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Litany to St. Walburga

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, Saint Walburga,
St. Walburga, lily of purity,
St. Walburga, model of humility,
St. Walburga, model of obedience,
St. Walburga, perfect model of monastic discipline and modesty,
St. Walburga, ornament of virgins consecrated to God,
St. Walburga, model of mortification,
St. Walburga, conqueror of all temptations,
St. Walburga, perpetual sacrifice of Divine love,
St. Walburga, glorious example of perseverance in the service of God,
St. Walburga, zealous servant of Jesus and Mary,
St. Walburga, light and ornament of thy order,
St. Walburga, miraculous help in time of need,
St. Walburga, refuge of the afflicted,
St. Walburga, solace of the sick and sorrowful
St. Walburga, powerful advocate of all who venerate thee,
St. Walburga, who through love of Jesus didst despise the pomps and vanities of the world,
St. Walburga, who through love for Jesus didst forsake thy home and country,
St. Walburga, who didst bring from afar the light of faith to heathen nations,
St. Walburga, who as a wise and prudent virgin didst make an entire offering of thyself to thy heavenly Spouse,
St. Walburga, who didst teach the true Faith both by thy word and example,
St. Walburga, who through works of charity poured out the oil of tender compassion,
St. Walburga, who through thy holy example didst gain many virgins to follow Jesus Christ,
St. Walburga, who, strong in faith, didst conquer the world,
St. Walburga, who didst at all times confide in the Lord,
St. Walburga, who didst faithfully serve God in perfect love,
St. Walburga, who didst restore sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf,
St. Walburga, who didst restore speech to the dumb and reanimate the paralyzed limbs of the lame,
St. Walburga, who through thy example and intercession didst convert so many sinners,

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

Pray for us, O holy Saint Walburga, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray.

O God, Who art full of mercy and compassion toward all who call upon Thee, and Who dost not cast away anyone who approaches Thee with confidence and humility, grant that through the intercession of Thy holy virgin, Saint Walburga, we may partake of the plenitude of Thy mercies; help us, that as by Thy special grace we have known and praised Thee, through the holy virgin Walburga, as a God rich in miracles, we may also love and adore Thee as a merciful Father, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

 
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