WORSHIP

    Litany of Saint Thomas More

                        

    Saint Thomas More, marytr, is the patron saint of the Diocese of Arlington. He is also the patron saint of statesmen, politicians and lawyers.                     

    Catholic Diocese of Arlington 
                      

    V.  Lord, have mercy
    R.  Lord have mercy
    V.  Christ, have mercy
    R.  Christ have mercy
    V.  Lord, have mercy
    R.  Lord have mercy
    V.  Christ hear us
    R.  Christ, graciously hear us       

    V.  St. Thomas More, Saint and Martyr,
    R. Pray for us (Repeat  after each invocation)

    St.  Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politicians and Lawyers 

    St.  Thomas More, Patron of Justices, Judges and Magistrates 

    St.  Thomas More, Model of Integrity and Virtue in Public and Private Life 

    St.  Thomas More, Servant of the Word of God and the Body and Blood of Christ

    St.  Thomas More, Model of Holiness in the Sacrament of Marriage 

    St.  Thomas More, Teacher of his Children in the Catholic Faith

    St.  Thomas More, Defender of the Weak and the Poor 

    St.  Thomas More, Promoter of Human Life and Dignity 

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

                                                   

    Let  us pray: 

    O  Glorious St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen,  Politicians, Judges and Lawyers, your  life of prayer and penance and your zeal for justice, integrity and firm  principle in  public and family life led you to the path of martyrdom and sainthood.  Intercede for  our Statesmen, Politicians, Judges and Lawyers, that they may be courageous and effective  in their defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life - the foundation of  all other human rights. We ask this through Christ our Lord. 

    R. Amen. 

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