Category Archives: Prayers

Prayers for individuals, loved ones and serious pressing issues.

Heroic Canadian Priest, Fr. Yves Normandin, Seriously Ill

Heroic Canadian Priest, Fr. Yves Normandin, Seriously Ill

Father Yves Normandin, from Quebec [is a] pioneer in keeping the traditional Catholic faith alive in Canada, from the beginning.

He used to fly across Canada every Sunday from Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, and finally Vancouver to offer the traditional Latin Mass. He did this for years.

Many of the Mass centres the SSPX [now] has were started by him.

O Sweet Jesus, Eternal High Priest,
look favorably upon Thy priest Father Yves
whom sickness has cast upon a bed of pain.
Draw near to him, lay Thy hand upon him, and heal him by Thy Almighty power.
Restore him to health and vigor so that praising Thee he may be able to continue to labor in promoting Thy greater honor and glory and the salvation of souls.
Amen. read more

Novena to St. Anthony, June 4-12

I greet thee, St. Anthony, lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.
I greet thee, great saint, filled with divine love.
I rejoice at the favors Our Lord has so generously bestowed on thee.
I humbly and confidently entreat thee to help me for I know that God has given thee charity as well as power.

Good St. Anthony, meek and humble in spite of thy great gifts,
and whom we invoke so confidently to help us find that which is lost;
pray, I beg thee, that I may never lose my faith, the gift that I cherish most. read more

Novena for Pentecost May 26- June 3

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

Novena to Saint 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

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 giory 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

Our Lady of Fatima novena May 4-12


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.
3 Our Fathers……3 Hail Mary’s …..3 Glory Be’s read more

May dedicated to Our Lady

Our Lady of Fatima
We celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13th. On this day in 1917, Our Lady made her first appearance to three shepherd children, Jacinta (age 7), Francisco (age 9) and Lucia (age 10), at Fatima in Portugal. She appeared to them once a month from May through October. The lives of the three children of Fatima were entirely transformed by the heavenly apparitions. While fulfilling the duties of their state with the greatest fidelity, those children seemed now to live only for prayer and sacrifice, which they offered in a spirit of reparation to obtain peace and the conversion of sinners. They deprived themselves of water during the periods of great heat; they gave their lunch to poor children; they wore around their waists thick cords that even drew blood; they abstained from innocent pleasures and urged one another to the practice of prayer and penance with an ardor comparable to that of the great saints. read more

Requiescat in pace, John Meehan

Requiescat in pace, John Meehan

April 26, 2017

Today, Northeast Catholic College mourns the death of one of its founders, John D. Meehan.


In 1973, Meehan, a former student of Dr. Peter Sampo at St. Anselm’s College, joined Sampo [President Emeritus of Northeast Catholic College and in his mid 80s still teaching] and Mr. Francis Boucher [R.i.P.] in founding the college to renew the Catholic liberal arts tradition and form lay Catholics to live out their vocation. Serving first as the Dean of Students and then as the second president, Meehan decisively shaped the development of the college. read more

Novena to Saint Monica April 25-May 3

O exemplary mother of the great St. Augustine, you perseveringly pursued your wayward son,
not with wild threats but with prayerful cries to Heaven.
Intercede for all mothers today, that they may learn to draw their children to God.
Teach them to remain close to their children, even the prodigal sons and daughters who have sadly gone astray.

Dear St. Monica, troubled wife and mother, many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime,
yet you never despaired or lost faith.
With confidence, persistence and profound faith, you obtained the conversions
of your beloved husband Patricius and your beloved son, Augustine. read more

Novena to Saint Joseph the workman April 22-30

(State your intentions here)

O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor,
obtain the grace for me to work conscientiously,
putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations;
to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins,
considering it an honor to develop by means of labor the gifts received from God;
to work with order, peace, moderation and patience,
without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties;
to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self,
having always death before my eyes and the account I must render of time lost,
of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. read more

Novena to Our Lady of Good Counsel April 17-25

O Holy Virgin, moved by the painful uncertainty we experience in choosing the true and the good,
we cast ourselves at thy feet and invoke thee under the sweet title of Our Lady of Good Counsel.

We beseech thee: come to our aid at this moment in our worldly sojourn when the twin darkness-es
of error and evil plot our ruin by leading minds and hearts astray.

O Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, enlighten the victims of doubt and of error
so that they might not be seduced by evil masquerading as good;
strengthen them against the hostile and corrupting forces of passion and sin. read more

Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula, RIP (A Priest Forever, According to the Order of Melchizedek)

Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula, RIP (A Priest Forever, According to the Order of Melchizedek)


Written by Dr. John C. Rao

Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula, the chaplain of the Roman Forum, long time head of the Rome Bureau of Human Life International, and dear, dear friend ended his earthly pilgrimage to God at 2:00 A.M. today, Holy Thursday. His soul follows that of another dear friend, John Vennari, into Purgatory and—God willing—as swiftly as possible into Heaven. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ cannot but deal as mercifully as possible with both of these good, good men. read more

Gretchen Mills (Michael Matt’s Sister) Has Gone to God, RIP

Gretchen Mills (Michael Matt’s Sister) Has Gone to God, RIP


Written by Michael Matt | Editor

Last week I posted a personal story here on our site entitled “Lindsey’s Gift of Life.” Therein I shared the touching account of one heroic wife and mother, Lindsey Bourbeau, who though only recently starting out in married life, put everything on hold in order an undergo a major surgery to remove half of her liver and donate it to her husband’s dying aunt—my sister, Gretchen (Matt) Mills. read more

Our Lady of Sorrows novena March 29-April 6

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