Litany of Saints who have received the Transverberation of the heart

Transverberation of St Teresa of Avila celebrated each year on August 26th.
(Special thanks to Mrs. Angelica Avcikurt who compiled this Litany for the spiritual benefit and blessings of all who visit here. May God reward her for her efforts.)

Transverberation: The term transverberation comes from the Latin transverberare which means to pierce through. In mystical theology it is also known by the Italian term ferita (wound) or ‘heart wound.’[1] It has also commonly been referred to as the Seraph’s assault [2] because it is often accompanied by a vision of an angel who inflicts the wound. It is a wound of love that inflames the soul with the love of God and at the same time a purification.
[1] Montague Summers, The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism (London: Rider and Company, 1950), 118.
[2] Michael Freze, They Bore the Wounds of Christ (Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor, 1989), 195.

Litany of the Transverberation
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
have mercy upon us.
God the Son,
Redeemer of the world,
have mercy upon us.
God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy upon us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy upon us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
St. Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
St. Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
O Holy Guardian Angel, pray for us.
All you Nine Choirs of Angels, pray for us.
St. John the evangelist, pray for us.
St. Magdalen, pray for us.
St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us.
St. Padre Pio, pray for us.
St. Gertrude the Great, pray for us.
St. Mechtilde of Hackeborn, pray for us.
St. Augustine, pray for us.
St. Teresa of Avila, pray for us.
St. Mary Magdalen dei Pazzi, pray for us.
St. John of the Cross, pray for us.
St. Juana de la Cruz, pray for us.
St. Gemma Galgani, pray for us.
St. Philip Neri, pray for us.
St. Veronica Giugliani, pray for us.
St. Catherine of Siena, pray for me.
St. Catherine of Genoa, pray for us.
St. Margaret Mary Alaquoque, pray for us.
St. Jeanne de Chantal, pray for us.
St. Francis of Sales, pray for us.
St. Camilla Battista da Varano, pray for us.
St. Charles of Sezze, pray for us.
Bl. Luisa Picarreta, pray for us.
Bl. Gabrielle Bossis, pray for us.
Bl. Elizabeth Canori-Mora, pray for us.
Bl. Edvige Cardoni, pray for us.
Ven. Maria de Jesus de Agreda, pray for us.
Bl. Maria Valtorta, pray for us.
Bl. Angela Foligno, pray for us.
Bl. Maria Angela Astorch, pray for us.
Bl. Madre Magdalena de Jesus, pray for us.
Ven. Madre María Angélica Álvarez Icaza, pray for us.
Bl. Padre Johann Batista Reus, pray for us.
Bl. Bernardo de Hoyos, pray for us.
Bl. Elizabeth Kindelman, pray for us.
Bl. Mother Catherina Aurelia of the Precious Blood, pray for us.
Bl. Sor Josefa Menendez, pray for us.
Bl. Lucia, Mangano, pray for us.
All you Holy Saints and Mystics who have been wounded by the flame of Love, pray for us.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I offer you all the pain of not loving you enough in union with the sufferings of Your Sacred Heart. Heal my poor heart.
Mary, Mother of Love, give me love.
With St. Charles Sezze I pray: Lord, give me Your most divine love, through the intercession of the glorious St. Joseph.
With St. Augustine, I pray: “By the saving wounds which you suffered on the cross for our salvation and from which flowed the precious blood of our redemption, wound this sinful soul of mine for which you were willing even to die; wound it with the fiery and powerful dart of your charity that is beyond compare.”
With St. Gertrude I pray: “Lord, I am not worthy to receive the least of Thy gifts; but I beseech Thee, by the merits and prayers of all Your saints, to pierce my heart with the arrow of Thy love.”
With Bl. Dina Belanger I pray: “Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us, inflame our hearts with love for You.”
With Bl. Gabrielle Bossis I pray: Lord, may I not die before You pierce my heart with the fire of Your love.

Eternal Father, in Your Divine Will, I offer you all the love of the Most Holy Trinity, all the love contained in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, all the love of the Immaculate heart of Mary, and all the love, the payers and holy longings of all the saints and faithful that have ever live and will ever live until the end of times, as my own and in reparation for those who do not love you. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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St. Gertrude the Great (1256-1302), who had a great devotion to the heart and the wounds of Christ describes an experience she had during Advent of a wound of love which she ardently desired.  She asked a “certain person” to say the following prayer for her before a crucifix everyday: 
O most loving Lord, by Thy pierced Heart, pierce her heart with the arrow of Thy love, so that nothing earthly will remain therein, and that it may be entirely filled with the strength of Thy Divinity.”

5 comments:

José Luis said...

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Michael Miller said...

Did the saints invoked in the litany all receive the transverbrration? God bless you.

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hello Michael,
Yes, all of those listed above have reportedly received the transverberation. The author of the Litany, Mrs. Angelica Avcikurt, has been studying this topic extensively and she compiled this list of names from her studies.
May God bless you!
Glenn

aldrine cataring said...

this blog is one of my favorites, i hope you post frequently, thank you so much for your efforts

Markhanza said...

Many thanks for this. It is both prayful and helpful.

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