July 4, 2016

As we celebrate both the founding of our nation and the feast of our patron, Bl. Pier Giorgio, let us turn to him in prayer and ask that his example might guide and inspire us to be united in our devotion to goodness and justice.

Litany of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. 
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. 
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

God our Father in 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. 
All the angels and saints, pray for us.

Blessed Pier Giorgio, pray for us. (Repeat after each invocation.)
Loving son and brother, 
Support of family life, 
Friend of the friendless, 
Most Christian of companions, 
Leader of youth, 
Helper of those in need, 
Teacher of charity, 
Patron of the poor, 
Comfort of the sick, 
Athlete for God’s kingdom, 
Conqueror of life’s mountains, 
Defender of truth and virtue, 
Opponent of every injustice, 
Patriotic citizen of the nation, 
Loyal son of the Church, 
Devoted child of the Madonna, 
Ardent adorer of the Eucharist, 
Fervent student of the Scriptures, 
Dedicated follower of St. Dominic, 
Apostle of prayer and fasting, 
Guide to a deep love for Jesus, 
Diligent in work and study, 
Joyful in all of life’s circumstances, 
Strong in safeguarding chastity, 
Silent in pain and suffering, 
Faithful to the promises of Baptism, 
Model of humility, 
Example of detachment, 
Mirror of obedience, 
Man of the Beatitudes,

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. 
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. 
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Pray for us, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Father, You gave to the young Pier Giorgio Frassati the joy of meeting Christ and of living his faith in service of the poor and the sick. Through his intercession, may we, too, walk the path of the Beatitudes and follow the example of his generosity, spreading the spirit of the Gospel in society. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

IMPRIMATUR, November 2, 1994
+Joseph A. Galante, D.D., J.C.D., Bishop of Beaumont , TX

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