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Feast Day of St. Philip Neri

Litany of St. Philip Neri

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
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 Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary,
pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
pray for us.
Holy Virgin of Virgins,
pray for us.

Saint Philip, -pray for us.
Vessel of the Holy Spirit, -pray for us.
Child of Mary, -pray for us.
Apostle of Rome, -pray for us.
Counselor of Popes, -pray for us.
Voice of Prophecy, -pray for us.
Man of Primitive Times, -pray for us.
Winning Saint, -pray for us.
Hidden Hero, -pray for us.
Sweetest of Fathers, -pray for us.
Martyr of Charity, -pray for us.
Heart of Fire, -pray for us.
Discerner of Spirits, -pray for us.
Choicest of Priests, -pray for us.
Mirror of the Divine Life, -pray for us.
Pattern of humility, -pray for us.
Example of Simplicity, -pray for us.
Light of Holy Joy, -pray for us.
Image of Childhood, -pray for us.
Picture of Old Age, -pray for us.
Director of Souls, -pray for us.
Gentle Guide of Youth, -pray for us.
Patron of thine Own, -pray for us.
Thou who observed chastity in thy youth, -pray for us.
Who sought Rome by Divine guidance, -pray for us.
Who hid so long in the catacombs, -pray for us.
Who received the Holy Spirit into thy heart, -pray for us.
Who experienced such wonderful ecstasies, -pray for us.
Who so lovingly served the little ones, -pray for us.
Who washed the feet of pilgrims, -pray for us.
Who ardently thirsted after martyrdom, -pray for us.
Who distributed the daily word of God, -pray for us.
Who turned so many hearts to God, -pray for us.
Who conversed so sweetly with Mary, -pray for us.
Who raised the dead, -pray for us.
Who set up thy houses in all lands, -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.
Christ, hear us.
-Christ, graciously hear us.
V. Remember thy congregation.
-R. Which thou hast possessed from the beginning.
Let Us Pray.

O God, Who hast exalted blessed Philip, Thy confessor, in the glory of Thy Saints, grant that, as we rejoice in his commemoration, so may we profit by the example of his virtues, through Christ Our Lord.
R. Amen.

St. Philip Neri, Giandomenico Tiepolo, Church of San Polo, Venice, ARSH 1745-1749


Christ Crucified with St. Eusebius, St Philip Neri and St. Mary Magdalen; Pierre Subleyras, ARSH 1744

In order to begin well, and to finish better, it is quite necessary to hear Mass every day, unless there be some lawful hindrance in the way.
-St. Philip Neri


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