Almighty God and Father “Who pass by like a breeze”, we bless you and glorify you in all your works because in your infinite wisdom you have entrusted to mankind the task of achieving marvelous and great wonders Hear our prayer, which we address to you through the intercession of Mary, Our Lady of Loreto. The planes which travel in the sky spread your praise and serve men to carry on their arduous labors more rapidly. Your blessing brings to pilots, technicians and their assistants wisdom and prudence to operate in order that those who travel by air, after having overcome all obstacles and difficulties can happily reach their destination. Through Christ our Lord. Amen
John Paul II, Loreto; September 8, 1979
Litany to Saint John Paul II
Christ eleison, Kyrie eleison
Christ, hear us Christ, graciously hear us.
Father of Heaven, God – have mercy on us.
Son, Redeemer of the world, God – 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.
St. John Paul II – pray for us
Immersed in the Father rich in mercy United with Christ, the Redeemer of man Filled with the Holy Spirit, Lord and Giver of life
Completely devoted to Mary
Friend of the saints and blessed
Successor of Peter and the servant of servants of God
Guardian of the Church, teaching the truths of faith
Father of the Council and Executor of its indications
Supporting the unity of Christians and the whole human family
Zealous Lover of the Eucharist
Tireless Pilgrim of the earth
Missionary of all nations
Witness of faith, hope, and love Participant persistent in sufferings of Christ Apostle of reconciliation and peace Promoter of the civilization of love Propagator of new evangelization
Master, calling us to sail into the deep Teacher showing us holiness as a measure of life
Pope of Divine Mercy
High Priest gathering the Chu sacrificing
Shepherd leading the flock to Heaven Brother and Master of priests
Father of consecrated persons
Patron of Christian families Strengthening spouses
Defender of the unborn
Protector of children orphans and abandoned
Friend and Teacher of the youth
Good Samaritan for the suffering Support for the elderly and lonely Propagator of the truth about the dignity of man
Man of prayer immersed in God
Lover of the liturgy sacrificing at the altars of the world
The personification of hard work
Love in the cross of Christ Implementing your vocation properly Patient in suffering
Example of life and death for the Lord Reprimanding sinners
Showing the way to the misguided Forgiving wrongdoers
Respecting opponents and persecutors Spokesman and Defender of the persecuted
Supporting the unemployed Concerned about the homeless Visiting prisoners
Supporting the weak Teaching everybody solidarity
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world – Spare us, Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world – Hear us, Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world – Have mercy on us.
Pray for us, St. John Paul, so that we would proclaim to the world with life and words Christ the Redeemer of man.
Let us pray:
Merciful God accept our thanksgiving for the gift of St. John Paul’s II apostolic life and mission. And through his intercession, please, help us grow in love for you and proclaim boldly the love of Christ to all people.
Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.