Litany of St. Jude Thaddaeus

Litany of St. Jude

 

Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, 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.
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.

After each invocation respond: pray for us.

 

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Holy Mary, Mother of the Church,

Holy Mary, Queen of Apostles,

Saint Jude, Apostle of Christ,

Saint Jude, surnamed Thaddeus,

Saint Jude, among “the brethren of the Lord,”

Saint Jude, cousin of the Lord,

Saint Jude, relative of Mary,

Saint Jude, brother of Saint James the Less,

Saint Jude, Zealot party member turned Disciple,

Saint Jude, spiritual heir of the Maccabees,

Saint Jude, one of the Twelve,

Saint Jude, honoured by thy humble Master washing thy feet,

Saint Jude, who received thy Eucharistic Lord from His own hands at the Last Supper,

Saint Jude, Saint of the Impossible,

Saint Jude, Helper in Difficult Cases,

Saint Jude, in whom so many have confidence,

Saint Jude, redeemer of the name of Judas,

Saint Jude, one in whom we can trust,

Saint Jude, sent by Christ on missions of healing,

Saint Jude, sent without silver, staff or sandals,

Saint Jude, sent as a sheep among wolves,

Saint Jude, sent to announce the reign of God,

Saint Jude, promised the Holy Spirit under trial,

Saint Jude, filled with the Holy Spirit on Pentecost,

Saint Jude, witness to the Resurrection of Christ and His Ascension,

Saint Jude, miracle worker,

Saint Jude, to whom the epistle by that name is attributed,

Saint Jude, believed to have preached in Mesopotamia,

Saint Jude, thought to have been martyred with Saint Simon in Persia,

Saint Jude, saint for our needs,

Saint Jude, saint for our times,

Saint Jude, pictured with a burning flame,

Saint Jude, patron of many shrines in thy honour,

Saint Jude, beloved intercessor at novenas,

Saint Jude, inspirer of confidence,

Saint Jude, helper of the persistent,

 

Saint Jude, relative of Jesus and Mary,

St. Jude, deemed worthy while on earth to see Jesus and Mary and to enjoy their company,

St. Jude, raised to the dignity of an Apostle,

St. Jude, who hadst the honour of beholding thy Divine Master humble Himself to wash thy feet,

St. Jude, who at the Last Supper didst receive the Holy Eucharist from the hands of Jesus,

St. Jude, who after the profound grief which the death of thy beloved Master caused thee, hadst the consolation of beholding Him risen from the dead, and of assisting at His glorious Ascension,

St. Jude, who wast filled with the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost,

St. Jude, who didst preach the Gospel in Persia,

St. Jude, who didst convert many people to the Faith,

St. Jude, who didst perform wonderful miracles in the power of the Holy Ghost,

St. Jude, who didst restore an idolatrous king to health of both soul and body,

St. Jude, who didst impose silence on demons and didst confound their oracles,

St. Jude, who didst foretell to a weak prince an honourable peace with his powerful enemy,

St. Jude, who didst take from deadly serpents the power of injuring man,

St. Jude, who, disregarding the threats of the impious, didst courageously preach the doctrine of Christ,

St. Jude, who didst gloriously suffer martyrdom for the love of thy Divine Master,


Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke thee.

Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke thee.

Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke thee.


St. Jude, help of the hopeless, Aid me in my distress.

St. Jude, help of the hopeless, Aid me in my distress.

St. Jude, help of the hopeless, Aid me in my distress.


That by thy intercession, both priests and people of the Church may obtain an ardent zeal for the Faith of Jesus Christ, we beseech thee, hear us.

That thou wouldst defend our Sovereign Pontiff and obtain peace and unity for the Holy Church,

That all heathens and unbelievers may be converted to the True Faith,

That faith, hope and charity may increase in our hearts,

That we may be delivered from all evil thoughts and from all the snares of the devil,

That thou wouldst vouchsafe to aid and protect all those who honour thee,

That thou wouldst preserve us from all sin and from all occasions of sin,

That thou wouldst defend us at the hour of death against the fury of the devil and of his evil spirits,

Pray for us, that before death we may expiate all our sins by sincere repentance and the worthy reception of the holy Sacraments,

Pray for us, that we may appease the Divine Justice and obtain a favourable judgment,

Pray for us, that we may be admitted into the company of the blessed,

Pray for us, to rejoice in the presence of our God forever,

 

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.


V. Pray for us, St. Jude, Apostle of Christ.

R.That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let Us Pray. O glorious Saint Jude Thaddeus, by whose sublime prerogatives wherewith thou wast ennobled in thy lifetime, namely, thy kinship with Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh, and thy vocation to be an Apostle; by that glory which is now thine in Heaven as the reward of thine apostolic labours and thy martyrdom: Obtain for us from the Giver of every good and perfect gift all the graces we stand in need of in order to treasure up in our hearts the divinely inspired doctrines which thou hast transmitted to us in thine Epistle; that is to say, to build our edifice of perfection upon our most holy Faith, praying by the grace of the Holy Spirit; to keep ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of Jesus Christ unto eternal life; to strive by all means to help those who go astray, exalting thus the glory and majesty, the dominion and power of Him Who is able to keep us without sin and to present us spotless with exceeding joy at the coming of our Divine Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

O God, Who through Thy blessed Apostle Jude Thaddeus hast brought us unto the knowledge of Thy Name, grant us both to celebrate his eternal glory by making progress in virtues, and by celebrating his glory, to advance in virtue, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost art one God, now and forever. Amen.

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