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Novena Litaniarum ad Sanctum Benedictum
Novena of Litanies to St Benedict
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The following Novena of Litanies appears in the Manual of Devotions to Our Holy Father Saint Benedict, 1861, edited by the English Benedictine, John Alphonsus Morrall (1825-1911), Prior of Downside Antiquary and Genealogist. This Novena was formed by him from three Litanies appended to an edition of the Rule of St Benedict printed in Douai in 1645 and from titles confered upon St Benedict by various authors through the centuries. (See Haeften)

Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us.
Christe eleison.
R. Christe eleison.
Christ have mercy on us.
R. Christ have mercy on us.
Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us
Christe, audi nos.
R. Christe exaudi nos.
Christ, 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 Ghost.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus.
R. Miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity one God.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Maria.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mother of God.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Virgo Virginum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Virgin of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.
Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. Pray for us.
Pater admirande.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father, worthy of admiration.
R. Pray for us.
Pater venerande.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father, worthy of veneration.
R. Pray for us.
Pater amande.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father, worthy of love.
R. Pray for us.
Sancte Benedicte, a puero sanctitate pollens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who wast gifted with sanctity from thy childhood.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., abrupta vitiorum fugiens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who didst flee from the rough ways of vice.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., eremitici cultus amans.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who didst love the hermit's life.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., a Romano paste.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who wast fed by Saint Romanus.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., sentibus obvolute.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who didst roll thyself amongst the briars.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., libidinis extinctor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., conqueror of lust.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., ruricolarum didascale.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., teacher of rustics.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., vitae apostolicae instaurator.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., restorer of the apostolical life.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., coenobiorum fundator.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., founder of monasteries.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., regularum concinnator.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., framer of rules.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., monachorum praeceptor almifice.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., gentle teacher of monks.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., praeceptorum cultor integerrime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., faithful observer of the precepts.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., errantium redux prudentissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., most prudent guide of the erring.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., mortis spoliator.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., spoiler of death.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., monstrorum calcator.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., spurner of demons.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., maleficiorum explosor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., destroyer of enchantments.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., futurorum cognitor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., foreknower of future events.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., Maurum super aquas incedere faciens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who didst cause Saint Maurus to walk upon the waters.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., Placidum ab aquis liberans.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who didst free Saint Placid from the deep.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., sororis animam in caelum volantem videns.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who didst see the soul of thy sister ascending into heaven.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., exitum tuum Dominici corporis et sanguinis perceptione muniens
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who didst fortify thyself at thy departure, by receiving the body and blood of the Lord.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., sublatis in caelum oculis, inter manus discipulorum animam efflans.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who, with thine eyes raised to heaven, didst breathe forth thy soul in the arms of thy disciples.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., recto Orientis tramite a cella in caelum tendens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who, by the straight path of the East, didst ascend from thy cell into heaven.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., tandem in caelo triumphans.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who didst triumphantly enter heaven.
R. Pray for us.
S. B., Christum aeterno amore complectens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S. B., who art now enjoying Christ in the embraces of eternal love.
R. Pray for us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Parce nobis Domine.
Lamb of God, who takest 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 takest away the sins of the world.
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Intercede pro nobis, Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
V. Intercede for us, O holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus.
Quos pii Confessoris tui, Sanctissimi Patris nostri Benedicti, voluisti Domine magisterio erudiri ; eius quaesumus meritis, dignare nos ab insidiatoris fraude protegere. Per Dominum, etc.
Let us pray.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to defend from the snares of the devil, through the merits of Thy confessor, our holy Father Saint Benedict, those whom Thou last been pleased to instruct by his teaching. Through, etc

Novena Litaniarum ad Sanctum Benedictum, II
Novena of Litanies to St Benedict, II

Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us.
Christe eleison.
R. Christe eleison.
Christ have mercy on us.
R. Christ have mercy on us.
Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us
Christe audi nos.
R. Christe exaudi nos.
Christ 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 Ghost.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus.
R. Miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity one God.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Maria.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mother of God.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Virgo Virginum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Virgin of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.
Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. Pray for us.
Pater clarissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most renowned.
R. Pray for us.
Pater lenissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most gentle.
R. Pray for us.
Pater piissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most affectionate.
R. Pray for us.
Pater patientissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most patient.
R. Pray for us.
Flos pietatis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Flower of piety.
R. Pray for us.
Flos sanctitatis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Flower of sanctity.
R. Pray for us.
Flos castitatis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Flower of chastity.
R. Pray for us.
Fulgida lux saeculi.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Bright light of the world.
R. Pray for us.
Stella religionis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Star of religion.
R. Pray for us.
Speculum perfectionis
R. Ora pro nobis.
Mirror of perfection.
R. Pray for us.
Praeceptor taciturnitatis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Teacher of silence.
R. Pray for us.
Regula paupertatis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Example of poverty.
R. Pray for us.
Magister oboedientiae.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Master of obedience.
R. Pray for us.
Norma abstinentiae.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Model of abstinence.
R. Pray for us.
Monachorum praeceptor almifice.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Kind instructor of monks.
R. Pray for us.
Fide firme.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Firm in Faith.
R. Pray for us.
Spe robuste.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Strong in Hope.
R. Pray for us.
Caritate fervide.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Fervent in Charity.
R. Pray for us.
Mente pure.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Pure in mind.
R. Pray for us.
Corpore caste.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Chaste in body.
R. Pray for us.
Passionibus vacue.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Free from passions.
R. Pray for us.
Futurorum praescie.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Foreknowing the future.
R. Pray for us.
Gratia Dei ornate
R. Ora pro nobis.
Adorned with the grace of God.
R. Pray for us.
Spiritu Sancto replete.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Filled with the Holy Spirit.
R. Pray for us.
Ad altitudinem angelicae gloriae sublimate.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Raised to the height of angelic glory.
R. Pray for us.
In contemplationis ardore rapte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Rapt in the ardor of contemplation.
R. Pray for us.
Angelorum choris adiuncte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Joined to the choirs of angels.
R. Pray for us.
Inter Patriarchas elevate.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Exalted amongst the Patriarchs.
R. Pray for us.
Prophetarum consors effecte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Made companion of the Prophets.
R. Pray for us.
Apostolorum collegio sociate.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Associated to the College of Apostles.
R. Pray for us.
Martyrum rosis adornate.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Adorned with the roses of Martyrs.
R. Pray for us.
Confessorum laboribus decorate.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Decorated with the labors of Confessors.
R. Pray for us.
Monachorum turbis praeposite.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Placed over the choirs of Monks.
R. Pray for us.
Virginum liliis redimite.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Crowned with the lilies of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.
Omnium Sanctorum agmini adunate.
R. Ora pro nobis.
United to the company of all the Saints.
R. Pray for us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Parce nobis Domine.
Lamb of God, who takest 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 takest away the sins of the world.
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Intercede pro nobis, Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
V. Intercede for us, O holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus:
* Omnipotens aeterne Deus, qui radiantibus Beati Patris nostri Benedicti Confessoris tui exemplis, arduum tuis imitabile famulis iter fecisti; da nobis inoffensis per eius instituta gressibus pergere : ut eiusdem in regione viventium mereamur gaudiis admisceri. Per, etc.
Let us Pray:
O Almighty and eternal God, who, by the bright example of Thy Confessor, our holy Father Saint Benedict, hast made a difficult way easy to be followed by Thy servants; grant that we may walk with blameless steps in the path of his institutions, so as to deserve to share his joys, in the land of the living. Through, etc.
* From the Fulda Missal.  

Novena Litaniarum ad Sanctum Benedictum, III
Novena of Litanies to St Benedict, III

Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us.
Christe eleison.
R. Christe eleison.
Christ have mercy on us.
R. Christ have mercy on us.
Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us
Christe audi nos.
R. Christe exaudi nos.
Christ 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 Ghost.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus.
R. Miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity one God.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Maria.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mother of God.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Virgo Virginum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Virgin of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.
Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. Pray for us.
Pater reverendissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most reverend.
R. Pray for us.
Pater praeclarissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most renowned.
R. Pray for us.
Pater compatientissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most compassionate.
R. Pray for us.
Vir adamantine.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Man of great fortitude.
R. Pray for us.
Vir vitae venerabilis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Man of venerable life.
R. Pray for us.
Vir sanctissimae conversationis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Man of most holy conversation.
R. Pray for us.
Vere serve Dei.
R. Ora pro nobis.
True servant of God.
R. Pray for us.
Lux devotionis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Light of devotion.
R. Pray for us.
Lux orationis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Light of prayer.
R. Pray for us.
Lux contemplationis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Light of contemplation.
R. Pray for us.
Astrum mundi.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Star of the world.
R. Pray for us.
Arctissimae vitae magister optime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Best master of a rigid life.
R. Pray for us.
Dux sacrae militiae.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Leader of the holy warfare.
R. Pray for us.
Dux et princeps monachorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Leader and chief of monks.
R. Pray for us.
Magister mundo morientium.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Master of those that die to the world.
R. Pray for us.
Protector ad te clamantium.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Protector of those that cry to thee.
R. Pray for us.
Patrator miraculorum admirande.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Wonderful worker of miracles.
R. Pray for us.
Revelator arcanorum humani cordis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Revealer of the secrets of the human heart.
R. Pray for us.
Spiritalis disciplinae magister.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Master of spiritual discipline.
R. Pray for us.
Assecla Patriarcharum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Companion of the Patriarchs.
R. Pray for us.
Compar Prophetarum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Equal of the Prophets.
R. Pray for us.
Sectator Apostolorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Follower of the Apostles.
R. Pray for us.
Praeceptor Martyrum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Teacher of Martyrs.
R. Pray for us.
Pater multorum Pontificum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of many Pontiffs.
R. Pray for us.
Gemma Abbatum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Gem of Abbots.
R. Pray for us.
Gloria Confessorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Glory of Confessors.
R. Pray for us.
Imitator Anachoretarum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Imitator of Anchorets.
R. Pray for us.
Consors Virginum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Associate of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.
Collega Sanctorum omnium.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Colleague of all the Saints.
R. Pray for us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Parce nobis Domine.
Lamb of God, who takest 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 takest away the sins of the world.
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Intercede pro nobis, Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
V. Intercede for us, O holy Father Saint Benedict. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus.
Deus qui nos sub Beati Patriarchae atque institutoris nostri Benedicti magisterio, a saeculi vanitate conversos, ad bravium supernae vocationis accendis; pectoribus nostris purificandis illabere, et gratiam nobis qua in te perseveremus infunde. Per, etc.
Let us pray.
O God, who hast called us from the vanity of the world, and dost incite us to the reward of a heavenly vocation, under the guidance of our holy Patriarch and founder, Saint Benedict; inspire and purify our hearts, and pour forth on us Thy grace, whereby we may persevere in Thee. Through, etc.

Novena Litaniarum ad Sanctum Benedictum, IV
Novena of Litanies to St Benedict, IV

Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us.
Christe eleison.
R. Christe eleison.
Christ have mercy on us.
R. Christ have mercy on us.
Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us
Christe audi nos.
R. Christe exaudi nos.
Christ 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 Ghost.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus.
R. Miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity one God.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Maria.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mother of God.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Virgo Virginum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Virgin of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.
Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. Pray for us.
Pater sapientissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most wise.
R. Pray for us.
Pater perfectissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most perfect.
R. Pray for us.
Pater sanctissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most holy.
R. Pray for us.
Pater vultu placido.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of serene countenance.
R. Pray for us.
Pater mente tranquilla.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of tranquil mind.
R. Pray for us.
Cordis munditia clare.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Renowned for cleanness of heart.
R. Pray for us.
Corporis castitate decore.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Illustrious for purity of body.
R. Pray for us.
Omnium virtutum ornatu insignis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Admirable for the adornment of all virtues.
R. Pray for us.
Regularis vitae institutor magnifice.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Noble founder of the religious life.
R. Pray for us.
Innumerae sobolis parens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of a numberless progeny.
R. Pray for us.
Protector tui Ordinis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Protector of thy Order.
R. Pray for us.
Norma religionis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Model of religion.
R. Pray for us.
Decor totius honestatis
R. Ora pro nobis.
Beauty of all uprightness.
R. Pray for us.
Claritudo lucis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Brightness of light.
R. Pray for us.
Praedicator veritatis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Preacher of truth.
R. Pray for us.
Doctor gentium.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Teacher of nations.
R. Pray for us.
Vir Deum sapiens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Man wise in God.
R. Pray for us.
Famulus Dei studiosissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most zealous servant of God.
R. Pray for us.
Fidelis et prudens dispensator Christi.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Faithful and prudent steward of Christ.
R. Pray for us.
Caput omnium monasteriorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Head of all monasteries.
R. Pray for us.
Patriarcha gloriosissime monachorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most glorious patriarch of monks.
R. Pray for us.
Confessorum sanctissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most holy of confessors.
R. Pray for us.
Monachorum praestantissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most excellent of monks.
R. Pray for us.
Pater tuorum devotorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of those who are devoted to thee.
R. Pray for us.
Pater plurimorum ordinum monasticorum et militarium.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of many monastic and military orders.
R. Pray for us.
Pater multorum Martyrum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of many Martyrs.
R. Pray for us.
Pater multorum Pontificum et Confessorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of many Bishops and Confessors.
R. Pray for us.
Pater multorum Monachorum et Anachoretarum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of many Monks and Hermits.
R. Pray for us.
Pater multarum Virginum et Viduarum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of many Virgins and Widows.
R. Pray for us.
Pater multorum Sanctorum
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of many Saints.
R. Pray for us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Parce nobis Domine.
Lamb of God, who takest 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 takest away the sins of the world.
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Intercede pro nobis, Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
V. Intercede for us, O holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus.
* Deus, qui Beatum Patrem nostrum Benedictum Confessorem tuum in terris vita laudabili decorasti, et in caelis aeterna gloria sublimasti; eius quaesumus suffragantibus meritis, vita nostra apud te commendetur. Per, etc.
Let us pray.
O God, who didst adorn Thy Confessor, our holy Father Saint Benedict, with a praiseworthy life on earth, and hast exalted him to eternal glory in heaven; grant, we beseech Thee, that, through his merits, our life may be made pleasing to Thee. Through, etc.
* From a Sacramentary in the Monastery of St. Blaise.    

Novena Litaniarum ad Sanctum Benedictum, V
Novena of Litanies to St Benedict, V

Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us.
Christe eleison.
R. Christe eleison.
Christ have mercy on us.
R. Christ have mercy on us.
Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us
Christe audi nos.
R. Christe exaudi nos.
Christ 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 Ghost.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus.
R. Miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity one God.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Maria.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mother of God.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Virgo Virginum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Virgin of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.
Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. Pray for us.
Pater magne.
R. Ora pro nobis.
O great Father.
R. Pray for us.
Pater pie.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most kind.
R. Pray for us.
Pater caste.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most chaste.
R. Pray for us.
Pater celebris.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most renowned.
R. Pray for us.
Pater laudabilis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most worthy of praise.
R. Pray for us.
Pater insuperabilis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father unconquerable.
R. Pray for us.
Imitator Christi.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Follower of Christ.
R. Pray for us.
Fidelis Dei minister.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Faithful minister of God.
R. Pray for us.
Amator solitudinis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Lover of solitude.
R. Pray for us.
Amator crucis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Lover of the cross.
R. Pray for us.
Amator caritatis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Lover of charity.
R. Pray for us.
Amator omnium virtutum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Lover of all virtues.
R. Pray for us.
Praeliator fortis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Brave soldier of Christ.
R. Pray for us.
Eremi cultor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Dweller in the desert.
R. Pray for us.
Psalmicen assidue.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Constant chanter of psalms.
R. Pray for us.
Instaurator vitae monasticae.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Restorer of the monastic life.
R. Pray for us.
Illustrator Ecclesiae Catholicae.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Enlightener of the Catholic world.
R. Pray for us.
Propagator fidei Christianae
R. Ora pro nobis.
Propagator of the Christian faith.
R. Pray for us.
Bone consolator afflictorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Good comforter of the afflicted.
R. Pray for us.
Benigne dilector proximorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Kind lover of thy neighbors.
R. Pray for us.
Benedictionibus cumulatissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Filled with all blessings.
R. Pray for us.
Gratia benedictus et nomine.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Blessed both in grace and in name.
R. Pray for us.
Dilectus Deo et hominibus.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Beloved by God and man.
R. Pray for us.
Deo devotissime vacans.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Who didst devoutly give thyself to the things of God.
R. Pray for us.
Egregia religionis columina parans.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Who didst provide choice pillars of religion.
R. Pray for us.
Ecclesiae paradisum irrigans.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Who didst bedew the paradise of the Church.
R. Pray for us.
Athletas fidei multos accingens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Who didst gird to the combat many champions of the faith.
R. Pray for us.
Virtutum rivulos effundens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Who didst pour abroad rivulets of virtues.
R. Pray for us.
Domum Dei mirifice decorans.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Who didst wonderfully adorn the house of God.
R. Pray for us.
Multis iter ad sidera pandens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Who didst show to many the path to heaven.
R. Pray for us.
Propitius esto.
R. Parce nobis Domine.
Be merciful unto us.
R. Spare us, O Lord.
Propitius esto.
R. Exaudi nos Domine.
Be merciful unto us.
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
A praevaricatione mandatorum tuorum.
R. Libera nos Domine.
From prevarication in Thy commandments.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
A transgressione votorum nostrorum.
R. Libera nos Domine.
From transgression of our vows.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Ab incursu omnium malorum.
R. Libera nos Domine.
From the assault of all evils.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Per sanctam conversionem Beati Patris nostri Benedicti.
R. Libera nos Domine.
By the conversion of our holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Per exemplarem vitam eius.
R. Libera nos Domine.
By his exemplary life.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Per sanctam paupertatem eius.
R. Libera nos Domine.
By his holy poverty.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Per ardentissimam caritatem eius.
R. Libera nos Domine.
By his most ardent charity.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Per mundissimam castitatem eius.
R. Libera nos Domine.
By his most pure chastity.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Per profundissimam humilitatem eius.
R. Libera nos Domine.
By his most profound humility.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Per ferventissimas orationes eius.
R. Libera nos Domine.
By his most fervent prayers.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Per admirabilem abstinentiam eius.
R. Libera nos Domine.
By his admirable abstinence.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Per sancta ieiunia eius.
R. Libera nos Domine.
By his holy fastings.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Per sancta silentia eius.
R. Libera nos Domine.
By his holy silence.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Per merita et intercessiones eius.
R. Libera nos Domine.
By his merits and intercession.
R. Deliver us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Parce nobis Domine.
Lamb of God, who takest 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 takest away the sins of the world.
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Intercede pro nobis, Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
V. Intercede for us, O holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus.
Omnipotens et misericors Deus, qui Beatum Patrem nostrum Benedictum ad caelorum gloriam, discipulis videntibus, migrare fecisti; da nobis, ut sicut ille egregius Pastor extitit Monachorum: ita nos quoque orationibus eius adiuti, illius exempla sectantes te ampliante, ad vitam pervenire mereamur aeternam. Per,etc.
Let us pray.
O Almighty and merciful God, who didst cause our holy Father Saint Benedict to pass to the glory of heaven in the sight of his disciples; grant, that as he was the glorious Pastor of Monks, we, being helped by his prayers, and following his example, may, through Thy gift, deserve to arrive at eternal life. Through, etc.

Novena Litaniarum ad Sanctum Benedictum, VI
Novena of Litanies to St Benedict, VI

Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us.
Christe eleison.
R. Christe eleison.
Christ have mercy on us.
R. Christ have mercy on us.
Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us
Christe audi nos.
R. Christe exaudi nos.
Christ 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 Ghost.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus.
R. Miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity one God.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Maria.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mother of God.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Virgo Virginum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Virgin of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.
Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. Pray for us.
Pater beate.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most blessed.
R. Pray for us.
Pater eximie.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most renowned.
R. Pray for us.
Pater maxime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most exalted.
R. Pray for us.
Contemptor mundi.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Despiser of the world.
R. Pray for us.
Calcator saeculi.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Spurner of the age.
R. Pray for us.
Vir sanctissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most holy in life.
R. Pray for us.
Vir accuratissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most exact in action.
R. Pray for us.
Vir exercitatissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most practiced in virtue.
R. Pray for us.
Vir per omnia mitissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most meek in all things.
R. Pray for us.
Confessor Dei egregie.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most eminent confessor of Christ.
R. Pray for us.
Christi athleta.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Soldier of Christ.
R. Pray for us.
Miraculorum operator.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Worker of miracles.
R. Pray for us.
Daemonum profligator.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Banisher of devils.
R. Pray for us.
Mortuorum resuscitator.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Raiser of the dead.
R. Pray for us.
Arcti tramitis ostensor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Guide of the narrow path.
R. Pray for us.
Carnalis voluptatis domitor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Subduer of carnal pleasure.
R. Pray for us.
Contemptor sui.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Contemner of himself.
R. Pray for us.
Gloriae osor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Hater of glory.
R. Pray for us.
Sanctitatis amator.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Lover of sanctity.
R. Pray for us.
Sacri Ordinis institutor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Founder of a holy Order.
R. Pray for us.
Sacrae regulae exactissime servitor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most exact observer of the holy rule.
R. Pray for us.
Dux praecipue monachorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Chief guide of monks.
R. Pray for us.
Doctor dulcissime doctorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most sweet teacher of the learned.
R. Pray for us.
Victor et triumphator mundi.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Conqueror and triumpher over the world.
R. Pray for us.
Victor et triumphator daemonum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Conqueror and triumpher over devils.
R. Pray for us.
Victor et triumphator tentationum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Conqueror and triumpher over temptations.
R. Pray for us.
Propitius esto.
R. Parce nobis Domine.
Be merciful unto us.
R. Spare us, O Lord.
Propitius esto.
R. Exaudi nos Domine.
Be merciful unto us.
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Peccatores.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
We sinners.
R. Beseech Thee hear us.
Ut perfectum amorem tuum effundere, et in nobis conservare digneris.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to pour forth, and preserve in us, a perfect love of Thee.
R. We beseech Thee, hear us.
Ut perfectam mortificationem sensuum, et propriae voluntatis nostrae nobis donare digneris.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to bestow upon us perfect mortification of our senses, and of our own will.
R. We beseech Thee, hear us.
Ut veram conversionem morum secundum regulam Sanctissimi Patris nostri Benedicti, nobis largiri digneris.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant us true conversion of our manners, according to the Rule of our holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. We beseech Thee, hear us.
Ut disciplinam monasticam in nobis augere et conservare digneris.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to increase and preserve in
R. We beseech Thee, hear us.
Ut continuum in virtutum acquisitione profectum nobis concedere digneris.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant us continual progress
R. We beseech Thee, hear us.
Ut Ordinem sanctum nostrum amplificare et tueri digneris.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to increase and defend our
R. We beseech Thee, hear us.
Ut perseverantiam in tuo sancto servitio nobis donare digneris.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give us perseverance in
R. We beseech Thee, hear us.
Ut in hora mortis nostrae, per merita Sanctissimi Patris nostri Benedicti, nos protegere, et ad vitam aeternam perducere digneris
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe, through the merits of our holy Father Saint Benedict, to protect us in the hour of our death, and to lead us to eternal life.
R. We beseech Thee, hear us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Parce nobis Domine.
Lamb of God, who takest 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 takest away the sins of the world.
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Intercede pro nobis, Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
V. Intercede for us, O holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus.
* Benedictio tua Domine beati Patris nostri Benedicti Confessoris tui intercessione, super nos (+) descendat; quae et benedictionem nobis clementer operetur, et beatae immortalitatis dona conciliet. Per, etc.
Let us pray.
May thy blessing, O Lord, through the intercession of our holy Father Saint Benedict, descend upon us, and mercifully work a blessing in us, and obtain for us the gifts of a blissful immortality. Through, etc.
* From a Sacramentary in the Monastery of St. Blaise. The Secret. + Super has hostias.    

Novena Litaniarum ad Sanctum Benedictum, VII
Novena of Litanies to St Benedict, VII

Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us.
Christe eleison.
R. Christe eleison.
Christ have mercy on us.
R. Christ have mercy on us.
Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us
Christe audi nos.
R. Christe exaudi nos.
Christ 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 Ghost.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus.
R. Miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity one God.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Maria.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mother of God.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Virgo Virginum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Virgin of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.
Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. Pray for us.
Pater quiete.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most peaceful.
R. Pray for us.
Pater sobrie.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most temperate.
R. Pray for us.
Pater pudice.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most chaste.
R. Pray for us.
Vir venerabilis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most venerable.
R. Pray for us.
Vir honorabilis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most honorable.
R. Pray for us.
Doctor almifice.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Teacher most kind.
R. Pray for us.
Doctor sapientissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Teacher most wise.
R. Pray for us.
Amice Dei.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Friend of God.
R. Pray for us.
Exemplum hominum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Example of men.
R. Pray for us.
Flagellum daemoniorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Scourge of devils.
R. Pray for us.
Sublimis dux viae.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Guide of a sublime way.
R. Pray for us.
Veritatis magister.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Master of truth.
R. Pray for us.
Vere amice sponsi.
R. Ora pro nobis.
True friend of the bridegroom.
R. Pray for us.
Organum Spiritus Sancti.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Instrument of the Holy Ghost.
R. Pray for us.
Regularis vitae custos.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Observer of the regular life.
R. Pray for us.
Magnum decus Ordinis Ascetici.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Great ornament of the Ascetic Order.
R. Pray for us.
Rutilans monachorum gemma.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Shining gem of monks.
R. Pray for us.
Virtutum magister.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Master of virtues.
R. Pray for us.
Mortificationis typus.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Type of mortification.
R. Pray for us.
Cuius divitiae paupertas.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Whose riches were poverty.
R. Pray for us.
Cuius deliciae castitas.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Whose pleasures were chastity.
R. Pray for us.
Cuius dignitas oboedientia.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Whose dignity was obedience.
R. Pray for us.
Cuius imperium humilitas.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Whose authority was humility.
R. Pray for us.
Pater Sanctissime.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
Most holy Father.
R. Intercede for us.
Ut Christum in te glorificemus.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
That we may glorify Christ in thee.
R. Intercede for us.
Ut te toto pectore imitemur.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
That we may imitate thee with our whole heart.
R. Intercede for us.
Ut status nostri amore ferveamus.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
That we may be fervent in the love of our holy state.
R. Intercede for us.
Ut caritatem possideamus.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
That we may possess charity.
R. Intercede for us.
Ut cruci Christi adhaereamus.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
That we may cleave to the cross of Christ.
R. Intercede for us.
Ut paenitentiae palaestrum decurramus.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
That we may run the course of penance.
R. Intercede for us.
Ut vitam virtutibus plenam agamus.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
That we may lead a life full of virtues.
R. Intercede for us.
Ut felici morte desinamus.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
That we may die a happy death.
R. Intercede for us.
Ut vitae bravium consequamur.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
That we may obtain the reward of life.
R. Intercede for us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Parce nobis Domine.
Lamb of God, who takest 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 takest away the sins of the world.
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Intercede pro nobis, Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
V. Intercede for us, O holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus.
Concede, quaesumus Domine, ut beati Patris nostri Benedicti meritis et precibus adiuti, et protectionis tuae muniti praesidiis, quod te donante promisimus impleamus, et nostrae professionis executores effecti, ad ea quae perseverantibus in te promittere dignatus es, pertingere mereamur. Per, etc.
Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that aided by the merits and prayers of our holy Father Saint Benedict, and defended by Thy protection, we may fulfill what, by Thy grace, we have promised; and that, living up to our profession, we may deserve to obtain those rewards which Thou hast promised to those that persevere in Thee. Through, etc.

Novena Litaniarum ad Sanctum Benedictum, VIII
Novena of Litanies to St Benedict, VIII

Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us.
Christe eleison.
R. Christe eleison.
Christ have mercy on us.
R. Christ have mercy on us.
Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us
Christe audi nos.
R. Christe exaudi nos.
Christ 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 Ghost.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus.
R. Miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity one God.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Maria.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mother of God.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Virgo Virginum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Virgin of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.
Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. Pray for us.
Pater humilis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most humble.
R. Pray for us.
Pater illuminate.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most enlightened.
R. Pray for us.
Pater honorande.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most worthy of honor.
R. Pray for us.
Vir Dei.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Man of God.
R. Pray for us.
Vir sancte et innocens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Man, holy and innocent.
R. Pray for us.
Vir totius sanctitatis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Man of all sanctity.
R. Pray for us.
Doctor insignis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Teacher most renowned.
R. Pray for us.
Doctor disciplinae.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Teacher of discipline.
R. Pray for us.
Doctor perfectionis
R. Ora pro nobis.
Teacher of perfection.
R. Pray for us.
Abbas abbatum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Abbot of abbots.
R. Pray for us.
Arx monasticae religionis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Fortress of the monastic life.
R. Pray for us.
Columna orthodoxiae.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Pillar of the true faith.
R. Pray for us.
Decus Ecclesiae Catholicae.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Glory of the Catholic Church.
R. Pray for us.
Exemplum humilitatis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Example of humility.
R. Pray for us.
Exemplum virtutum omnium.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Example of all virtues.
R. Pray for us.
Exemplum fratrum tuorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Example of thy brethren.
R. Pray for us.
Vitae nostrae norma.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Model of our life.
R. Pray for us.
Monastici Ordinis Patriarcha.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Patriarch of the Monastic Order.
R. Pray for us.
Monachorum dux gloriose.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Glorious leader of monks.
R. Pray for us.
Magister religionis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Master of religion.
R. Pray for us.
Magister tota mente caelestia quaerentium.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Master of those who with their whole mind seek after the things of heaven.
R. Pray for us.
Sanctissimorum et doctissimorum patrum Patriarcha.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Patriarch of most holy and learned Fathers.
R. Pray for us.
Magne Catholici orbis splendor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Great luster of the Catholic world.
R. Pray for us.
Totius Ecclesiae fulcimentum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Support of the whole Church.
R. Pray for us.
Templum Spiritus Sancti.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Temple of the Holy Ghost.
R. Pray for us.
Abraham Novi Testamenti.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Abraham of the New Testament.
R. Pray for us.
Oliva fructifera in domo Domini.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Fruitful olive-plant in the house of the Lord.
R. Pray for us.
Arcus refulgens in nebulis gloriae.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Rainbow shining in clouds of glory.
R. Pray for us.
Candelabrum aureum in templo Dei.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Golden candlestick in the temple of God.
R. Pray for us.
Sidus novum mundana pellens nubila.
R. Ora pro nobis.
New star dispersing all worldly clouds.
R. Pray for us.
Pater dulcissime.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
Most sweet Father.
R. Intercede for us.
Per generosam fugam, qua Roma recessisti.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By thy generous flight,whereby thou didst retire from Rome.
R. Intercede for us.
Per varios laborers, quos in eremo passus fuisti.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By thy various labors, which thou didst endure in the desert.
R. Intercede for us.
Per abstinentiam et ieiunia tua.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By thy abstinence and fastings.
R. Intercede for us.
Per miracula tua.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By thy miracles.
R. Intercede for us.
Per insignes victorias, quibus calcato mundo, carne, ac daemone, triumphasti.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By thy renowned victories, in which having trampled under foot the world, thou didst triumph over the flesh and the devil.
R. Intercede for us.
Per Spiritum prophetiae quo claruisti.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By the spirit of prophecy, for which thou wast illustrious.
R. Intercede for us.
Per merita sanctorum omnium, quos caelo genuisti.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By the merits of the saints, whom thou didst beget for heaven.
R. Intercede for us.
Per egregios labores tot Pontificum Romanorum, qui ad Ecclesiae Dei regimen ab instituto tuo assumpti fuere.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By the illustrious labors of so many Roman Pontiffs, who were taken from thy Order to govern the Church of God.
R. Intercede for us.
Per sanctam humilitatem imperatorum, regum, aliorumque dynastarum, qui suavissimo regulae tuae iugo colla submisere.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By the holy humility of the emperors, kings, and nobles, who bowed their necks to the sweet yoke of thy holy rule.
R. Intercede for us.
Per sudores apostolorum Ordinis tui, qui ad conversionem gentium intenderunt.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By the toils of the apostles of thy Order, who labored for the conversion of nations.
R. Intercede for us.
Per gemitus abbatum et praelatorum, qui iugo subditorum suorum pressi, pro Christo patienter anhelavere.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By the groans of thy abbots and prelates, who, borne down by the yoke of their subjects, patiently sighed for Christ.
R. Intercede for us.
Per effusionem sanguinis monachorum tuorum, qui dira passi, meruerunt praemia aeterna.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By the shedding of the blood of thy monks, who, enduring grievous torments, have merited the rewards of eternity.
R. Intercede for us.
Per choros sanctarum virginum, quae tuo sancto ductu, venerunt ad regna caelestia.
R. Intercede pro nobis.
By the choirs of holy virgins, who, under thy holy guidance, have arrived at the heavenly kingdom.
R. Intercede for us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Parce nobis Domine.
Lamb of God, who takest 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 takest away the sins of the world.
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Intercede pro nobis, Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
V. Intercede for us, O holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus.
*Aures tuas, quaesumus Domine, precibus nostris inclina; ut qui peccatorum nostrorum flagellis percutimur: intercedente beato Patre nostro Benedicto, tua gratia liberemur. Per, etc.
Let us pray.
Incline thine ear, we beseech Thee, O Lord, to our prayers; that we, who are stricken by the scourges of our sins, may, through the intercession of our holy Father Saint Benedict, be freed by thy grace. Through, etc.
* From the Ambrosian Diurnal.    

Novena Litaniarum ad Sanctum Benedictum, IX
Novena of Litanies to St Benedict, IX

Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us.
Christe eleison.
R. Christe eleison.
Christ have mercy on us.
R. Christ have mercy on us.
Kyrie eleison.
R. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy on us.
R. Lord have mercy on us
Christe audi nos.
R. Christe exaudi nos.
Christ 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 Ghost.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus.
R. Miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity one God.
R. Have mercy on us.
Sancta Maria.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Maria. Ora pro nobis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary. Pray for us.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Mother of God.
R. Pray for us.
Sancta Virgo Virginum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Virgin of Virgins.
R. Pray for us.
Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. Pray for us.
Pater benedictionis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of blessing.
R. Pray for us.
Pater monachorum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father of monks.
R. Pray for us.
Pater Deo dilectissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most beloved of God.
R. Pray for us.
Pater Deo carissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Father most dear to God.
R. Pray for us.
Legislator eximie.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most renowned lawgiver.
R. Pray for us.
Legislator beatissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most blessed lawgiver.
R. Pray for us.
Legislator excellentissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most excellent lawgiver.
R. Pray for us.
Virorum sanctissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most holy of men.
R. Pray for us.
Lux nostrae religionis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Light of our religion.
R. Pray for us.
Contemptor mundanarum voluptatum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Despiser of worldly pleasures.
R. Pray for us.
Cultor humilitatis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Cherisher of humility.
R. Pray for us.
Magister discretionis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Master of discretion.
R. Pray for us.
Silentii quaesitor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Seeker of silence.
R. Pray for us.
Superior zelose.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Zealous superior.
R. Pray for us.
Pietatis aemulator.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Emulator of piety.
R. Pray for us.
Vitae religiosissimae institutor.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Founder of a most religious life.
R. Pray for us.
Devotione praecipue.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most earnest in devotion.
R. Pray for us.
Contemplator altissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Most exalted in contemplation.
R. Pray for us.
Mundo mortue.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Dead to the world.
R. Pray for us.
Prophetiae spiritu clarissime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Famed for the spirit of prophecy.
R. Pray for us.
Re et nomine benedicte.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Blessed both really and in name.
R. Pray for us.
Multiplici gratia decorate.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Adorned with manifold grace.
R. Pray for us.
Providendi dono illustris.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Illustrious for the gift of foreknowledge.
R. Pray for us.
Potens in verbo et opere.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Powerful both in word and in work.
R. Pray for us.
Virtutibus divinis elucens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Bright with divine virtues.
R. Pray for us.
In oratione ardens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Ardent in prayer.
R. Pray for us.
In meditatione accense.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Inflamed in meditation.
R. Pray for us.
In lectione Sanctarum Scripturarum sedule.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Sedulous in reading the Sacred Scriptures.
R. Pray for us.
In contemplatione assidue.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Assiduous in contemplation.
R. Pray for us.
In divitiis gloriae Dei uberrime.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Faithful in the riches of the glory of God.
R. Pray for us.
In electorum contubernio gloriose.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Glorious in the abode of the elect.
R. Pray for us.
Omnium iustorum spiritu plene.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Full of the spirit of all the just.
R. Pray for us.
Pater sanctissime.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
Most holy Father.
R. We beseech thee, hear us.
Ut pro nobis intercedere digneris.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That thou vouchsafe to intercede for us.
R. We beseech thee, hear us.
Ut iam inter sanctos et electos annumeratus, propitium nobis Dominum conciliare digneris.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That being now numbered amongst the saints and elect of God, thou vouchsafe to render Him propitious to us.
R. We beseech thee, hear us.
Ut per oboedientiam, paupertatem, et castitatem Deo, tibique promissam, ad caelestia pervenire valeamus.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That by the oboedience, poverty, and chastity promised to God and to thee, we may arrive at the things of heaven.
R. We beseech thee, hear us.
Ut ab ingruentibus bellorum periculis, nos et nostra vindicare digneris.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That thou vouchsafe to defend us and ours from all impending dangers of wars.
R. We beseech thee, hear us.
Ut auxiliante Domino a peste, fame, et mala morte liberemur.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That through the mercy of God may be freed from pestilence, famine, and an evil death.
R. We beseech thee, hear us.
Ut praelatos nostros incolumes diu conservare, et oneri ferendo pares Dominus efficere dignetur.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That the Lord may deign to preserve our prelates, and strengthen them to bear the burdens laid on them.
R. We beseech thee, hear us.
Ut veram conversionem morum, secundum sanctam tuam regulam nobis impetrare digneris.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That thou vouchsafe to obtain for us true conversion of manners, according to thy holy rule.
R. We beseech thee, hear us.
Ut animabus fratrum, sororum, amicorum, et benefactorum Ordinis nostri, requiem aeternam Dominus, concedere dignetur.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That the Lord may deign to grant eternal rest to the souls of the brethren, sisters, friends, and benefactors of our Order.
R. We beseech thee, hear us.
Ut consummato huius agonis decursu, tecum quoque regnare mereamur.
R. Te rogamus audi nos.
That when we have finished the course of our struggle here below, we may deserve to reign with thee.
R. We beseech thee, hear us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Parce nobis Domine.
Lamb of God, who takest 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 takest away the sins of the world.
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.
R. Miserere nobis.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world.
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Intercede pro nobis, Sancte Pater Benedicte.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
V. Intercede for us, O holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus.
*Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui beati Patris nostri Benedicti abbatis exemplo, nobis humilitatis iter ostendisti; da quaesumus, ut viam tibi placitae oboedientiae, per quam ille venerabilis Pater antecedebat, nos, praeclaris eius meritis adiuti, sine errore gradiamur. Per Dominum.
Let us pray.
O Almighty and eternal God, who hast shown unto us the way of humility, by the example of our holy Father Saint Benedict, the abbot; grant, we bessech Thee, that assisted by his merits, we may run without going astray in the way of obedience that is so pleasing to Thee, and wherein he himself proceeded us. Through Christ our Lord.
* From the Ambrosian Diurnal.     

From A Manual of Devotions to Our Holy Father Saint Benedict..., Catholic Publishing & Bookselling Company, London 1861.



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