Litany of St. Alphonsus Liguori
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 by Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R.

Now that you have had the opportunity to learn about St. Alphonsus Liguori, our Founder, you can appreciate the tremendous impact that he has had upon our Church, and upon the Redemptorists, for both inspiration and example.

We invite you to pray the following Litany.

Nobleman
who laid your sword at the feet of Our Lady of Ransom as a sign of your conversion…..
pray for us!

Lawyer
Whose mastery of civil and canon law foreshadowed your advocacy of those condemned by Jansenism…. pray for us!

Hospital Minister
to the incurably ill, who learned compassion in service to others…. pray for us!

Preacher of Missions
who spread God’s tender love through street preaching and through the creation of an association of chapel storefronts….. pray for us!

Practical Organizer
who used your creative energy to spread the gospel, to feed the hungry, to found the Redemptorists, and to shepherd and diocese….. pray for us!

Chaplain
to the condemned on their last journey….. pray for us!

Artist
who used your gifts of imagination and painting to express your tenderest emotions toward Jesus Christ and His mother….. pray for us!

Musician
whose religious lyrics and melodies fill the households of Italy to this day….. pray for us!

Poet
whose affective verse and tender prayer touches the deepest emotions in people’s hearts….. pray for us!

Man of Letters
whose pamphlets and books reveal in simple language the good news of God’s redeeming love….. pray for us!

Mystic
who found God to be father, mother, sister, brother, lover, and dearest friend…. pray for us!

Spiritual Director
who gently encouraged sinners to repentance and prayer, and who deeply challenged good people to become saints…. pray for us!

Founder
of Redemptorist missionaries whose spirit lives in generations of Redemptorists, Redemptoristines, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Congregations….. pray for us!

Friend of the Poor
who shared all you had while living in need yourself…. pray for us!

Moral Theologian
whose principles have ensured freedom of conscience for those unjustly burdened by rigorism….. pray for us!

Superior General
who served your brothers on good days and bad….. pray for us!

Bishop
who saw to the formation and education of priests and who took time to listen to the people of your diocese….. pray for us!

Saint
filled with the Spirit of God in spite of human weaknesses…. pray for us!

Doctor of the Church
who teaches us how to pray, to serve, to forgive, to love…. pray for us!

Sister Margaret M. O’Shea IHM
August 1987


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