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LITANY OF SAINT JUDE THADDEUS

This litany is approved for private use, and appears in many devotional books. This copy is from a booklet of the Benedictines of Clyde, Mo., with imprimatur.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, 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.

Saint Jude, relative of Jesus and Mary, Pray for us.
St. Jude, while on earth deemed worthy to see Jesus and Mary, and to enjoy their company, Pray for us.
St. Jude, raised to the dignity of an Apostle, Pray for us.
St. Jude, who hadst the honor of beholding thy Divine Master humble Himself to wash thy feet, Pray for us.
St. Jude, who at the Last Supper didst receive the Holy Eucharist from the hands of Jesus, Pray for us.
St. Jude, who after the profound grief which the death of thy beloved Master caused thee, hadst the consolation of beholding Him risen from the dead, and of assisting at His glorious Ascension. Pray for us.
St. Jude, who wast filled with the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost, Pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst preach the Gospel in Persia, Pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst convert many people to the Faith, Pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst perform wonderful miracles in the power of the Holy Ghost, Pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst restore an idolatrous king to health of both soul and body, Pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst impose silence on demons, and didst confound their oracles, Pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst foretell to a weak prince an honorable peace with his powerful enemy, Pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst take from deadly serpents the power of injuring man. Pray for us.
St. Jude, who, disregarding the threats of the impious, didst courageously preach the doctrine of Christ, Pray for us.
St. Jude, who didst gloriously suffer martyrdom for the love of thy Divine Master, Pray for us.

Blessed Apostle,
With confidence we invoke thee!
Blessed Apostle,
With confidence we invoke thee!
Blessed Apostle,
With confidence we invoke thee!
St. Jude, help of the hopeless,
Aid me in my distress!
St. Jude, help of the hopeless,
Aid me in my distress!
St. Jude, help of the hopeless,
Aid me in my distress!

That by thy intercession, both priests and people of the Church may obtain an ardent zeal for the Faith of Jesus Christ, We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst defend our Sovereign Pontiff and obtain peace and unity for the Holy Church, We beseech thee, hear us.
That all heathen and unbelievers may be converted to the true Faith, We beseech thee, hear us.
That faith, hope and charity may increase in our hearts, That we may be delivered from all evil thoughts and from all the snares of the devil, We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst vouchsafe to aid and protect all those who honor thee, We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst preserve us from all sin and from all occasions of sin, We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou wouldst defend us at the hour of death, against the fury of the devil and of his evil spirits, We beseech thee, hear us.
Pray for us, that before death we may expiate all our sins by sincere repentance and the worthy reception of the holy sacraments, We beseech thee, hear us.
Pray for us, that we may appease the Divine justice, and obtain a favorable judgment, We beseech thee, hear us.
Pray for us, that we may be admitted into the company of the blessed, to rejoice in the presence of our God forever, We beseech thee, hear 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.

V. Saint Jude, pray for us,
R. And for all who invoke thy aid.

Let us pray. O God, Who through Thy blessed Apostle Jude Thaddeus hast brought us unto the knowledge of Thy Name: grant us both to celebrate his eternal glory by making progress in virtues, and by celebrating his glory advance in virtue. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost art one God, now and ever and to ages of ages. R. Amen.

 
LIVES OF THE SAINTS

JULY 1
BLESSED JUNIPERO SERRA
Blessed Junipero Serra was born in Petra, Spain, on November 24, 1713. The boy became a student at the Franciscan school in Palma 

JULY 2
ST. OTTO.
St. Otto lived in the twelfth century. He was born in Swabia, present-day Bavaria. 

JULY 3
ST. THOMAS
St. Thomas was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. His name in the Syriac language means "twin."

JULY 4
ST. ELIZABETH OF PORTUGAL
St. Elizabeth, a Spanish princess, was born in 1271. She married King Denis of Portugal at the age of twelve.

JULY 5
ST. ANTHONY MARY ZACCARIA

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria was born in Italy in 1502. While he was still young, his father died.

JULY 6
ST. MARIA GORETTI

St. Maria Goretti was born in 1890. Her father died when she and the other five children in her family were small. At twelve, Maria was already very pretty.

JULY 7
BLESSED ROGER DICKENSON, BLESSED RALPH MILNER AND BLESSED LAWRENCE HUMPHREY

These three martyrs lived in England during the time of Church persecution by Queen Elizabeth I.

JULY 8
BLESSED EUGENE III

Blessed Eugene III was born near Pisa, Italy, in the twelfth century. He was baptized Peter.

JULY 10
ST. FELICITY AND HER SEVEN SONS.

St. Felicity was a noble Christian woman of Rome. She lived during the second century.

JULY 11
ST. BENEDICT

St. Benedict was born in 480. He was from a rich Italian family. His life was full of adventure and wonderful deeds.

JULY 12
ST. JOHN GAULBERT

St. John Gaulbert was born in Florence, Italy, at the end of the tenth century. He and his father were devastated when John's only brother, Hugh, was murdered.

JULY 13
ST. HENRY II.

St. Henry II was born in 972. He became the duke of Bavaria in 995. One night he had an unusual vision. St. Wolfgang, who had been his beloved teacher when he was a boy, appeared to him.

JULY 14
BLESSED KATERI TEKAKWITHA

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was born in Auriesville, New York, in 1656. Her mother was a Christian Algonquin. Her father was a non-Christian Mohawk chief.

JULY 15
ST. BONAVENTURE.

St. was born in 1221 in Tuscany, Italy, and was baptized John.

JULY 16
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

This feast was instituted by the Carmelites between 1376 and 1386 under the title "Commemoratio B. Marif Virg.

JULY 17
ST. LEO IV.

St. Leo IV lived in the ninth century. He was a Roman by birth and spent his life in that city. Leo was educated in the Benedictine monastery near St. Peter's Basilica.

JULY 18
ST. FREDERICK.

St. Frederick lived in ninth-century Utrecht, in the central part of the Netherlands. When he was ordained a priest, Bishop Ricfried put him in charge of instructing converts.

JULY 19
ST. MACRINA.

St. Macrina was the first child of St. Basil the Elder and St. Emmelia.

JULY 20
SAINT CHARBEL.

St. Charbel was born to a poor Maronite Family on May 8, 1828 in a mountain village of Biqa-Kafra, Lebanon.

JULY 21
ST. LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI.

St. Lawrence was born Caesar Rossi in Brindisi, Italy, in 1559. Brindisi was part of the Kingdom of Naples, Italy.

JULY 22
ST. MARY MAGDALENE.

St. Mary Magdalene was from Magdala near the Sea of Galilee. Some people identify her as a well-known sinner when she first saw Our Lord.

JULY 23
ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN.

St. Bridget was born in Sweden in 1303. From the time she was a child, she was greatly devoted to the passion of Jesus.

JULY 24
ST. BORIS AND ST. GLEB

St. Boris and St. Gleb, the brothers, were born toward the end of the tenth century.

JULY 25
ST. JAMES THE GREATER

St. James was a fisherman like his father Zebedee and his brother John.

JULY 26
ST. JOACHIM AND ST. ANNE

St. Anne and St. Joachim are the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

JULY 27
ST. PANTALEON

St. Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black Sea, in Asia. He lived in the fourth century.

JULY 29
ST. MARTHA

St. Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus.

JULY 30
ST. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS

St. Peter Chrysologus was born in the small town of Imola, Italy.

JULY 31
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

St. Ignatius, the famous founder of the Jesuits, was born in 1491.

 
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