Litany of St. Aloysius

February 16,1992
Br. John Raymond

	St. Aloysius was born March 9, 1568 into a noble family in Italy.
 In 1585 he left home to enter the Jesuits. As a Jesuit he practiced
 profound recollection, great penance and tender devotion to Our
 Blessed Mother, the Sacred Passion and the Holy Angels. During his
 last years of theological studies in Rome St. Aloysius cared for the
 sick during a plague. In this service to the sick he caught the
 disease and died, a martyr of charity.Because Aloysius achieved
 sanctity so quickly and died so young he is the patron  saint of
 youth. Noted for his great holiness he is now, from Heaven, ever
 willing to help youth  lead holy lives. 
	The great Carmelite mystic and stigmatist, St. Mary Magdalene de
 Pazzi (1566-1607) had a vision of St. Aloysius in Heaven and she
 stated: "The glory of Aloysius is so great in Heaven that I would
 never have realized it had not Our Blessed Lord revealed it to me.
 Aloysius is exalted to this height of glory because he led a deep
 prayer life. Aloysius was a martyr because of his austerity. He sent
 darts of love to God and now in Heaven these darts return to settle
 in his heart and fill it with gladness."

Litany of St. Aloysius 

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 Spirit,
 have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity one God,
 have mercy on us.

St. Aloysius, filled with the Holy Spirit,   . pray for us.
St. Aloysius, beloved friend of Jesus Christ, 
St. Aloysius, devout adorer of the Blessed Sacrament, 
St. Aloysius, honor and glory of youth,
St. Aloysius, radiant light of the Church,
St. Aloysius, faithful servant of the Blessed Virgin,.
St. Aloysius, example of humility,
St. Aloysius, lover of poverty,
St. Aloysius, full of obedience,
St. Aloysius, with your admirable patience,
St. Aloysius, powerful adovcate in Heaven,.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
 spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
 Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
 have mercy on us.