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. Louis, Most Christian King,
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, brave soldier of Jesus Christ:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, our gentle Franciscan Brother:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, dutiful son of a good mother:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, faithful husband of a worthy wife:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, tender father of a Christian family:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, wise ruler of a happy kingdom:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, generous builder of temples of God:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, obedient son of thy Holy Church:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, loving protector of Christendom:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, apostle of the Gospel of Jesus:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, martyr of the Holy Sepulchre:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, confessor of the Faith:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, chaste and temperate in body:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, devout and prayerful of soul:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, rich in spiritual goods:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, exalted by humility:
Pray for Us.
St. Louis, crowned with glory in heaven:
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 Louis. (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]
O holy King St. Louis, worthy son of our Holy Father St. Francis and patron of the Third Order, intercede for me with our heavenly Father. Obtain for me the grace to follow in your footsteps, to be always a dutiful child of St. Francis, and to observe exactly, all the days of my life, that holy rule which you loved so ardently and kept so faithfully. Be my guide and protector, so that I may never stray from the path of virtue but increase daily in holiness and perfection, and finally merit to be numbered among the chosen ones of our Seraphic Father in heaven. Amen.

O God, who didst exalt blessed Louis thy Confessor from an earthly realm to the glory of thy heavenly kingdom: grant, we pray thee, that by his merits and intercession we may be made heirs of the King of Kings, even thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. Amen.


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