Litany of (just a few) Beheaded Saints

Saint John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus,
beheaded out of jealousy,
Pray for us 

Saint Paul, solider for Christ and Apostle to the Gentiles,
beheaded in Rome by a sword,
Pray for us 

Saint Justin Martyr, defender of the faith,
beheaded for confessing Jesus as our Savior,
Pray for us

Saint Januarius, Bishop and martyr,
beheaded with your companions,
Pray for us 

St. Euphemia,
beheaded after the lions refused to consume your body,
Pray for us 

St. Blaise, gentle bishop,
tortured and beheaded for proclaiming Christ,
Pray for us 

Saint Agnes, you preserved your virginity,
and gained a martyr’s crown by beheading,
Pray for us 

Saint Philomena, beheaded under Diocletian,
Pray for us

Saint Crispina, beheaded after having your head shaved
and being exposed to public mockery,
Pray for us

Saint Columba, beheaded by the Moors,
Pray for us 

Saint Dymphna, beheaded by your own father,
Pray for us 

Saints Maurice and the Theban Legion,
soldiers beheaded for obedience to God,
Pray for us 

Saints Felix, Regula and Exuperantius,
you miraculously carried your heads
after you were beheaded,
Pray for us 

Saint Denis, First Bishop of Paris,
beheaded at the mount of martyrs,
Pray for us 

Saint Gerebernus,
Irish priest-friend and baptizer of Saint Dymphna,
Pray for us

St. Barbara, virgin and convert,
beheaded by the hands of your father, Dioscorus,
Pray for us 

Saint Daniel,
friar beheaded in North Africa for preaching against Islam,
Pray for us

Saint Edmund the Martyr,
beheaded after your body was filled with arrows,
Pray for us

Saint John Fisher, beheaded by the apostate Henry VIII,
Pray for us 

Saint Thomas More, beheaded for your faithfulness to Christ and His Church,
Pray for us 

Blessed James Denshi, beheaded in Japan at Nagasaki,
Pray for us 

Saint Denis Ssebuggwawo, young martyr,
beheaded in Uganda for catechizing youth,
Pray for us

Let us pray:

V.  All saints in heaven who were beheaded for the witness of Jesus Christ our Savior
R.  Pray for us that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.