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Beware of the Litanies of the Dominicans
« on: February 19, 2015, 12:52:04 PM »
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  • Lord have mercy.
    R/ Lord have mercy.
    Christ have mercy.
    R/ Christ have mercy.

    Lord have mercy.
    R/ Lord have mercy.

    Christ hear us.
    R/ Christ, graciously hear us.

    God the Father of heaven, have mercy.
    R/ God the Father of heaven, have mercy.

    God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy.
    R/ God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy.

    God the Holy Spirit, have mercy.
    R/ God the Holy Spirit, have mercy.

    Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy.
    R/ Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy.

    Holy Mary,
    R/ Pray for us.
    Holy Mother of God,
    Holy Virgin of Virgins,
    St. Michael,
    St. Gabriel,
    St. Raphael,
    All you holy angels, and archangels,
    All you holy orders of blessed spirits,
    St. John the Baptist,
    St. Joseph,
    All you 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. Thaddeus,
    St. Matthias,
    St. Barnabas,
    St. Mark,
    St. Luke,
    All you holy disciples of our Lord,
    All you Holy Innocents,
    St. Stephen,
    St. Clement,
    St. Cornelius,
    St. Cyprian,
    St. Laurence,
    St. Vincent,
    St. Denis with your companions,
    St. Maurice with your companions,
    St. Januarius with your companions,
    Sts. Fabian and Sebastian,
    Sts. Cosmas and Damian,
    St. Thomas [… Becket],
    St. Peter [Martyr],
    St. John [of Cologne] with your companions,
    St. Dominic [Ibanez] with your companions,
    St. Ignatius [Delgado] with your companions,
    All you holy martyrs,
    St. Silvester,
    St. Gregory,
    St. Pius [V],
    St. Ambrose,
    St. Augustine,
    St. Jerome,
    St. Hilary,
    St. Martin [of Tours],
    St. Nicholas,
    St. Antoninus,
    Holy Father Dominic,
    Holy Father Dominic,
    St. Albert [the Great],
    St. Thomas [Aquinas],
    St. Vincent [Ferrer],
    St. Hyacinth,
    St. Raymond [of Penafort],
    St. Louis [King of France],
    St. Anthony [of the Desert],
    St. Benedict,
    St. Bernard [of Clairvaux],
    Holy Father Francis,
    St. Martin [de Porres],
    St. John [Macias],
    All you holy confessors,
    St. Ann,
    St. Mary Magdalene,
    St. Martha,
    St. Felicity,
    St. Perpetua,
    St. Agatha,
    St. Lucy,
    St. Agnes,
    St. Cecilia,
    St. Ursula with your companions,
    St. Catherine [dei Ricci],
    St. Rose [of Lima],
    St. Agnes [of Montepulciano],
    St. Catherine [of Siena],
    St. Margaret [of Hungary],
    All you holy virgins and widows,
    All you saints,

    Be merciful.
    R/ Spare us, O Lord.
    Be merciful.
    R/ Graciously hear us, O Lord.
    From eternal damnation,
    R/ O Lord, deliver us.
    From a sudden and unprovided death,
    From the scourge of sin that threatens us,
    From the snares of the devil,
    From all uncleanness of mind and body,
    From anger, hatred and all ill-will,
    From unclean thoughts,
    From blindness of heart,
    From lightning and storm,
    From plague, famine and war,
    From the scourge of earthquake,
    From all evil,
    Through the mystery of your holy incarnation,
    Through your passion and cross,
    Through your glorious resurrection,
    Through your wonderful ascension,
    Through the grace of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter,
    On the day of judgment,

    We sinners,
    R/ Beseech you, hear us.
    That you would give us peace,
    R/ We beseech you, hear us.
    That your mercy and love would preserve us,
    R/ We beseech you, hear us.
    That you would direct and defend your Church,
    That you would preserve our apostolic prelate [the Pope]
           and all the orders of the Church in holy religion,
    That you would preserve our bishops and prelates
           and all the congregations committed to them in your holy service,
    That you would humble the enemies of holy Church,
    That you would give peace and true concord and victory to our civil rulers,
    That you would preserve the whole Christian people redeemed by your blood,
    That you would recall to the unity of the Church all who are in error,
           and lead all unbelievers to the light of the Gospel,
    That you would give eternal happiness to all our benefactors,
    That you would rescue our souls and those of our kinsfolk from eternal damnation,
    That you would preserve the fruits of the earth,
    That you would turn towards us the eyes of your mercy,
    That you would make our worship a reasonable service,
    That you would raise our minds to heavenly desires,
    That you would regard and relieve the misery of the poor and captives,
    That you would visit and comfort our homes and all who dwell therein,
    That you would protect and keep this state and all its people,
    That you would lead to a safe haven all the faithful travelling by land or sea,
    That you would instruct us in a good life,
    That you would give eternal rest to all the faithful departed,
    That you would hear us,
    Son of God,

    Son of God, you take away the sins of the world,
    R/ Spare us, O Lord.
    Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
    R/ Graciously hear us, O Lord.
    Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
    R/ Have mercy on us.
     

    Let us pray.
    Almighty and provident God,
    through the intercession of Blessed Mary,
    the Queen of Heaven and Earth,
    and of all the angels and saints,
    whom we have just invoked,
    we earnestly beg you to bless,
    guide and support our Holy Father, Francis.
    We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.
    R/ Amen.



    The use of the Dominican Rite Litany of the Saints is explained by the following historical episode:[/b]
    Innocent IV (born around 1200 and Pope from June 25, 1243) became a foe of the Order when the Dominican community in Genoa, the Pope's home town, would not give him their Priory and its land for a castle he wanted to build there to protect his relatives from his enemies. Angered by what he considered to be Dominican ingratitude in the face of favors he had granted the Order, Innocent now acceded to the long standing demands of some of the secular clergy who were upset by the Friars' popularity in the pastoral ministry, in preaching, and in university teaching.
    Thus on May 10, 1254, the Pope placed some restrictions on the apostolate of the Dominicans in the French town of Saint-Quentin, and then began limiting the activities of the Other French Priories. On June 4 he in effect expelled the Dominican professors from the University of Paris. This new animosity on the part of the Supreme Pontiff frightened the Friars, who began to say the Litany of the Saints for a deliverance from what they saw as the impending suppression of the whole Order.

    On Nov. 21, 1254, Innocent IV signed a decree rescinding all the privileges of the Order of Preachers, and instead forbidding all Dominicans to receive any lay person in their churches on Sundays and Holidays, to preach in their churches on other days before the Solemn Mass in the local diocesan parish church, to preach in an episcopal town if the bishop was to preach there that day, and to hear anyone's confession without the permission of the penitent's pastor. A Cardinal who supported the Pope in this affair had even further restriction to suggest to Innocent.

    On the day the latter signed the aforementioned decree, the said Cardinal tumbled down some stairs and shortly thereafter died of the injuries. The Pope himself, on that very same day, Nov. 21, 1254, after signing the decree, suffered a stroke which left him paralyzed. Sixteen days later, On Dec. 7, 1254, Pope Innocent IV died. The new Pope, Alexander IV, restored all its privileges to the Order on Dec. 22, 1254, thirty-one days after their suppression and on the 38th anniversary of the Order's approval by Honorius III on Dec. 22, 1216.

    As a result of the foregoing, the saying arose, "Beware the Litanies of the Dominicans."

    This Litany is therefore recommended as a Novena in especially critical circumstances.
    We conclude logically that religion can give an efficacious and truly realistic answer to the great modern problems only if it is a religion that is profoundly lived, not simply a superficial and cheap religion made up of some vocal prayers and some ceremonies...

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    Beware of the Litanies of the Dominicans
    « Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 01:07:18 PM »
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  • It is interesting that the litany, after becoming acquainted with its history, was used to bring the Anglicans into communion with Rome and join the Catholic Church.

    Quote from: disapearing blog post

    On the twenty-first of February 2009 an email was circulated from Father
    Augustine Di Noia OP, then under-secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine
    of the Faith, asking all Dominicans to pray the Litany of Dominican Saints from
    February 22 (the Feast of the Chair of St Peter) through March 25 (the Solemnity
    of the Annunciation) for an at-the-time undisclosed intention. On the
    twenty-first of October this email was sent by Archbishop Di Noia (as he is
    now):

    Today there was announced — at press conferences in Rome and London — the
    forthcoming publication of an apostolic constitution in which the Holy Father
    allows for the creation of personal ordinariates for groups of Anglicans in
    different parts of the world who are seeking full communion with the Catholic
    Church. The canonical structure of the personal ordinariate will permit this
    corporate reunion while at the same time providing for retention of elements of
    Anglican liturgy and spirituality.
    When I asked the members of the Dominican family to pray the Dominican litany
    from 22 February to 25 March earlier this year, the intention was that this
    proposal would receive the approval of the cardinal members of the Congregation
    for the Doctrine of the Faith which was necessary if the proposal of some
    structure allowing for corporate reunion was to go forward. Our prayers at that
    time were answered, and now that the proposal has become a reality we can tell
    everyone what we were praying for then.
    Fraternally,
    +Abp. J Augustine Di Noia, OP  



    Then we see later that the same circumstance was also applied to the SSPX.  The info on its own is interesting and perhaps deserving attention in the SSPX/resistance subforum.

    Quote from: catholicism.org

    The Dominicans are at it again!

    What are we up to now? Well, really, nothing we haven’t been doing…praying! But this time Dominicans all over the world received the invitation we have been waiting for: to pray for the success of the full reconciliation of the Society of Pius X with Rome.

    If you read the interview of our brother, Archbishop DiNoia, OP you might have missed the last question and answer:

    Are you optimistic or pessimistic about reconciliation?

    I’m neither; I just don’t know. I think it will be an act of grace.

    In fact, I’m going to ask the Dominicans to start praying. I hope it’ll happen. The Pope doesn’t want this to continue — another sect, another division.

    So, it wasn’t much of a surprise when we received a communication from the Archbishop via the Provincial’s office to pray the Litany of Dominican Saints and Blesseds especially this week when the SSPX is having their Chapter. We were encouraged to pray it in the months ahead!  

    http://catholicism.org/beware-the-litanies-of-the-dominicans.html

    So, right before the General Chapter of the SSPX an extremely effective litany was begun by the dominican order, which proved effective in bringing the Anglican heretics back to the True Church.  I think that the Light of the Church knows what is best in this respect, more so than Archbishop Di Noia, as we have seen unfold since 2012.
    We conclude logically that religion can give an efficacious and truly realistic answer to the great modern problems only if it is a religion that is profoundly lived, not simply a superficial and cheap religion made up of some vocal prayers and some ceremonies...


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    Beware of the Litanies of the Dominicans
    « Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 11:13:57 PM »
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  • This could be an example of how God protects the Church from error.

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    Beware of the Litanies of the Dominicans
    « Reply #3 on: May 17, 2015, 07:47:35 AM »
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  • I just found another version, and I am trying to determine which is the correct Litany of Dominican Saints.  This other one is a Litany of Dominican Saints and Blesseds.  Which would be the litany of the subject of the thread?


    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.

    Holy Mary,
     Pray for us. (repeat after each line)
    Holy Mother of God,
    Holy Virgin of virgins,
    St. Michael,
    St. Gabriel,
    St. Raphael,
    St. Joseph,
    St. John the Baptist,

    All you holy angels and archangels,
    All you holy patriarchs and prophets,
    All you holy apostles and evangelists,
    All you holy martyrs,
    All you holy virgins and widows,
    All you holy men and women,

    Bl. Jane of Aza,
    Bl. Reginald of Orleans,
    Holy Father Dominic,
    Bl. Bertrand,
    Bl. Mannes,
    Bl. Diana,
    Bl. Jordan of Saxony,
    Bl. Ceslaus,
    St. Peter of Verona,
    St. Hyacinth,
    Bl. Sadoc and Companions,
    Bl. Giles,
    St. Margaret of Hungary,
    Bl. Bartholomew of Vicenza,
    St. Thomas Aquinas,
    St. Raymond of Peñyafort,
    Bl. Innocent,
    St. Albert the Great,
    Bl. John of Vercelli,
    Bl. Amata,
    Bl. Cecilia,
    Bl. Emily,
    St. Agnes of Montepulciano,
    Bl. Margaret of Castello,
    Bl. Imelda,
    Bl. Margaret Ebner,
    Bl. Henry Suso,
    St. Catherine of Siena,
    Bl. Raymond of Capua,
    St. Vincent Ferrer,
    Bl. John Dominic,
    Bl. Peter of Castello,
    Bl. John of Fiesole,
    St. Antoninus,
    Bl. Osanna of Mantua,
    St. Pius,
    St. John of Cologne and Companions,
    St. Louis Bertrand,
    St. Catherine de Ricci,
    St. Rose of Lima,
    St. Dominic Ibáñez and Companions,
    Bl. Agnes of Jesus,
    St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions,
    St. Martin de Porres,
    St. Francis de Capillas and Companions,
    St. Juan Macias,
    St. Louis de Montfort,
    St. Vincent Liem,
    Bl. Marie Poussepin,
    St. Ignatius Delgado and Companions,
    St. Dominic An-Kham,
    Bl. Hyacinth Cormier,
    Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati,
    Bl. Bartolo Longo,
    All you holy Dominicans,

    Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
     Spare us, O Lord.
    Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
     Graciously hear us, O Lord.
    Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
     Have mercy on us.

    Pray for us, all you Dominican Saints and Blesseds,
     That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

    Let us pray, O God, source of all holiness, you have enriched your Church with many gifts in the saints of the Order of Preachers. By following the example of our brothers and sisters, may we come to enjoy their company for ever in the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
    We conclude logically that religion can give an efficacious and truly realistic answer to the great modern problems only if it is a religion that is profoundly lived, not simply a superficial and cheap religion made up of some vocal prayers and some ceremonies...

     

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