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Litaniae de Sancta Scholastica
Litany in Honor of St. Scholastica
SScholastica

A Litany in honor of St. Scholastica, Virgin and Abbess. This text for this Litany is from the "Manual of Devotions to Our Holy Father Saint Benedict", 1861. The Manual notes that its source is the "Fasciculus Quinque Litaniarum", 1687.

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.
Miserere nobis.
R. Miserere nobis.
Have mercy on us.
R. Have mercy on us.
Spiritus Sancte Deus.
R. Miserere nobis.
God the Holy Ghost.
R. Have mercy on us.
Miserere nobis.
R. Miserere nobis.
Have mercy on us.
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.
Sancta Scholastica.
R. Ora pro nobis.
Saint Scholastica.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., Sancti Benedicti soror gemella
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., twin sister of St. Benedict.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., ab aeterno a Deo electa
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., chosen by God from eternity.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., Christi Domini gratia praeventa.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., prevented by the grace of Christ our Lord.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., ab infantia Deo consecrata.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., consecrated to God from thy infancy.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., Virgo semper integerrima.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., always a Virgin most incorrupt.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., Christo Iesu desponsata.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., espoused to Jesus Christ.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., Spiritus Sancti discipula.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., scholar of the Holy Spirit.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., innocentiae speculum.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., mirror of innocence.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., perfectionis norma.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., model of perfection.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., virtutum exemplar.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., pattern of virtue.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., monasticae vitae decus.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., glory of the monastic life.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., innumerabilium virginum mater.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., mother of numberless virgins.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., angelicae vitae imitatrix.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., imitator of the angelic life.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., fide in Deum plena.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., full of faith in God.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., spe caelestium bonorum repleta.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., replenished with hope of the goods of heaven.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., caritate Sponsi semper ardens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., ever burning with love of the Spouse.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., humilitate praefulgens
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., resplendent with humility.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., in Domino confidens ut filia.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., trusting as a daughter in the Lord.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., orationi frequenter insistens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., intent on prayer.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., a Domino subito exaudita.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., quickly heard by the Lord.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., perseverantiae laude insignis.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., famed for the praise of perseverance.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., in columbae specie caeli secreta penetrans.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., who didst enter the courts of heaven in the shape of a dove.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., Agnum sequens quocumque ferit.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., who dost now follow the Lamb withersoever He goeth.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., Sponsi deliciis in aeternum perfruens.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., who dost rejoice in the delights of the Spouse forever.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., corona gloriae decorata.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., adorned with a crown of glory.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., invocantium te apud Deum advocata.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., advocate with God of those who invoke thee.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., imitantium te favorabilis patrona.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., generous patron of those who imitate thee.
R. Pray for us.
S.S., Sanctissima Virgo Scholastica.
R. Ora pro nobis.
S.S., most Holy Virgin.
R. Pray for us.
Peccatores.
R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
We sinners.
R. Beseech thee hear us.
Ut sanctissimis et efficacissimis apud Deum orationibus tuis nos adiuvare digneris.
R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
That thou deign to help us, by thy most holy and efficacious prayers to God.
R. We beseech thee hear us.
Ut Ordinem nostrum et Monasterium istud, et omnes habitantes in eo, protectione tua fovere et conservare digneris.
R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
That thou deign to cherish and preserve, by thy protection, our Holy Order and this Monastery, and all who dwell therein.
R. We beseech thee hear us.
Ut nos in filiarum tuarum numerum admittere digneris.
R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
That thou deign to admit us into the number of they children.
R. We beseech thee hear us.
Ut nostram in te devotionem excitare, promovere et conservare digneris.
R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
That thou deign to raise up, increase, and preserve our devotion towards thee.
R. We beseech thee hear us.
Ut regulae sanctissimi fratris tui, et Patris nostri Benedicti, perfectam observantiam apud nos conservare digneris.
R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
That thou deign to preserve in us the perfect observance of the rule of thy brother, our most Holy Father Saint Benedict.
R. We beseech thee hear us.
Ut supplicationibus tuis ariditatem cordis nostri caelestis gratiae rore perfundere digneris.
R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
That thou deign, by the supplications, to moisten the dryness of our hearts with the dew of heavenly grace.
R. We beseech thee hear us.
Ut nos tuo interventu, Christo animarum nostrarum Sponso, in aeternum socies.
R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
That, by they intercession, thou mayest eternally unit us to Christ, the Spouse of our souls.
R. We beseech thee hear us.
Ut nos ad gaudia aeterna, et ad Sponsum Iesum dulcissimum perducas.
R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
That thou mayest lead us to eternal joys, and to Jesus, our most sweet Spouse.
R. We beseech thee hear us.
Ut nos exaudire digneris.
R. Te rogamus, audi nos.
That thou vouchsafe to hear us.
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. Ora pro nobis, sancta Virgo Scholastica
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
V. Pray for us, O holy Virgin Scholastica.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Oremus
Deus, qui animam beatae Virginis Scholasticae, ad ostendendam innocentiae suae viam, in columbae specie caelum penetrare fecisti; da nobis ut eius meritis et precibus ita innocenter vivere: ut ad aeterna mereamur gaudia pervenire. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
Let us pray
O God, who, to show the innocence of her life, didst cause the soul of Thy blessed Virgin Scholastica to ascend into heaven in the form of a dove; grant by her merits and prayers that we may live so innocently as to deserve to arrive at eternal joys. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Latin and English from "A Manual of Devotions to Our Holy Father Saint Benedict...", Catholic Publishing & Bookselling Company, London 1861.



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