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Litaniae de Sanctissimo Sacramento
Litany of the Most Blessed Sacrament
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This Litany is perhaps the most popular of the several Litanies to the Blessed Sacrament that have existed in the last four hundred years or so. Other than minor differences, it has appeared in numerous popular prayer books, especially throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It can be found in such works as the "Golden Manual" (1851), and Fr. Lasance's prayer books. The text also appears in Mozart's "Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento".

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Kyrie, eleison
R. Kyrie, eleison
Lord, have mercy
R. Lord, have mercy.
Christe, eleison
R. Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy
R. Christ, have mercy.
Kyrie, eleison
R. Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy
R. Lord, have mercy.
Christe, audi nos
R. Christe, audi nos.
Christ, hear us
R. Christ, hear us.
Christe, exaudi nos.
R. Christe, exaudi nos.
Christ, graciously hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.
Pater de caelis, Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
God the Father of Heaven,
R. have mercy on us.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
R. have mercy on us.
Spiritus Sancte, Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
God, the Holy Spirit,
R. have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity, One God,
R. have mercy on us.
Panis vive, qui de caelo descendisti,
R. miserere nobis.
O Living Bread, who from heaven descended,
R. have mercy on us.
Deus absconditus et Salvator,
R. miserere nobis.
Hidden God and Savior,
R. have mercy on us.
Frumentum electorum,
R. miserere nobis.
Grain of the elect,
R. have mercy on us.
Vinum germinans virgines,
R. miserere nobis.
Vine sprouting forth virgins,
R. have mercy on us.
Panis pinguis et deliciae regum,
R. miserere nobis.
Wholesome Bread and delicacy of kings,
R. have mercy on us.
Iuge sacrificium,
R. miserere nobis.
Perpetual sacrifice,
R. have mercy on us.
Oblatio munda,
R. miserere nobis.
Clean oblation,
R. have mercy on us.
Agne absque macula,
R. miserere nobis.
Lamb without spot,
R. have mercy on us.
Mensa purissima,
R. miserere nobis.
Most pure Feast,
R. have mercy on us.
Angelorum esca,
R. miserere nobis.
Food of angels,
R. have mercy on us.
Manna absconditum,
R. miserere nobis.
Hidden manna,
R. have mercy on us.
Memoria mirabilium Dei,
R. miserere nobis.
Memory of God's wonders,
R. have mercy on us.
Panis supersubstantialis,
R. miserere nobis.
Supersubstantial Bread,
R. have mercy on us.
Verbum caro factum, habitans in nobis,
R. miserere nobis.
Word made flesh, living in us,
R. have mercy on us.
Hostia sancta,
R. miserere nobis.
Holy Victim,
R. have mercy on us.
Calix benedictionis,
R. miserere nobis.
Cup of blessing,
R. have mercy on us.
Mysterium fidei,
R. miserere nobis.
Mystery of faith,
R. have mercy on us.
Praecelsum et venerabile Sacramentum,
R. miserere nobis.
Most high and venerable Sacrament,
R. have mercy on us.
Sacrificium omnium sanctissimum,
R. miserere nobis.
Most holy of all sacrifices,
R. have mercy on us.
Sacrificium vere propitiatorium pro vivis et defunctis,
R. miserere nobis.
True propitiatory Sacrifice for the living and the dead,
R. have mercy on us.
Caeleste antidotum, quo a peccatis praeservamur,
R. miserere nobis.
Heavenly antidote, by which we are preserved from sin,
R. have mercy on us.
Stupendum supra omnia miraculum,
R. miserere nobis.
Most stupendous of all miracles,
R. have mercy on us.
Sacratissima Dominicae Passionis commemoratio,
R. miserere nobis.
Most holy Commemoration of the Passion of Christ
R. have mercy on us.
Donum transcendens omnem plenitudinem,
R. miserere nobis.
Gift transcending all abundance,
R. have mercy on us.
Memoriale praecipuum divini amoris,
R. miserere nobis.
Extraordinary memorial of divine love,
R. have mercy on us.
Divinae affluentia largitatis,
R. miserere nobis.
Affluence of divine largesse,
R. have mercy on us.
Sacrosanctum et augustissimum mysterium,
R. miserere nobis.
Most holy and august mystery,
R. have mercy on us.
Pharmacum immortalitatis,
R. miserere nobis.
Medicine of immortality,
R. have mercy on us.
Tremendum ac vivificum Sacramentum,
R. miserere nobis.
Awesome and life-giving Sacrament,
R. have mercy on us.
Panis omnipotentia Verbi caro factus,
R. miserere nobis.
Bread-made-Flesh by the omnipotence of the Word.
R. have mercy on us.
Incruentum sacrificium,
R. miserere nobis.
Unbloody sacrifice,
R. have mercy on us.
Cibus et convivia,
R. miserere nobis.
Our food and guest,
R. have mercy on us.
Dulcissimum convivium, cui assistunt Angeli ministrantes,
R. miserere nobis.
Sweetest banquet at which the Angels serve,
R. have mercy on us.
Sacramentum pietatis,
R. miserere nobis.
Sacrament of goodness,
R. have mercy on us.
Vinculum caritatis,
R. miserere nobis.
Bond of love,
R. have mercy on us.
Offerens et oblatio,
R. miserere nobis.
Offerer and offering,
R. have mercy on us.
Spiritualis dulcedo in proprio fonte degustata,
R. miserere nobis.
Spiritual sweetness tasted in its own fountain,
R. have mercy on us.
Refectio animarum sanctarum,
R. miserere nobis.
Refreshment of holy souls,
R. have mercy on us.
Viaticum in Domino morientium,
R. miserere nobis.
Viaticum of those dying in the Lord,
R. have mercy on us.
Pignus futurae gloriae,
R. miserere nobis.
Pledge of future glory,
R. have mercy on us.
Propitius esto,
R. parce nobis, Domine.
Be merciful,
R. spare us, O Lord.
Propitius esto,
R. exaudi nos, Domine.
Be merciful,
R. hear us, O Lord.
Ab indigna Corporis et Sanguinis tui susceptione,
R. libera nos, Domine.
From the unworthy reception of Thy Body and Blood,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
A concupiscentia carnis,
R. libera nos, Domine.
From passions of the flesh,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
A concupiscentia oculorum,
R. libera nos, Domine.
From the concupiscence of the eyes,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
A superbia vitae,
R. libera nos, Domine.
From pride,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Ab omni peccandi occasione,
R. libera nos, Domine.
From every occasion of sin,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Per desiderium illud, quo hoc Pascha cum discipulis manducare desiderasti,
R. libera nos, Domine.
Through that desire, with which Thou desiredst to eat the Passover with Thy disciples,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Per summam humilitatem, qui discipulorum pedes lavisti,
R. libera nos, Domine.
Through that profound humility with which Thou didst wash Thy disciples' feet,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Per ardentissimam caritatem, qua hoc divinum Sacramentum instituisti,
R. libera nos, Domine.
Through that most ardent love, with which Thou instituted this Divine Sacrament,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Per Sanguinem tuum pretiosum, quem nobis in altari reliquisti,
R. libera nos, Domine.
Through the most precious Blood, which Thou hast left for us upon the altar,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Per quinque vulnera huius tui Corporis sacratissimi, quod pro nobis suscepisti,
R. libera nos, Domine.
Through those five wounds of Thy most holy Body, which was given up for us,
R. deliver us, O Lord.
Peccatores,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
Sinners we are,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Ut in nobis fidem, reverentiam et devotionem erga hoc admirabile Sacramentum augere et conservare digneris,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
That Thou wouldst graciously preserve and augment the faith, reverence, and devotion in us towards this admirable Sacrament,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Ut ad frequentem usum Eucharistiae per veram peccatorum confessionem nos perducere digneris,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
That Thou wouldst graciously lead us through the true confession of our sins to a frequent reception of the Eucharist,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Ut nos ab omni haeresi, perfidia ac cordis caecitate liberare digneris,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
That Thou wouldst graciously free us from every heresy, falsehood, and blindness of the heart,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Ut sanctissimi huius Sacramenti pretiosos et caelestes fructus nobis impertiri digneris,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
That Thou wouldst graciously impart to us the heavenly and precious fruits of this most Holy Sacrament,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Ut in hora mortis nostrae hoc caelesti viatico nos confortare et munire digneris,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
That Thou wouldst graciously protect and strengthen us in our hour of death with this heavenly viaticum,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Fili Dei,
R. te rogamus, audi nos.
O Son of God,
R. we ask Thee, hear us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. parce nobis, Domine.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
R. spare us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. exaudi nos, Domine.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
R. graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. miserere nobis, Domine.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
R. have mercy on us, O Lord.
Christe, audi nos
R. Christe, audi nos.
Christ, hear us
R. Christ, hear us.
Christe, exaudi nos.
R. Christe, exaudi nos.
Christ, graciously hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.
Kyrie, eleison
R. Kyrie, eleison
Lord, have mercy
R. Lord, have mercy.
Christe, eleison
R. Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy
R. Christ, have mercy.
Kyrie, eleison
R. Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy
R. Lord, have mercy.
Pater noster ...
Ave Maria, ...
Our Father ...
Hail Mary ...
V. Panem de caelo praestitisti eis, (T.P. Alleluia)
R. Omne delectamentum in se habentem. (T.P. Alleluia)
V. Thou didst furnished them with Bread from heaven, (P.T. Alleluia)
R. Having in it every delight. (P.T. Alleluia)
Oremus;
Deus, qui nobis sub Sacramento mirabili Passionis tuae memoriam reliquisti; tribue quaesumus, ita nos Corporis et Sanguinis tui sacra mysteria venerari, ut redemptionis tuae fructum in nobis iugiter sentiamus. Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum. Ame
Let us pray:
O God, who under a marvelous Sacrament has left us a memorial of Thy Passion; grant us; we beseech Thee; so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within us the fruit of Thy Redemption. Thou, who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

Latin Sources: Sacrae Litaniae Variae, cum Brevi Piaque Quotidiana Exercitatione", Apud Franciscum Du Bois, 1615; Manuale Sacerdotum, P. Josephus Schneider, S. J., 1867. English Tr MWM.



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