9.11.2010

what is a litany
1) Our Lady, the Virgin Mary (2) The Angels (3) Patriarchs and Prophets including St John the Baptist, and always concluding with Our Lady's spouse, Saint Joseph) (4) The Apostles and Disciples of the Lord (5) Martyrs (6) Bishops and Doctors of the Church (7) Priests and Religious (8) Laity

female: 8 + "virgins and widows" who are canonized (?) (Mary is mentioned 3x, as Mary, Mother of God, and Virgin of Virgins. I am inclined to believe that this is NOT the same as the trinity) + maybe a pick up prophet or two
male: 45 + "monks and hermits" who are canonized, and two of the members of the trinity (I am not counting the separate invocation of the trinity "members") + patriarchs and maybe most of the prophets > the gospel writers and apostles really up this count
?: 1 + Angels and Archangels, blessed spirits <


V. Omnes sancti Apóstoli et Evangelistæ.V. All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists.
R. Orate pro nobis.R. Pray for us.
V. Omnes sancti Discípuli Dómini.V. All ye holy Disciples of the Lord.


V. Omnes sancti Innocéntes.V. All ye Holy Innocents.
R. Orate pro nobis.R. Pray for us.



V. All ye holy Martyrs.
R. Orate pro nobis.R. Pray for us.


V. Omnes sancti Pontifices et Confessores.V. All ye holy Bishops and Confessors.
R. Orate pro nobis.R. Pray for us.
V. Omnes sancti Doctores.V. All ye holy Doctors.



V. Omnes sancti Sacerdótes et Levitæ.V. All ye holy Priests and Levites.
R. Orate pro nobis.R. Pray for us.
V. Omnes sancti Monachi et Eremitæ.V. All ye holy Monks and Hermits.


V. All ye holy Virgins and Widows.
dunno, but says it is "illicit" to invoke names of those not canonized... so who are these virgins and widows?

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