Author: Lisa Graas
•3/20/2003 10:21:00 AM
You are invited to pray this brief litany for the mentally ill, but especially for those who are so very sick that they are unable to pray.
Love from Lisa




Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, you had a great love for prayer. Obtain for us the grace of persevering prayer, especially adoration of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.


Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, poor in the eyes of men but rich in the eyes of God, pray for us. Amen.


Saint Bibiana, patroness of torture victims and the mentally ill, pray for us.


Saint Christina the Astonishing, patroness of the mentally ill, pray for us.


Saint Druon, patron of the sick and mentally ill, pray for us.


O virgin and heroic Martyr, St. Dymphna, we know very little about your origin, but many have learned to invoke you and several have claimed to have been helped. It is said that you remained faithful to your Divine Bridegroom to the end, resisting the lusts of your pagan father and preferring a martyr's death. Please intercede for the mentally ill, and we recommend to you in particular those who are unable to pray, that we may give glory to God. Amen.


Saint Eustochium of Padua, helper of the mentally ill, pray for us!


Saint Fillan, patron of the mentally ill, pray for us!


Saint Giles, patron of the mentally ill, pray for us!


St. Job, patron for the mentally ill and for all who suffer greatly, pray for us!


St. Margaret of Cortona, patroness of the mentally ill, pray for us!


St. Maria Fortunata Viti, patroness of the mentally ill and against temptations, pray for us!


St. Michelina, patroness of the mentally ill, against in-law problems and for widows, pray for us!!


St. Edmund, patron of the mentally ill, pray for us!


Glorious Archangel Saint Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. You are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners. We beg you, assist us in all our needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels. Because you are the "medicine of God," we humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of our souls and the ills that afflict our bodies. We recommend to you in particular those who are unable to pray, and the great grace of purity to prepare us to be temples of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Saint Raphael of the glorious seven who stand before the throne of Him who lives and reigns, angel of health, the Lord has filled your hand with balm from heaven to soothe or cure our pains. Heal or cure these victims of disease, if this is agreeable to God, and guide our steps when doubtful of our ways.


Saint Romanus, patron of the mentally ill, pray for us!


Saint Veran, patron of the mentally ill, pray for us!


Lord God, Who has graciously chosen these saints to be the patrons of those afflicted with mental and nervous disorders, and has caused them to be an inspiration and a symbol of charity to the millions who invoke their intercession, grant through the prayers of these pure and holy saints, relief and consolation to all who suffer from these
disturbances, and especially for those who are unable to pray.


We beg You to accept and grant the prayers of these saints on our behalf. Grant to those we have particularly recommended patience in their sufferings and resignation to Your Divine Will. Fill us with hope and, if it is according to Your Divine Plan, bestow upon us the cure we so earnestly desire.

Grant this through Christ Our Lord.

Amen.
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