanes], pray for us.
[St. Maximillian Mary Kolbe], pray for us.

St. Perpetua and St. Felicity, pray for us.
[St. Cecilia], pray for us.
[St. Agatha], pray for us.
[St. Eugenia of Rome], pray for us.
[St. Paraskeva], pray for us.
[St. Barbara], pray for us.
St. Lucy (of Syracuse), pray for us.
[St. Margaret (of Antioch)], pray for us.
St. Agnes, pray for us.
[St. Philomena], pray for us.
St. Anasthasia, pray for us.
St. Catherine (of Alexandria)], pray for us.
[St. Ursula], pray for us.
[St. Dymphna], pray for us.
[St. Joan Of Arc], pray for us.
St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.
[St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)], pray for us.
All the holy martyrs for Christ, pray for us.

St. Pope Clement, pray for us
St. Pope Sixtus, pray for us.
St. Pope Callistus, pray for us.
[St. Pope Pontian], pray for us.
St. Pope Fabian, pray for us.
St. Pope Cornelius, pray for us.
[St. Pope Sixtus II], pray for us.
[St. Pope Dionysius the Great (of Alexandria)], pray for us.
[St. Pope Peter of Alexandria], pray for us.
[St. Pope Sylvester], pray for us.
St. Pope Damasus, pray for us.
St. Pope Leo the Great, pray for us.
St. Pope John I, pray for us.
St. Pope Gregory the Great, pray for us.
St. Pope Martin, pray for us.
St. Pope Leo IX, pray for us.
[St. Pope Gregory VII], pray for us.
[St. Pope Pius V], pray for us.
St. Pope Pius X, pray for us.
[St. Pope John XXIII], pray for us.
[St. Pope Paul VI], pray for us.
[St. Pope John Paul II], pray for us.
All holy Popes, pray for us.

Bishops and Doctors



[St. Timothy and St. Titus], pray for us.
[St. Melito of Sardis], pray for us.
[St. Peregrine], pray for us.
[St. Nicholas (of Myra)], pray for us.
St. Hilary of Poitiers, pray for us.
[St. Eusebius of Vercelli], pray for us.
St. Athanasius, pray for us.
[St. Ephrem] (of Syria), pray for us.
St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, pray for us.
St. Cyril (of Jerusalem), pray for us.
[St. Gregory of Nyssa], pray for us.
St. Ambrose, pray for us.
St. Martin of Tours, pray for us.
St. John Chrysostom, pray for us.
St. Jerome, pray for us.
St. Augustine (of Hippo), pray for us.
[St. Paulinus of Nola], pray for us.
St. Cyril (of Alexandria), pray for us.
[St. Germanus of Auxerre], pray for us.
St. Peter (Chrysologus), pray for us.
St. Patrick, pray for us.
St. Remigius, pray for us.
[St. Germaine of Paris], pray for us.
[St. Augustine (Austin) of Canterbury], pray for us.
St. Isidore (of Seville), pray for us.
[St. Ildephonsus of Toledo], pray for us.
[St. Bede (the Venerable)], pray for us.
St. Willibrord, pray for us.
St. John (Damascene), pray for us.
[St. Ansgar], pray for us.
St. Cyril and St. Methodius, pray for us.
[St. Peter Damian], pray for us.
[St. Anselm of Canterbury], pray for us.
[St. Norbert], pray for us.
St. Bernard (of Clairvaux), pray for us.
[St. Anthony (of Padua)], pray for us.
St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
[St. Bonaventure], pray for us.
[St. Albert the Great], pray for us.
[St. Peter Thomas], pray for us.
[St. Andrew Corsini], pray for us.
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.
St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us.
[St. John of the Cross], pray for us.
[St. Peter (Canisius)], pray for us.
[St. Turibius of Mogrovejo], pray for us.
[St. Lawrence of Brindisi], pray for us.
[St. Robert Bellarmine], pray for us.
[St. Alphonsus (Liguori)], pray for us.
[St. Eugčne De Mazanod], pray for us.
[St. Anthony Mary Claret], pray for us.
[St. Ezequiel Moreno], pray for us.

[St. Hildegard], pray for us.
[St. Catherine (of Siena)], pray for us.
[St. Teresa (of Ávila)], pray for us.
[St. Thérèse (of Lisieux)], pray for us.

All holy bishops and Doctors of the Church, pray for us.

Priests and Religious



[St. Gregory the Illuminator], pray for us.
St. Anthony the Great, pray for us.
[St. Macarius Of Egypt], pray for us.
St. Ninian, pray for us.
St. Benedict, pray for us.
[St. Brendan], pray for us.
[St. Columba (of Ireland)], pray for us.
[St. Columban], pray for us.
[St. Sophronius of jerusalem], pray for us.
[St. Giles], pray for us.
[St. Paschasius Radbertus], pray for us.
[St. Henry], pray for us.
[St. Romuald], pray for us.
[St. Stephen of Hungary], pray for us.
[St. Odilo], pray for us.
[St. Bruno], pray for us.
St. Otto, pray for us.
[St. Felix Of Valois], pray for us.
[St. John de Matha], pray for us.
St. Dominic, pray for us.
St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us.
[Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order], pray for us.
[St. Raymond Nonnatus], pray for us.
[St. Raymond of Penyafort], pray for us.
[St. Philip Benizi], pray for us.
[St. Nicholas of Tolentino], pray for us.
[St. Vincent Ferrer], pray for us.
[St. Bernardine (of Siena)], pray for us.
[St. John of Capistrano], pray for us.
[St. John of Kanty], pray for us.
[St. Jerome Emiliani], pray for us.
[St. Anthony Zaccaria], pray for us.
[St. Cajetan], pray for us.
St. Francis Xavier, pray for us.
St. Ignatius (of Loyola), pray for us.
[St. Francis Borgia], pray for us.
[St. Aloysius Gonzaga], pray for us.
[St. Philip Neri], pray for us.
[St. Andrew Avellino], pray for us.
[St. John Leonardi], pray for us.
[St. Camillus de Lellis], pray for us.
[St. Simon De Rojas], pray for us.
[St. Joseph of Calasanz], pray for us.
[St. Peter Claver], pray for us.
St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us.
[St. Joseph of Cupertino], pray for us.
[St. John Eudes], pray for us.
[St. Claude De La Colombičre], pray for us.
[St. Louis Grignon de Montfort], pray for us.
[St. John Baptist de la Salle], pray for us.
[St. Paul of the Cross], pray for us.
[St. Junipero Serra], pray for us.
[St. Clement Mary Hofbauer], pray for us.
[St. Vincent Pallotti], pray for us.
St. John Vianney, pray for us.
[St. Peter Julian Eymard], pray for us.
[St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara], pray for us.
St. John Bosco, pray for us.
[St. John Henry Newman], pray for us.
[St. Charbel (Makluf)], pray for us.
[St. Luigi Guanella], pray for us.
[St. George Preca], pray for us.
[St. Pio (of Pietrelcina)], pray for us.
[St. Josemaria Escrivá], pray for us.
All holy priests, monks, and hermits, pray for us.

[St. Brigid Of Kildare], pray for us.
[St. Scholastica], pray for us.
[St. Walburga], pray for us.
[St. Rosalia], pray for us.
[St. Clare (of Assisi)], pray for us.
[St. Gertrude (of Helfta)], pray for us.
[St. Bridget (of Sweden)], pray for us.
[St. Rita (of Cascia)], pray for us.
[St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi], pray for us.
[St. Jane Frances de Chantal], pray for us.
[St. Mariana de Jesus], pray for us.
[St. Margaret Mary Alacoque], pray for us.
[St. Marguerite Bourgeoys], pray for us.
[St. Rose Philippine Duchesne], pray for us.
[St. Joaquina Vedruna], pray for us.
[St. Bernadette (of Lourdes)], pray for us.
[St. Elizabeth of the Trinity], pray for us.
[St. Faustina (Kowalska)], pray for us.
[St. Josephine Bakhita], pray for us.
[St. Teresa (of Calcutta)], pray for us.
All holy virgins, nuns, and widows.

Laity



[St. Joachim and St. Anne], pray for us.
[St. Elizabeth and St. Zechariah], pray for us.
[St. Simon of Cyrene], pray for us.
[St. Prosper (of Aquitaine)], pray for us.
[St. Severinus Boethius], pray for us.
[St. Isidore (the Laborer)], pray for us.
[St. Simon Stock], pray for us.
[St. Louis], pray for us.
[St. Roch], pray for us.
[St. Didacus], pray for us.
[St. Casimir], pray for us.
[St. Francis of Paola], pray for us.
[St. Juan Diego], pray for us.
[St. John of God], pray for us.
[St. Paschal Baylon], pray for us.
[St. Martin de Porres], pray for us.
[St. Gerard Majella], pray for us.
[St. Dominic Savio], pray for us.
[St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows], pray for us.

[St. Helena of Constantinople], pray for us.
St. Monica, pray for us.
[St. Margaret of Scotland], pray for us.
St. Elizabeth (of Hungary), pray for us.
[St. Hedwig], pray for us.
[St. Zita], pray for us.
[St. Elizabeth of Portugal], pray for us.
[St. Frances (of Rome)], pray for us.
[St. Catherine of Genoa], pray for us.
[St. Angela Merici], pray for us.
St. Rose (of Lima), pray for us.
[St. Kateri Tekakwitha], pray for us.
[St. Elizabeth Ann Seton], pray for us.
[St. Catherine Labouré], pray for us.
[St. Gemma Galgani], pray for us.
[St. Gianna Beretta Molla], pray for us.

All the holy men and women, pray for us.

Petitions to Christ



Lord be merciful. Lord, save your people.

From all evil, Lord, save your people.
From every sin, Lord, save your people.
From the snares of the devil, Lord, save your people.
From anger and hatred, Lord, save your people.
From every evil intention, Lord, save your people.
From everlasting damnation, Lord, save your people.
By your Incarnation, Lord, save your people.
By your birth, Lord, save your people.
By your baptism and holy Fasting, Lord, save your people.
By your Cross and Passion, Lord, save your people.
By your death and burial, Lord, save your people.
By your holy Resurrection, Lord, save your people.
By your wonderful Ascension, Lord, save your people.
By your gift of the Holy Spirit, Lord, save your people.
By your coming again in glory, Lord, save your people.

Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.

You came into this world, have mercy on us.
You suffered for us on the cross, have mercy on us.
You died to save us, have mercy on us.
You lay in the tomb, have mercy on us.
You rose from the dead, have mercy on us.
You returned in glory to the Father, have mercy on us.
You sent the Holy Spirit upon Your apostles, have mercy on us.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
You will come again to judge the living and the dead. have mercy on us.

Petitions for Various Needs



Lord, be merciful to us. Lord, hear our prayer.
Give us repentance, Lord, hear our prayer.
Strengthen us in your service, Lord, hear our prayer.
Reward with eternal life all who do good to us, Lord, hear our prayer.
Bless the fruits of the earth and of man's labor. Lord, hear our prayer.

Lord, show us your kindness. Lord, hear our prayer.
Raise our thoughts and desires to you, Lord, hear our prayer.
Save us from final damnation, Lord, hear our prayer.
Save our friends and all who have helped us, Lord, hear our prayer.
Grant eternal rest to all who have died in the faith, Lord, hear our prayer.
Spare us from disease, hunger, and war, Lord, hear our prayer.
Bring all peoples together in trust and peace. Lord, hear our prayer.

Guide and protect your holy Church. Lord, hear our prayer.
Keep the pope and all the clergy in faithful service to your church, Lord, hear our prayer.
Bring all Christians together in unity, Lord, hear our prayer.
Lead all people to the light of the Gospel, Lord, hear our prayer.

Conclusion



Christ, hear us.
Christ, hear us.

Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Let Us Pray:



Lord God,
you know our weakness.
In your mercy
grant that the example of your Saints
may bring us back to love and serve you
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear God, thank you for the example of the Saints.
We desire to join in their company,
worshiping you forever in Heaven.
Please help us follow their footsteps,
and yours, Jesus Christ.
Please help us to conform ourselves to Your image,
seeking Your will in all things,
as the Saints did.
Please help us to devote ourselves,
and all that we do, to Your glory,
and to the service of our neighbors.
Amen.