17 May – St. Paschal Baylon, Patron of all Eucharistic Societies, Pray for us.

Posted on May 17, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Put away every attachment, all care and solicitude, and serve, love, honor, and adore our Lord and God with a pure heart and mind … A man is really clean of heart when he has no time for the things of this world but is always searching for the things of Heaven.
– Saint Francis of Assisi Franciscan Rule and Admonitions
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Litany of St. Paschal Baylon,
Patron of Eucharistic Congresses

St. Paschal was of peasant birth in Aragon in 1540 and was a shepherd until he became a lay-Brother of the Alcantarine reform of the Friars Minor; died at Villareal 1592, beatified by Pope Paul V, canonized 1690 by Pope Alexander VIII; because of his devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and defense of true Eucharistic doctrine before a Calvinist mob Pope Leo XIII in 1897 declared him Patron of all Eucharistic societies and assemblies.

The litany, bearing imprint of the Commissariat of the Holy Land, was issued “approba. tione Ecclesiastica.” Feast of St. Paschal, 17 May, dp. in Latin Church since 1784, dp. 11 cl. by Franciscans, dp. majus at Naples where he is Minor Patron.

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, Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us.
Saint Paschal, Pray for us.
Thou ardent adorer of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who as a child sought thy bliss before the Tabernacle, Pray for us.
Who assisted at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
with the most fervent devotion, Pray for us.
Who as a shepherd-boy was favored with an apparition
of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who as a Religious didst remain day and night
at the foot of the Altar, Pray for us.
Who in meditating on the Most Blessed Sacrament
wert filled with heavenly wisdom, Pray for us.
Who didst joyfully make known thy belief
in the Most Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who didst defend with holy zeal the Presence of Christ
in the Most Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who didst endure persecution and suffering f
or Our Saviour in the Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who didst end thy life in adoration
of the Most Blossed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who didst show reverence to the Most Blessed Sacrament
after death, Pray for us.
Who dost prepare thy faithful clients for the reception
of the Holy Viaticum, Pray for us.
Who, because of thy wonderful devotion toward
the Most Blessed Sacrament, hast been declared by Holy Church
the Patron of all Eucharistic Congresses, Pray for us.
Thou model of true simplicity of heart and humility, Pray for us.
Thou lover of evangelical poverty, Pray for us.
Thou model of faithful obedience, Pray for us.
Thou lily of holy purity, Pray for us.
Thou great penitent, Pray for us.
Thou ardent client of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God, Pray for us.
Thou faithful son of Saint Francis, Pray for us.
Thou pride of the Seraphic Order, Pray for us.
Thou father of the poor and needy, Pray for us.
Thou great Wonder-worker, Pray for us.
That thou mayest obtain for us a lively faith
and tender devotion toward the Most Blessed Sacrament,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us an ardent love for Him
Who in the Most Blessed Sacrament has loved us to the end,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us a holy zeal in assisting at Mass,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us a holy longing for frequent reception
of the Most Blessed Sacrament, We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest through thy intercession guard us
from unworthy reception of the Most Blessed Sacrament,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest help us through humility and purity of heart
to become true lovers of the Eucharistic Saviour, We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest promote the endeavors
of Eucharistic Societies by thy powerful intercessions,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us the greatest of all graces,
to depart this life after the worthy reception of the Holy Viaticum,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for the enemies
of the Most Blessed Sacrament the grace of conversion,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us a childlike devotion to the Mother of God,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us eternal happiness,
We beseech thee, hear us.
Saint Paschal, our patron in life and death,
We beseech thee, hear 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.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Our Father-
Hail, Mary
V. Saint Paschal, Patron of All Eucharistic Societies, pray for us
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
O God, Who dost glorify those who glorify Thee
and desirest to be honored in Thy Saints:
grant, we beseech Thee,
that we may worthily extol the glorious merits of Saint Paschal,
imitate his virtues, and rejoice in his powerful intercession
before Thy Heavenly Throne.
Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
God, world without end. Amen.

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