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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Irish Litany of Saints - Prayer of the Day

Irish Litany of Saints


All The Saints and Martyrs of Ireland pray for us.
The Litany of Irish Saints
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 Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us
Holy Mother of God, pray for us
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us
St. Joseph, pray for us.

St. Killian, pray for us
St. Rumold, pray for us
St. Livinus, pray for us
St. Oliver, pray for us
All ye Holy Martyrs, pray for us.

St. Celestine, pray for us.
St. Patrick, pray for us etc.
St. Malachy,
St. Macnise,
St. Finnian,
St. Mel
St. Macartan,
St. Eugene,
St. Colman,
St. Felim,
St. Eunan,
St. Laurence,
St. Conleth,
St. Laserian,
St. Aidan,
St. Kieran,
St. Albert,
St. Ailbe,
St. Colman,
St. Finnbarr,
St. Flannan,
St. Munchin,
St. Fachtna,
St. Otteran,
St. Carthage,
St. Jarlath,
St. Nathy,
St. Asicus,
St. Nicholas,
St. Colman,
St. Muredach,
St. Declan,
St. Virgilius,
St. Senan,
St. Frigidian,

St. Cuthbert,
St. Rupert,
St. Celsus,
St. Cataldus,
St. Donatus,
Blessed Thaddaeus,
All ye Holy Pontiffs and Confessors, pray for us.
St. Columba, pray for us.
St. Kevin,
St. Brendan,
St. Canice,
St. Kieran,
St. Columbanus,
St. Gall,
St. Fursey,
St. Fintan,
St. Comgall,
St. Fiacre,
All ye Holy Monks and Hermits, pray for us.
St. Brigid, pray for us.
St. Ita,
St. Attracta,
St. Dympna,
St. Lelia,
All ye Holy Virgins, pray for us.
All ye Holy Saints of God, Intercede 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.
V. Pray for us, all you Saints of Ireland.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray

Grant, O Lord, an increase of Thy Grace to us who celebrate the memory of all the Saints of our Island; that as, on earth, we rejoice to be one with them in race, so, in Heaven, we may deserve to share with them an inheritance of bliss. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.




The Litany of Irish Saints was approved by The Holy See as a special favour to Ireland, for public prayer in all catholic churches in the land. The Irish Bishops, at the time requested the national litany be prayed as a novena for peace up to the feast day of all the Saints of Ireland and that it be included in all future prayer books for use in churches in Ireland so that our people become familiar with the names of the Irish Saints and pray to them.

St. Colman is mentioned 3 times in the Litany as he is patron saint of 3 dioceses. St. Enda of Aran is not mentioned in the prayer. The Litany pre-dates the canonisation of St. Charles of Mount Argus.


Irish Ecclesiastical Record Vol 18 (1921), 433-435; 532-536.

Note: there are a few different versions of this litany online. Since I encountered it this fall I have loved praying it. This specific version was shared by the Our Lady of Knock shrine.


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