|Koa Statue of St. Damien, Sacred Heart Church, Honolulu|
Litany of Father Damien
Leader: O Saint Damien warm greetings. Here we are, people of Hawai’i.
Hawai’i invokes your name, so renowned. Your name resounds against the
cliffs of Kalawao and Kalaupapa, high cliffs on the isle of Moloka’i. Your
name travels across the sea to distant lands.
O Saint Damien Pray for us
Salvation of the sick of Moloka’i Pray for us
Honored son of Belgium Pray for us
Glorious servant of the Church Pray for us
Beacon of light for the world Pray for us
Great heart of compassion Pray for us
Father and friend of the afflicted Pray for us
Adopted son of Hawai’i Pray for us
All:O Saint Damien, listen to our humble prayer. We chant our praise of love
to you. Pray for us and for our loving home. Pray too, for the healing of our
sick, especially for those whose names are written on our hearts, through
the intercession of Mary, Our Lady of Peace, patroness of the Hawaiian
Islands and our Mother. We ask all this in the name of Jesus Christ, our
Lord and our God, source of all consolation. Amen. (composed by Hualani Brandt)
Source of the litany.