August 30: St Rose of Lima
God our Father, for love of You,
St. Rose gave up everything
to devote herself to a life of penance.
By the help of her prayers may we imitate
her selfless way of life on earth and enjoy
the fullness of Your blessings in heaven.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son, Who lives and reigns with
You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Litany of St. Rose of Lima
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, Queen of Virgins, pray for us.
St. Dominic, glorious Patriarch, etc.
St. Rose, prepared by the dew of heavenly grace,
St. Rose, in whom the grace of God was not fruitless,
St. Rose, from infancy illustrious for holiness,
St. Rose, foolish to the world but chosen by God, to confound the wise,
St. Rose, dear to the Virgin Mary, while yet a child,
St. Rose, consecrated to Christ by a vow of virginity,
St. Rose, who didst abhor worldly vanities,
St. Rose, who didst despise beauty,
St. Rose, who didst disdain all things to gain Christ,
St. Rose, shining example of an angelic life,
St. Rose, lily among the thorns,
St. Rose, nailed to the Cross of Christ,
St. Rose, model of patience and mortification,
St. Rose, who didst fast almost beyond human strength,
St. Rose, crowned with sharp nails,
St. Rose, who didst gain unnumbered victories over demons,
St. Rose, victim of many calumnious tongues,
St. Rose, refreshed by heavenly consolations,
St. Rose, favored by appearances of the Mother of God,
St. Rose, devoted to heavenly contemplation,
St. Rose, inflamed with seraphic love of God,
St. Rose, ardently zealous for the salvation of souls,
St. Rose, whose charity was not extinguished by persecutions,
St. Rose, whose didst exhale the sweet fragrance of Christ,
St. Rose, dying in the love of Jesus and Mary,
St. Rose, who wast brought to Him whom thou didst love,
St. Rose, first Flower of sanctity in America,
St. Rose, ornament of Christian virgins,
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.
Pray for us St. Rose.
That we may be made worthy of the promise of Christ.
Let Us Pray.
O dear St. Rose, by the excessive love that inundated your soul when you heard from the lips of Christ the loving words:
“Rose of My heart, you shall be My spouse!”–obtain for us and for our children a true love for Jesus Christ and an ardent desire to be united with Him.
May our hearts, enclosed in His Heart, seek nothing but the perfection of His virtues, the fullness of His grace, and the imitation of His example!
Obtain for us patience in suffering; gentleness under offenses; humility in calumny and abuse; and in all the affairs of life a pure heart and a contented mind.
Obtain for us constant and generous renunciation of our willful desires, perfect victory over evil inclination, perseverance in prayer and good works, that we may ever please our God and, in the end, attain to a share in His glory.