Litany in Honor of Saint Dymphna, Virgin and Martyr

statue of Saint Dymphna in Gheel, BelgiumLord 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, Virgin and Mother of God, conceived without sin,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, noble by birth but more noble in virtue,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, docile to the lessons of your pious mother,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, obedient to your saintly confessor, Gereberne,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, who abandoned the court of your father, to escape the danger of impurity,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, who chose a life of poverty on earth so that you might lay up treasure in Heaven,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, who sought consolation in prayer and devout attendance of Holy Mass,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, brilliant example of Christian youth,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, who died a martyr, beheaded by your own father,
   pray for us.
So that we may be humble and obedient, placing no trust in ourselves,
   pray for us.
So that we may carefully preserve the virtue of chastity according to our state by avoiding all dangerous occasions of sin,
   pray for us.
So that we may persevere in our Faith,
   pray for us.
So that we may learn to have confidence in the Lord during our afflictions,
   pray for us.
So that we may obtain the spirit of prayer, the source of all graces,
   pray for us.
So that we may love our Lord and God with all our heart and above all things,
   pray for us.
So that we may receive the grace of final perseverance,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, Patroness of Gheel,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, Protectress against all nervous disorders,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, consoler of the afflicted,
   pray for us.
Saint Dymphna, renowned for many miracles, particularly in Gheel,
   pray for us.
In moments of temptation,
   pray for us.
In times of contagious diseases, in time of war and persecution against the faith,
   pray for us.
In our last illness,
   pray for us.
At the hour of death,
   pray for us.
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,
   graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
   have mercy on us.
Christ hear us,
   Christ graciously hear us.
Lord have mercy on us,
   Christ have mercy on us,
Lord have mercy on us.
   Our Father, etc.
Pray for us, Saint Dymphna,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us Pray

O God, Who gave Saint Dymphna to the infant Church in Brabant as a model perfect in all virtues, and Who ordained that Thy handmaid should seal with her innocent blood and with numerous miracles the teachings of the Gospels for the spread of the true faith, grant we beseech Thee that those especially who honor the Holy Relics may continue to enjoy her powerful protection so that being fortified in faith and gratefully imitating her other virtues may be able to gain a new glory from Thy infinite and supreme majesty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

– from Devotion in Honor of Saint Dymphna, imprimatur by Archbishop Karl J Atler, 9 February 1951