Friday, June 7, 2013

LITANY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS




Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

V. Lord, have mercy on us.  Christ, have mercy on us.
V. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.
V. 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.


Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mother’s womb...
Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God...
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty...
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God...
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High...
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven...
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity...
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love...
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love...
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues...
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise...
Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts...
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge...
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead...
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased...
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received...
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills...
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy...
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who call upon You...
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness...
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our offenses...
Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with reproaches...
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our iniquities...
Heart of Jesus, obedient even unto death...
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance...
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation...
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection...
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation...
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins...
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in You...
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in You...
Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints...


V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. spare us, O Lord.
V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. graciously hear us, O Lord.
V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. have mercy on us.
V. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart,
R. Make our hearts like unto Thine.
Let us pray


Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Thy most beloved Son and upon the praises and satisfaction which He offers Thee in the name of sinners; and to those who implore Thy mercy, in Thy great goodness, grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who livest and reignest with Thee forever and ever. Amen.

In 1899 Pope Leo XIII approved this Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for public use. This litany is actually a synthesis of several other litanies dating back to the 17th century. Father Croiset composed a litany in 1691 from which 17 invocations were used by Venerable Anne Madeleine Remuzat when she composed her litany in 1718 at Marseille. She joined an additional 10 invocations to those of Father Croiset, for a total of 27 invocations. Six more invocations written by Sister Madeleine Joly of Dijon in 1686 were added by the Sacred Congregation for Rites when it was approved for public use in 1899. This makes a total of 33 invocations, one for each year of life of our Lord Jesus Christ. A partial indulgence is attached to this litany. EWTN


Let us make Reparation!


Morning Offering to the Sacred Heart 
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all our associates, and in particular for the intentions of our Holy Father for this month. CATHOLIC ONLINE  


THE POPE'S MONTHLY PRAYER INTENTIONS  December, 2017:  The Elderly:  That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.   U.S. CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS


Love, Jeanne