3rd October Saint Theodora Guerin

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin prayer

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, valiant woman of God, intercede for us in our needs.

Implore for us through Jesus, the Christ, the gifts of a living faith, abiding hope and steadfast charity,
so that through a life of prayer and service with others we may aid in promoting the Providence of God among all peoples.
Amen.

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, pray for us.

Collect Prayer

Loving God,
in Saint Theodore Guérin
you have given us an example of a religious woman
who trusted deeply in Providence.
Through her intercession,
inspire us to dedicate our lives
to proclaiming the Gospel
through works of love, mercy, and justice.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.

Novena to Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
                                                                                    Day 1

Intention: For Catholic Education in the Diocese of Lafayette and throughout Indiana

Prayer

Courageous Mother Guerin, you traveled halfway across the world to bring the message of Christ and Catholic education to the people of Indiana. Thank you planting the seeds of faith through Catholic education. Pray for the Catholic schools, in our diocese and across Indiana. that we may always remember our responsibility of teaching our young people the Catholic faith and other disciplines from a Catholic perspective. Obtain for our Catholic schools the grace they need to prosper and be places where the truth of Christ and His Church is lived and taught.

                                                                                   Day 2

Intention: For the Donors and Benefactors of Saint Theodore Guerin High School

Prayer

Faithful Mother Guerin, You always trusted that God would provide for your needs, even when there seemed few options available. We thank you for your prayers. We thank God for the many ways He has provided for our high school through the generosity and sacrifice of so many people. Pray for our donors and benefactors that God will bless them with an abundance of grace. May their generosity store up for them the goods of heaven and may God reward them for assisting in the important ministry of educating our young men and women in the faith. Obtain for them the grace of seeing the fruits of their generosity.       

                                                                                   Day 3

Intention: For the Parents and Families of the Students of St. Theodore Guerin High School

Prayer

Loving Mother Guerin, You first learned charity and faith at home in your family. Later you took these lessons and taught them to your new family, the Sisters of Providence, and to the students in your schools. Pray for the families of our students, may their homes be places of charity and self-sacrifice. May God grant them grace to be strong in their faith and love and committed to the truth by what they say and do. Obtain for them the grace necessary to be strong, faith-filled families.

                                                                                    Day 4

Intention: For the Faculty and Staff of St. Theodore Guerin High School

Prayer

Loving, Mother Guerin, your life as an educator both in France and the woods of Indiana reflected your love for your students and commitment to them as an educator. Pray for our faculty and staff, may God fill their hearts with a love for young men and women with whom they are entrusted. Pray that God will grant them the wisdom, patience, charity and other virtues they need to teach them effectively. Obtain for them the grace to necessary for their ministry of education.

                                                                                   Day 5

Intention: For the Administration and Leadership of Saint Theodore Guerin High School

Prayer

Trusting Mother Guerin, You led your sisters from France to Indiana and established schools amidst countless challenges. Your leadership depended upon God and his will. Pray for our administrators and school leadership, may they hear God’s voice and discern His will for our school. Give them courage to have the humility, self-sacrifice and trust that you Did and the determination to follow God lead as they lead us. Obtain from God the grace they need to lead our school according to God’s will.

                                                                                  Day 6

Intention: That the students of Saint Theodore Guerin High School will excel in their academic studies.

Prayer

Wise and prudent Mother Guerin, Your courage and vision helped establish schools of the highest academic quality. Pray for our students, that through God’s grace they will discover and develop their academic talents and excel in their studies as young scholars. After receiving their secondary education may they continue to learn and use their gifts to serve others and build a better world. Obtain for them the grace to excel in their academic studies.

                                                                                   Day 7

Intention: That the students of Saint Theodore Guerin High School will excel in service to their neighbor.

Prayer

Generous Mother Guerin, you did not hesitate to serve and give to others because you so trusted in God care. Pray for our students that they may have generous hearts. May they trust in God’s providential care and see sacrificing for others as an opportunity to show Christ’s love. Obtain for them the grace to excel in service to their neighbor.

                                                                                  Day 8

Intention: That the students of Saint Theodore Guerin High School will excel as leaders.

Prayer

Servant Mother Guerin, you were a servant leader to your sisters and students through your tireless work and loving concern. Pray for our students, that God will help them learn that regardless of their gifts, leadership is about being a servant. May they see in you an example and inspiration to accept the self-sacrifice necessary for true Christian leadership. Obtain for them the grace to excel as leaders in the model of Christ.

                                                                                  Day 9                   

Intention: That the students of Saint Theodore Guerin High School will excel in knowing and living their Catholic faith.

Prayer

Faith-filled and devoted Mother Guerin, you taught our the truths of the Catholic faith by to children, young people and your fellow sisters. Faith was the most important subject taught in your schools. More importantly, you taught others the faith by how you lived your life. Pray for our students that God may grant them trust in you and the truths of our Catholic faith. May their faith grow and be strong so they may be good and courageous examples to others. Obtain for them the grace to excel in knowing and living their Catholic faith.