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Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 7th -15th

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 7-15

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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

Novena to Saint Joseph March 10th – 18th

 

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O glorious descendant of the kings of Juda!, inheritor of the virtues of all the Patriarchs!, just and happy St. Joseph! listen to my prayer. Thou art my glorious protector, and shalt ever be, after Jesus and Mary, the object of my most profound veneration and tender confidence. Thou art the most hidden, though the greatest Saint, and art peculiarly the Patron of those who serve God, with the greatest purity and fervor. In union with all those who have ever been most devoted to thee, I now dedicate myself to thy service; beseeching thee, for the sake of Jesus Christ, Who vouchsafed to love and obey thee as a son, to become a father to me, and to obtain for me the filial respect, confidence, and love of a child towards thee. O powerful advocate of all Christians! whose intercession, as St. Teresa assures us, has never been found to fail, deign to intercede for me now, and to implore for me the particular intention of this Novena. read more

Novena to St. Patrick March 8th – March 16th

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O Glorious Apostle of Ireland, St Patrick, listen to my prayer.

Accept the sentiments of gratitude and veneration with which my heart is now filled. I make thee the representative of my thanks and the mediator of my homage to Almighty God.

St Patrick, despise not my weakness but remember my cries as I ask for thy help. Listen to my humble request so that my prayer will ascend to the throne of God, with the praises and blessings which will forever sanctify His greatness. May my hope be fulfilled by the help and intercession of our forefathers, who now enjoy eternal bliss. read more

Novena in Honor of the Most Holy Face of Jesus Feb 4th – Feb 13th

Novena in Honor of the Most Holy Face of Jesus

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Said on the nine days preceding Shrove Tuesday (start on Sexagesima Sunday)

“I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me.” (Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina)

DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER

O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask Thy help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment. read more

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes Feb 2nd –Feb 10th

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

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O Ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners,
comfort of the afflicted, thou knoweth my needs, troubles and sufferings.
Deign to cast upon me a glance of compassion.
By appearing in the grotto of Lourdes thou wast pleased to make it a
privileged sanctuary from which thou dispenseth thy favors.
Already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both corporal and spiritual.

I come therefore, with unbounded confidence, to implore thy maternal intercession.
Obtain, O Loving Mother, the granting of my requests….. read more

Novena to St. Blaise Jan 25-Feb 2nd

Novena to St. Blaise

Say once a day for 9 days, especially beginning on 25 January and ending on 2 February, the eve of the Feast of St. Blaise.

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following his example imitate, like him, the life of Thy divine Son. read more

Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary novena Jan. 24th-Feb 1st

NOVENA: In preparation for the Feast of the Purification

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1.Bright mirror of all virtues, holiest Mary, forty days had scarcely elapsed from thy delivery when thou, though the purest of all virgins, didst will, according to the law, to be presented in the temple to be purified: grant that we, like thee, may keep our hearts unstained by sin, that so we, too, may be made worthy to be presented to our God in the temple of his glory.
Hail Mary, etc.

2.Virgin most obedient, at thy presentation in the temple thou didst will, like other women, to offer the wonted sacrifice: obtain for us that we, too, following thy example, may learn how to offer ourselves a living sacrifice to God, by practicing every virtue.
Hail Mary, etc. read more

Novena to Our Lady of Good Success Jan 24th –Feb 1st

Novena to Our Lady of Good Success

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January 24th –February 1st

Hail Mary Most Holy, Beloved Daughter of God the Father
Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres,
grant thy good success to this request (name request)…
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be... Saint Michael, pray for us.

Hail Mary Most Holy, Admirable Mother of God the Son
Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres,
grant thy good success to this request (name request) …
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be... Saint Gabriel, pray for us. read more

Novena to Saint John Bosco Jan 22nd-Jan 30th

Novena to Saint John Bosco

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January 22nd-January 30th

Saint John Bosco, father and teacher of the young, in need of special help, I appeal with confidence to thee, Saint John Bosco, for I require not only spiritual graces, but also temporal ones, and particularly…

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Mayest thou, who on earth had such great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians, and who always had compassion for those who were suffering, obtain from Jesus and His Heavenly Mother the grace I now request, and also a sincere resignation to the Will of God. read more

Novena to Saint Paul Jan. 16-24

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Feast Day Jan. 25

O glorious Saint Paul, who, from being a persecutor of the Christian name, didst become its most zealous Apostle, and who, to carry the knowledge of Jesus, our divine Savior, to the uttermost parts of the earth, didst joyfully suffer prison, scourgings, stonings, shipwreck and all manner of persecutions, and who didst finish thy course by shedding the last drop of thy blood: obtain for us the grace to accept, as favors bestowed by the mercy of God, the infirmities, sufferings and misfortunes of this life, that we may not grow slack in our service of God by reason of these vicissitudes of our exile, but that we may rather show ourselves ever more devoted. Amen. read more

Novena to Saint Agnes Jan 12th – Jan 20th

Novena to Saint Agnes  Jan 12th – Jan 20th

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O singular example of virtue, glorious Saint Agnes, by the living faith which animated thee from thy tenderest years, and rendered thee so pleasing to God that thou didst merit the martyr’s crown: obtain for us the grace to keep our holy faith inviolate within us, and to profess ourselves Christians sincerely in word and work; may our open confession of Jesus before men cause Him to bear a favorable witness to us before His eternal Father.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

O invincible Martyr, Saint Agnes most renowned, by thy confidence in God’s help, when, being condemned by the impious Roman prefect to see the lily of thy purity stained and trampled in the mire, thou didst not despair, still trusting firmly in the God who giveth His angels charge over them that trust in Him: we beseech thee by thine intercession to obtain for us from Almighty God the forgiveness of all our sins and the sure confidence that He will bestow upon us life everlasting and the means necessary to merit it.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

O courageous maiden, Saint Agnes most pure, by the burning love with which thy heart was on fire, and which preserved thee from harm in the midst of the flames of passion and of the stake, where the enemies of Jesus Christ sought to destroy thee: obtain for us from Almighty God that every unclean flame may be extinguished in us and only that fire, which Jesus Christ came to enkindle upon the earth, may burn within us; so that, after spending a blameless life in the practice of this fair virtue, we shall be worthy to have a share in the glory thou didst merit by the purity of thy heart and by thy martyrdom.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

(Indulgence of 300 days)

St. Agnes, virgin and martyr, pray for us and for our children.

Novena to the Holy Family Dec. 30 – Jan. 7

Novena to the Holy Family

Starts Dec. 30 ending Jan. 7 eve of the Feast of the Holy Family

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O most loving Jesus, Who by Thy sublime and beautiful virtues of humility, obedience, poverty, modesty, charity, patience and gentleness, and by the example of Thy domestic life didst bless with peace and happiness the family Thou didst choose on earth, in Thy clemency look down upon this household, humbly prostrate before Thee and imploring Thy mercy. Remember that this family belongs to Thee; for to Thee we have in a special way dedicated and devoted ourselves. Look upon us in Thy loving kindness; preserve us from danger; give us help in time of need, and grant us the grace to persevere to the end in the imitation of Thy Holy Family;
that having revered Thee and loved Thee faithfully on earth, we may bless and praise Thee eternally in heaven. read more

The O Antiphons of Christmas

The O Antiphons of Christmas

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Below are the O Antiphons in both English and Latin. One is prayed each evening at Vespers time (around sunset), and families can make up their own ceremonies using the Antiphons, Scripture, by singing or listening to sacred music (especially “O Come, Emmanuel,” see below), adding to their Jesse Trees, etc. Whatever you do, set the scene, as you should with all Catholic family devotions: burn incense, lower the lights, light candles, use sacred music at appropriate times, meaningful symbols, etc. read more

Novena to St John the Evangelist Dec 18th – Dec 26th

Novena to Saint John the Evangelist

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O glorious Apostle, who, on account of thy virginal purity, wast so beloved by Jesus as to deserve to lay thy head upon His divine breast, and to be left, in His place, as son to His most holy Mother: I beg thee to inflame me with a most ardent love toward Jesus and Mary. Obtain for me from our Lord that I, too, with a heart purified from earthly afflictions, may be made worthy to be ever united to Jesus as a faithful disciple, and to Mary as a devoted son, both here on earth and eternally in heaven. Amen. read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena Dec 3rd – 11th

Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec 3rd – 11th

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, according to thy message in Mexico I venerate thee as the Virgin Mother of the true God for whom we live, the Creator of all the world, Maker of heaven and earth. In spirit I kneel before thy most holy image which thou didst miraculously imprint upon the cloak of the Indian Juan Diego, and with the faith of the countless numbers of pilgrims who visit thy shrine, I beg thy for this favor:

[Mention your request].

Remember, O Immaculate Virgin, the words thou hast spoken to thy devout client: “I am a merciful mother to thee and to all thy people who love me and trust in me and invoke my help. I listen to their lamentations and solace all their sorrows and sufferings.” I beg thee to be a merciful mother to me, because I sincerely love thee and trust in thee and invoke thy help. I entreat thee, our Lady of Guadalupe, to grant my request, if this should be the will of God, in order that I may bear witness to thy love, thy compassion, thy help and protection. Do not forsake me in my needs. read more