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Novena to Saint Anne July 17-25

O Glorious St. Anne,
who is filled with compassion for those who invoke thee and with love for those who suffer,
heavily laden with the weight of my troubles,
I cast myself at thy feet and humbly beg of thee to take under thy special protection
the present affair which I recommend to thee. (state your petition)

Deign to commend it to thy daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary,
and lay it before the throne of Jesus,
so that He may bring it to a happy conclusion.
Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.
Above all, obtain for me the grace of one day beholding my God face to face,
and with thee and Mary and all the Saints,
of praising and blessing Him for all eternity. read more

Toties Quoties Indulgence (Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16)

The Brown Scapular

Toties Quoties Indulgence

Those who have been enrolled as members of the Carmelite Scapular Confraternity by legitimately delegated priests, and who carry on their person the Holy Scapular in the prescribed manner, can gain an Indulgence on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16, as often as they shall (Toties Quoties) have visited a Carmelite church or, if these are lacking, a church where the Confraternity exists, or, if this is not possible, the local parish church. read more

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 7-15

Start novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 7 ending July 15,
vigil of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

O Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven,
Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity

(mention intention(s)

O Star of the Sea, help me and show me in this that thou art my Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech thee,
from the bottom of my heart, to succor me in this necessity; there are none that can withstand thy power.
O show me in this that thou art my Mother. read more

Precious Blood of Jesus novena, June 22-30.

Novena to the Precious Blood

Holy and Eternal Father, behold, I present myself before Thee,
begging Thee to listen favorably to the supplication
I most humbly address to Thy Divine Majesty.
It is not in my name I pray, but in the name of Jesus Whom I have offended,
and Who pardons me mercifully.
I substitute Him in my place. It is His Divine Blood which I present to Thee,
O God of goodness, repeating a thousand times from the depth of my heart:
Jesus Crucified is my reparation, I offer Him to Thee;
Jesus Crucified is my Victim, my Holocaust, my Host, I offer Him to Thee;
Jesus Crucified is my tender solicitude for sinners
and my sorrow for their offences and my own, I offer Him to Thee;
Jesus Crucified is my prayer as His Blood is my voice,
I offer Him to Thee;
Jesus Crucified is my faith, my hope and my love, I offer Him to Thee;
Jesus Crucified is my adoration, I offer Him to Thee;
Jesus Crucified is my zeal for Thy glory and for that of His Precious Blood, I offer Him to Thee;
Jesus Crucified is my surety, as His Blood is payment of all my debt, I offer Him to Thee. read more

Novena to Ss. Peter and Paul June 20-28

(Mention your intentions)

Holy Apostles, Ss. Peter and Paul,
I choose thee this day and forever to be my special patrons and advocates.
Thou, O Blessed St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles because thou art the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church.
Thou, O Blessed St. Paul, because thou were chosen by God as a vessel of election and preacher of truth to the whole world.

Obtain for me, I humbly pray thee, lively faith, firm hope and burning charity;
complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity,
humility in prosperity, attention in prayer, purity of diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state in life, constancy in my resolutions,
resignation to the Will of God and perseverance in the Grace of God even unto death
so that by means of thy intercession and thy glorious merits I may overcome the devil and be made worthy of the promises of Christ,
enjoy His presence and love Him forever with thee in time and eternity.
Amen read more

Our Lady of Perpetual Help novena June 18-26



Behold at thy feet, O Mother of Perpetual Help, a wretched sinner who has recourse to thee and confides in thee. O Mother of mercy, have pity on me. I hear thee called by all the refuge and the hope of sinners: be then, my refuge and my hope. Assist me, for the love of Jesus Christ; stretch forth thy hand to a miserable fallen creature who recommends himself to thee, and who devotes himself to thy service for ever. I bless and thank Almighty God, who in His mercy has given me this confidence in thee, which I hold to be a pledge of my eternal salvation. It is true that in the past I have miserably fallen into sin, because I had not recourse to thee. I know that, with thy help, I shall conquer. I know, too, that thou wilt assist me, if I recommend myself to thee; but I fear that, in time of danger, I may neglect to call on thee, and thus lose my soul. This grace, then, I ask of thee, and this I beg, with all the fervor of my soul, that in all the attacks of hell I may ever have recourse to thee. O Mary, help me. O Mother of Perpetual Help, never suffer me to lose my God.—3 Hail Marys. read more

St. Aloysius Gonzaga novena June 12-20

St. Aloysius Gonzaga,
Patron of Youth and Students

O Saint Aloysius, adorned with angelical manners, although I am thy unworthy servant,
I recommend to thee in an especial manner the chastity of my soul and body;
I conjure thee, by thy angelical purity, to commend me to Jesus Christ, the spotless Lamb,
and to His most holy Mother, the Virgin of virgins.

Mention intention here:

Preserve me from every grievous sin; never suffer me to sully my soul with any impurity;
whenever thou seest me in temptation or danger of sin, ward off from me every impure thought and affection,
and awakening in me the remembrance of eternity and of Jesus crucified,
imprint deeply in my heart the sentiment of the fear of God.
Inflame me with divine love, in order that by imitating thee on earth, I may merit to enjoy God with thee in heaven. Amen. read more

Novena to Saint Anthony June 4-12

St. Anthony
(Patron of the Poor)

St. Anthony of Padua (1195 – 1231), Portuguese by birth, journeyed to Italy while still a young priest to join the recently founded Franciscans. His eloquence in preaching against error and wickedness led to his being called “the hammer of the heretics.” He is the patron of the poor and is invoked for the recovery of lost articles.

Novena to Saint Anthony

We Salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity. We rejoice at the favors God has so liberally bestowed on thee. In humility and confidence we entreat thee to help us for we know that God has given thee charity and pity as well as power. Then behold our distress, our anxiety, our fears concerning [Here mention your intentions.] We ask it of thee by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when he loaded thee with caresses. Tell Him of our wants. Remember thy rapture when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart when thou didst press thy cheek to His and didst listen to His divine whispers. One sigh from thee whom He honors will crown our success and fill us with joy. Think of this and hear our prayer. Obtain for us all that we desire and we will publish thy greatness thereby to glorify Him by whom thou wert so highly favored. Amen read more

June: Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
by Rev. Irenaeus Schoenherr, O.F.M.

God has always dealt with men in a way consonant with their nature–by drawing them to His Holy Will by promises of reward. It was so with His dealings with the chosen people under the Old Dispensation. It was the way of Christ in the New, promising even a hundredfold return for compliance with His desires. And so it is in the history of the revelation and propagation of the devotion to the Sacred Heart. read more

Sacred Heart of Jesus novena May 30-June 7

A personal favorite prayer of St. Padre Pio of Pietralcina

I. O my Jesus, you said, “verily I say to you, ask and you shall receive,
seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you,”
behold I knock, I seek and I ask for the grace of
(state your intentions).

Pray 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and 1 Glory be
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I put all my trust in thee.

II. O my Jesus, you said, “verily I say to you, whatsoever you shall ask the Father in My Name
He will give it to you,” behold in your name I ask the father for the grace of
(state your intentions). read more

Feast of Corpus Christi, novena May 22-30

( Mention intentions here)

With that profound humility which the Faith itself inspires in me,
O My God and Savior Jesus Christ, true God and true man,
I love Thee with all my heart and I adore Thee Who art hidden here,
in reparation for all the irreverence, profanations and sacrileges which Thou receives in the most adorable Sacrament of the Altar.

I adore Thee, O My God, if not so much as Thou art worthy to be adored nor so much as I am bound to do,
yet as much as I am able; would that I could adore Thee with that perfect worship which the Angels in Heaven are enabled to offer Thee.
May Thou, O My Jesus, be known, adored, loved and thanked by all men at every moment in this most holy and divine Sacrament.
+Amen read more

Our Lady, Help of Christians: novena May 15-23


MOST holy and immaculate Virgin Mary, our most tender Mother and powerful Help of Christians,
we dedicate ourselves entirely to thy sweet love and holy service.
We consecrate in thee our minds with all their thoughts, our hearts with all their affections,
our bodies with all their senses and powers,
and we promise to desire always to work for the greater glory of God and for the salvation of souls.

Meanwhile thou, O incomparable Virgin, who hast always been the Help of the Christian people,
continue to show thyself such, especially in these days. Humble the enemies of our holy religion, frustrate their evil purposes.
Enlighten and strengthen bishops and priests, and keep them ever united in obedience to the Pope,
their infallible master. Preserve incautious youth from irreligion and vice.
Promote holy vocations, increase the number of God’s ministers,
that by means of them the kingdom of Jesus Christ may be preserved among us, and extended to the farthest boundaries of the earth read more

Novena to St. Rita May 13-21

O holy patroness of those in need, St. Rita,
whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord are almost irresistible,
who for thy lavishness in granting favors has been called the Advocate of the Hopeless
and even of the Impossible.
St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so mortified,
so patient and of such compassionate love for thy Crucified Jesus
that thou could obtain from Him whatever thy asked,
on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee,
expecting, if not relief, at least comfort.
Be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy suppliant.
Please be generous with us, as thou has been in so many wonderful cases,
for the greater glory of God, for the spreading of devotion to thee,
and for the consolation of those who trust in thee.
We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify thee by making known thy favor,
to bless and sing thy praises forever.
Relying on thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we pray read more

Novena for Pentecost May 11- May 19

For the full traditonal, most beautiful novena click here:

Another shorter one:



Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.

Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God’s hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father,
Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue. read more

May dedicated to Our Lady

For Sunday
MOTHER of my God, look down upon a poor sinner, who has recourse to thee and puts his trust in thee. I am not worthy that thou shouldst even cast thine eyes upon me; but I know that thou, beholding Jesus thy Son dying for sinners, dost yearn exceedingly to save them. O Mother of Mercy, look on my miseries and have pity upon me. Men say thou art the refuge of the sinner, the hope of the desperate, the aid of the lost; thou art, then, my refuge, hope and aid. It is thy prayers which must save me. For the love of Jesus Christ be my help; reach forth thy hand to the poor fallen sinner who recommends himself to thee. I know that it is thy joy to aid the sinner when thou canst; help me now, for thou canst help me. By my sins I have forfeited the grace of God and my own soul. I place myself in thy hands; oh, tell me what to do that I may regain the grace of God, and I will do it. My Saviour bids me to come to thee for help; He wills that I should look to thy pity; that so, not only the merits of thy Son, but thine own prayers, too, may unite to save me. To thee, then, I have recourse: pray to Jesus for me; and make known the great good thou canst do for one who trusts in thee. Be it done unto me according to my hope. Amen.
(3 Hail Marys in reparation for blasphemies against the Blessed Virgin Mary.) read more