April 5th St. Vincent Ferrer Novena

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St. Vincent Ferrer is the patron saint of builders because of his fame for “building up” and strengthening the Church: through his preaching, missionary work, in his teachings, as confessor and adviser. At Valencia in Spain, this illustrious son of St. Dominic came into the world on January 23, 1357. In the year 1374, he entered the Order of St. Dominic in a monastery near his native city. Soon after his profession he was commissioned to deliver lectures on philosophy. On being sent to Barcelona, he continued his scholastic duties and at the same time devoted himself to preaching. He evangelized nearly every province of Spain, and preached in France, Italy, Germany, Flanders, England, Scotland, and Ireland. Numerous conversions followed his preaching, which God Himself assisted by the gift of miracles. Though the Church was then divided by the great schism, the saint was honorably received in the districts subject to the two claimants to the Papacy. He lived to behold the end of the great schism and the election of Pope Martin V. Finally, crowned with labors, he died April 5, 1419. His feast day is April 5.

St. Vincent Ferrer Novena

O Saint Vincent Ferrer, our guardian, because God, our eternal Father, has blessed you with and inexhaustible fountain of grace and blessing, we beg you to hear our prayers and to assist us with your powerful intercession which is even more effective now that you are in heaven than it was when you were on earth. Full of confidence in your mercy and compassion, we kneel in prayer before you, and commend to your powerful intercession all our needs, those of our families, our friends, relatives, and especially…

(Mention your request here…)

Glorious Saint Vincent Ferrer, let not our hope and confidence in your protection be deceived. Intercede for us before the throne of God. Watch over our eternal welfare. If our trials and tribulations in this world multiply, may they serve to give us spiritual joy and happiness. If God will only grant us the grace of ever increasing patience to the end that we may save our souls. Amen.

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Powerful Prayer to St. Vincent Ferrer for Healing

My most loving benefactor, convinced of the glory and power that you enjoy before God, and that you exercise on behalf of all your true devotees, and animated also with great confidence in your powerful patronage:
I HUMBLY kneel before your holy image, like a son before his loving father, like a poor vassal before his generous king, like an afflicted patient before his compassionate physician. See me here kneeling at your blessed feet, full of sorrow and sadness, sickness and misery, indeed, full of all kinds of needs of both soul and body. To you I recourse with all my faith and with confidence so that you may deign to heal me, removing from me my anguishes and granting me the Favors that I ask of you.
HELP me, therefore, my powerful and clement Holy one; heal me of the ailments that afflict me; obtain for me from God the grace to convert wholeheartedly to Him and to serve Him to death; comfort me and encourage me in all my works with your holy assistance; deliver me from all dangers that surround me everywhere, and preserve me always in the health of soul and body that I need so that, in this way, I may be able to fulfil the divine commandments and obligations of my own state, and may also continue to honour you with a fervent devotion and with all my most tender gratitude for your kindness and goodness, being as a true father for me.
LISTEN to me, my Holy One, graciously accepting my cries and, by granting me the Favors that I ask of you and which I wait for, grant me also the great bliss of imitating you in your precious virtues, especially in love to Jesus Christ, our Divine Redeemer, in charity towards my neighbours, in the mortification of my senses, in tender and constant devotion to our most beloved Mother, the Most Holy Virgin of the Rosary, and, finally, in the continuous meditation of my death and of the tremendous day of judgment. So be it.
Amen
Pray three Our Fathers, Hail Marys and Glorias for all the necessities of the devotees of Saint Vincent Ferrer

PRAYER TO SAINT VINCENT FERRER

O Saint Vincent, glorious worker of miracles, who in thy lifetime didst convert so many sinners by preaching the last judgment, grant that we too, by meditating on the four last things, death, judgement, hell and heaven, may be enabled to obtain from the Almighty God through thine intercession, the healing of all our spiritual maladies. Let thy heart be tender toward us, and obtain for us those graces for the welfare of both soul and body, which we so earnestly ask of thee.
Amen.

Prayer to St. Vincent Ferrer

O glorious Apostle and worker of miracles, St Vincent Ferrer, new angel of the Apocalypse and our kind protector, receive our humble prayers and obtain for us a copious shower of divine favors. By that love with which thy heart was inflamed, obtain for us from the father of mercies the pardon of all our sins, confirmation in the Faith, and perseverance in good works; so that by living as good and fervent Christians we may become worthy of thy powerful patronage. Extend thy patronage also to our bodies, and free us from our infirmities. Protect our lands from the violence of tempest and hail, and keep misfortune far from us. Thus, blessed by thee in the goods of soul and body, we shall be ever devout to thee, and one day see thee in heaven, there with thee to praise God forever and ever.
Amen.

Prayer of St. Vincent Ferrer to be Sinless at the Hour of Death

Lord Jesus Christ, who wiliest that no man should perish, and to whom supplication is never made without the hope of mercy, for Thou saidst with Thine own holy and blessed lips: “All things whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, shall be done unto you”; I ask of Thee, O Lord, for Thy holy name’s sake, to grant me at the hour of my death full consciousness and the power of speech, sincere contrition for my sins, true faith, firm hope and perfect charity, that I may be able to say unto Thee with a clean heart: Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O God of truth, who art blessed forever and ever.
Amen.

Litany of St. Vincent Ferrer

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary,
Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
St. Vincent, glory of Valencia,
St. Vincent, lily of purity,
St. Vincent, miracle of piety from childhood,
St. Vincent, interpreter of the Holy Trinity,
St. Vincent, pearl of virginity,
St. Vincent, burning light of charity,
St. Vincent, mirror of penance,
St. Vincent, trumpet of eternal salvation,
St. Vincent, flower of heavenly wisdom,
St. Vincent, preacher of the holy Gospel,
St. Vincent, powerful in work and word,
St. Vincent, apostle of the universe,
St. Vincent, prophet of Christ Who is to come,
St. Vincent, most devout to the Mother of God,
St. Vincent, ever most pious,
St. Vincent, most fervent reconciler of souls,
St. Vincent, most bountiful to the poor,
St. Vincent, most learned teacher,
St. Vincent, most holy preacher,
St. Vincent, most firm under every temptation,
St. Vincent, most illustrious by miracles,
St. Vincent, cherished by Jesus Christ,
St. Vincent, most addicted to prayer,
St. Vincent, burning for the salvation of souls,
St. Vincent, true model of humility,
St. Vincent, confessor filled with knowledge,
St. Vincent, most powerful resuscitator of the dead.
St. Vincent, love of the faithful of God,
St. Vincent, support of the holy faith,
St. Vincent, health of the sick,
St. Vincent, master of penitents,
St. Vincent, refuge of the afflicted,
St. Vincent, star of those who hope in God,
St. Vincent, brightness of the elect,
St. Vincent, conqueror of devils,
St. Vincent, companion of angels,
St. Vincent, treasure of virtue,
St. Vincent, sight of the blind,
St. Vincent, hearing of the deaf,
St. Vincent, speech of the dumb,
St. Vincent, consolation of the desolate,
We sinners beseech thee hear us.
That thou wouldst vouchsafe to obtain for us an increase of faith and devotion.
We beseech thee hear us. **

That through thy merits, we may be made participators of eternal beatitude.
That through thy holy prayers, we may obtain the pardon of our sins.
That through thy holy intercession, we may merit to become true children of Mary.
That through thee, we may be delivered from all evils of soul and body.
That thou wouldst vouchsafe to obtain for us before death a true repentance and
That thou wouldst vouchsafe to intercede for us.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Have mercy on us, O Lord.
V. Pray for us, Blessed Vincent.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us Pray:

O God, Who by the salutary preaching of Blessed Vincent, Thy confessor, didst mercifully call the multitude of the people to the ardor of Thy love and to the fear of the terrible judgment, grant, we beseech Thee, that through his merits and intercession, we may stand secure at that awful judgment, and enjoy Thy promises in eternal beatitude. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Novena Short Prayer:

O my protector, st. Vincent ferrer, as the eternal god has deposited in you an inexhaustible treasurer of grace and of supernatural virtues, hear my earnest petition, and help me with your intercession, more powerful now even than when you were on earth. Hence with blind confidence do I cast myself at your feet, there to place my requests for all those in whom I am concerned but more particularly for (special favor). O glorious saint, let not my confidence in you be deceived. Present for me, to the divine majesty, your suppliant prayers and watch over my soul. Should sorrow and trials increase, so also will my rejoicing increase, and may my patience grow with each day, that I may thus save my soul. Amen.

A NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST. VINCENT FERRER

First Day: For Ardent Faith

St. Vincent ferrer, you were born of a deeply religious mother; from her you received the holy faith; you learned to love god and to pray. At a young age, you were seen kneeling in the front of the statue of mary. Your soul was supernaturally carried towards the things on high. Despite the high cost, you answered your vocation! Against many obstacles and contradictions, you had to fight and suffer to become the perfect priest which you were. But your deep spirit of faith supported you in all these battles. O great saint you know the desire of my soul; I would like to serve god better; from him I have received so many good things. For this, obtain for me more courage and especially the depth of faith. Many of my thoughts, words, and actions are useless for my sanctification and for my salvation, because this supernatural spirit does not stir up my life. Help me to be better in the future. I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here)..

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Second Day: For Complete Trust In God

St. Vincent ferrer, what confidence the people had in your prayers! You were always surrounded by imploring souls, who appealed to you as they would have appealed to jesus himself during his earthly life. And you, o good saint, gave them hope by your words, which were full of love for god. You, who had always counted entirely on the heart of god, obtain for me a deep filial trust in his providence. As the hope of divine goods fill s my hear t, give me courage and help me to always obey the commandments of god. Holy pr I est of st. Dominic, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Third Day: For True Love Of Neighbor

St. Vincent ferrer because of your love of god you showed great charity towards your neighbor. You could not preach on the love of god without burning tears of love. During your last years, it seemed as though you could not talk about any thing else or live for anything else. Thus you sacrificed yourself to your neighbor by consoling, absolving and sanctifying them to the limits of your strength. Your charity inspires me to greater love of god, a love which is shown more by acts than by words. Help me to love my neighbor generously as christ loves them. Holy priest of st. Dominic, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Fourth Day: For Horror Of Sin

St. Vincent ferrer, you were so adamant against sin, yet so sympathetic and so ready to welcome the sinner. I come to you today as if you were still alive, as if I were kneeling at your feet and you could hear me. Bend towards me, listen to the repentant confidence for the weaknesses and miserable deeds of mine. Priest of the lord, inexhaustible confessor, obtain for me the horror for sin. You wanted us first to avoid the occasion of sin. I want to take your advice and make the resolution to break bad habits and to avoid the dangerous occasions of sin. Help me today to examine my conscience. Holy priest of st. Dominic I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Fifth Day: Confessor Of Souls

O powerful preacher of god’s word, you knew how important a good confession for the christian life was. I will try to develop the habit of frequent confession, to prepare properly each time and to have always regret for my sins, so that not only the grace of final per severance but al so the sanctification of my soul will be assured. Ask this grace for me. Holy priest of st. Dominic I have confidence I n your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Sixth Day: Real Presence

O holy priest and preacher, whose only comfort in this world was the real presence of jesus in the tabernacle, was it not your great joy to distribute the eucharist to the people who visited you? You refused communion to the souls who refused to reform but to souls of goodwill you opened wide the doors of the eucharistic feast. You, who each day at holy mass received holy communion with great love, give me some of your fervor. With freedom from mortal sin, obtain for me a sincere desire to profit from receiving holy communion. Holy priest of st. Dominic, I have confidence I n your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Seventh Day: For Unity In The Church

O holy priest of st. Dominic, you worked steadfastly for the unity of the church, serving the pope and bishops with humility, seeking always the last place in the church. You draw thousands to your preaching of penance and conversion, strengthening the catholic church which you loved dearly. O powerful protector, inspire us always to seek unity and peace in our communities. Encourage us to love the pope, our bishops and priests so that with them, we can form a happy and faithful communities of believers. I have confidence I n your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for this (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Eight Day: For Purity

O st. Vincent ferrer, a witness of your life made this magnificent praise of you:
“we would have taken him for an angel in a mortal body.”
Such praise manifests the edification you exude to others with the modest y and the exquisite purity radiating from your body. With such charm and with such enthusiasm you preached to others about these beautiful virtues, which you said resembled the perfume of a blooming vineyard. I beg you to join your entreaties to those of mary immaculate in order that I may be guarded always, and carry the purity of hear t as god requests of me to have. You, who have directed so many souls towards the heights of virtues, defend me in times of temptations and obtain for me the strength to conquer them. Holy priest of st. Dominic, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your petition/s).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Ninth Day: For The Desire Of Heaven

O st. Vincent ferrer, during the time you were on earth, you used to repeat in your dejected hours,
“one will rest in the other life.”
It is done, you are in eternal peace, and eternal happiness. I desire to follow you one day. Until then, I hear you saying to me:
“you should work and fight as long as you are in the world.”
Teach me then to work for the salvation of my soul, to spread the good news and good example and to do good towards those around me in order that I will receive the happiness of the elect with you. Holy priest of st. Dominic, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

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