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September Month dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.

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

Novena to Saint Michael Sept. 20-28

Glorious Saint Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ,
come to the assistance of His followers, against whom the powers of hell are unchained.

Guard with special care our Holy Father, the Pope, and our bishops, priests,
all our religious and lay people, and especially the children.

Saint Michael, watch over us during life, defend us against the assaults of the demon,
and assist us especially at the hour of death.
Help us achieve the happiness of beholding God face to face for all eternity. Saint Michael, intercede for me with God in all my necessities,especially… read more

Our Lady Of The Holy Rosary novena Sept 28-Oct 6

Feast Day Oct.7.

O QUEEN of the most holy Rosary, in these times
of brazen impiety, show again thy power, with the
signs which accompanied thy victories of old, and from
the throne where thou art seated, dispensing pardon and
grace, in pity watch over the Church of thy Son, His
Vicar, and every order of the clergy and laity, suffering
in grievous warfare.

Hasten, O most powerful destroyer of heresy, hasten the hour of mercy,
seeing that the hour of judgment is daily challenged by innumerable offenses.
Obtain for me, the lowest of men, kneeling suppliant in thy presence,
the grace which may enable me to live a just life on earth,
and reign with the just in heaven,
whilst with the faithful throughout the world, read more

Novena to St. John the Baptist. Aug 20-28

O Martyr invincible, who, for the honor of God and salvation of souls,
did with firmness and constancy withstand the impiety of Herod even at the cost of thine own life,
and did rebuke him openly for his wicked and dissolute life;
by thy prayers obtain for us a brave and generous heart
in order that we may overcome all human respect and openly profess our faith
in loyal obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our Divine Master.

Our Father…..Hail Mary…..Glory Be

Pray for us, St. John the Baptist, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. read more

Novena to St. Rose of Lima, Aug. 21-29

Novena to St. Rose of Lima

Admirable Saint Rose, you were truly a sweet flower blooming on a rugged soil;
you were indeed a rose among thorns,
bearing with meekness and patience the stings of envious tongues,
and preserving perfect purity and modesty amid the alluring blandishments of a deceitful world.

To the sufferings inflicted on you by others you added the voluntary tortures of fasting and watching,
of the discipline, of the crown of thorns and of the hair shirt,
to subdue the flesh and to make yourself like to your heavenly Spouse. read more

Novena for Our Lady’s Nativity Aug 30- Sept. 7

Novena in honor of Our Lady’s Nativity
(“Maria Bambina” novena)

Holy Child Mary of the royal house of David,
Queen of the angels, Mother of grace and love,
I greet thee with all my heart.
Obtain for me the grace to love the Lord faithfully during
all the days of my life. Obtain for me, too, a great devotion
to thee, who are the first creature of God’s love.
(Hail Mary)

O heavenly Child Mary, who like a pure dove was born
immaculate and beautiful, true prodigy of the wisdom of
God, my soul rejoices in thee. Oh! Do help me to preserve
the angelic virtue of purity at the cost of any sacrifice.
(Hail Mary) read more

Please pray for 10 year old Samantha.

Samantha was coughing up blood last night.
Her mom took her to emergency but being a very small hospital they couldn’t find out what was wrong.
She was transferred by ambulance this morning to a larger hospital where they have more equipment
and specialists to find out what is wrong.
Please, please pray for this little girl.
I will update as I find out more.
Thank you my friends!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, novena Aug 13-21

IMMACULATE HEART of Mary, full of love for God and mankind, and of compassion for sinners,
I consecrate myself entirely to thee.

I entrust to thee the salvation of my soul.
May my heart be ever united with thine, so that I may hate sin, love God, and my neighbor,
and reach eternal life together with those whom I love.

Mediatrix of All Graces and Mother of Mercy,
remember the infinite treasure which thy Divine Son has merited by His sufferings
and which He has confided to thee for us, thy children. read more

Novena for Assumption August 6-14

Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven,

I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth,
Thou hast at last been taken to the throne
prepared for Thee in heaven by the Holy Trinity.

Lift my heart with Thee in the glory of Thy Assumption
above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity.
Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven.
Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate
through which I shall pass to Thy Son,
and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul
in the unending bliss of heaven. read more

Fourteen Holy Helpers novena July 30- Aug 7

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of early martyrs
who have been collectively invoked since the 14th century
in response to the Black Plague which devastated Europe.

They are: Ss. George, Blaise, Pantaleon, Vitus, Erasmus (Elmo),
Christopher, Giles, Cyriacus, Achatius, Dionysius (Denis), Eustace,
Catherine of Alexandria, Margaret and Barbara.
In the 16th century, Pope Nicholas V attached certain indulgences to their devotion.

O Faithful servants of God and powerful protectors of man, Holy Helpers!
Since Our Lord appointed thee the heavenly advocates for our needs on earth,
I confidently turn to thee for help in my distress.
Countless numbers praise thee for aiding them with counsel in doubt,
with consolation in anxiety, with health in illness, with safety in danger,
with delivery from prison, and with help and assistance in all tribulations.
Therefore I, too, have recourse to thee, and implore thee not to refuse me thy aid. read more