Litanies of the Heart

The Litanies of the Heart series is designed to help Catholics or anyone to enrich their prayer lives and develop a closer, more intimate relationship with Jesus as well as healthier and more fulfilling relationships with others.

Listen to the Podcast Episode

Dr. Gerry Crete and Dr. Peter Malinoski discuss the origin of the litanies, the rationale behind their development, recommendations for praying them, and the impact they are already having in this episode.

Order Litanies of the Heart Now

 

Listen to IIC podcast episode 130 entitled “Grounding IFS in Catholicism: Litanies of the Heart by Dr. Gerry Crete” where Dr. Gerry shares the inside story of his book.

 

Register to join Dr. Gerry for IIC podcast episode 132 on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Eastern time where he will field questions from you on his new book, Litanies of the Heart: Relieving Post-Traumatic Stress and Calming Anxiety through Healing Our Parts.

See what Catholics experts are saying …

Litanies of the Heart provides innovative approaches linking Christian meditation and psychology that will help the broken find comfort, consolation, and healing for their wounds.”

— Matt Fradd

“In Litanies of the Heart, Dr. Gerry Crete offers us a treasure trove of wisdom and pathways of healing. He provides several books in one: an expert teaching on psychology; a deep reflection on Scripture through the lenses of psychology and Catholic theology; and a compassionate way of discovery, understanding, and healing for our hearts. I was repeatedly moved to tears while I read the poignant stories of suffering that also shone a light on my own heart. I was moved to hope for deeper healing and integration, and I kept thinking of various people with whom I am excited to share this book. It is not a quick read — it is an in-depth exploration, a real journey into our hearts. Dr. Crete is an expert guide for this journey. He has a rich integration of Catholic faith and complex psychological models gained through prayer, study, extensive personal experience, and extensive therapeutic experience. He generously shares that lifelong integration with us in this masterpiece.”

— Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.

Litanies of the Heartis an incredible integration of cutting-edge psychotherapeutic approaches with orthodox Catholic theology and practice. I especially enjoyed reading about the different conditions of our wounded and frightened hearts brought into the light of God’s merciful love and following that by praying Litanies of the Wounded, Closed, and Fearful Hearts. This book will lead you on a lifelong journey of “re-collection” — gathering all the divided, sinful, and traumatized parts of your heart into wholeness and communion with God. I highly recommend it for everyone who desires to embark on this journey of healing and for those who assist in this journey.”

— Bob Schuchts, Ph.D.

Litanies of the Heart on Pints with Aquinas

Join Matt Fradd and our own Dr. Gerry as they discuss the Litanies of the Heart and pray the Litany of the Wounded Heart together.

Free PDF Downloads

Litany of the
Closed Heart

(English)

Litany of the
Fearful Heart

(English)

Litany of the
Wounded Heart

(English)

Letanía del
Corazón Cerrado

(Español)

Letanía del
Corazón Temeroso

(Español)

Letanía del
Corazón Herido

(Español)

Guide to Praying the Litanies

Whether you’re a beginner in prayer or intimately familiar with litanies, this extensive guide provides helpful suggestions in praying the Litanies of the Heart.

Letanía del
Corazón Cerrado

(Español)

Letanía del
Corazón Cerrado

(Español)

Audio Streams & Downloads of the Litanies

You can listen to and pray along with audio recordings of the litanies here.

If you would like to download, click the link, then click “Share” in the popup, and click the download button.

English Audio Litanies Women
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Women
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Men
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Men
without
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Closed Heart Listen Listen Listen Listen
Fearful Heart
Listen Listen Listen Listen
Wounded Heart Listen Listen Listen Listen


Letanías de audio en español Mujeres
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música
Mujeres
sin
música
Hombres
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música
Hombres
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Corazón Cerrado Escuchar Escuchar Escuchar Escuchar
Corazón Temeroso Escuchar Escuchar Escuchar Escuchar
Corazón Herido Escuchar Escuchar Escuchar Escuchar

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We would like to thank those who contributed their voices for the audio recordings of the Litanies of the Heart:

Mario Sacasa, Ph.D. (men’s Spanish with Dr. Peter Malinoski)
Christine Wisdom, MS (women’s English)
Maggie Maxwell, MA (women’s English)
Maribel Laguna, MA (women’s Spanish) — She is also the current president of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association

Request Printed Litanies or Make a Donation

Printed litanies are available using this form. We request a donation to cover expenses, which can be the suggested donation amount or an amount you choose.

Read the descriptions below, then place your order using the form beneath.

You can also donate without requesting printed copies – just use the “Additional Donation” box in the form below.

Personal Prayer Pack (Laminated Card)

Personal Prayer Pack (Laminated Card)

Suggested Donation: $5

The Personal Prayer Pack comes with one of each Litany, finished with a heavy duty lamination for durability and a great feel. These are great for anyone wanting to pray the Litanies regularly.

Each tri-fold card is 3×4″, opening to 9×4″.

5-Pack (Laminated Card)

5-Pack (Laminated Card)

Suggested Donation: $15

The Personal Prayer Pack comes with five of each Litany (total of 15), finished with a heavy duty lamination for durability and a great feel. These are great for sharing with anyone wanting to pray the Litanies regularly.

Each tri-fold card is 3×4″, opening to 9×4″.

Starter Pack (Utility Paper)

Starter Pack (Utility Paper)

Suggested Donation: $20

The Starter Pack comes with twenty-five of each Litany (total of 75) on a utility paper, and includes 3 acrylic holders. These are great for providing to larger communities, e.g. in your parish vestibule or literature rack.

Each tri-fold card is 3×4″, opening to 9×4″.

Standard 3-Refill Pack (Utility Paper)

Standard 3-Refill Pack (Utility Paper)

Suggested Donation: $35

The Standard 3-Refill Pack comes with fifty of each Litany (total of 150) on a utility paper. Use this pack to refill your empty acrylic holders!

Each tri-fold card is 3×4″, opening to 9×4″.

Super 3-Refill Pack (Utility Paper)

Super 3-Refill Pack (Utility Paper)

Suggested Donation: $50

The Super 3-Refill Pack comes with 100 of each Litany (total of 300) on a utility paper. Use this pack to refill your empty acrylic holders!

Each tri-fold card is 3×4″, opening to 9×4″.

Mega 3-Refill Pack (Utility Paper)

Mega 3-Refill Pack (Utility Paper)

Suggested Donation: $115

The Mega 3-Refill Pack comes with 300 of each Litany (total of 900) on a utility paper. Use this pack to refill your empty acrylic holders!

Each tri-fold card is 3×4″, opening to 9×4″.

Monster 3-Refill Pack (Utility Paper)

Monster 3-Refill Pack (Utility Paper)

Suggested Donation: $175

The Monster 3-Refill Pack comes with 500 of each Litany (total of 1500) on a utility paper. Use this pack to refill your empty acrylic holders.

Each tri-fold card is 3×4″, opening to 9×4″.

3 Acrylic Holders

3 Acrylic Holders

Suggested Donation: $5

Add more holders in a different area, replace missing holders, or add these to a refill pack to get started.

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Special Orders

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