4th July Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

NOVENA TO SAINT ELIZABETH OF PORTUGAL (Queen of Portugal)

Dear Saint Elizabeth, whom I have chosen as my special patron, pray for me that I, too, may one day glorify the Blessed Trinity in Heaven. Obtain for me your lively faith, that I may consider all persons, things, and events in the light of Almighty God. Pray, that I may be generous in making sacrifices of temporal things to promote my eternal interests, as you so wisely did. Set me on fire with a love for Jesus, that I may thirst for His Sacraments and burn with zeal for the spread of His Kingdom. By your powerful intercession, help me in the performance of my duties to God, myself and all the world. Win for me the virtue of purity and a great confidence in the Holy Virgin Mary. Protect me this day, and every day of my life. Keep me from mortal sin. Obtain for me the grace of a happy death. Amen.

NOVENA TO SAINT ELIZABETH OF PORTUGAL (Queen of Portugal)

Dear Saint Elizabeth, whom I have chosen as my special patron, pray for me that I, too, may one day glorify the Blessed Trinity in Heaven. Obtain for me your lively faith, that I may consider all persons, things, and events in the light of Almighty God. Pray, that I may be generous in making sacrifices of temporal things to promote my eternal interests, as you so wisely did. Set me on fire with a love for Jesus, that I may thirst for His Sacraments and burn with zeal for the spread of His Kingdom. By your powerful intercession, help me in the performance of my duties to God, myself and all the world. Win for me the virtue of purity and a great confidence in the Holy Virgin Mary. Protect me this day, and every day of my life. Keep me from mortal sin. Obtain for me the grace of a happy death. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

Heavenly Father, giver of every good gift,

we thank You for the example of St. Elizabeth of Portugal.

Despite many hardships and sufferings,

she remained faithful to You in all things.

Surrounded by the conflict and strife caused by others,

she always sought to be a channel of Your peace.

By the integrity of her life, her ceaseless charity and her holy example,

she became an instrument of reconciliation and forgiveness.

Through her powerful intercession

we ask a share in the ministry of healing broken relationships,

for “blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God”

We ask this and all things through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.

Amen.