The many faces of St. Francis from the Basilica

 
 

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

O Christ, hear us.
O Christ, graciously hear us.

O God the Father, of heaven:
have mercy upon us.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world:
O God, the Holy Ghost:
O Holy Trinity, one God:
have mercy upon us.

Holy Mary:
Pray for us.
Immaculate Virgin:
Mother and Mistress of our Order:
Pray for us.

St. Anthony of Padua:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, glory of the Friars Minor:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, greatest son of St. Francis:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, playmate of the Holy Child Jesus:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, devout client of Our Lady:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, messenger of the Sacred Heart:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, holy prophet of God:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, doctor of divine truth:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, preacher of grace:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, keeper of the Scriptures:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, ark of the covenant:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, hammer of heretics:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, terror of infidels:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, horror of evil spirits:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, searcher of consciences:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, consoler of the sorrowful:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, gentlest of saints:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, example of obedience:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, gem of poverty:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, lily of chastity:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, rose of patience:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, violet of humility:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, apostle of the Savior:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, martyr in desire:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, confessor of the Faith:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, virgin in soul:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, finder of lost things:
Pray for us.
St. Anthony, helper of all who invoke thee:
Pray for us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world:
spare us, O Lord.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world:
graciously hear us, O Lord.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world:
have mercy on us.

V. Pray for us, O blessed Anthony. (Alleluia).
R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ. (Alleluia).

Let us pray.
[Then one or more of the following Collects is said under one ending]
Almighty and eternal God, who have glorified your faithful confessor and doctor Anthony with the perpetual gift of working miracles, graciously grant that what we confidently seek through his merits, we may surely receive upon his intercession. [Through Christ our Lord.] Amen.

Let this devout commemoration of blessed Anthony, thy Confessor, give joy to thy Church, O God: that she may always be strengthened with spiritual help; and attain to the fruition of eternal joys. [Through Christ our Lord.] Amen.

Let thy people, we beseech thee, O Lord, be assisted by the devout and continual supplication of thy illustrious Confessor, blessed Anthony: that in the present thy grace may make us less unworthy; and in the future may give us eternal joy. [Through Christ our Lord.] Amen.

O Lord Jesus, who didst manifest thyself to St. Anthony in the form of a little child: grant, by his intercession, that we may be converted and become as little children, and so obtain our petition from thee. [Who livest and reignest God, for ever and ever.] Amen.


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