Saint Patrick novena March 8-16

Novena to Saint Patrick.

Blessed St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, who did become a father and friend to me for ages before my birth, hear my prayer and accept, for God, the sentiments of gratitude and veneration with which my heart is filled. Through thee I have inherited that faith which is dearer to me than life. I now make of thee my representative of my thanks, and the mediator of my homage to Almighty God. Most holy father Patrick, patron of Ireland, despise not my weakness; remember the cries of little children were the sounds which rose, like a mysterious voice from Heaven, and invited thee to come among us.

Listen then to my humble supplication. May my prayer ascend to the throne of God, with the praises and blessings which shall ever sanctify thy name and memory. May my hope be animated by the patronage and intercession of my forefathers, who now enjoy eternal bliss, and owe their salvation, under God, to thy courage and charity. Obtain for me the grace to love God with my whole heart, to serve Him with my whole strength, and to persevere in good purposes to the end. O faithful shepherd, who would have laid down thy life a thousand times for one soul, take my soul, and those dear to me, under thy special care. Grant that all hearts may share the blessed fruits of that Gospel thou did plant and water. And grant that as our ancestors did learn, under thy guidance, to unite science with virtue, we too under thy patronage may learn to consecrate all Christian duty to the Glory of God.

V: Pray for us, O glorious St. Patrick

R: And obtain for us the intention of this novena

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20 comments on “Saint Patrick novena March 8-16

  1. Prayed on day 1.

  2. Prayed on day 2.

  3. Prayed on day 3.

  4. Just want to say I miss you all and the wild old days. I had a –crisis– and returned to the modern church for a while — around here the modern mass is as banal and offensive as ever. I just could not drive that kind of distance that I was driving any more- and other problems with the Independent church I attended.

    Well I decided once in, all in, so (forgive me Lord) I went to a training session for EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS…HOLY COMMUNION, and when one old woman (yes i am sitll an old woman too) said she says “Body of Christ” and then HOLDS ON TO THE HOST until the person MEETS HER EYES, i almost walked out. Instead I merely infuriated the people at my table, saying out loud “this is not about you”, which people agreed with her, wholeheartedly (you could have seen this coming from the 1st day lay people were allowed to distribute). Needless to say, from that point on my fervor to be part of the larger church, to try to accept that NO mass, has once again waned as it always does. (No I did not start passing out wafers.) Maybe I should start another thread if possible because I am once again discerning, yes at 66, having found small pockets of Latin Mass Catholics in the larger church. and have found some interesting things out. I’ll check and see if I can start a thread. If I can’t, well thnks for allowing me to post after all this time.

    I’ll keep on checking out HOwlinglyABsurd and posting some as this new path unfolds.

  5. morningprayer, welcome back! We’ve missed you, too!!
    I am so sorry to hear you have been going through such tough times.
    Get yourself under Our Lady’s mantle and snuggle in real tight next to Her Immaculate Heart.
    Morningprayer, I checked and you are an “Author” which means you CAN start new threads etc.
    God bless you!

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