THOUGHT FOR TODAY BY
ST. ANTHONY ZACCARIA

If through perfect humility you will be able to know objec tively yourself, only then will you be.

4301 Hecktown Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Litany to St. Anthony Zaccaria

 
LITANY

Lord, have mercy Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy Lord, have mercy
(repeat after each invocation belowpray for us)
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us 
Holy Apostle Paul, pray for us
Holy Father, Anthony Mary, pray for us
He ran like a madman, pray for us
Flower of the Lombard land, pray for us
Fruit of a noble tree, pray for us
Offspring of a saintly mother, pray for us
Notable student of philosophy and medicine, pray for us
Remarkable physician of bodies and souls, pray for us
Venerable priest of the Church in Cremona, pray for us
Indefatigable preacher of God’s word, pray for us
Faithful steward of God’s mysteries, pray for us
Wise educator of God’s people, pray for us
Renewer of Christian life, pray for us
Reformer of religious life, pray for us
Restorer of apostolic life, pray for us
Father and founder, pray for us
Father and leader, pray for us
Father and lawgiver, pray for us
Benefactor of the poor, pray for us
Father of the fatherland, pray for us
Mediator of peace, pray for us
Shepherd being all to all, pray for us
Laborer worn out by toil, pray for us
Soldier fallen in battle,pray for us
 
 In Christ’s footsteps,
in imitation of great Saints
 
True friend of God, pray for us
True lover of Christ, pray for us
Imitator and missionary of the Crucified Lord, pray for us
Adorer and apostle of the Holy Eucharist, pray for us
Friend and herald of the Holy Spirit, pray for us
Child consecrated to the Virgin, pray for us
Recruit surrounded by Angels, pray for us
Veteran welcomed among the Apostles, pray for us
Legitimate son of Paul, pray for us
Heir of the Holy Fathers, pray for us
Scholar of the ancient Doctors, pray for us
Pride of outstanding teachers, pray for us
 
From virtue to virtue toward
the reward of the heavenly fatherland
 
Angel on earth, pray for us
Angel in the flesh, pray for us
Young man blossomed like a lily, pray for us
Rich man stripped of everything, pray for us
Nobleman thirsting for scorn, pray for us
Man adorned with all virtues, pray for us
Man filled with heavenly gifts, pray for us
Man prudent in discerning, pray for us
Man resolute in acting, pray for us
Man ever absorbed in prayer, pray for us
Man inspired by the sublime wisdom of Jesus Christ, pray for us
Man divine and holy, pray for us
Man gentle and humane, pray for us
Man burning with charity, pray for us
 Man fervent in spirit, pray for us
Man relentless against lukewarmness, pray for us
Man ruthless against vices, pray for us
Magnanimous hero, you have fought without pay the good fight, pray for us
Exultant champion, you have quickly finished the race, pray for us
Blessed servant, you have remained faithful unto death, pray for us
Victorious captain, you reign forever crowned with glory, pray for us
 
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.

V: Pray for us, St. Anthony Mary.
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
 
Let us pray: Lord, enable us to grasp in the spirit of St. Paul, the sublime wisdom of Jesus Christ, the wisdom which inspired St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria to preach the message of salvation in your Church. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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