Catechetical Corner Aug. 11, 2019


Litany #1 Litany. Noun. A series of petitions for use in church services or processions, usually recited by the clergy and responded to in a recurring formula by the people. (from Google “what’s a litany?) Cradle Catholics are familiar with litanies: the Litany of Loretto (Blessed Virgin Mary), the Litany of the Sacred Heart, more recently the Litany to the Divine Mercy. More ancient and integral to the Church’s official public liturgy is the Litany of the Saints prayed over those to be baptized at the Easter Vigil, at the ordination of bishops, priests and deacons, and at the blessing of [...]