Category Archives: Prayers

Prayers for individuals, loved ones and serious pressing issues.

Novena to Saint Paul Jan. 16-24

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.

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The President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Died Saturday, January 7, 2017

The President Emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Died Saturday, January 7, 2017

[Hat-tip to Canon212]

Franciscan University of Steubenville
January 07, 2017

STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—Franciscan University of Steubenville today mourns the death of President Emeritus Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, 85. His leadership as president transformed Franciscan University from a struggling regional college into a world-renowned leader in Catholic higher education and helped to inspire a restoration of faithful Catholic education in the United States and the world.
A priest of the Franciscan Third Order Regular Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Father Scanlan served as president of Franciscan University from 1974-2000, chancellor from 2000-2011, and became president emeritus in 2011. That same year he retired to the Third Order Regular Sacred Heart Province’s motherhouse in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and in December 2013, due to declining health, he moved to Garvey Manor, a Catholic nursing home in nearby Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
Father Scanlan died Saturday morning, January 7, 2017, after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are pending but will include a viewing and a memorial Mass at Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Mass of Christian Burial at the TOR Motherhouse in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Details will be posted when they are available here.
Father Scanlan became president of the College of Steubenville in 1974 in the midst of turbulent times for Catholic higher education. Over the next 26 years, he transformed the College into Franciscan University of Steubenville and gained for it a worldwide reputation for both excellence in academics and its passionate Catholic faith environment.
His success helped spark a restoration of authentic Catholic education in the United States and beyond, with many colleges and universities renewing their Catholic identity and new schools imitating his emphasis on Catholic Church teaching.
– See more at: www.franciscan.edu/news/Franciscan-University-Mourns-Father-Michael-Scanlan/#sthash.a7bK8LXE.dpuf

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Pray for Bishop Bernard Fellay’s Father

Pray for Bishop Bernard Fellay’s Father

Written by Michael Matt | Editor
1/6/16

Mr. Guy André Louis Fellay, father of our Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay, passed away on January 5, 2017.

Eternal life grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Today, January 5, 2017, it is with sorrow that the United States District Office learned of the passing of Mr. Guy André Louis Fellay, the father of our Superior General Bishop Bernard Fellay. He was 86 years old. His funeral will take place on Monday, January 9, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel of the SSPX seminary in Ecône, Switzerland.

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January- Month of the Holy Name of Jesus


Invocation of the Holy Name of Jesus

This short invocation of the Holy Name is a type of prayer known as an aspiration or an ejaculation. It is meant to be prayed repeatedly throughout the day, especially during January, the Month of the Holy Name.

“Blessed be the most holy Name of Jesus without end!”
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The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
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Prayer of Petition in the Holy Name of Jesus

O Divine Jesus, Thou hast promised that anything we ask of the Eternal Father in Thy name shall be granted.

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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

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.

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Novena for Epiphany Dec 28- Jan 5.

At Thy birth, O Jesus, a star of wondrous splendor shone forth in the Eastern skies and led to Bethlehem the Magi, those envoys of far-distant, pagan peoples, even as the Angel, bathed in heavenly light, was summoning to Thy manger the shepherds, as representatives of the chosen people. For the Gentiles as well as the Jews, must needs recognize in Thee, a poor and helpless Infant, the Almighty King of Ages, the Savior of mankind. Neither scepter nor diadem disclosed Thy kingly state; no sweet harmonies, no hosts of angels mustering around Thy crib revealed Thy divine nature; but the star shining above Thy wretched stable pointed to the Heavens, the earth, and the entire universe as Thine absolute possessions; even as the Magi, who at the inspiration of Thy grace, coming promptly from afar, caring naught for dangers, overcoming every difficulty, and embracing every sacrifice, reached Thy feet and kneeling in reverence offered Thee gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Thirsting for God, they had gone eagerly in search of Thee, and Thou did reveal Thyself to them in a wonderful manner, while still in Thy crib, filling them with joy and transforming them into the first messengers of Thy glories to the peoples of the East.

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Please Pray for Beverly Estes of New Orleans

[ I have communicated with this poor, dear soul for some time on a Facebook trad forum. Please pray for her. With sincere thanks – gpmtrad ]

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From FB post:

Please pray for our fb friend Beverly Estes….

“Update on Beverly. The news was not good from the doctor. He was not able to cauterize the bleeding tumor in the left lung. There was a lot of blood that he washed out of the lung.

He said that there was nothing more he could do ( this is the pulmonologist) and that the lung will continue to fill with blood and probably pneumonia will set in eventually.
Those of you with young children, please get them to storm Heaven for Beverly.

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Novena to St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr Dec 4-12.

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We present ourselves before thee, O virgin Martyr, beseeching thee to obtain for us that we may recognize in His lowliness that same Jesus Whom thou now seest in His glory. Take us under thy powerful patronage.

[here form your petitions]

Thy name signifies light; guide us through the dark night of this life. O fair light of virginity! enlighten us; evil concupiscence has wounded our eyes: pray for us, O thou bright light of virginity! that our blindness be healed, and that rising above created things, we may be able to see that true light, which shineth in darkness, but which darkness cannot comprehend.

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The St Andrew Christmas Novena Nov.30- Christmas

The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena is often called simply the “Christmas Novena” or the “Christmas Anticipation Prayer,”
because it is prayed 15 times every day from the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle (November 30) until Christmas.
The First Sunday of Advent is the Sunday closest to the Feast of Saint Andrew.
(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day
from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)

Imprimatur
+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897

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Immaculate Conception Novena Nov. 29- Dec.7

O IMMACULATE Virgin! Mary, conceived without sin!
Remember, thou was miraculously preserved from even the shadow of sin,
because thou was destined to become not only the Mother of God,
but also the mother, the refuge, and the advocate of man;
penetrated, therefore, with the most lively confidence in thy never-failing intercession,
we most humbly implore thee to look with favor upon the intentions of this novena,
and to obtain for us the graces and favors we request.

(Here form your petitions.)

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Novena for John Vennari (Miraculous Medal Novena)

Folks, we’re at that point. He came through the emergency surgery yesterday, Deo gratias, but the cancer is obviously spreading.

John is very dear to me as I am sure he is to you. He has a superb wife and three magnificent children. Medicine can only do so much and I am literally begging all my friends to offer as much prayer for the Vennari family as possible during this Advent.

Today is ordinarily the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and I will post that Novena for those inclined to offer it daily for John.

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Prayers for our fallen soldiers

Just received this e-mail from a friend:

“Prayer Request:
We are asking everyone to say a prayer for “Darkhorse” 3rd Battalion 5th
Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost 9 marines in 4 days. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE the message spread if more could pass it on. Nothing in the media about these guys because no one seems to care:

Justin Allen, 23, Brett Linley, 29, Matthew Weikert, 29, Justus Bartett,
27, Dave Santos, 21, Chase Stanley, 21 Jesse Reed, 26,
Matthew Johnson, 21, Zachary Fisher, 24, Brandon King, 23, Christopher
Goeke, 23, Sheldon Tate, 27.

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Novena to St. Nicholas Nov. 27- Dec. 5

St. Nicholas, Glorious Confessor of Christ, assist us in thy loving kindness.
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Glorious St. Nicholas, my special Patron from thy throne in glory, thou dost enjoy the presence of God,
turn thine eyes in pity upon me and attain for me from our Lord
the graces and help that I need in my spiritual and temporal necessities
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(and especially this favor provided that it be profitable to my salvation).
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Let us Pray,
O God who has glorified Blessed St. Nicholas, thine illustrious Confessor and Bishop,
by means of countless signs and wonder, and who does not cease daily so to glorify him ,
grant we beseech thee, that we, being assisted by his merits and prayers,
be delivered from the fires of hell and from all dangers through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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Novena to St. Catherine of Alexandria Nov 16-24

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Novena to St. Catherine of Alexandria — Feastday Nov 25.

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 her example imitate, like her, the life of Thy divine Son.

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Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary novena Nov 12-20

Feast Day Nov. 21.

Gracious and lovable art thou in thy splendor, O holy Mother of God!
Show me thy countenance. Let thy words sound in my ears, for thy voice is sweet and thy countenance is beautiful.
Turn to us in thy beauty and loveliness!
Come forth in majesty and reign!
Hail Mary…

O Blessed Mother of God, Mary ever Virgin, Temple of the Lord, sanctuary of the Holy Ghost,
thou alone, without an equal, hast pleased our Lord Jesus Christ!
Hail Mary…

Blessed indeed art thou, O holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of all praise, for from thee arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our Lord.
Draw us, O Immaculate Virgin; we shall come after thee, breathing the sweet fragrance of thy virtues!
Hail Mary

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