We invite you to discover these three distinctly Dominican prayers: the O Lumen, Dominican Rosary, and Litany of Dominican Saints and Blesseds, incorporating them into your personal devotions and particularly into your discernment if you are considering life as a Lay Dominican. In addition, you may feel called to begin a routine of praying some of the Liturgy of the Hours, which is not a distinctive Dominican practice but is a large part of our Rule of Prayer.

O LUMEN
(Prayer to St. Dominic)

O Light of the Church, Doctor of Truth, Rose of Patience, Ivory of Chastity, you freely poured forth the waters of wisdom; preacher of grace, unite us with the blessed. (During Easter time: Alleluia!)

V. Blessed Father, Dominic, pray for us (During Easter time: Alleluia!)
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ (During Easter time: Alleluia!)

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech you, Almighty God, that we who are weighed down by the burden of our sins, may be relieved through the patronage of the Blessed Dominic, Your Confessor and our Father. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen

 

THE DOMINICAN ROSARY

The Dominican way of reciting the Rosary is rooted in a very ancient tradition, which begins with the Invitatory of the Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

(+)  In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
R. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

V. O Lord, open my lips. [(+) on your lips].
R. And my mouth will announce your praise.

V. [(+) on your body] O God come to my assistance.
R. Lord, make haste to help me.

V. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen. (Recited uniformly throughout the Rosary). Alleluia. (prayed Except in Advent and Lent)

[Recite the decades of the Rosary while meditating on the appropriate Mysteries. Begin each decade with the “Our Father” and end each decade with the “Glory to…”].

Concluding Prayers:

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Hail, our Life, our Sweetness and our Hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.

V. May the Divine Assistance remain always with us.
R. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

(If priest or deacon is present, he will give the blessing, “And may the peace and blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, come down upon you and remain with you forever.”  Amen.) 

 

LITANY OF DOMINICAN SAINTS AND BLESSEDS

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the heavenly Father, 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.
Holy Mother of God, Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us.
All you holy angels and archangels, Pray for us.
All you holy Patriarchs and Prophets, Pray for us.
All you holy Apostles and Evangelists, Pray for us.
All you holy martyrs, Pray for us.
All you holy virgins and widows, Pray for us.
All you holy men and women, Pray for us.
Saint Michael, Pray for us.
Saint Gabriel, Pray for us.
Saint Raphael, Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, Pray for us.
Saint Mary Magdalen, Pray for us.
Holy, Father Augustine, Pray for us.
Holy Father Francis, Pray for us.
Blessed Jane of Aza, Pray for us.
Blessed Reginald, Pray for us.
Holy Father Dominic, Pray for us.
Holy Father Dominic, Pray for us.
Blessed Bertrand, Pray for us.
Blessed Mannes, Pray for us.
Blessed Diana, Pray for us.
Blessed Jordan of Saxony, Pray for us.
Blessed John of Salerno, Pray for us.
Blessed William and Companions, Pray for us.
Blessed Ceslaus, Pray for us.
Blessed Isnard, Pray for us.
Blessed Guala, Pray for us.
Blessed Peter Gonzalez, Pray for us.
Saint Zdislava, Pray for us.
Saint Peter of Verona, Pray for us.
Blessed Nicholas, Pray for us.
Saint Hyacinth, Pray for us.
Blessed Gonsalvo, Pray for us.
Blessed Sadoc and Companions, Pray for us.
Blessed Giles, Pray for us.
Saint Margaret of Hungary, Pray for us.
Blessed Batholomew of Vincenza, Pray for us.
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Pray for us.
Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Pray for us.
Blessed Innocent V, Pray for us.
Blessed Albert of Bergamo, Pray for us.
Saint Albert the Great, Pray for us.
Blessed Ambrose, Pray for us.
Blessed Cecilia, Pray for us.
Blessed Benvenuta, Pray for us.
Blessed James of Varazze, Pray for us.
Blessed James of Bevagna, Pray for us.
Blessed Benedict XI, Pray for us.
Blessed Jane of Orvieto, Pray for us.
Blessed Jordan of Pisa, Pray for us.
Saint Emily, Pray for us.
Blessed James Salomonio, Pray for us.
Saint Agnes of Montepulciano, Pray for us.
Blessed Simon, Pray for us.
Blessed Margaret of Castello, Pray for us.
Blessed Augustine Kazotic, Pray for us.
Blessed James Benefatti, Pray for us.
Blessed Imelda, Pray for us.
Blessed Dalmatius, Pray for us.
Blessed Margaret Ebner, Pray for us.
Blessed Villana, Pray for us.
Blessed Peter Ruffia, Pray for us.
Blessed Henry, Pray for us.
Blessed Subyllina, Pray for us.
Blessed Anthony of Pavonio, Pray for us.
Saint Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.
Blessed Marcolino, Pray for us.
Blessed Raymond of Capua, Pray for us.
Blessed Andrew Franchi, Pray for us.
Saint Vincent Ferrer, Pray for us.
Blessed Clara, Pray for us.
Blessed John Dominic, Pray for us.
Blessed Alvarez, Pray for us.
Blessed Maria, Pray for us.
Blessed Peter Geremia, Pray for us.
Blessed John of Fiesole, Pray for us.
Blessed Lawrence of Ripafratta, Pray for us.
Blessed Anthony della Chiesa, Pray for us.
Saint Antoninus, Pray for us.
Blessed Anthony Neyrot, Pray for us.
Blessed Margaret of Savoy, Pray for us.
Blessed Bartholomew of Cerverio, Pray for us.
Blessed Matthew, Pray for us.
Blessed Constantius, Pray for us.
Blessed Christopher, Pray for us.
Blessed Damian, Pray for us.
Blessed Andrew of Peschiera, Pray for us.
Blessed Bernard, Pray for us.
Blessed Jane of Portugal, Pray for us.
Blessed Augustine of Biella, Pray for us.
Blessed Aimo, Pray for us.
Blessed Sebastian, Pray for us.
Blessed Mark, Pray for us.
Blessed Columba, Pray for us.
Blessed Magdalen, Pray for us.
Blessed Osanna of Mantua, Pray for us.
Blessed John Liccio, Pray for us.
Blessed Dominic Spadafora, Pray for us.
Blessed Stephana, Pray for us.
Saint Adrian, Pray for us.
Blessed Lucy, Pray for us.
Blessed Catherine Racconigi, Pray for us.
Blessed Osanna of Kotor, Pray for us.
Saint Pius V, Pray for us.
Saint Louis Bertrand, Pray for us.
Saint Catherine de Ricci, Pray for us.
Blessed Robert, Pray for us.
Blessed Alphonsus and Companions, Pray for us.
Saint Rose, Pray for us.
Saint Dominic Ibanez and Companions, Pray for us.
Blessed Agnes of Jesus, Pray for us.
Saint Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Pray for us.
Saint Martin de Porres, Pray for us.
Blessed Peter Higgins, Pray for us.
Blessed Francis de Capillas, Pray for us.
Saint Juan Macias, Pray for us.
Blessed Terence, Pray for us.
Blessed Ann of the Angels, Pray for us.
Blessed Francis de Posadas, Pray for us.
Saint Louis de Montfort, Pray for us.
Blessed Francis Gil, Pray for us.
Saint Matteo, Pray for us.
Blessed Peter Sanz and Companions, Pray for us.
Saint Vincent Liem, Pray for us.
Saint Hyacinth Castaneda, Pray for us.
Blessed Marie, Pray for us.
Blessed George, Pray for us.
Blessed Catherine Jarrige, Pray for us.
Saint Ignatius and Companions, Pray for us.
Saint Dominic An-Khang and Companions, Pray for us.
Saint Joseph Khang and Companions, Pray for us.
Blessed Francis Coll, Pray for us.
Blessed Hyacinthe Cormier, Pray for us.
Blessed Pier Giorgio, Pray for us.
Blessed Bartolo, Pray for us.
Blessed Michael Czartoryski, Pray for us.
Blessed Julie Rodzinska, Pray for us.
All holy Dominican brothers and sisters, Pray for us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Let us pray… 
God, source of all holiness, you have enriched your Church with many gifts in the saints of the Order of Preachers. By following the example of our brothers and sisters, may we come to enjoy their company forever in the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen