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Novena to St. Jude the Apostle Oct 19-27

St. Jude Feast Day Oct. 28

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus,
the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases,
of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help
where help is almost despaired of.
Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation
and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly – read more

St. Raphael the Archangel novena- Oct. 15-23


Feast Day Oct. 24

Glorious Archangel Saint Raphael,
great prince of the heavenly court,
thou art illustrious for thy gifts of wisdom and grace.

Thou art a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners.

I beg thee, assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life,
as once thou helped the young Tobias on his travels.

Because thou art the medicine of God,
I humbly pray thee to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body. read more

Novena to St. Gerard Majella Oct 7-15

Feast Day October 16.

Dear St. Gerard, we rejoice in thy happiness and glory;
we bless the Lord Who endowed thee with the choicest gifts of His Grace;
we congratulate thee on corresponding so faithfully to them.
Obtain for us, we beseech thee, some part of thy angelic purity,
thy burning love for Jesus in the Tabernacle and thy tender devotion to Mary Immaculate.
In thy brotherly love which made thee the support of the poor,
the comforter of the afflicted and the apostle of the most forsaken souls,
please grant me the favors for which I now pray: read more

Novena of St. Teresa of Avila. Oct 6-14


Feast Day Oct. 15th.

Novena in Honor of St. Teresa of Avila.

O God, Thy crowning glory is the glory of Thy saints.
Help us to follow the example of Thy loyal spouse Teresa and grant unto us,
we beseech Thee, the same gifts which Thou so deemed to lavish upon her.
Grant us Wisdom! Grant us Perseverance! Grant us Knowledge! Grant us Piety!
Grant us Joy in Prayer! Grant us Love!
O Holy Spirit, just as it pleased Thee to set her being ablaze in Zeal for Thee,
so too, let Thy burning fire fall upon us and confirm us in our Faith. read more

Our Lady of Fatima novena Oct. 4-12

NOVENA PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA

Most Holy Virgin, who deigned to come to Fatima
to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures
of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary,
inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion,
so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in it,
we may gather the fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners,
the conversion of Russia and this favor which I so earnestly seek
(mention request)
which I ask of thee in this novena, for the greater Glory of God,
for thine own honor and for the good of all people.
Amen
3 Our Fathers……3 Hail Mary’s …..3 Glory Be’s read more

October- dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary

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olrl.org/misc/fmrosary.shtml
The Importance of the Family Rosary

This article is taken from the booklet “Our Glorious Faith and How To Lose It” written by Fr. Hugh Thwaites, S.J. It contains different stories of how we can lose our faith but this paper will deal only with the Holy Rosary. Fr. Thwaites’ words on this subject are as follows:

Without delay now, I want to talk about my theme. It seems to me that a principal cause of the loss of faith is the dropping off in the practice of the family rosary. read more

Novena to St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Sept 24-Oct 2

Start novena to Saint Teresa Sept 24 ending Oct 2, vigil of Feast Day Oct.3.

O Little Flower of Jesus, ever consoling troubled souls with heavenly graces,
in thine unfailing intercession I place my confident trust.
From the heart of our Divine Savior, petition the blessings of which I stand in greatest need, especially….

(here mention your intentions)

Shower upon me thy promised roses of virtue and grace, dear St. Therese,
so that swiftly advancing in sanctity and perfect love of neighbor,
I may someday receive the crown of life eternal. read more

Novena to the Holy Guardian Angels Sept. 23-Oct.1

O Holy Angel, whom God, by the effect of His goodness and His tender regard for my spiritual welfare,
has charged with the care of my conduct,
and who assists me in all my wants and comforts me in all my afflictions,
who supports me when I am discouraged and continually obtains for me new favors,
I return thee profound thanks, and I earnestly beseech thee,
O most amiable Protector, to continue thy charitable care and defense of me against the
malignant attacks of all my enemies.
Keep me away from all occasions of sin.
Obtain for me the grace of listening attentively to thy holy inspirations and of faithfully
putting them into practice.
In particular, I implore thee to obtain for me the favor which I ask for by this novena. read more

N. American Martyrs novena Sept.17-25

Holy Martyrs and patrons,
protect this land which you have blessed
by the shedding of your blood.
Renew in these days our Catholic faith
which you helped to establish in this new land.
Bring all our fellow citizens
to a knowledge and love of the truth.
Make us zealous in the profession of our faith
so that we may continue and perfect the work
which you have begun with so much labour and suffering.
Pray for our homes, our schools,
our missions, for vocations,
for the conversion of sinners,
the return of those who have wandered from the fold,
and the perseverance of all the faithful.
And foster a deeper and increasing unity among all Christians. Amen. read more

September Month dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.

www.catholictradition.org/Passion/pieta.htm
SPECIAL 30 DAY NOVENA
THE PIETA

It has long been a custom in the Church to say this prayer of petition on 30 consecutive days. It is also recommended as a Lenten devotion as well as for all Fridays of the year.

Ever glorious and blessed Mary, Queen of Virgins, Mother of Mercy, through that sword of sorrow which pierced thy tender heart whilst thy only Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, suffered death and ignominy on the Cross; through that filial tenderness and pure love He hast for thee, while from His Cross He recommended thee to the care and protection of His beloved disciple, Saint John, take pity, I beseech thee, on my poverty and need; have compassion on my anxieties and cares; assist and comfort me in all my infirmities and miseries. Thou art the Mother of Mercies, the only refuge of the needy and the orphan, of the desolate and afflicted. read more

Novena “The Holy Name of Mary” Sept. 3-11

O Great Mother of God and my Mother Mary, it is true that I am unworthy to salute thee, but thou who loves me and desires my salvation must, not withstanding the impurity of my tongue, grant that I may always invoke thy most holy and powerful name in my aid, for thy name is the succor of the living and the salvation of the dying. Ah, most pure Mary, most sweet Mary, grant that henceforth thy name may be the breath of my life. O Lady, delay not to help me when I invoke thee, for in all the temptations that assail me, and in all my wants, I will never cease calling on thee and repeating again and again, Mary, Mary. Thus it is that I hope to act during my life and more particularly at death, that after that last struggle I may eternally praise thy beloved name in Heaven, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. read more

Novena in Exaltation Of The Holy Cross. Sept 5-13

O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us hast willed to be crucified and to shed Thy Most Precious
Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us here gathered together
in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful Passion and Death, and grant the petition we ask for

…( mention here)

Fully trusting in Thy mercy; cleanse us from sin by Thy grace, sanctify our toil,
give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us our daily bread, sweeten our sufferings,
bless our families, and to the nations so sorely afflicted, grant Thy peace,
which is the only true peace, so that by obeying Thy commandments
we may come at last to the glory of Heaven. read more

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows Sept 6-14

MOST BLESSED and afflicted Virgin, Queen of Martyrs, who didst stand generously beneath the cross, beholding the agony of thy dying Son; by the sword of sorrow which then pierced thy soul, by the sufferings of thy sorrowful life, by the unutterable joy which now more than repays thee for them; look down with a mother’s pity and tenderness, as I kneel before thee to compassionate thy sorrows, and to lay my petition with childlike confidence in thy wounded heart. I beg of thee, O my Mother, to plead continually for me with thy Son, since He can refuse thee nothing, and through the merits of His most sacred Passion and Death, together with thy own sufferings at the foot of the cross, so to touch His Sacred Heart, that I may obtain my request, read more

Novena Our Lady of LaSalette Sept 10-18

Remember, Our Lady of LaSalette, true Mother of Sorrows, the tears which thou did shed for me on Calvary.
Be mindful also of the unceasing care which thou does exercise to screen me from the Justice of God,
and consider whether thou can now abandon thy child, for whom thou hast done so much.

Inspired by this consoling thought, I come to cast myself at thy feet,
in spite of my infidelities and ingratitude.

(mention your request here:)

Reject not my prayer, O Virgin of reconciliation, convert me,
obtain for me the grace to love Jesus Christ above all things and to console thee too by living a holy life,
in order that one day I may be able to see thee in Heaven. read more