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The month of February is dedicated to the Holy Family

Litany of the Holy Family 

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
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 Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

"Pray for us" is repeated after each invocation below:

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, most worthy of our veneration, 
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, called “the Holy Family” from all time, 
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, son, mother, and head of the Holy Family, 
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, divine child, pure spouse, and chaste spouse, 
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, restorers of fallen families, 
Holy Family, tested by the greatest of difficulties, 
Holy Family, with much suffering on the journey to Bethlehem, 

Holy Family, persecuted and exiled to a foreign country,
Holy Family, hidden and unknown in Nazareth,
Holy Family, faithful in the observance of divine laws,
 


Holy Family, perfect model of the Christian family,
Holy Family, center of peace and concord,
Holy Family, whose protector is a model of paternal care,
Holy Family, whose mother is a model of maternal diligence,
Holy Family, whose Divine Child is a model of filial obedience,
Holy Family, poor in material goods, but rich in divine blessings, 
Holy Family, without a welcome in Bethlehem,

Holy Family, visited by the poor shepherds,
Holy Family, obliged to live in a stable,
Holy Family, praised by the angels,
Holy Family, greeted by the pious Simeon in the temple,
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus.
Jesus, hear us
Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let us pray:
O God of infinite goodness and kindness, who has deigned to call us to this Family, give us the grace to venerate Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, so that, imitating them in this life, we may enjoy with them the life to come. We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

An old and popular form of prayer in honor of the Name of Jesus. The author is not known. At the request of the Carmelites, Pope Sixtus V (1585-90) granted an indulgence of 300 days for its recitation. Though this was an implied recognition of the litany, requests made in 1640, 1642, and 1662, for formal approval were rejected. In 1862 Pius IX approved one of the formularies in use, and attached an indulgence of 300 days for the faithful of the dioceses whose bishops had made special application. Pope Leo XIII on Jan. 16, 1886 extended the privilege to the entire world.

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