Pray at all times in the Spirit,
with all prayer and supplication.
One of the most beautiful treasures we have in our Catholic Faith is the use of Litanies. The word “litany” has its origins in Greek. It is a prayer of supplication. Throughout the history of the Church, Litanies have been used in public liturgical services, and in private devotions, for common necessities of the Church, or in calamities. This very Biblical form of prayer has its origins in Psalm 136: “O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his mercy endures forever.” In this beautiful Jewish form of prayer, people respond “for his mercy endures forever”, imploring God to listen to their prayers.
Here you will find several Litanies we have used in our church during the period of Covid-19, but these litanies can be prayed at any time, in any circumstances. More litanies will be added throughout the year. I warmly invite you to rediscover this beautiful and powerful form of prayer.