Contents Litaniae Dominae nostrae Dolorum
Litany of Our Lady of Sorrows
BVM


This Litany was composed in Latin by Pope Pius VII in 1809 during his captivity under Napoleon. For private use only.

Kyrie, eleison.
R. Christe, eleison.
Lord, have mercy on us.
R. Christ, have mercy on us.
Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, audi nos.
R. Christe, exaudi nos.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.
Pater de caelis, Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
God the Father of heaven,
R. have mercy on us.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
R. have mercy on us.
Spiritus Sancte Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
God the Holy Spirit,
R. have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity, one God,
R. have mercy on us.
Sancta Maria,
R. ora pro nobis.
Holy Mary,
R. pray for us.
Sancta Dei Genetrix,
R. ora pro nobis.
Holy Mother of God,
R. pray for us.
Sancta Virgo virginum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Holy Virgin of virgins,
R. pray for us.
Mater crucifixa,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother crucified,
R. pray for us.
Mater dolorosa,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother sorrowful,
R. pray for us.
Mater lacrimosa,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother tearful,
R. pray for us.
Mater afflicta,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother afflicted,
R. pray for us.
Mater derelicta,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother forsaken,
R. pray for us.
Mater desolata,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother desolate,
R. pray for us.
Mater filio orbata,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother bereft of thy Son,
R. pray for us.
Mater gladio transverberata,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother pierced with a sword,
R. pray for us.
Mater aerumnis confecta,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother consumed with grief,
R. pray for us.
Mater angustiis repleta,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother filled with anguish,
R. pray for us.
Mater cruci corde affixa,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother crucified in heart,
R. pray for us.
Mater maestissima,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mother most sad,
R. pray for us.
Fons lacrimarum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Fountain of tears,
R. pray for us.
Cumulus passionum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mass of suffering,
R. pray for us.
Speculum patientiae,
R. ora pro nobis.
Mirror of patience,
R. pray for us.
Rupes constantiae,
R. ora pro nobis.
Rock of consistency,
R. pray for us.
Ancora confidentiae,
R. ora pro nobis.
Anchor of confidence,
R. pray for us.
Refugium derelictorum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Refuge of the forsaken,
R. pray for us.
Clipeus oppressorum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Shield of the oppressed,
R. pray for us.
Debellatrix incredulorum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Subduer of the unbelieving,
R. pray for us.
Solatium miserorum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Comfort of the wretched,
R. pray for us.
Medicina languentium,
R. ora pro nobis.
Medicine of the sick,
R. pray for us.
Fortitudo debilium,
R. ora pro nobis.
Strength of the weak,
R. pray for us.
Portus naufragantium,
R. ora pro nobis.
Harbor of the wrecked,
R. pray for us.
Sedatio procellarum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Allay of tempests,
R. pray for us.
Recursus maerentum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Resource of mourners,
R. pray for us.
Terror insidiantium,
R. ora pro nobis.
Terror of the treacherous,
R. pray for us.
Thesaurus fidelium,
R. ora pro nobis.
Treasure of the faithful,
R. pray for us.
Oculus Prophetarum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Eye of the prophets,
R. pray for us.
Baculus Apostolorum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Staff of Apostles,
R. pray for us.
Corona Martyrum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Crown of martyrs,
R. pray for us.
Lumen Confessorum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Light of Confessors
R. pray for us.
Margarita Virginum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Pearl of Virgins,
R. pray for us.
Consolatio Viduarum,
R. ora pro nobis.
Consolation of widows,
R. pray for us.
Laetitia Sanctorum omnium,
R. ora pro nobis.
Joy of all Saints,
R. pray for us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. parce nobis, Iesu.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
R. spare us, O Jesus.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. exaudi nobis, Iesu.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
R. graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. miserere nobis, Iesu.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
R. have mercy on us, O Jesus.
Respice super nos, libera nos, salva nos ab omnibus angustiis in virtute Iesu Christi. Amen. Look down upon us, deliver us from all trouble in the power of Jesus Christ. Amen
Scribe, Domina, vulnera tua in corde meo, ut in eis legam dolorem et amorem: dolorem, ad sustinendum per te omnem dolorem: amorem, ad contemnendum per te omnem amorem. Imprint, O Lady, thy wound upon my heart, that I may read therein sorrow and love: sorrow, to endure every sorrow for thee; love, to despise every love for thee.
Credo. Salve Regina, et ter Ave Maria. Creed. Hail Holy Queen, 3 Hail Marys

From the Golden Manual, 1870.


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