Posts Tagged ‘Novena’

Here is the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (recited on Fridays)

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O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that, having engaged here below your Heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers. O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen.

Say for nine consecutive mornings for anything you may desire. It has seldom been known to fail.

This prayer was found in the fiftieth year of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In 1505, it was sent by the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle.

Whosoever reads this prayer or hears it or carries it, will never die a sudden death, nor be drowned, nor will poison take effect on them. They will not fall into the hands of the enemy nor be burned in any fire, nor will they be defeated in battle.

Make this prayer known everywhere.

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Here is my favorite Christmas Novena, started on the feast day of St Andrew on 30 November upto 25 December Christmas Day. It is to be recited 15 times a day, which can be said throughout the day.

Saint Andrew Christmas Novena

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment
in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary,
at midnight,
in Bethlehem,
in piercing cold.
In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires
(mention your intentions here),
through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

A bit about St Andrew –

Brother to Simon Peter, Saint Andrew was a fisherman who heroically died — martyred on a saltire, or x-shaped cross, where he is said to have preached from for two days. For this reason, the x-shaped cross is often called the Saint Andrew cross and is featured on the flag of Scotland of which he is the patron saint.

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  The 3 o’clock prayer of Divine Mercy, when we remember Jesus Christ suffering and death on the Cross.

Pause for a moment during this hour and meditate a few moments on Christ’s suffering for you.

Here is an online version of saying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  If you don’t have a Rosary, you can click on each bead online.


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One of my favorite saints – dear St Joseph, most humble Saint, close to Jesus and Our Blessed Mother Mary. St Joseph never fails. He is the protector of all families.  Feast Day 19 March.

Here is a 30 day Novena to St Joseph …


St Joseph pray for us.

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St Therese of the Little Flower, a saint for all young people today.  Read the autobiography of St Therese in The Story of a Soul or check this website http://www.sophiainstitute.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=337.  St Therese had a deep love for God from a very young age and couldn’t compare herself to the great things other saints had done for God, so she asked Him for the grace to do little things every day for the Glory of God. God understands us all totally, He knows our weaknesses, our failings and wants us to have a closer, deeper relationship with Him.

We can offer little things to Him at any moment of the day – little prayers (if we don’t have time) Jesus, Mary and Joseph I love you, save souls, Thank you Jesus, Praise you Jesus, All for Thee Jesus. In times of trouble just saying the name of Jesus will bring comfort and strength.

Little acts of love to our family, friends or neighbours, just a few words of comfort can be a life saver for someone else. A prayer I say every day “St Therese in this hour show thy power”.

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