Litanies are one of the most ancient and beautiful forms of prayer in the Catholic Church. Sublime, poetic, and full of intense fervor, the invocations etch themselves more deeply into a Christian's mind and soul each time they are prayed. Arranged for responsory prayer, litanies are also excellent for silent prayer by an individual. Each litany is full of instruction on the glories and virtues of some aspect of the life of Our Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary, or on the life of a saint, so that with each litany a person sees a whole new panorama of the beauty of the Holy Catholic Church, like looking at a many-faceted diamond. And after a litany has become familiar, it continues to be a never-ending wellspring of holy insights and affections. Prayerbook of Favorite Litanies contains 116 of the most beautiful and best-loved litanies in the Church. Included, of course, are the six official litanies: Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, of the Precious Blood, of the Holy Name, of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of St. Joseph, and of the Saints. Also included are litanies to the Holy Spirit, the Infant Jesus, the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Fatima, the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the Holy Guardian Angel, St. Therese the Little Flower, St. Philomena, St. Anne, St. Rita, St. Jude, St. Anthony, plus litanies for special needs–and many, many more. Prayerbook of Favorite Litanies is a treasure chest of spiritual jewels for the mind and heart of every Catholic.