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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. Cbrist, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on

us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Our Father, &c.

Anth. We iy to thy patronage, 0 holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions in our necessi. ties, but deliver us from all dangers, 0 ever glorious and blessed Virgin.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

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

Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace in our hearts, that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ thy Son has been made known by the message of an angel, may, by his passion and cross, be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. May the divine assistance remain always with

Amen. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

us.

THE CONDENSED LITANY OF LORETTO.

This Litany is printed from the manuscript of one of the most eminent divines living. By condensing, it admirably exemplifies and explains the figurative language of the ancient litany of Loretto. Prayers, like music, derive much of their effect, much of their power of selfpersuasion, from habit and association : so that although those whose early impressions are con nected with it may still cling to the olden form, yet we doubt not that converts will prefer the present beautiful version of the ancient Litany.

Anth. We fly to thy patronage, oh holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities ; but protect us against all dangers, O ever glorious and blessed Virgin. Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy

Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, 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.

On us.

God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Virgin of Virgins,

pray for us. Mother of Christ the fountain of divine grace,

pray for us.

Mother most pure and most chaste, pray for us. Mother without spot or stain, pray for us. Mother as lovely as thou art wonderful, pray

for us. Mother of our Creator and Redeemer, pray for

us.

Most prudent Virgin, deserving object of our

veneration and praise, pray for us. Powerful, compassionate, and faithful virgin,

pray for us. Resplendent mirror, reflecting every virtue,

pray for us. Chosen abode of heavenly wisdom, pray for us. Copious source from which sprang all our joy,

pray for us. Spiritual and honourable vessel, replenished

with the precious ointment of piety and

devotion, pray for us. Mystical rose, diffusing thy fragrant odours

around this vale of tears, pray for us. Fortress of our defence, impregnable as the

tower of David ; fair as the turret of ivory ;

resplendent as the palace of gold, pray for us. Ark of the new and eternal covenant, pray

for us. Gate of heaven, through which the King of Glory

descended upon the earth, pray for us. Star of the morn which ushered in the orient

Sun of justice, pray for us. Most powerful of intercessors, in whom the

weak find health ; sinners, a refuge; the afflicted, a comforter ; and all Christians pro

tection and aid, pray for us. O, glorious Queen whom angels, patriarchs,

prophets, apostles, martyrs, confessors, virgins, and all the host of heaven honour and praise, pray for us.

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.

Anth. We fly to thy patronage, &c. and the Prayer, “ Pour forth, &c.," as in the foregoing Litany, page 163.

THE LITANY OF THE SAINTS.'

Anthem. Remember not, O Lord, our offences, nor those of our parents; and take not revenge of our sins.

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 Ghost, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
St. Michael,
St. Gabriel,
St. Raphael,
All ye holy angels and archangels,
All ye holy orders of blessed spirits,
St. John Baptist,
St. Joseph,
All ye holy patriarchs and prophets,
St. Peter,
St. Paul,
St. Andrew,
St. James,
St. John,
St. Thomas,
St. James,
St. Philip,
St. Bartholomew,
St. Matthew,
St. Simon,
St. Thadee,
St. Mathias,
St. Barnaby,
St. Luke,
St. Mark,
All ye holy apostles and evangelists,
All ye holy disciples of our Lord,
All ye holy innocents,
St. Stephen,

Pray for us.

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