8th August Saint Dominic of Rosary

Saint Dominic of Rosary

August 11 Saint Clare of Assisi

August 14 Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe

August 15 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 21 Saint Pius X

August 22 Queenship of Mary

August 23 St Rose of Lima

August 27 St Monica

August 28 Saint Augustine

August 29 Martyrdom St John Baptist

Novena Prayer to St. Dominic (to be said for nine consecutive days)

O glorious Saint Dominic, thou who wast a model of mortification and purity, by punishing thy innocent body with scourges, with fastings and with watchings, and by keeping inviolate the lily of thy virginity, obtain for us the grace to practice penance with a generous heart and to keep unspotted the purity of our bodies and our hearts.

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

O great Saint, who, inflamed with divine love, didst find thy delight in prayer and intimate union with God; obtain for us to be faithful in our daily prayers, to love our Lord ardently, and to observe His commandments with ever increasing fidelity.

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

O glorious Saint Dominic, who, being filled with zeal for the salvation of souls, didst preach the Gospel in season and out of season and didst establish the Order of Friars Preachers to labor for the conversion of heretics and poor sinners, pray thou to God for us, that He may grant us to love all our brethren sincerely and to cooperate always, by our prayers and good works, in their sanctification and eternal salvation.

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

V. Pray for us, Saint Dominic,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that we who are weighed down by the burden of our sins may be raised up by the patronage of blessed Dominic Thy Confessor. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer in Honor of St. Dominic

My Lord Jesus Christ, who didst found Thy Church with Thy Most Precious Blood and, by the preaching of the Apostles, didst establish it, propagate it and extend it throughout the whole world; and after them didst send the holy Patriarch Dominic to adorn it, enlighten it and defend it by the splendor of his merits and doctrine; vouchsafe to hear the prayers incessantly offered by that apostolic man for the increase of the spiritual goods and the temporal welfare of the same Thy Church.

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

Most merciful Redeemer, who didst choose Saint Dominic to labor with Thee in the saving of souls, and he, by his zeal and Thy grace, won over to the Church so many heretics who were separated from her, and so many sinners who had grieved her by their evil lives; O my God, do thou send new laborers always into Thy vineyard to work for Thy glory and to gather in the fruits of everlasting life.

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

O good Jesus, who didst delight to see Saint Dominic kneeling every night before Thine altar, adoring Thee hidden in the Blessed Sacrament with lively faith and offering in turn groans, prayers and penances in behalf of the Church, at that time persecuted by her enemies and profaned by her own children; defend this Thy Spouse through the intercession of Saint Dominic from the insults and the plots of the infernal enemy of mankind.

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

V. Pray for us, Saint Dominic,

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that we who are weighed down by the burden of our sins, may be raised up by the patronage of blessed Dominic Thy Confessor. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the Feast of St. Dominic

May God the Father, who made us, bless us. May God the Son, who redeemed us, send healing into our midst. May God the Holy Spirit, who gives us life, move within us. May God give us eyes to see to God, ears to hear God, and hands to bring God’s work into the world. May we walk with God and preach the word of God to all.

May the angel of peace watch over us and lead us at last by God’s grace to the eternal Kingdom.

Prayer to St Dominic

O Holy Priest of God and glorious

Patriarch, St. Dominic, thou who wast

the friend, the well-beloved son and

confidant of the Queen of Heaven,

and didst work so many miracles by

the power of the Holy Rosary, have

regard for my intercessions.

On earth you opened your heart to the

miseries of your fellow man, and your

hands were strong to help them; now

in heaven your charity has not grown

less nor has your power waned.

Pray for me to the Mother of the

Rosary and to her divine Son, for I

have great confidence that through

your assistance I shall obtain the favor

I so much desire:

(mention your intentions)

Amen.

Litany of Saint Dominic

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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, *

Our glorious Father, Saint Dominic, *

Follower of Jesus Christ, *

Eminently endowed with the virtues of His Sacred Heart, *

Adorer of the Blessed Sacrament, *

Singularly devoted to our Blessed Lady, *

Promoter of her honor, *

Promulgator of the Holy Rosary, *

Splendor of the priesthood, *

Founder of the Friars Preachers, *

Confounder of the Albigenses, *

Reviver of ecclesiastical discipline, *

Rose of patience, *

Most ardent for the salvation of souls, *

Most desirous of martyrdom, *

Evangelical man, *

Doctor of truth, *

Ivory of chastity, *

Man of truly apostolic heart, *

Poor in the midst of riches, *

Rich in an unspotted life, *

Burning with zeal for perishing souls, *

Preacher of the Gospel, *

Rule of abstinence, *

Herald of heavenly things, *

Salt of the earth, *

Who didst water the earth with thy pious blood, *

Shining in the choir of virgins, *

Saint Dominic most humble, *

Saint Dominic most obedient, *

Saint Dominic most chaste, *

Saint Dominic most charitable, *

That at the hour of death we may be received into heaven with you, *

Be merciful unto us, O Lord, And pardon us.

Be merciful unto us, O Lord, And graciously hear us.

From all sin and evil, O Lord, deliver us. **

From the snares of the devil, **

From eternal death, **

By the merits of our holy Father, Saint Dominic, **

By his ardent love, **

By his indefatigable zeal, **

By his extraordinary labors, **

By his inexpressible penances, **

By his voluntary poverty, **

By his perpetual chastity, **

By his perfect obedience, **

By his profound humility, **

By his rare constancy, **

By all his other virtues, **

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.

V. O wonderful hope which thou gavest to those who wept for thee at the hour of thy death, promising after thy departure to be helpful to thy brethren:

R. Fulfill, O father, what thou hast said, and help us by thy prayers.

V. O thou who didst shine illustrious by so many miracles, wrought on the bodies of the sick: bring us to the help of Christ to heal our sick souls.

R. Fulfill, O father, what thou hast said, and help, us by thy prayers.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O holy Father Saint Dominic:

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, Who hast enlightened Thy Church by the eminent virtues and preaching of Saint Dominic, Thy confessor and our father: mercifully grant that by his prayers we may be provided against all temporal necessities, and daily improve in all spiritual good. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.