Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Monthly Prayers & Prayer Request

Please Submit Your Prayer Request The Saint Michael Center will receive your prayer request. Please be assured that your intentions have been presented in confidence into the hands of a Holy Priest and that they will be directly offered in Holy Mass, the highest and most sublime of all prayers, united with our prayers for you at the Saint Michael Center. May The LORD bless thee, and keep thee safe and healthy May The LORD make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The LORD lift up His Countenance upon thee, and grant thee His peace prayer request The Miracle Prayer Lord Jesus, l come before You, just as I am. I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me In Your name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. l give You my entire self. Lord Jesus, now and forever, I invite You into my life Jesus, I accept You as my Lord, God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul and spirit. Come Lord Jesus cover me with Your precious blood, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit, I love You Lord Jesus. I praise You Jesus. I thank You Jesus. I shall follow You every day of my life. Amen. SAY “THE MIRACLE PRAYER” ! BELIEVE IN MIRACLES. GOD LOVES YOU !

 

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JULY SAINTS PRAYERS

September Month Prayers

September 30th

Saint Jerome

A Prayer of Saint Jerome for Christ’s Mercy

O Lord, show Your mercy to me
and gladden my heart.
I am like the man on the way to Jericho
who was overtaken by robbers,
wounded and left for dead.
O Good Samaritan, come to my aid.
I am like the sheep that went astray.
O Good Shepherd, seek me out
and bring me home in accord with Your will.
Let me dwell in Your house all the days of my life
and praise You forever and ever with those who are there.

NOVENA TO SAINT JEROME EMILIANI (Patron of Orphans)

O blessed St. Jerome, our Patron and our guide,
humbly we ask that you intercede for us before God,
and that our petitions this day will be answered.
We ask your blessing on the poor,
the sick and the unemployed of our parish.
Bless all married couples, the young and the old.
Grant that those who have heard the call to serve as ministers of your Church,
will receive a special blessing this day.
Pray for us, St. Jerome,
that our parish community will always remain united
in the love that only Christ can bring.
May your word and example be our strength and our consolation.
Amen.

October Month Prayers

October 1st

Saint Therese of Lisieux

My Novena Rose Prayer

O Little Therese of the Child Jesus, please pick for me a rose
from the heavenly gardens and send it to me as a message of love.

O Little Flower of Jesus, ask God to grant the favors
I now place with confidence in your hands . .

(mention in silence here)

St. Therese, help me to always believe as you did in
God’s great love for me, so that I might imitate your “Little Way” each day.
Amen

Miraculous Invocation to St. Therese

O Glorious St. Therese,
whom Almighty God has raised up to aid
and inspire the human family,
I implore your Miraculous Intercession.

You are so powerful in obtaining every need
of body and spirit from the Heart of God.
Holy Mother Church proclaims you “Prodigy of Miracles…
the greatest saint of Modern Times.”

Now I fervently beseech you to answer my petition
(mention in silence here)
and to carry out your promises of
spending heaven doing good on earth…
of letting fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses.

Little Flower, give me your childlike faith,
to see the Face of God
in the people and experiences of my life,
and to love God with full confidence.

St. Therese, my Carmelite Sister,
I will fulfill your plea “to be made known everywhere”
and I will continue to lead others to Jesus through you.
Amen.

A Prayer to St. Therese of Lisieux

O little St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, who during your short life on earth became a mirror of angelic purity, of love strong as death, and of wholehearted abandonment to God, now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues, cast a glance of pity on me as I leave all things in your hands. Make my troubles your own – speak a word for me to our Lady Immaculate, whose flower of special love you were – to that Queen of heaven ‘who smiled on you at the dawn of life. ‘ Beg her as the Queen of the heart of Jesus to obtain for me by her powerful intercession, the grace I yearn for so ardently at this moment, and that she join with it a blessing that may strengthen me during life. Defend me at the hour of death, and lead me straight on to a happy eternity.
Amen

Prayer in honour of St. Theres

O Saint Therese of the Child Jesus,
seeing what confidence I have in God,
kindly present my intentions before the merciful Lord,
whom you behold face to face.
Intercede for me with the Blessed Virgin Mary,
who came to smile on you when you were suffering.
Looking on those who pray to you,
and on all those undergoing distress and trials,
I unite myself to them as my brothers and sisters.
Show yourself to be our sister, and pour on us a shower of roses.
Ask the Lord to grant the graces we desire, if it be his will,
and make us stronger in faith, hope and love on the road to life.
Help us to follow your “Little Way of Spiritual Childhood”,
trusting in the mercy and love of God like a little child,
as you learned from Jesus himself.
Give us a thirst for Holy Scripture,
a hunger for the Sacraments of the Church,
and passionate self-giving love for our neighbours,
that like you we may be love in the heart of the Church.
May we be assisted at the moment of death
so that we pass from this world into the peace of God our Father,
and know the eternal joy of the children of God.
Amen.

A Morning Prayer Written by St. Therese:

O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of Its Merciful Love.

O my God! I ask of Thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfil perfectly Thy Holy Will, to accept for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in heaven for all Eternity.

Amen.

St. Therese of Lisieux’s Prayer for Priests

O Jesus, eternal Priest,
keep your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart,
where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands,
which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips,
daily purpled with your Precious Blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts,
sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.
Let Your holy love surround them and
shield them from the world’s contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit and
may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and in heaven their beautiful and
everlasting crown.

October 2nd

Feast of the Guardian Angels

A Prayer to the Holy Guardian Angels

Heavenly Father, Your infinite love for us has chosen a blessed angel in heaven and appointed him our guide during this earthly pilgrimage. Accept our thanks for so great a blessing. Grant that we may experience the assistance of our holy protector in all our necessities. And you, holy, loving angel and guide, watch over us with all the tenderness of your angelic heart. Keep us always on the way that leads to heaven, and cease not to pray for us until we have attained our final destiny, eternal salvation. Then we shall love You for all eternity. We shall praise and glorify You unceasingly for all the good You have done for us while here on earth. Especially be a faithful and watchful protector of our children. Take our place, and supply what may be wanting to us through human frailty, short-sightedness, or sinful neglect. Lighten, O you perfect servants of God, our heavy task. Guide our children, that they may become like unto Jesus, may imitate Him faithfully, and persevere till they attain eternal life.
Amen

Holy Guardian Angels

Dear Angel at my side, my good and loyal friend, you have been with me since the moment I was born. You are my own personal guardian, given me by God as my guide and protector, and you will stay with me till I die. He who created you and me gave me to you as your particular charge. You assisted in great joy at my baptism, when I became part of the Mystical Body of Christ, and was made a member of the household of God and an heir of heaven. You saw the dangers that beset my path, and, if I sinned, it was in spite of you. You envied me when Christ came to me in Holy Communion. Even though you probably were there among the angels that adored Him the night that He was born, you have not been able to receive Him as I can. O, help me to appreciate these gifts! Help me to realize, as you do, with every fiber of my being, that to serve Christ is to be a King! Help me steadfastly to avoid evil and do good and always guard my soul from sin. Protect me as well from physical evils as I go about my daily work. You will be with me all my life, and at the hour of my death. Help me to face death bravely, patiently, with great love of God, knowing that it is only through death that I can come to Him in heaven! Then, come with me to my Judge, and when the hour of my salvation comes, take me home to my Father, God. Amen.

Prayer to our Guardian Angel

Angel sent by God to guide me,
be my light and walk beside me;
be my guardian and protect me;
on the paths of life direct me.
Amen.

Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light, to guard, to rule and guide.
Amen.

Guardian Angel Novena

Loving God, you are so good that you gave me a Guardian Angel to protect my body and my soul. Help me to know and follow my angel so that, with their guidance, I will be worthy of being in Heaven with You!

My sweet Guardian Angel, you are my counselor every day of my life. Inspire me to be holy and good like you. Inspire me to be the person that God is calling me to be. Inspire me to be a light for others to know and love the Lord.

You are with me all the time so you already know these my intentions that I ask you to deliver to the Lord.

(Mention your intentions here…)

My guardian angel, my counselor, inspire me!
Amen.

Blessing for the Feast of the Guardian Angels

Almighty God, our creator, we unite with the choir of angels to sing your praises daily. And today, we give you thanks for giving the angels to us, as messengers of your mysteries and as protectors of our bodies and souls. Grant us to share this meal in peace, joy, and thanksgiving, being always mindful of the unfailing protection of our guardian angels. We ask you this, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

October 3rd

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.

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, pray for us.
Amen.

Novena to Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Day 1

(Mention your need or concern)
Thank you, Saint Mother Theodore, for coming to my side at this time of need. Allow me to lean on you with my concerns.
Amen.

Day 2

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, again I call your name and ask you to walk with me for another day. You know my fears and concerns. You too experienced hardship and misunderstanding. Therefore, I can humbly come to you, asking for you to pray with me to our generous God to rain down the endless gifts of Providence. I know that my current need is not beyond Providence’s concern for me.

(Mention your need or concern)

Saint Theodora, you feared what would become of you, and your little community, during those violent storms at sea in 1840. Now I too am experiencing life’s trials and am filled with concern. In your loving compassion, join me in my prayer, and I know our Providential God will hear us.

Thank you, Saint Mother Theodore, for being at my side while I am in such need.
Amen.

Day 3

Mother Theodore, you were always so aware of the frailties of those for whom you had responsibility. You were willing to pray for them individually and to privately challenge them to face their spiritual flaws. Please see me as one of your companions who is in need of your wise mentoring.

Stay with me through this time of stress; help me understand what I can do on my own behalf and then pray with me to be graced with what only God’s Providence can provide for me

(Mention your need or concern)

Thank you, Mother Theodore. It brings me a sense of serenity to know I am not alone. You understood it was your responsibility and your privilege to be at the side of your dearest friends during their final hours of life on earth. Therefore, I know I can count on you to stay with me when I am feeling so needy. With your help, I now release my needs to God’s loving Providence.
Amen.

Day 4

Saint Mother
Theodore, again I come to you with my need for your assistance. My expectations are unending, but I know Providence’s gifts are too vast to count; therefore, I feel no shame in asking you to keep praying on my behalf.

(Mention your need or concern)

Saint Mother Theodore, I know you suffered from people who questioned your motives and did not understand your deep spiritual standards as you set about the work of building a community that would endure. You have become a spiritual model for me, so I am making an effort to be more courageous and to set higher spiritual goals for myself. Thank you for your influence upon my soul.

Please help me.
Amen.

Day 5

My dear Saint Mother Theodore, you knew the exhaustion and fear of an uncertain future. Therefore, I know you can sympathize with the concerns I am carrying now.

God’s Providence always brought good and generous people into your life to assist you in bringing your saintly goals to fruition. Please help me to purify my own motives in order to overcome the needs of my ego. Let my only desire be what God wills. Allow me to learn from your sense of purpose and grow in your ability to rely on God’s Providence to bring the outcome that will bless those who are affected by my life. If it be God’s will, I ask for this favor.

(Mention your need or concern)

Please send your blessings to me. Stay by my side, my dear Anne Therese Guerin.
Amen.

Day 6

In your lifetime, you relied on Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Church, to join with you in asking for God’s Providence to intervene … and it did! I can only imagine the great love that flows between your two sacred souls … as you and Saint Joseph share the overwhelming joy of God’s will being done in heaven — as we desire it to be done on earth.

I ask for you and Saint Joseph to intercede for me today.

(Mention your need or concern)
Amen.

Day 7

What happiness it brings me to reflect on your life and to come to an understanding of how God’s Providence sustained you in so many forms.

Saint Mother Theodore, I am aware your dear friends petitioned the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Victory, on your behalf. Their nine-days novena imploring the Blessed Mother to restore you to good health did in fact bring about a cure. Please ask these same good souls, these holy and dear friends of yours who share your heavenly home, to join in praying for me now.

It is beyond my comprehension to imagine you, the Holy Virgin Mary, your friends and all the blessed souls, since the beginning of time, praising God and interceding for us here on earth. We need God’s providential care. I join in your praise and add my petition to that endless heavenly choir.

(Mention your need or concern)

Thank you, my dear Saint Mother Theodore.
Amen.

Day 8

My dear Anne Therese, today I come to you as a close friend. Speaking to you so openly each day allows me to feel the freedom to address you so intimately.

There seems to be something in your nature that comes to me as extraordinarily warm and endearing. The fact that you and your companions erected Saint Anne’s Shell Chapel deep among the trees at your beloved Saint Mary-of-the-Woods was a fitting way to honor Mary for miraculously saving you and your companions from drowning. Honoring Mary’s mother, Anne, was a unique inspiration that only one who loves with a daughter’s heart could understand. I too thank Mary Immaculate for sparing you to serve God as her son willed. Though I’m not in danger of drowning at sea, you know how consumed I am with my own needs. Please call upon Saint Anne and our holy Mother Mary to join you and me in asking for God’s assistance.

(Mention your need or concern)

With you, my Mother Theodore, I ask God to help me to know and do God’s will during my time on earth.
Amen.

Day 9

Mother Theodore, it seems right that I call you that. You were the spiritual mother to your fledgling group, the Sisters of Providence, where you showed that you loved each individual as if she were a beloved only child. You were given this ability to appreciate and articulate each person’s abilities and God-given attributes because you understood how important it is that we use our gifts to make God’s love visible in the world.

Your spiritual insights also gave you the wisdom to sense frailties and flaws that needed to be corrected. I desire that same kind of spiritual and earthly care. Look upon me with tenderness in my time of need.
Because you are a loving and spiritual mother, I ask you to also direct my spirit so I can better understand both the blessings and the frailties I carry within my soul. I aspire to be a more effective witness to God’s goodness, but I often let my own needs come first. Assist me in becoming more spiritually mature. Nevertheless, I also continue to ask you to intercede with your motherly love for me in my current need.

(Mention your need or concern)

Thank you for your help, dear mother.
Amen

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, for ever and ever

October 4th

Saint Francis of Assisi

Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.

St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer given to Brother Leo

You are holy, Lord, the only God,
and Your deeds are wonderful.
You are strong.
You are great.
You are the Most High.
You are Almighty.
You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth.
You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good.
You are Good, all Good, supreme Good,
Lord God, living and true.
You are love. You are wisdom.
You are humility. You are endurance.
You are rest. You are peace.
You are joy and gladness.
You are justice and moderation.
You are all our riches, and You suffice for us.
You are beauty.
You are gentleness.
You are our protector.
You are our guardian and defender.
You are our courage. You are our haven and our hope.
You are our faith, our great consolation.
You are our eternal life, Great and Wonderful Lord,
God Almighty, Merciful Saviour.

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi before the Blessed Sacrament

We adore You, O Lord Jesus Christ, in this Church and all the Churches of the world, and we bless You, because, by Your holy Cross You have redeemed the world.

St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer praising Mary the Mother of Jesus

Hail, holy Lady, most holy Queen,
Mary, Mother of God, ever Virgin.
You were chosen by the Most High Father in heaven,
consecrated by Him, with His most Holy Beloved Son
and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.

On you descended and still remains all the fullness of grace and every good.
Hail, His Palace.
Hail His Tabernacle.
Hail His Robe.
Hail His Handmaid.
Hail, His Mother.
and Hail, all holy Virtues, who, by grace and inspiration of the Holy Spirit,
are poured into the hearts of the faithful
so that from their faithless state,
they may be made faithful servants of God through you.

Saint Francis’s Prayer Before the Crucifix

Most High, Glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of our minds.
Give us a right faith, a firm hope and a perfect charity,
so that we may always and in all things act according to Your Holy Will. Amen.

Devotion to Saint Francis of Assisi

O beloved Saint Francis, gentle and poor, your obedience to God and your simple, deep love for all God’s creatures led you to the heights of heavenly perfection and turned many hearts to follow God’s will. Now, in our day, pray also for us, in our ministry to the many who come here searching for peace and intercede for us as we come before the Lord with our special requests.

[Mention your special intention.]

O blessed Saint of God, from your throne among the hosts of heaven present our petitions before our faithful Lord. May your prayers on our behalf be heard and may God grant us the grace to lead good and faithful lives. Amen.

Saint Francis of Assisi,
Pray for us. Amen.

October 5th

Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

Prayer to obtain grace through the intercession of Saint Faustina

O Jesus, You inspired Saint Faustina with profound veneration for Your boundless Mercy. Grant me through her intercession, if it be Your holy will, the grace …for which I fervently pray. My sins render me unworthy of Your Mercy, but be mindful of Saint Faustina’s spirit of sacrifice and self-denial, and reward her virtue by granting the petition which, with childlike confidence, I present to You through her intercession.

Our Father…, Hail Mary…, Glory…

Saint Faustina, pray for us.

Prayer to Saint Faustina by the Holy Father John Paul II

And you, Faustina, a gift of God to our time, a gift from the land of Poland to the whole Church, obtain for us an awareness of the depth of Divine Mercy; help us to have a living experience of it and to bear witness to it among our brothers and sisters. May your message of light and hope spread throughout the world, spurring sinners to conversion, calming rivalries and hatred, and opening individuals and nations to the practice of brotherhood. Today, fixing our gaze with you on the Face of the Risen Christ, let us make our own your prayer of trusting abandonment and say with firm hope:”Jesus, I trust in You!”.

Prayer to St. Faustina (Apostle of Divine Mercy)

O Jesus, who filled your handmaid St Faustina with profound veneration for your boundless Mercy, design, if it be Your holy will, to grant me, through her intercession the grace for which I fervently pray:

(Share your request…)

My sins render me unworthy of your mercy, but be mindful of St Faustina’s spirit of sacrifice and self-denial, and reward her virtue by granting the petition which, with childlike confidence, I present to You through her intercession.

Amen

Saint Faustina, pray for us.

St. Faustina’s Litany to The Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, fount gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, better than the heavens, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, source of miracles and wonders, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, descending to earth in the Person of the Incarnate Word, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us, and especially for sinners, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Host, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in the founding of Holy Church, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in our justification through Jesus Christ, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, accompanying us through our whole life, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, embracing us especially at the hour of death, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, accompanying us every moment of our life, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, shielding us from the fire of hell, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in the conversion of hardened sinners, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, astonishment for Angels, incomprehensible to Saints, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, lifting us out of every misery, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, source of our happiness and joy, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, embracing all the works of His hands, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, crown of all of God’s handiwork, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in which we are all immersed, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, only hope for despairing souls, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy of holy souls, I trust in You.
Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope, I trust in You.
October 6th

Saint Bruno

COLLECT PRAYER

Father, You called Saint Bruno to serve You in solitude. In answer to his prayers help us to remain faithful to You amid the changes of this world. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

CARTHUSIAN PRAYER TO SAINT BRUNO

All powerful, eternal God, you prepare dwelling places in heaven for those who renounce this world. We humbly beg of your boundless clemency that through the intercession of our blessed Father Bruno, your Confessor, we may faithfully fulfil the vows of our profession, and safely attain those things you have promised to all who persevere in your friendship. This we ask of you through Christ our Lord. Amen.

O loving Father and glorious St. Bruno, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death!

Saint Bruno Novena

O glorious St. Bruno, whose name I have the happiness to bear and to whom God confided the care of my salvation when, in holy Baptism, He adopted me as one of His children, obtain for me, by you intercession, grace to lead a life in keeing with the spirit of our holy religion. Aid me, charitable protector of my soul, to recover the grace of Baptism which I have forfeited by sin. By your prayers, obtain for me from God the assistance which I need to imitate faithfully your virtues. Protect me against the many dangers of this life, and do not abandon me at the hour of my death. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

St. Bruno, my holy patron, pray for me now and at the hour of my death!

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

PRAYER TO SAINT BRUNO

O Glorious patriarch, holy Father Bruno, look down upon us with those eyes of kindness that so often won men’s hearts. Day and night as of old, thou dost hear in heaven’s court the voices of thy sons upon earth joined in God’s praises, linked with the angel choirs.

Sweet Father, if our voices may reach that Throne of Majesty, we ourselves are not yet come there. Guard and guide us on that heaveward road thou hast trod before us. Thou knowest its dangers; thou knowest our weakness. Be our helper that we may keep unquenched that fire of fervor which thou didst light up so long ago. Then shall we be thy crown of glory both here and hereafter. Amen.

O Glorious St. Bruno, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death!

October 7th

Our Lady of the Rosary

To Our Lady of the Rosary

O Virgin Mary, grant that the recitation of thy Rosary may be for me each day, in the midst of my manifold duties, a bond of unity in my actions, a tribute of filial piety, a sweet refreshment, an encouragement to walk joyfully along the path of duty. Grant, above all, O Virgin Mary, that the study of thy fifteen mysteries may form in my soul, little by little, a luminous atmosphere, pure, strengthening, and fragrant, which may penetrate my understanding, my will, my heart, my memory, my imagination, my whole being. So shall I acquire the habit of praying while I work, without the aid of formal prayers, by interior acts of admiration and of supplication, or by aspirations of love. I ask this of thee, O Queen of the Holy Rosary, through Saint Dominic, thy son of predilection, the renowned preacher of thy mysteries, and the faithful imitator of thy virtues. Amen.

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Novena Prayer

My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and for this special favor which I earnestly request in my Rosary Novena: (Mention your request).

I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son. If you will pray for me, I cannot be refused. I know, dearest Mother, that you want me to seek God’s holy Will concerning my request. If what I ask for should not be granted, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul.

I offer you this spiritual Bouquet of Roses because I love you. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayer. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.
Amen

Our Lady of The Rosary Novena

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, in these times of such brazen impiety, show your power with the signs of your former victories. Look with mercy on the Church of your Son, on His Vicar on earth, and on all the clergy and laity, who are sorely oppressed in this mighty conflict. Powerful vanquisher of all heresies, hasten the hour of mercy even though the hour of God’s justice is every day provoked by the countless sins of men. As I kneel before you in prayer, obtain for me my requests

(Mention your request here…)

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.

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

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY

O Queen of the most Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Victory! Joyfully do I come before thee on this day, commemorating the many glorious victories gained through devotion to thy most Holy Rosary. Thou hast promised that we may obtain all that we ask for through the Holy Rosary. Filled, therefore with confidence, I cast myself at thy feet, full of sorrow at the sight of my sins, yet full of hope at the sight of thy mercy.

The first victory that I beg of thee, is a victory over the first enemy of my soul—the devil, who, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Thou, who hast crushed his influence and plots in so many cases, crush, too, his influence in my life, so that strengthened by thy help, I may resist the fiery darts of the evil one.

The second victory that I beg of thee, is a victory over my second enemy—the world, of which the devil is prince. Help me to see its emptiness, to flee its vanities, to resist its allurements, knowing that “the friendship of this world is the enemy of God. Whosoever therefore will be a friend of this world, becometh an enemy of God.”

The third victory that I beg of thee, is a victory over my third enemy—my own self, scarred and weakened by Original Sin. Help me correct my values so that I may seek first the kingdom of God and love Him with my whole heart, mind, soul and strength. Plant in my mind and heart a great appreciation and desire for the spiritual things in life; and to treasure them above any treasures of this earth. Assist me in all my temptations; instruct me in all virtues; help me pay for my past sins; remove me from the broad, wide road that leads to perdition and guide me along the narrow path that leads to Heaven.

The fourth victory that I beg of thee, is a victory for Holy Mother Church over the diseases currently ravaging the Mystical Body of Christ, namely those of Liberalism, Modernism, Indifferentism, Secularism, Materialism and that terrible state, which God threatens to vomit out of His mouth—Lukewarmness (Apoc. 3:16). Such is the state of the Church, which made thee complain at Fatima that so many souls go to Hell as there are none who pray and offer sacrifices for them. Grant that I may not forget these souls and these diseases in my daily Rosaries, for God has stated that the Rosary is a remedy for our age, and I am confident of obtaining thy powerful intercession on their behalf.

The fifth victory that I beg of thee, is a victory over all evil, and the crown of glory in Heaven, for all my family, relatives, friends and benefactors; for those entrusted to my care and for those in charge over me. Obtain for them the graces and helps necessary to overcome all obstacles to conversion, repentance and salvation.

For this end, do I consecrate to thee, O Queen of the most Holy Rosary, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen.

PRAYER TO THE MOST POWERFUL VIRGIN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY

Virgin most powerful, loving helper of the Christian people, how great is the thanks we owe to thee, for the assistance thou hast given our fathers, who invoked thy maternal help, by the devout recitation of thy Rosary, when they were threatened by the Turkish infidels! From heaven, thou didst see their deadly peril. Thou didst hear their voices imploring thy compassion. Their humble prayers, enjoined by the great Pope, Saint Pius V, were acceptable to thee, and thou didst come quickly to deliver them.
Grant, dear Mother, that, in like manner, the prolonged sigh of the Holy Bride of Christ, in these our days, may reach thy throne and win thy pity. Be moved to compassion and rise, once again, to deliver Her from the many foes who surround Her on every side.

Even now, from the four quarters of the earth, there arises to thy throne, the prayer of the Rosary, to beg thy mercy in these troubled times. Unfortunately, our sins hinder, or at least retard, their effect. Wherefore, dear Mother, obtain for us true sorrow for our sins and a firm resolution to face death, rather than return to our former sins. It grieves us that, through our own fault, thy help, which we need so desperately, should be denied, or come too late.

Turn to us, O Mary, and graciously listen to the prayers of the whole Catholic world; conquer the pride of those wicked men, who, in their insolence, blaspheme Almighty God and would destroy His Church, against which, according to the infallible words of Christ, the gates of hell shall never prevail. Let it be seen, once more, that when thou arisest to protect the Church, Her victory is sure. Amen.

PRAYER TO THE QUEEN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and tender Mother of all people, I consecrate myself to your Immaculate Heart, and recommend to you my family, my country, and the whole human race. Please accept my consecration, dearest Mother, and use me as you wish, to accomplish your designs upon the world. O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and earth, rule over me, and teach me how to allow the Heart of Jesus to rule and triumph in me and around me, as it has ruled and triumphed in you. Amen.

October 8th

Saint John Leonardi

PRAYER FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT JOHN LEONARDI

Comforted with the holy Mysteries of Thy precious Body and Blood,
we beseech Thee, O Lord,
that by the example of Saint John, Thy Confessor,
we may be zealous to confess what he believed
and to put in practice what he taught.
Who liveth and reigneth with God the Father,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end.
Amen

PRAYER

O God, giver of all good benefits,
through the Priest, Saint John Leonardi you caused the good news proclaimed in the Holy Gospel to be announced to all the nations, thus adding in numbers to the congregation of Christian believers.
Grant, through his intercession,
that our faith in the One, True, Ever-living God, may increase, so that the reality of salvation may reach all peoples, as you have ordained that it should. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Saint John Leonardi, pray for us all.

October 9th

Saint Denis and Companions

PRAYER TO ST DENIS AND HIS COMPANIONS

Father,
you sent Saint Denis and his companions
to preach your glory to the nations,
and you gave them the strength
to be steadfast in their sufferings for Christ.
Grant that we may learn from their example
to reject the power and wealth of this world
and to brave all earthly trials.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

COLLECT PRAYER

O God, giver of all good things, who through the Priest Saint John Leonardi caused the Gospel to be announced to the nations, grant, through his intercession, that the true faith may always and everywhere proper. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

St. Denis Novena

O God, Who conferred Your saving Faith on the people of France through Your holy bishop and martyr Denis, and did glorify him before and after his martyrdom by many miracles. Grant us, through his intercession, that the Faith practiced and preached by him may be our light on the way of life, so that we may be preserved from all anxieties of conscience, and if by human frailty we have sinned, we may return to You speedily by true penance. Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

St. Denis, pray for us

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

Novena to St. Denis

Preparatory Prayer
Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son.Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”
Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul. Amen.

Amen

Prayer in Honor of Saint Denis
O God, Who conferred Your saving Faith on the people of France through Your holy bishop and martyr Denis, and did glorify him before and after his martyrdom by many miracles. Grant us, through his intercession, that the Faith practiced and preached by him may be our light on the way of life, so that we may be preserved from all anxieties of conscience, and if by human frailty we have sinned, we may return to You speedily by true penance. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Invocation of Saint Denis
Glorious servant of God, St. Denis, with intense love did you devote yourself to Christ after learning to know Him through the apostle St. Paul. Preaching His saving name to the nations, and bringing the knowledge and love of God, for Who’s sake you did not shrink from martyrdom. Implore for me a continual growth in the knowledge and love of Jesus, so that my restless heart may experience that peace which He alone can give. Help me by thy powerful intercession with God to serve Him with a willing heart, to devote myself with steadfast love to His service, and thereby to attain the eternal bliss of heaven. Amen.
Prayer
My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Denis, in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your Grace and Your Love, and graciously hear my prayer. Amen

October 10th

Saint Francis Borgia

PRAYER FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT FRANCIS BORGIA

O Lord Jesus Christ,
Who art both the example and the reward of true humility:
we beseech Thee that even as Thou
didst make blessed Francis glorious
by following Thee in despising earthly honors,
so Thou wouldst suffer us also to become his companions
alike in following Thee and in his glory.
Who liveth and reigneth with God the Father,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end.
Amen.

Prayer

“O Lord Jesus Christ, the pattern and reward of true humility, we beseech Thee, that as Thou didst make blessed Francis a glorious follower of Thee in the contempt of worldly honour, so thou wouldst grant us to be partakers of the same imitation and glory.” Such is the prayer the Church offers through thee to her divine Spouse. She knows that the Saints always have great power with God; but especially when they would obtain for their devout clients the virtues they themselves more particularly cultivated when on earth.
How precious is this prerogative in thy case, O Francis, for it concerns the virtue which attracts God’s grace in this life, and wins such glory hereafter! Since pride has hurled Lucifer into the abyss, and the self-abasement of the Son of God has led to His exaltation above the heavens,–humility, whatever men may now say, has lost nothing of its inestimable value; it is still the indispensable foundation of every durable edifice, whether spiritual or social; the basis, without which the other virtues, and even charity the Queen of them all, could not subsist a single day. Therefore, O Francis, obtain for us this humility; thoroughly convince us of the vanity of this world’s honours and false pleasures. May the holy Society, which thou after St. Ignatius didst render still more valuable to the Church, cherish this spirit of thine, so that it may deserve more and more the esteem of heaven and the gratitude of earth. Amen

October 11th

Saint John XXIII

PRAYER TO SAINT JOHN XXIII

Dear Pope John,

Your simplicity and meekness carried the scent of God and sparked in people’s hearts the desire for goodness. You spoke often of the beauty of the family gathered around the table to share bread and faith: pray for us that once again true families would live in our homes.

With outstretched hands you sowed hope, and you taught us to listen for God’s footsteps as he prepares a new humanity: help us have a healthy optimism of defeating evil with good.

You loved the world with its light and darkness, and you believed that peace is possible: help us be instruments of peace at home and in our communities.

With paternal gentleness you gave all children a caress: you moved the world and reminded us that hands have been given to us not for striking, but for embracing and drying tears.

Pray for us so that we do not limit ourselves to cursing the darkness but that we bring the light, bringing Jesus everywhere and always praying to Mary. Amen.

… Pope St John XXIII, Pray for Us …

Prayer for Peace by St. John XXIII

Lord Jesus Christ,
who are called the Prince of Peace,
who are yourself our peace and reconciliation,
who so often said, “Peace to you,”
grant us peace.
Make all men and women witnesses of
truth, justice, and brotherly love.
Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace.
Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee
and defend the great gift of peace.
May all peoples of the earth becomes as brothers and sisters.
May longed-for peace blossom forth
and reign always over us all.
Amen.

Prayer of Pope St. John XXIII

O Jesus, send laborers into your fields, which are awaiting holy apostles, saintly priests, heroic missionaries and dedicated sisters and brothers. Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the spark of a vocation. Grant that Christian families may desire to give to your Church helpers in the work of tomorrow. Amen.

Jesus, In The Blessed Sacrament

O Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, I would like to be filled with love for You; keep me closely united with You, may my heart be near to Yours.
I want to be to You, like the Apostle John.
O Mary of the Rosary, keep me recollected when I say these prayers of yours; bind me forever, with your rosary, to Jesus of the Blessed Sacrament.
Blessed be Jesus, my love. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Hail, Mother of the Americas, Heavenly Missionary of the New World!
From the Sanctuary of Tepeyac you have been, for more than four centuries, the Mother and Teacher of the Faith to the peoples of the Americas.
Be also our protection and save us, O Immaculate Mary.
Aid our rulers; stir up a new zeal in our prelates; increase the virtues of our clergy and preserve forever our Faith.
In every home may the holiness of the family flourish, and in the shelter of the home may Catholic education, favoured by your own benign glance, achieve a wholesome growth.

Prayers of Pope John XXIII to Mary

Holy Immaculate Mary, help all who are in trouble. Give courage to the faint-hearted, console the sad, heal the infirm, pray for the people, intercede for the clergy, have a special care for nuns; may all feel, all enjoy your kind and powerful assistance, all who now and always render and will render, you honor, and will offer you their petitions. Hear all our prayers, O Mother, and grant them all. We are all your children: Grant the prayers of your children.
Amen.

October 12th

Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

PRAYERS TO BLESSED SEELOS

O my God, I truly believe you are present with me. I adore your limitless perfections. I thank you for the graces and gifts you gave to Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. If it is your holy will, please let him be declared a saint of the Church so that others may know and imitate his holy life. Through his prayers please give me this favor… (Here mention your special intentions)

Collect

O God, who made your Priest Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos
outstanding in love,
that he might proclaim the mysteries of redemption
and comfort those in affliction,
grant, by his intercession,
that we may work zealously for your glory
and for the salvation of mankind.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.O God, who made your priest,

Prayer to Francis Xavier Seelos

A prayer to Blessed Francis Seelos
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight. I offer praise to You for the grace You bestowed on Your humble missionary, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. May I have the same joyful vigor that Father Seelos possessed during his earthly life to love You deeply and live faithfully Your gospel.
Divine Physician, You infused Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos with the gift of Your healing. By the help of his prayers, sustain in me the grace to know Your will and the strength to overcome my afflictions. For love of You, make me whole. May I learn from the example of Blessed Seelos and gain comfort from his patient endurance.
Bountiful God, in Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos You have given Your people a model for those who labor joyfully in Your earthly kingdom. May the smile of Father Seelos in Your heavenly dominion dwell on those who find life burdensome. Help Father Seelos to keep continually before the eyes of Your people the gentleness of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer.
Amen.

October 12th

Blessed Carlo Acutis

Prayer to Bl. Carlo Acutis for a miracle

O God our Father,
we thank you for giving us Carlo,
a model of life for young people,
and a message of love for all.
You made him fall in love with your son Jesus,
making the Eucharist his “highway to heaven.”
You gave him Mary as a beloved mother,
and you made him, through the Rosary,
a cantor of her tenderness.
Receive his prayer for us.
Look above all upon the poor, whom he loved and assisted.
Grant me too, through his intercession, the grace
that I need (mention your intention).
And make our joy full, raising Carlo among
the saints of your Church,
so that his smile shines again for us
to the glory of your name. Amen.

Official prayer asking for the Beatification and Canonisation of the Venerable Carlo Acutis

who has given us the ardent testimony,
of the young Venerable Carlo Acutis,
who made the Eucharist the core of his life
and the strength of his daily commitments
so that everybody may love You above all else,
let him soon be
counted among the Blessed and the Saints in Your Church.

Confirm my faith,
norture my hope,
strengthen my charity,
in the image of young Carlo
who, growing in these virtues,
now lives with You.
Grant me the grace that I need …

(Mention your request here…)

I trust in You, Father,
and your Beloved Son Jesus,
in the Virgin Mary, our Dearest Mother,
and in the intervention of Your Venerable Carlo Acutis.

Our Father…, Hail Mary…, Glory Be…

Blessed Carlo Acutis, pray for us!

Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis (1991 – 2006)

God, Our Father, provider for the poor, champion of
the oppressed, defender of the widow and orphan,
you called your servant, Blessed Carlo Acutis, to be an
apostle of the Holy Eucharist and model of Christian
youth and holy industry. Through the example of his
life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ,
fulfilling his commandment of charity more closely
and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the
inspiration of Blessed Carlo Acutis inspire us to greater
confidence in your love so we may continue his work in
spreading your love for us in your Eucharistic Presence.
We humbly ask that you glorify Blessed Carlo Acutis
on earth according to the design of your holy will.
Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present
(make your request), through Christ our Lord, Amen.
(Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be)

October 13th

Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher

Collect for Blessed Marie Rose Durocher

Lord, who enkindled in the heart of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher the flame of ardent charity and a great desire to cooperate in the mission of the Church as a teacher grant us that same active love, so that, in responding to the needs of the world today, we may lead our brothers and sisters to the blessedness of eternal life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer

Blessed Mother Marie-Rose, we firmly believe in the power of your intercession with almighty God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We beg you to hear our humble prayers and to obtain for us the favors we ask… God, our Father, knows all, He can do all things, and He loves us. Sure of His love and strong in our faith, together with you, Blessed Mother Marie-Rose, we accept His most Holy Will, through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

NOVENA TO BLESSED MOTHER MARIE-ROSE DUROCHER

God our Father, we ask You to manifest the holiness of Your faithful servant,
Mother Marie-Rose by extraordinary signs
so that the Church may proclaim her a saint
and call upon her as a public witness to Christian life based on the Gospels.

Remember her heroic virtues as the foundress of our Congregation,
her zeal for Christian education, her love for Jesus and Mary.

Remember her great love for You, O Father,
and graciously grant the favors we confidently ask
through her intercession.

(Mention your need here…).

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

October 15th

Saint Teresa of Avila

Prayer of Saint Teresa of Avila

Lord, grant that I may always
allow myself to be guided by You,
always follow Your plans,
and perfectly accomplish Your Holy Will.
Grant that in all things, great and small,
today and all the days of my life,
I may do whatever You require of me.
Help me respond to the slightest prompting of Your Grace,
so that I may be Your trustworthy instrument for Your honour.
May Your Will be done in time and in eternity by me,
in me, and through me.
Amen

Prayer of Saint Teresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb you,
let nothing frighten you,
all things will pass away.
God never changes;
patience obtains all things,
whoever has God lacks nothing.
God alone suffices.
Amen

St. Teresa of Avila

O Saint Teresa, seraphic Virgin, beloved spouse of thy crucified Lord, thou who on earth didst burn with a love so intense toward thy God and my God, and now dost glow with a brighter and purer flame in paradise: obtain for me also, I beseech thee, a spark of that same holy fire which shall cause me to forget the world, all things created, and even myself; for thou didst ever avidly desire to see Him loved by all men. Grant that my every thought and desire and affection may be continually directed to doing the will of God, the supreme Good, wheter I am in joy or in pain, for He is worthy to be loved and obeyed forever. Obtain for me this grace, thou who art so powerful with God; may I be all on fire, like thee, with the holy love of God. Amen.

Growing Older

Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking
I must say something on every subject and on every occasion.
Release me from craving to
straighten out everybody’s affairs.
Make me thoughtful but not moody;
helpful but not bossy.
With my vast store of wisdom,
it seems a pity not to use it all;
but You know, Lord,
that I want a few friends at the end.
Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details;
give me wings to get to the point.
Seal my lips on my aches and pains;
they are increasing, and love of rehearsing them
is becoming sweeter as the years go by.
I dare not ask for improved memory,
but for a growing humility and a lessening cock-sureness
when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others.
Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.
Keep me reasonably sweet, for a sour old person
is one of the crowning works of the devil.
Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places
and talents in unexpected people;
and give, O Lord, the grace to tell them so.
Amen

A Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila

Christ has no body but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassionately on this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands.
Yours are the feet.
Yours are the eyes.
You are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassionately on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
Amen.

October 16th

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

A Prayer to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Saint Margaret Mary, thou who wast made a partaker of the divine treasures of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, obtain for us, we beseech thee, from this adorable Heart, the graces we need so sorely. We ask these favors of thee with unbounded confidence. May the divine Heart of Jesus be pleased to bestow them upon us through thy intercession, so that once again He may be loved and glorified through thee.
Amen.
V. Pray for us, O blessed Margaret;
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst wondrously open the unsearchable riches of Thy Heart to blessed Margaret Mary, the virgin: grant unto us, by her merits and our imitation of her, that we may love Thee in all things and above all things, and may be worthy to have our everlasting dwelling in the same Sacred Heart: who livest and reignest, world without end.
Amen.

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Novena

(Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.)
O St Margaret Mary, through you, Jesus pours out His abundant graces to all mankind. Help us to put aside personal interests and abandon ourselves entirely and lovingly to His Adorable Heart. May our work, like yours, merit His special care and favour, through Jesus’ Holy Name.
St Margaret Mary, we implore you, to whom the Sacred Heart of Jesus manifested His Divine treasures, to obtain the graces we seek from His Adorable Heart. With unlimited confidence, we ask:
(Share your request…)
O Glorious St Margaret Mary, through your intercession, may the Divine Heart of Jesus continue to be glorified and loved.
Say: Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be…
St Margaret Mary Alacoque, Pray for Us
Blessed apostle, ardent adorer,
and most fervent disciple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus!
listen to my prayer.
An appeal from you to that merciful Heart you loved so well,
must surely be irresistible.
Obtain for me this one request,
that I may be ever united to the Adorable Heart of Jesus
in all that It has ever done
or will do for the glory of God
and the salvation of man.
Ask also for me, O ardent lover of Jesus,
the grant of the humble and earnest petition
I now put up to Heaven through your hands.

(Mention your need here again…)

Pray for us, O Blessed Margaret Mary.
That we may ardently love the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
and possess our souls in patience.

Let us pray:
We thank You, O Lord Jesus,
for having established in these our days,
a most special and tender devotion towards Your loving Heart,
by means of Your humble servant, Blessed Margaret Mary,
and may we so feel the benefit of her favor in Your sight,
as to receive through her powerful prayers whatever we ask for,
or do now stand most in need of,
to Your honor and glory,
who with the Father, and the Holy Ghost,
lives and reign forever and ever.

Amen.

Sacred Hearts of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
bless and protect the Church.

Amen.

Prayer of Consecration to the Sacred Heart by Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee. This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy love, renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee.

I take Thee, O Sacred Heart, for the sole object of my love, the protection of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my frailty and inconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death. Be Thou, O Most Merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father, and screen me from His anger which I have so justly merited. I fear all from my own weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I hope all from Thine infinite Goodness. Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee. Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in my heart that I may never forget Thee or be separated from Thee.

I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite Goodness, grant that my name be engraved upon Thy Heart, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted servants. Amen

Prayer to God the Father by Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Eternal Father, I offer unto Thee the infinite satisfaction which Jesus rendered to Thy justice on behalf of sinners upon the tree of the Cross; and I pray that Thou wouldst make the merits of His Precious Blood available to all guilty souls to whom sin has brought death; may they rise again to the life of grace and glorify Thee for ever.
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the fervent devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in satisfaction for the lukewarmness and cowardice of Thy chosen people, imploring Thee by the burning love which made Him suffer death, that it may please Thee to rekindle their hearts now so lukewarm in Thy service, and to set them on fire with Thy love, that they may love Thee for ever.
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the submission of Jesus to Thy will, and I ask of Thee, through His merits, the fullness of all grace and the accomplishment of all Thy holy will. Blessed be God! Amen.

October 17th

Saint Ignatius of Antioch

PRAYER OF ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH for Martyrdom

I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. I long after the Lord, the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ. Him I seek, who died for us and rose again. I am eager to die for the sake of Christ. My love has been crucified, and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me, and it says to me inwardly:” Come to the Father.”
Amen

COLLECT

Almighty ever-living God,
who adorn the sacred body of your Church
with the confessions of holy Martyrs,
grant, we pray,
that, just as the glorious passion of Saint Ignatius of Antioch,
which we celebrate today,
brought him eternal splendor,
so it may be for us unending protection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.

Prayer for the Dead By Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Receive in tranquillity and peace, O Lord, the souls of your servants who have departed this present life to come to you. Grant them rest and place them in the habitations of light, the abodes of blessed spirits. Give them the life that will not age, good things that will not pass away, delights that have no end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

October 18th

Saint Luke

Prayer to St. Luke

Almighty God, Who didst inspire Thy servant St. Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of Thy Son: Graciously continue in Thy Church the love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of Thy Name; through the same Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Prayer to St. Luke for Physicians

Most charming
and saintly Physician,
you were animated
by the heavenly Spirit of love.
In faithfully detailing
the humanity of Jesus,
you also showed his divinity
and his genuine compassion
for all human beings.
Inspire our physicians
with your professionalism
and with the divine compassion
for their patients.
Enable them to cure the ills
of both body and spirit
that afflict so many in our day.
Amen.

St. Luke Novena

Dear St. Luke, I love you with all my heart. Inflame my heart with an ardent love of God and worship of the Trinity. Please intercede for me and help me in this necessity…

(Mention your request here…)

St. Luke, please help me to grow in grace and holiness, but above all, that I may rest with thee in eternity, help me to do God’s will each and every day to the best of my ability. Help me to hear my Father’s voice and love all with all my heart. Dear St. Luke, I love you. Thank you for your help.
Amen

St. Luke, pray for us.

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

Prayer for the healing of spiritual disease through the intercession of St. Luke

Almighty God, who called St. Luke the Physician, whose praise is in the Gospel to be an Evangelist and Physician of the soul, may it please Thee that by the wholesome medicines of the doctrine delivered by him, all the diseases of our souls may be healed through the merits of Thy Son Jesus, Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer to Saint Luke

O St. Luke, you were
chosen to reveal in preaching
and writing God’s love for the
poor. Moved by the heavenly
Spirit of Love, you detailed the
life of Jesus, showing His
divinity and His genuine
compassion for all human beings.
Help those who already
glory in God’s name to
persevere in one heart and
one mind, and inspire all
people that they may hear the
Good News of Salvation.
Amen.

Prayer to St. Luke for doctors

O holy apostle, St. Luke, I ask your intercession on behalf of all doctors, especially (name person).
Humbly lay them at the Divine Physician’s feet sking that they have: the wisdom and knowledge necessary to treat their patients effectively and restore them to physical and mental health; the compassion and empathy necessary to be of comfort to those who are suffering; and the strength and grace to fulfill their duties as doctors.
I also ask that you pray they are kept safe from all harm and that they never succcumb to the illnesses they are treating
O blessed St. Luke, we thank you for your prayers and assistance.
Amen.

October 19th

Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions

PRAYER TO ST JOHN DE BREBEUF AND COMPANIONS

Father,
you consecrated the first beginnings
of the faith in North America
by the preaching and martyrdom
of Saints John and Isaac and their companions.
By the help of their prayers
may the Christian faith continue to grow
throughout the world.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

COLLECT

O God, who chose to manifest
the blessed hope of your eternal kingdom
by the toil of Saints John de Brébeuf,
Isaac Jogues and their companions
and by the shedding of their blood,
graciously grant that through their intercession
the faith of Christians may be strengthened day by day.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.

October 20th

Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross seeking his holy intercession

O’ glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.

By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!

O’ blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention petitions).

Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.

[Mention your intention(s) here…]

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
Amen

A Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross

O glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, who, by meditating on the Passion of Jesus Christ, didst attain to so high a degree of holiness on earth and of happiness in Heaven, and, by preaching the same Passion, didst offer anew to the world the most certain cure for all its ills, obtain for us the grace to keep it ever deeply engraved in our hearts, that so we may be able to reap the same fruits both in time and in eternity. Amen.

COLLECT PRAYER

May the Priest Saint Paul, whose only love was the Cross, obtain for us your grace, O Lord, so that, urged on more strongly by his example, we may each embrace our own cross with courage. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

Novena of St. Paul of the Cross

Come to my aid, O God.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God,
Father of mercies and giver of all good gifts, we come before you to honor you in your saints and to ask their help in our many needs.
You promised those who ask, would receive; those who seek, would find; those who knock, would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant our requests, and pardon our sins.
(Bring your requests to God)
O good Saint Paul of the Cross, you proclaimed God’s wonders in the Passion of God’s only Son.
By word and deed, you became a spiritual guide and preacher of the gospel to a world grown cold to the love of Jesus Christ.
Help me to see God’s love in the merciful cross of Jesus, and teach me to trust in the blessings God gives.
May the Passion of Jesus be in my heart, and bring life to all the world.
Amen.

Day 1
O Jesus Christ, I look to you as my companion and support, be with me as I carry my cross; be Father, mother — everything to me.

Day 2
O Jesus Christ, in all the choices I make in life, help me to be wise and just, loving and generous.

Day 3
O Jesus Christ, in the dark garden you depended on your Father above to help you carry on. Listen, as I pray in sorrow and cares.

Day 4
O Jesus Christ, judged by Pilate unjustly, scourged and spit upon, make me strong when I am wrongly judged and harshly treated.

Day 5
O Jesus Christ, you bore your cross, enduring insult and injuries; yet you forgave your offenders. Give me a forgiving heart.

Day 6
O Jesus Christ, abandoned in sorrow, be with the discouraged and lonely. You know the power of comfort; encourage those in need.

Day 7
O Jesus Christ, nailed to the cross, fixed and unable to move, help all of us who get nowhere, give us patience to try again.

Day 8
O Jesus, dying on the cross, in the darkness and alone, be with us in our dying, Stay with us in the darkness.

Day 9
O Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, in you we too arise. Give us the joy of new life; help us to rise again.

October 21st

Saint Hilarion

PRAYER

Holy Father, grant me an operative faith, a faith that will move mountains. Enlighten my soul with Your Light, Goodness, Power and Wisdom. Let my faith be an image of You by lively deeds and love and by conforming myself to Your Will in all things. St Hilarion from such a young age you searched for complete closeness and abandonment to God, please pray that we may manifest such a true faith.
Amen.

PRAYER TO ST HILARION

Lord God, we learn the value of solitude from Saint Hilarion. Unlike loneliness, solitude is a positive condition in which we are alone with you. He gave us the example of how to relinquish fame and live in humble solitude.
May the intercession of the Blessed Abbot Hilarion commend us to you, O Lord, so that through his merits we may obtain that which we cannot accomplish by our own. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Saint Hilarion the Great, pray for us!

October 22nd

Saint John Paul II

PRAYER FOR THE INTERCESSION OF ST. JOHN PAUL II

O Blessed Trinity, we thank you
for having graced the Church with
Saint John Paul II and for allowing
the tenderness of your fatherly care,
the glory of the Cross of Christ
and the splendor of the Spirit of love
to shine through him.
Trusting fully in your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary,
he has given us a living image of
Jesus the Good Shepherd.
He has shown us that holiness
is the necessary measure of ordinary
Christian life and is the way of
achieving eternal communion with you.
Grant us, by his intercession,
and according to your will,
the graces we implore,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to St. John Paul II

Oh, St. John Paul, from the window of heaven, grant us your blessing! Bless the Church that you loved and served and guided, courageously leading her along the paths of the world in order to bring Jesus to everyone and everyone to Jesus. Bless the young, who were your great passion. Help them dream again, help them look up to the heavens again to find the light that illuminates the paths of life here on earth.
May you bless each and every family! You warned of Satan’s assault against this precious and indispensable divine spark that God lit on earth. St. John Paul, with your prayer, may you protect the family and every life that blossoms from the family.
Pray for the whole world, which is still marked by tensions, wars and injustice. You opposed war by invoking dialogue and planting the seeds of love: pray for us so that we may be tireless sowers of peace.
Oh St. John Paul, from heaven’s window, where we see you beside Mary, send God’s blessing down upon us all. Amen.

HEALING NOVENA FOR THE INTERCESSION OF ST. JOHN PAUL II Opening Prayer:

Merciful God, I pray with thanks and gratitude for the great spiritual gift of Saint John Paul II’s apostolic life and mission. Through his heavenly intercession, please grant the following petition(s) . . . Here state your request(s).
Grant also that I may grow in love for You and proclaim boldly the love of Jesus Christ to all people. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Day 1
Dear Saint John Paul, you preached: “The future starts today, not tomorrow.” As I start these nine days of prayer with you, I thank you for reminding me that with God’s help, I can begin again, but I need to start now, not at some distant point in the future. Your words are encouraging and inspiring to me. Please be with me as I progress through these nine days of prayer with you.
Dear Lord, You are the greatest Healer. You gave Saint John Paul II to the entire world to show us how much You love us. With Your mighty power and through his intercession, we seek healing, not just of our physical body but our emotional, mental, social and spiritual health as well. In keeping with Your greatest commandment, we will love You with all our heart, with all our mind, with all our soul and with all our strength. We will also love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Amen.

Conclude with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be prayers.

Day 2
Dear Saint John Paul, you preached: “I plead with you, never, ever give up on hope. Never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.” With your help, I will not give up hope. I will be trusting, confident, persistent and unafraid in prayer.
God, our Father, grant us the peace we seek when confronted with different obstacles each day. Guide us so we won’t falter in our steps. May peace always reign in our hearts even if there is fear that we might fall flat on our face.
We will not be anxious, but will have faith that is unwavering like that of Saint John Paul II. We will do whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely and gracious in Your eyes, so that Your peace may abide in our hearts always. Amen.

Conclude with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be prayers.

Day 3
Dear Saint John Paul, you preached: “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you and therefore no harm can befall you. All is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
What more can I say, but thank you for your confidence in me. Help me to have complete faith in God. Stand with me at all times as my intercessor and spiritual guide until I attain the great treasure of Heaven.
Dear Jesus, Son of the living God, we rejoice because we believe that through the intercession of Saint John Paul II, our healing is near at hand. We are joyful in our ways and our speech for we know that You will always comfort us as a mother comforts her children.
We thank you for the joy You’ve given us when You were born into our world, because You became one of us in all things but sin. You endured tremendous suffering for our sake, so that we will be saved from our sins. Turn our mourning into rejoicing because of Your resurrection from the dead. Amen.

Conclude with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be prayers.

Day 4
Dear Saint John Paul, just like St. Paul the Apostle who described his journey as a race, you tell me that life with Jesus is a wonderful adventure. Life is not a sprint for me, but rather a winding marathon with its curves and its ups and downs. Help me by being with me at all times as I struggle in this race toward the fullness of life in Christ.
God the Holy Spirit, grant us wisdom and knowledge as we wait patiently for the healing You promised. May our families be blessed with patience in helping us cope with illness and other problems.
During his lifetime, Saint John Paul was a living testimony of how much God loves us through his patience in dealing with every religious or political leader around the world, as well as with the severe sicknesses that afflicted him. We believe that as long as love reigns in our hearts each day, we will be healed, for “Love is patient and kind.” Amen.

Conclude with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be prayers.

Day 5
Dear Saint John Paul, you preached: “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.” Help me to be joyful in this wonderful adventure of life. Help me always to have true Christian joy in my heart, mind and spirit. Help me always to be faithful to the Will of God in my life.
Through God’s loving grace and kindness, we have been blessed with the great kindness shown by the people who take care of us, like our family, friends, relatives, caregivers, physicians, rehabilitation specialists, nutritionists and spiritual advisers. Saint John Paul II manifested incredible love, kindness and forgiveness to the man who tried to assassinate him. We believe that we will be healed if we forgive those who have wronged us, and if we extend a helping hand to our least sisters and brothers living in distress, poverty and need. Amen.

Conclude with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be prayers.

Day 6
Dear Saint John Paul, you preached: “Love your families. Teach them the dignity of life. Teach them the ways of harmony and peace. Teach them the value of faith and prayer and goodness! Help transform the world around you by giving the best of yourselves in the service of others and your country.” Just as Christ taught us, you preached and live the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” How simple it is to hear this, but how incredibly difficult, at times, to do this. Be with me, and help me see God in my neighbor and in all those I find difficult to love or accept.
Dear Lord, throughout my lifetime, I have been taught to be a good person and to be a blessing to others. To be good is not just to follow the rules, but more so, to follow You and obey Your commandments. May I bring harmony and peace to others, and spread Your good news to my family, my friends, my community and my country.
Saint John Paul II made Your goodness known throughout the world by welcoming and embracing everyone who sought Your presence, regardless of age, gender or creed. Through Your goodness and mercy, we will receive the healing we seek through the intercession of Saint John Paul II. Amen.

Conclude with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be prayers.

Day 7
Dear Saint John Paul, you preached: “The goal and target of our life is He, the Christ who awaits us – each one singly and all together – to lead us across the boundaries of time to the eternal embrace of the God who loves us.”
Help me, dear Saint John Paul, to remember that life with God is the highest and greatest of all goals. In every moment of my life, help me to be focused on my relationship with Christ, so that when my earthly journey ends, my eternal life with Jesus will begin.
God the Father, in humility we offer our lives to You in the service of others. May we be like Saint John Paul II in proclaiming our faith and trust in You, so we will be blessed and can fulfill our Christian vocation. It is through our weakness and illness that You have touched our lives, and we now seek Your goodness and mercy to be healed. Amen.

Conclude with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be prayers.

Day 8
Dear Saint John Paul, you preached: “People are made for happiness. Rightly, then, you thirst for happiness. Christ has the answer to this desire of yours. But He asks you to trust Him. True joy is a victory, something which cannot be obtained without a long and difficult struggle. Christ holds the secret of this victory. . . In order to sing God’s praises we must re-learn the language of humility and trust, the language of moral integrity and of sincere commitment to all that is truly good in the sight of the Lord.”
Once again, in simple words, you teach us that nothing is more important than life with Christ.
Lord, Jesus Christ, grant me the gift of a humble heart so that I can respond to Your call to take up the Cross and follow You each day as Your disciple. I will strive to preserve the unity in my household through my actions of peace and understanding. Through the intercession of Saint John Paul II, please grant me the gift of healing that I earnestly implore. Amen.

Conclude with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be prayers.

Day 9
Dear Saint John Paul, the surest, straightest road to Christ is through His Holy Mother. When I am lost and confused in life, lead me to place myself before Our Blessed Mother, asking her to rescue me to faithfully live the spiritual path that leads to her Divine Son. Teach me to have in my heart the same great love you had for our Blessed Mother.
Dear Lord, You are the Greatest Healer. Everything I have comes from You: my life, my health, my family, my friends, my possessions and all that truly matters. I surrender them all to You as I search for meaning and purpose in all that is happening to me. I claim complete healing of my mind, body, heart and soul. I claim healing for those who are suffering and are lost. I claim healing for my family. I claim financial blessings so I can be a blessing to others. Grant me the patience to confidently accept Your answer to my prayers, whether it be yes, no or wait. All I ask I place before You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
God, the Holy Spirit, help us to be models of good deeds in every respect by being temperate, dignified, self-controlled and sound in faith, love and charity. May we control our temper and hold our tongue, especially when we grow impatient and are in pain. May we be like Saint John Paul II who was an outstanding model of self-control, dignity and unwavering faith. Amen.

Conclude with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be prayers.

Prayer to know God’s will from St. John Paul II

O God, You are our Creator. You are
good and Your mercy knows no bounds.
To You arises the praise of every creature.
O God, You have given us an inner law
by which we must live. To do Your will
is our task. To follow Your ways is to
know peace of heart. To You we offer
our homage.
Guide us on all the paths we travel
upon this earth. Free us from all the evil
tendencies which lead our hearts away
from Your will. Never allow us to stray
from You.
O God, judge of all humanity, help us to
be included among Your chosen ones on
the last day.
O God, Author of peace and justice,
give us true joy and authentic love,
and a lasting solidarity among peoples.
Give us Your everlasting gifts. Amen.

October 23rd

Saint John of Capistrano

Novena to St. John Capistrano

I will rejoice in the Lord,
And I will joy in God my Jesus.
The Lord God is my strength.
Rejoice to God our helper,
Sing aloud to the God of Jacob.

Glory be to the Father …

I will rejoice in the Lord,
And I will joy in God my Jesus.
The Lord God is my strength.
The Lord is my strength and my praise,
And He is become salvation to me.
He is my God, and I will glorify Him.
The Lord is a man of war,
Almighty is His Name.
The Lord Who breaketh battles,
the Lord is His Name.

They sang to Thy holy Name, O Lord,
And they praised Thy victorious Hand.
St. John Capistrano called upon the most high Sovereign,
When the enemies assaulted him on every side,
And the great and holy God heard him.

O Lord, look mercifully upon our penances,
Regard with mercy our fasting, prayer, and almsgiving,
that through the intercession
of St. John Capistrano, Thy confessor,
they may break the snares of our enemies
and establish us securely in Thy safe keeping.

Alma Redemptoris

Mother benign of our redeeming Lord,
Star of the sea and portal of the skies,
Unto thine fallen people help afford,
Fallen, but striving anew to rise.
Thou who did once, while wondering worlds adored,
Bear thy Creator, Virgin then as now,
O by thy holy joy at Gabriel’s word,
Pity the sinners who before thee bow.
Amen.

O God, Who through blessed John Capistrano
did enable Thy faithful people
to triumph over the enemies of the Cross
by the power of the most holy Name of Jesus:
grant, we beseech Thee,
that by his merits and intercession
we may overcome the snares of our malicious
and spiritual enemies,
keep Thy Church in perpetual peace,
grant us the special graces we now implore:

[Mention you special intentions]

And may we be found worthy to receive from Thee
the crown of justice.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

PRAYER TO ST JOHN OF CAPISTRANO

Lord,
you raised up Saint John of Capistrano
to give your people comfort in their trials.
May your Church enjoy unending peace
and be secure in your protection.
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.
Amen.

October 24th

Saint Anthony Mary Claret

Novena to St. Anthony Mary Claret

(The following prayer is recited on nine consecutive days.)

St. Anthony Mary Claret, during your life on earth you often comforted the afflicted and showed such tender love and compassion for the sick and sinful. Intercede for me now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues in heavenly glory. Look with pity on me [or on the person afflicted with illness or whose conversion is desired] and grant my prayer, if such be the will of God. Make my troubles your own. Speak a word for me to the Immaculate Heart of Mary to obtain by her powerful intercession the grace I yearn for so ardently, and a blessing to strengthen me during life, assist me at the hour of death, and lead me to a happy eternity. Amen.

St. Anthony Mary Claret, pray for us.

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

Apostolic Prayer of St. Anthony Mary Claret

O my God and Father,
Grant that I may know You and make You known,
that I love You and bring others to love You,
that I serve You and inspire others to serve You,
that I praise You and work that all Your creatures praise You.
Grant, my Father, that all sinners be converted,
that all the just persevere in grace
and all of us reach eternal glory.
Amen.

October 25th

Saint Antonio de Sant Anna Galvao

Feast of St. Antonio de Sant’Anna Galvao

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
I adore, praise and thank You for the benefits
which You have given me.
I as You, for all that Your servant
Friar Antonio de Sant’Anna Galvao suffered
and accomplished, that You increase my faith,
hope and charity and grant me
the grace that I ardently desire.
Amen.

October 26th

Saint Peter of Alcantara

NOVENA TO SAINT PETER OF ALCANTARA

(Patron Saint of Nocturnal Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.)
(Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.)

Almighty God, Father of mercies
and giver of all good gifts,
we come before you to honour you in your servant,
Peter of Alcantara,
and to ask his help in our many needs.
You promised those who ask would receive,
those who seek would find,
those who knock would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church
and grant the requests we make
as we trust in your love for us.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

Amen.
[Mention your needs here…]

St Peter of Alcantara, Pray for us.

Loving God, hear our prayers
and the prayers of all those, near and far,
who are joining in this novena.
Bless them and all our friends
and benefactors with health and happiness;
be with them when life is hard
and enfold us all in your love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(We keep silence as we pray for our dead.)

De Profundis (Psalm 129)

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord, Lord, hear my voice.
O let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading.
If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt, Lord, who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness: for this we revere you.
My soul is waiting for the Lord, I count on his word.
My soul is longing for the Lord more than watchman for daybreak.
Let the watchman count on daybreak and Israel on the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.
Israel indeed he will redeem from all its iniquity.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon them
May they rest in peace.Amen.Let us pray.Loving God, with your help,
St Peter of Alcantara persevered
in imitation of Christ’s humility, patience and poverty:
through his prayers may we continue faithfully our journey through life
and come, one day, to the new life of heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.Amen.

INVOCATION

O eternal God! who do not disdain to look at us, to lead us, unworthy as we are, and who give us such effective protectors in your saints, and particularly in Saint Peter of Alcantara, your faithful servant, I urge you, O my God, to answer me and to grant me the grace which I ask, by his intercession, of your infinite goodness. We pray to you through Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen

October 27th

Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza

Prayer

O God, who made Blessed Bartholomew, Your Confessor and Bishop, wonderful in leading the enemies of the faith from the darkness of error to the light of truth, and in bringing back multitudes to peace and concord, grant, through his intercession, that Your peace, which surpasses all understanding, may keep our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer:

Almighty ever-living God, who chose blessed Bartholomew to preside as Bishop over your holy people, we pray that, by his merits, you may bestow on us the grace of your loving kindness. 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. Amen.

Prayer to Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza

Blessed Bartholomew, despite many oppositions
and obstacles in your life, you remained faithful
to God and your ministry to His people.
Like you, today we face a multitude
of daily challenges to our faith and our lives.
Help us to remain steadfast in our love of God
and serve as an inspiration,
even in the darker moments.
Amen

October 28th

Saints Simon and Jude

Novena To St Simon And St Jude, Apostles

O God , we thank Thee for the glorious company of the Apostles, and especially on this day for Simon and Jude; and we pray that, as they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so we may with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. O Glorious Saint Simon, you were a cousin of Jesus and a devoted follower as well. You were called “the Zealot,” indicating that you were willing to give your life for your religion and your freedom as a human person. Obtain for us the grace to be willing to give our lives for Christ and to labor for the freedom and peace that only God can give. Help us to spend ourselves for God on earth and be received by him in eternal bliss in heaven. Amen. Glorious Saint Jude, with faith in your goodness I ask your help today. As one of Christ’s chosen Apostles, you are a pillar and foundation of His Church on earth. You are among the elders who stand always before God’s throne. Saint Jude, you are renowned for your kinship with Christ and your physical resemblance to our Savior. Help me remain close to Christ and resemble Him in my outlook and actions. Holy Apostle, you are venerated for your work of preaching the gospel and your faithfulness to Christ by a martyr’s death. Assist me to preach the good news of Christ by word and example, and remain steadfast in His service as you were. From your place of glory, do not forget the needs and difficulties of Christ’s little ones like me, still struggling on the way home to God. Pray for me that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (name special problem) and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever. Intercede for us all, gracious, brother Saint Jude, and pray for us to the Lord our God in our daily toil and our necessities. Amen.

 

PRAYER FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT SIMON AND SAINT JUDE APOSTLES AND MARTYRS

O God, Who, through Thy blessed Apostles Simon and Jude,
hast brought us to the knowledge of Thy name,
grant that we may celebrate their everlasting glory
by advancing in good works,
and that we may advance in good works by celebrating their glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end.
Amen.

PRAYER TO ST SIMON AND ST JUDE, APOSTLES

Father,
you revealed yourself to us
through the preaching of your apostles Simon and Jude.
By their prayers,
give your Church continued growth
and increase the number of those who believe in you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

THE COLLECT

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

October 29th

Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem

NOVENA TO SAINT NARCISSUS (Patriarch of Jerusalem.)

(Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.)

God, You made St. Narcissus
an outstanding exemplar of Divine love
and the Faith that conquers the world,
and add him to the role of saintly pastors.
Grant by his intercession that we may persevere
in Faith and love and become sharers of his glory.
Amen.

Lord God, Saint Narcissus became the bishop of Jerusalem
when he was already advanced in years.
May his willingness to serve in advanced age
be a living example of wisdom to my elders.
Teach us to admire and respect our seniors
who seek to serve You to ripe old age.
Thank you for all the members of the clergy,
especially those who do not seek to retire.
For their calling to serve is until the last day,
When you will call them home to answer to you.
Amen.

[Mention your petition here…]

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

Saint Narcissus, pray for us.

October 30th

Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez

A Prayer to Seek the Consolation of the Cross by St Alphonsus Rodriguez

Jesus, love of my soul,
centre of my heart!
Why am I not more eager to endure pains
and tribulations for love of You,
when You, my God,
have suffered so many for me?
Come, then, every sort of trial in the world,
for this is my delight, to suffer for Jesus.
This is my joy, to follow my Saviour
and to find my consolation
with my Consoler on the Cross.
This is my happiness,
this my pleasure:
to live with Jesus,
to walk with Jesus,
to converse with Jesus,
to suffer with and for Him,
this is my treasure.
Amen.

Prayer for New Life through Death to Sin (Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez)

Though Your most holy passion and death, I beg of you, Lord, to grant to me a most holy life, and a most complete death to all my vices and passions and self-love, and to grant me sight of your holy faith, hope and charity.
O God, in the faithful service of our brother Alphonsus You have shown us the way to joy and peace. Make us ready and watchful companions of Jesus, who became the servant of all, and now lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

October 31st

Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg

NOVENA TO SAINT WOLFGANG (Bishop)

(Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.)

Dear Lord,
Give us the grace put on the armor of God,
that we may be able to resist on the evil day and,
having done everything, to hold our ground.
Enable us to stand fast
with our loins girded in truth,
clothed with righteousness as a breastplate,
and our feet shod in readiness
for the Gospel of peace.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name, we pray.
Amen.

Lord, help us to follow in your footsteps
just as your Apostles Saint Wolfgang did,
that we may be a good example to others.
Grant us the graces we need
to be good disciples
and always lead our friends on the path to holiness.
Saint Wolfgang, pray for us.
Amen.

Lead me, holy Counselor,
to know what to do with my life,
how to make good decisions,
and how to live life fully.
[Mention your intention(s) here…]

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

Saint Wolfgang, Intercede for us.

PRAYER

Lord God, your faithful servant, Saint Wolfgang, displayed with great fervor and effectiveness the way to follow in the footsteps of Jesus our Lord, showing humility, dedication and love for the poor and downtrodden.
Help us to learn from this great life, to be worthy and of service to our brethren, living in obedience to your Holy Will, in the Name of Jesus the Lord. Amen

November Month Prayers

November 1st

Solemnity of All Saints

All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. All Saints’ Day observances tend to focus on known saints –that is those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church. All Saints’ Day is a Catholic Holy Day of Obligation, meaning all Catholics are required to attend Mass on that day. All Saints’ Day was formally started by Pope Boniface IV, who consecrated the Pantheon at Rome to the Virgin Mary and all the Martyrs on May 13 in 609 AD. Boniface IV also established All Souls’ Day, which follows All Saints.

Prayer for All Saints Day

We give you thanks, O God, for all the saints who ever worshiped you
Whether in brush arbors or cathedrals,
Weathered wooden churches or crumbling cement meeting houses
Where your name was lifted and adored.
We give you thanks, O God, for hands lifted in praise:
Manicured hands and hands stained with grease or soil,
Strong hands and those gnarled with age
Holy hands
Used as wave offerings across the land.
We thank you, God, for hardworking saints;
Whether hard-hatted or steel-booted,
Head ragged or aproned,
Blue-collared or three-piece-suited
They left their mark on the earth for you, for us, for our children to come.
Thank you, God, for the tremendous sacrifices made by those who have gone before us.
Bless the memories of your saints, God.
May we learn how to walk wisely from their examples of faith, dedication, worship, and love.

Prayer for All Saints Day

Dear God, thank you for the example of the Saints. I desire to join in their company, worshiping you forever in Heaven. Please help me follow their footsteps, and yours, Jesus Christ. Please help me to conform myself to Your image, seeking Your will in all things, as the Saints did. Please help me to devote myself, and all that I do, to Your glory, and to the service of my neighbors. Amen.

COLLECT PRAYER

Almighty ever-living God, by whose gift we venerate in one celebration the merits of all the Saints, bestow on us, we pray, through the prayers of so many intercessors, an abundance of the reconciliation with you for which we earnestly long. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

Petition for the Prayers of the Saints

Oh all ye saints and angels, who see Him face to face, Whom I here receive under these humble veils, and thou, most especially, ever blessed Virgin Mary, in whose sacred womb He was conceived and borne for nine months–I most humbly beg the assistance of your prayers and intercession, that I may in such a manner receive Him here in this place of banishment, as to be brought, one day, to behold Him with you in our true country, and there to praise and bless Him for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer

Lord, as the saints in Heaven adore You for eternity, I beg for their intercession. Saints of God, please come to my aide. Pray for me and bring to me the grace I need to live a holy life in imitation of your own lives. All saints of God, pray for us. Jesus, I trust in You.

Prayer for the Solemnity of All Saints

God our Father, source of all holiness, the work of your hands is manifest in your saints, the beauty of your truth is reflected in their faith. May we who aspire to have part in their joy be filled with the Spirit that blessed their lives, so that having shared their faith on earth we may also know their peace in your kingdom. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer in Praise of the Saints

How shining and splendid are your gifts, O Lord
which you give us for our eternal well-being
Your glory shines radiantly in your saints, O God
In the honour and noble victory of the martyrs.
The white-robed company follow you,
bright with their abundant faith;
They scorned the wicked words of those with this world’s power.
For you they sustained fierce beatings, chains, and torments,
they were drained by cruel punishments.
They bore their holy witness to you
who were grounded deep within their hearts;
they were sustained by patience and constancy.
Endowed with your everlasting grace,
may we rejoice forever
with the martyrs in our bright fatherland.
O Christ, in your goodness,
grant to us the gracious heavenly realms of eternal life.
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Prayer to the Saints and Angels Before Mass
Angels, Archangels,
Thrones, Dominions,
Principalities, Powers,
heavenly Virtues,
Cherubim and Seraphim;
all Saints of God,
holy men and women,
and especially my patrons:
intercede for me
that I may be worthy
to offer this Sacrifice to almighty God,
to the praise and glory of His name,
for my own welfare
and also that of all His holy Church. Amen

Litany of the Saints

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 Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us
Holy Mother of God, pray for us
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us
St. Michael, pray for us
St. Gabriel, pray for us
St. Raphael, pray for us
All you holy Angels and Archangels, pray for us
All you holy orders of blessed Spirits, pray for us
St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Joseph, pray for us
All you holy Patriarchs and Prophets, pray for us
St. Peter, pray for us
St. Paul, pray for us
St. Andrew, pray for us
St. James, pray for us
St. John, pray for us
St. Thomas, pray for us
St. James, pray for us
St. Philip, pray for us
St. Bartholomew, pray for us
St. Matthew, pray for us
St. Simon, pray for us
St. Thaddeus, pray for us
St. Matthias, pray for us
St. Barnabas, pray for us
St. Luke, pray for us
St. Mark, pray for us
All you holy Apostles and Evangelists, pray for us
All you holy Disciples of the Lord, pray for us
All you holy Innocents, pray for us
St. Stephen, pray for us
St. Lawrence, pray for us
St. Vincent, pray for us
Sts. Fabian and Sebastian, pray for us
Sts. John and Paul, pray for us
Sts. Cosmas and Damian, pray for us
Sts. Gervase and Protase, pray for us
All you holy Martyrs, pray for us
St. Sylvester, pray for us
St. Gregory, pray for us
St. Ambrose, pray for us
St. Augustine, pray for us
St. Jerome, pray for us
St. Martin, pray for us
St. Nicholas, pray for us
All you holy Bishops and Confessors, pray for us
All you holy Doctors, pray for us
St. Anthony, pray for us
St. Benedict, pray for us
St. Bernard, pray for us
St. Dominic, pray for us
St. Francis, pray for us
All you holy Priests and Levites, pray for us
All you holy Monks and Hermits, pray for us
St. Mary Magdalen, pray for us
St. Agatha, pray for us
St. Lucy, pray for us
St. Agnes, pray for us
St. Cecilia, pray for us
St. Catherine, pray for us
St. Anastasia, pray for us
All you holy Virgins and Widows, pray for us
All you Holy Men and Women, Saints of God, make intercession for us.
Be merciful, spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.

From all evil, deliver us, O Lord.
From all sin, deliver us, O Lord.
From your wrath, deliver us, O Lord.
From sudden and unprovided death, deliver us, O Lord.
From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Lord.
From anger, and hatred, and all ill-will, deliver us, O Lord.
From the spirit of fornication, deliver us, O Lord.
From lightning and tempest, deliver us, O Lord.
From the scourge of earthquake, deliver us, O Lord.
From plague, famine, and war, deliver us, O Lord.
From everlasting death, deliver us, O Lord.
Through the mystery of your holy Incarnation, deliver us, O Lord.
Through your Coming, deliver us, O Lord.
Through your Nativity, deliver us, O Lord.
Through your Baptism and holy Fasting, deliver us, O Lord.
Through your Cross and Passion, deliver us, O Lord.
Through your Death and Burial, deliver us, O Lord.
Through your holy Resurrection, deliver us, O Lord.
Through your admirable Ascension, deliver us, O Lord.
Through the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, deliver us, O Lord.
In the day of judgment, deliver us, O Lord.
We sinners, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would spare us, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would pardon us, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would bring us to true penance, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would deign to govern and preserve your holy Church, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would deign to preserve our Apostolic Prelate, and all orders of the Church in holy religion, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would deign to humble the enemies of Holy Church, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would deign to give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would deign to grant peace and unity to all Christian people, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would deign to call back to the unity of the Church all who have strayed from the truth and lead all unbelievers to the light of the Gospel, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would deign to confirm and preserve us in your holy service, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would lift up our minds to heavenly desires, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would render eternal blessings to all our benefactors, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would deliver our souls and the souls of our brethren, relations and benefactors, from eternal damnation, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would deign to give and preserve the fruits of the earth, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would deign to grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
That you would deign graciously hear us, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
Son of God, We beseech you, hear our prayer.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Our Father, etc. (inaudibly).
V. And lead us not into temptation.
R. But deliver us from evil.

Psalm 69:

Deign, O Lord, to rescue me; O Lord, make haste to help me.
Let them be put to shame and confounded who seek my life.
Let them be turned back in disgrace who desire my ruin.
Let them retire in their shame who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
But may all who seek you exult and be glad in you, and may those who love your salvation say ever, “God be glorified!”
But I am afflicted and poor; O God, hasten to me!
You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, hold not back!
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Save your servants.
R. Who trust in you, O my God.
V. Be a tower of strength for us, O Lord,
R. Against the attack of the enemy.
V. Let not the enemy prevail against us.
R. And let not the son of evil dare to harm us.
V. Lord, deal not with us according to our sins.
R. Neither requite us according to our iniquities.
V. Let us pray for our Sovereign Pontiff, Pope N.
R. The Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
V. Let us pray for our benefactors.
R. Deign, O Lord, for Your name’s sake, to reward with eternal life all those who do us good. Amen.
V. Let us pray for the faithful departed.
R. Eternal rest give to them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. For our absent brethren.
R. Save your servants, who trust in you, my God.
V. Send them help, O Lord, from your sanctuary.
R. And sustain them from Zion.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come to you.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.

Let us pray:

O God, whose property is always to have mercy and to spare, receive our petition, that we, and all your servants who are bound by the chains of sin, may, by the compassion of your goodness, be mercifully absolved. Graciously hear, we beg you, O Lord, the prayers of your suppliants, and pardon the sins of those who confess to you, that in your bounty you may grant us both pardon and peace.

In your clemency, O Lord, show us your ineffable mercy, that you may both free us from all our sins, and deliver us from the punishments which we deserve for them.

God, who by sin are offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of your suppliant people, and turn away the scourges of your anger, which we deserve for our sins.

Almighty, everlasting God, have mercy upon your servant N., our Sovereign Pontiff, and direct him according to your clemency into the way of everlasting salvation, that by your grace he may desire those things that are pleasing to you, and perform them with all his strength.

O God, from whom are holy desires, good counsels, and just works, give to your servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts be set to keep your commandments, and that, being removed from the fear of our enemies, we may pass our time in peace under your protection.

Burn our desires and our hearts with the fire of the Holy Spirit, O Lord, that we may serve you with a chaste body, and with a clean heart be pleasing to you.

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of your servants and handmaids the remission of all their sins, that, through devout prayers, they may obtain the pardon which they always desired.

Direct, we beg you, O Lord, our actions by your holy inspirations, and carry them on by your gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may begin always with you, and through you be happily ended.

Almighty and everlasting God, you have dominion over the living and the dead, and you are merciful to all who you foreknow will be yours by faith and good works; we humbly beg you that those for whom we intend to pour forth our prayers, whether this present world still detain them in the flesh, or the world to come has already received them our of their bodies, may through the intercession of all your Saints, by the clemency of your goodness, obtain the remission of all their sins. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come to you.
V. May the almighty and merciful Lord graciously hear us.
R. Amen.
V. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

November 2nd

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

This day is observed the commemoration of the faithful departed, in which our common and pious Mother the Church, immediately after having endeavored to celebrate by worthy praise all her children who already rejoice in heaven, strives to aid by her powerful intercession with Christ, her Lord and Spouse, all those who still groan in purgatory, so that they may join as soon as possible the inhabitants of the heavenly city.”

Prayer:

Let perpetual light shine upon them,
with your Saints forever, for you are merciful.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them,
with your Saints forever, for you are merciful.
Amen.

Prayer:

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.”

Blessed are you, Lord our God, lover of souls
you uphold us in life and sustain us in death:
to you be glory and praise for ever!
For the darkness of this age is passing away
as Christ the bright and morning star
brings to his saints the light of life.
As you give light to those in darkness
who walk in the shadow of death
so remember in your kingdom your faithful servants
that death may be for them the gate to life
and to unending fellowship with you;
where with your saints you live and reign
one in the perfect union of love
now and forever. Amen.

Hear us, O merciful Father,
as we remember in love N
whom we have placed in your hands.
Acknowledge, we pray, a sheep of your own fold,
a lamb of your own flock,
a sinner of your own redeeming.
Enfold him/her in the arms of your mercy,
in the blessed rest of everlasting peace,
and in the glorious company of the saints in light.
Amen.

COLLECT PRAYER

Listen kindly to our prayers, O Lord, and, as our faith in your Son, raised from the dead, is deepened, so may our hope of resurrection for your departed servants also find new strength. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

For the Departed

We pray for our Loved Ones after their death “because we still hold them in our love, and because we trust in God’s presence those who have chosen to serve him will grow in his love, until they see him as he is.”
The communion of saints is the whole family of God, the living and the dead, those whom we love and those whom we hurt, bound together in Christ by sacrament, prayer, and praise.
Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend to you [name]. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive them into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light.
Amen.

OPENING PRAYER

O God, glory of the faithful and life of the just,
by the Death and Resurrection of whose Son
we have been redeemed, look mercifully on your departed servants,
hat, just as they professed the mystery of our resurrection,
so they may merit to receive the joys of eternal happiness.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

A Collect for All Souls Day

O God, the Maker, and Redeemer of all believers: Grant to the faithful departed the unsearchable benefits of the passion of your Son; that on the day of his appearing they may be manifested as your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

For All Faithful Departed

Almighty God, with whom the souls of the faithful who have departed this life are in joy and felicity: We praise and magnify your holy Name for all your servants who have finished their course in your faith and fear; and we most humbly pray that, at the day of resurrection, we and all who are members of the mystical body of your Son may be set on his right hand, and hear his most joyful voice: “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Grant this, O merciful Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen

For the Saints and Faithful Departed

We give thanks to you, O Lord our God, for all your servants and witnesses of time past: for Abraham, the father of believers, and Sarah, his wife; for Moses, the lawgiver, and Aaron, the priest; for Miriam and Joshua, Deborah and Gideon, and Samuel with Hannah, his mother; for David, King over Israel; for Isaiah and all the prophets; for Mary, the mother of our Lord; for Peter and Paul and all the apostles; for Mary and Martha, and Mary Magdalene; for Stephen, the first martyr, and all the martyrs and saints in every age and in every land. In your mercy, O Lord our God, give us, as you gave to them, the hope of salvation and the promise of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of many from the dead. Amen.

PRAYER:

God of mercy and compassion, hear our humble prayers for all the faithful departed. Through the intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, grant them a share in Christ’s triumph over death and the joy of his kingdom, where he lives and reigns for ever and ever. Response: Amen.

PRAYER

My merciful Lord, You desire that my soul and the souls of all your faithful be purified of every sin, even the smallest imperfection. I thank You for the mercy of Purgatory and pray that I will continually work toward that purification here and now. I pray, also, for all those who have gone before me and are still in need of these purifying fires. Pour forth Your mercy upon them so that they may be counted among the saints in Heaven. Jesus, I trust in You.

Prayer:

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. Let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the Faithful Departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

Prayer For The Holy Souls – Diary of St. Faustina

Eternal Father, turn your merciful graze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg you, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded, manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way than through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion.
Have mercy, O Lord, have mercy on the Poor Souls in Purgatory.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
(Our Lady of Solitude Monastery)

Prayer Of St. Gertrude The Great

“Eternal Father, I offer thee the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my home and within my family. Amen.”

Prayer For The Holy Souls (Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.)

Merciful Father, hear our prayer and console us. As we renew our faith in Your Son, whom You raised from the dead, strengthen our hope that all our departed brothers and sisters will share in His Resurrection, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

Prayer For All Souls (Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary)

Dear God of Mercy, I pray this day for all souls, both known and unknown to me, who, although touched by death, have not yet entered Your Heavenly Kingdom. While they loved you in their lifetime, they failed in some way to attain the perfection Heaven demands. So in my love for them, I offer my prayers, my small works of mercy in the hope that Your mercy will flow to them and bring them to eternal peace with You.

May they intercede for me for the graces I may need to live out my life on earth in perfect obedience and love of You, my Father, so that I, too, may join them in everlasting life with You in Heaven.
May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Prayer For All The Faithful Departed (From The New Saint Joseph People’s Prayer Book, 1348)

Heavenly Father, I believe that in Your wisdom and justice You willed to purify all persons who die without having attained the state that they need for all eternity, all who have still to expiate completely the sins committed here on earth.
I also believe that You mercifully arranged that this process of purification can be aided by the prayers of the living, and especially by the Eucharist. Help me to pray for my brothers and sisters who have departed from this world.
(Here mention the names of those you pray for)
May their time of purification be short, and may they be quickly guided into that holy light promised by our Lord to Abraham and his descendants. I offer You sacrifices and prayers of praise. Accept them for all the souls of the faithful departed and admit them all to the eternal joy of heaven. Amen.

ALL SOULS NOVENA

[Say once a day for nine days, starting on the 24th of October until the eve of All Souls Day.]

O God, the Creater and Redeemer of all the faithful,
grant to the souls of Thy servants and handmaids departed,
the remission of all their sins;
that through pious supplications
they may obtain the pardon they have always desired.
Who livest and reignest with God the Father
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
God, world without end.
Amen.

November 3rd

Saint Martin de Porres

The illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman, Juan, and a young freed black slave, Anna Velasquez, Martin grew up in poverty. He spent part of his youth with a surgeon–barber from whom he learned some medicine and care of the sick. At age 11 he became a servant in the Holy Rosary Dominican priory in Lima, Peru. Promoted to almoner, he begged more than $2,000 a week from the rich to support the poor and sick of Lima. Placed in charge of the Dominican‘s infirmary; known for his tender care of the sick and for his spectacular cures. His superiors dropped the stipulation that “no black person may be received to the holy habit or profession of our Order” and Martin took vows as a Dominican brother in 1603. Established an orphanage and children‘s hospital for the poor children of the slums. Set up a shelter for the stray cats and dogs and nursed them back to health. Lived in self-imposed austerity, never ate meat, fasted continuously, and spent much time in prayer and meditation with a great devotion to the Holy Eucharist. Friend of Saint John de Massias.He was venerated from the day of his death. Many miraculous cures, including raising the dead attributed to Brother Martin. First black saint from the Americas.

A PRAYER TO ST. MARTIN DE PORRES

To you Saint Martin de Porres we prayerfully lift up our hearts filled with serene confidence and devotion. Mindful of your unbounded and helpful charity to all levels of society and also of your meekness and humility of heart, we offer our petitions to you. Pour out upon our families the precious gifts of your solicitous and generous intercession; show to the people of every race and every color the paths of unity and of justice; implore from our Father in heaven the coming of his kingdom, so that through mutual benevolence in God men may increase the fruits of grace and merit the rewards of eternal life. Amen.

For Grace

Most humble Martin de Porres, whose burning charity embraced not only thy needy brethren but also the very animals of the field, splendid example of charity, we hail and invoke thee.
From that high throne which thou dost occupy, deign to listen to the supplications of thy needy brethren that, by imitating thy virtues, we may live contented in that state in which God has placed us, and, carrying our cross with strength and courage, we may follow in the footsteps of our Blessed Redeemer and His most afflicted Mother, to reach at last the Kingdom of Heaven through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

For Humility

God, Who has given us in Thy Humble Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the model of all virtue and perfection, grant to us the virtue of humility. We think so little of Thee because we are so full of self. We cannot love Thee more until humility shows us our own nothingness and makes us rejoice in our complete dependence upon Thee.

You have given to the world a glorious apostle of humility, St Martin de Porres. Guide us by his example and strengthen us through his intercessions in our efforts to conform our hearts to the humble Heart of Thy Crucified Son.

Renew, O Lord, in these days, when pride and forgetfulness of Thee are so widespread, the wonders which You performed through Thy humble servant, Martin de Porres, during his lifetime. We pray that all the world may know of St Martin and of the surpassing value of the virtue of humility. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Invocation Prayer

In the name of the Most Holy Trinity,
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
In the name of Mary, Queen of Heaven,
In the name of Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
Saint Martin help me (them)
For the honour and glory of God
and the Salvation of souls. Amen

Prayer to St Martin De Porres.

Most humble St. Martin, whose burning charity embraces all, but especially those who are sick, afflicted, or in need, we turn to thee for help in our present difficulties and we implore thee to obtain for us from God health of soul and body, and in particular the favour we now ask … (pause to ask favours).
May we, by imitating thy charity and humility, find quiet and contentment all our days, and cheerful submission to God’s holy will in all the trials and difficulties of life. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST MARTIN DE PORRES

O GLORIOUS Saint Martin de Porres, great Saint of the Dominican Order, look down in mercy upon a poor soul who cries out to thee, and deign to come to my aid in this great need, that I may receive the consolation and succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, but in particular…

[Here mention your intention]

I thank thee, Saint Martin de Porres, for all the help that thou hast given me, both now and in the past, and I promise to be ever grateful to thee and to make thee known to all who are in need of thine assistance. Amen.

St Martin’s Humility

Prayer: St Martin, ask our Lord and his Blessed Mother to give us the grace of true humility that we may not become proud, but may be contented with the gifts that God gives us. Obtain for us the light of the Holy Spirit that we may understand, as you did that pride is an obstacle to union with God, and that true happiness comes only from doing the will of God. Amen.

St Martin’s Love for the Poor

Prayer: St Martin, teach us to be generous with the gifts that God has given us. Make us sympathetic toward those who are suffering and afflicted. Pray to our Redeemer and to Our Lady of Mercy that we may always be kind and generous to our neighbours because they are the children of our heavenly Father. Amen

St Martin’s Faith

Prayer: O St Martin, we need strong faith in God and His holy Church, especially in these days when religion is often considered unimportant. Bring all people to a knowledge and love of the true Church, that they may find the way of salvation and happiness. Ask Christ and Our Lady of Good Counsel to make us faithful disciples of Jesus Christ in life and in death. Amen.

St Martin’s Confidence in God

St Martin, help us to have a great confidence in almighty God. Make us understand that He is one friend Who will never desert us. Keep us from foolishly presuming that we will be saved without doing our part, but keep us also from despair, which forgets the mercy of God. Ask Jesus and His Mother to increase in our hearts faith, hope and charity. Amen.

St Martin’s Devotion to Prayer

St Martin, help us to have great faith in Christ’s promise: “Ask and it will be given you; search and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you” (Mt 7:7). Make us faithful in participating in Holy Mass and in devoting time to personal prayer every day, to obtain the blessings of God. Ask the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary to intercede for us too. Amen.

Litany of St. Martin De Porres

Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, 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 Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Pray for us. (repeat after each line)
St. Martin de Porres,
Ever in the presence of God,
Faithful servant of Christ,
Lover of the Holy Eucharist,
Devoted to our Blessed Mother,
Spiritual patron of Americas,
Honored son of St. Dominic,
Lover of the Most Holy Rosary,
Apostle of mercy,
Protector of the tempted and repentant,
Helper of souls in doubt and darkness,
Compassionate to the sorrowful and afflicted,
Consoler of the discouraged and unfortunate,
Peacemaker in all discords,
Touched by all suffering,
Comforter of the sick and dying,
Worker of miraculous cures,
Guardian of the homeless child,
Humbly hiding God-given powers,
Devoted to holy poverty,
Model of obedience,
Lover of heroic penance,
Strong in self-denial,
Performing menial tasks with holy ardor,
Gifted with prophecy,

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, St. Martin, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

O God, who did make St. Martin, your confessor, to enter the heavenly Kingdom, grant through his merits and intercession that we may so follow the example of his humility on earth as to deserve to be exalted with him in Heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

November 4th

Saint Charles Borromeo

Saint Charles Borromeo was the nephew of Pope Pius IV. He was born in 1537 of one of the oldest, noblest, and wealthiest families of Lombardy, being the second son of Count Borrormeo. From his earliest years the little Charles was so noted for the gravity and sanctity of his character, that his uncle, Pope Pius, created him cardinal-archbishop of Milan at the age of twenty-three. There the young prelate’s life (as even a non-Catholic writer of note attests) presented a picture of active charity and self-denying humility, only to be equalled by those of the primitive apostles and teachers of Christianity. When the plague ravaged Milan, not satisfied with tending the sick in person, he offered himself solemnly to God as a sacrifice for his people. God did not demand that precious life; but the plague ceased miraculously. Saint Charles died on November 4, 1584, breathing out in rapture the words “Ecce venio!” He was the intimate friend of Saint Philip Neri, and the patron of Palestrina.

A Novena to Saint Charles Borromeo

O glorious St. Charles, the father of the clergy, and the perfect model of holy prelates! You are that good pastor, who, like your divine Master, gave up your life for your flock, if not by death, at least by the numerous sacrifices of your painful mission. Your sanctified life on earth was a spur to the most fervent, your exemplary penance was a reproach to the slothful, and your untiring zeal was the support of the Church.

O great Prelate, since the glory of God and the salvation of souls are the only objects of solicitude to the blessed in heaven, vouchsafe to intercede for me now, and to offer up for the intention of this novena, those fervent prayers which were so successful while you were on earth.

[Mention your request]

You are, O great St. Charles, among all the Saints of God, one in whose intercession I should most confide, because you were chosen by God to promote the interests of religion, by promoting the Christian education of youth. You were, like Jesus Christ himself, always accessible to little ones; for whom you broke the bread of the word of God, and procured for them also the blessings of a Christian Education. To you, then, I have recourse with confidence, beseeching you to obtain for me the grace to profit of the advantages I enjoy, and for which I am so considerably indebted to your zeal. Preserve me by your prayers from the dangers of the world; obtain that my heart may be impressed with a lively horror of sin; a deep sense of my duty as a Christian; a sincere contempt for the opinion and false maxims of the world; an ardent love for God, and that holy fear which is the beginning of wisdom.

Let us pray.

Preserve Your Church, O Lord, under the continual protection of Your glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles, that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties, so his prayers may make us zealous in the love of Your holy name: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of Saint Charles Borromeo

Almighty God, you have generously made known to human beings the mysteries of your life through Jesus Christ your Son in the Holy Spirit. Enlighten my mind to know these mysteries which your Church treasures and teaches. Move my heart to love them and my will to live in accord with them. Give me the ability to teach this Faith to others without pride, without ostentation, and without personal gain. Let me realize that I am simply your instrument for bringing others to the knowledge of the wonderful things you have done for all your creatures. Help me to be faithful to this task that you have entrusted to me. Amen.

Prayer to St. Charles Borromeo

O St. Charles, you are invoked as
the patron of all those who suffer
with stomach ailments and obesity.
You are also called upon as a helper
for all those attempting to diet and lose weight.
Please intercede for me today
and help me to control
my desires and compulsions,
so that I may fix my appetite
on the glory of heaven.
Amen.

LITANY OF ST. CHARLES BORROMEO

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 Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us.

Queen of Apostles,
St. Charles,
St. Charles, imitator of Christ,
St. Charles, faithful follower of Christ crucified,
St. Charles, replenished with the spirit of the Apostles,
St. Charles, consumed with zeal for the glory of God,
St. Charles, Father and Guide of the Clergy,
St. Charles, the light and support of the Church,
St. Charles, a model of humility and penance,
St. Charles, most desirous of the salvation of souls,
St. Charles, most zealous, for the instruction of youth,
St. Charles, Patron of the Ursuline Schools,

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. Pray for us, O glorious St. Charles.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

Preserve thy Church, O Lord, under the continual protection of thy glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles, that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties, so his prayers may make us zealous in the love of Thy holy name: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

November 5th

Saint Peter Chrysologus

Prayer of St. Peter Chrysologus

O God, who made the Bishop St. Peter Chrysologus
an outstanding preacher of Your word,
grant, through his intercession,
that we may constantly ponder in our hearts
the mysteries of Your salvation
and faithfully express them in what we do.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns in unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever.
Amen.

O God, who didst elect the blessed
and illustrious Doctor, Peter Chrysologus,
by a divine direction, to govern and instruct Thy Church;
grant, we beseech Thee,
that we may deserve to have him for our intercessor in heaven,
whom we have had as our teacher of the supernatural life on earth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

November 6th

Saint Nicholas Tavelic and Companions

PRAYER:

Almighty God, You glorified Sts. Nicholas and his Companions by their zeal in spreading the Faith and their crown of martyrdom. Through their prayers and example help us to run the way of Your commandments and to receive the crown of eternal life. Amen

Prayer

O God,
you glorified blessed Nicholas and his companions
with zeal for spreading the faith
and by the palm of martyrdom.
Grant us, we beg you,
through their example and intercession
to hasten in the way of your commandments,
so that we may merit to receive the reward of eternal life.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

OPENING PRAYER

Lord God, you glorified Saint Nicholas and his companions for their zeal in spreading the faith and their death as martyrs. Through their example and intercession, grant us to walk in the way of your precepts, and thus attain to eternal life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ…

November 7th

Saint Didacus

PRAYER FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT DIDACUS

O Almighty and everlasting God,
Who by Thy wonderful providence
dost choose the weak things of the world
to confound the strong:
be pleased to grant unto us Thy humble servants,
that through the kindly prayers of blessed Didacus,
Thy Confessor,
we may become worthy to be raised to eternal glory in Heaven.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end.
Amen.

November 8th

Blessed John Duns Scotus

Collect for Blessed John Duns Scotus

Lord God, source of all wisdom, in Blessed John Duns Scotus, priest and champion of the Immaculate Virgin, you have given us a master of life and thought. Grant that, enlightened by his example and nourished by his doctrine, we may remain faithful followers of Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer to Blessed John Duns Scotus

Blessed John Duns Scotus,
you strove to understand, explain, and defend
the truths of the holy Christian Faith in the light
of human reason.

For all truths, natural and supernatural,
are from one and the same Source:
the eternal God who is truth and light and love.

And so you proposed and expounded the perfect
purity and holiness of the Blessed Virgin Mary
in the first moment of her Immaculate Conception.

By her intercession and yours,
may the Most Holy Trinity
grant the conversion of sinners
and the favor of:

[add your request]
Amen.

Let us pray

God our Father, You called John Duns Scotus to serve you
in the simplicity of life of the Franciscans
and in the search for understanding.
May we be encouraged to follow Christ more faithfully
as we see both simplicity and wisdom in his life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Let us pray

Lord God, light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who gave blessed John Duns Scotus to your people
to strengthen them by his teaching and encourage them by his example,
grant that we may always rejoice in the faith which he taught
and follow in the way he walked.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

PRAYER TO BLESSED JOHN DUNS SCOTUS

O my most loving protector, from Heaven where you enjoy the fruits of your penitent and holy life, deign to make the Divine Favours rain down, wipe away our tears, console our hearts, lend your ear to my petitions, particularly for the intention which is so dear to my heart (mention request). Though my unworthiness is great and makes me miserable in the sight of God’s throne, your merits and the efficacy of your intercession will obtain for me the grace for which I long.

November 9th

Dedication of Saint John Lateran Basilica

COLLECT PRAYER

O God, who from living and chosen stones prepare an eternal dwelling for your majesty, increase in your Church the spirit of grace you have bestowed, so that by new growth your faithful people may build up the heavenly Jerusalem. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever

Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to Your shepherd, the Pope, a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ, build Your church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

O God, who were pleased to call your Church the Bride,
grant that the people that serves your name
may revere you, love you and follow you,
and may be led by you
to attain your promises in heaven.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever

November 10th

Saint Leo the Great

PRAYER:

God our Father,
you will never allow the powers of hell
to prevail against your Church,
founded on the rock of the apostle Peter.
Let the prayers of Pope Leo the Great
keep us faithful to your truth
and secure in your peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Pope St. Leo the Great Novena

O God, who never allow the gates of hell
to prevail against your Church,
firmly founded on the apostolic rock,
grant her, we pray,
that through the intercession of Pope Saint Leo,
she may stand firm in your truth
and know the protection of lasting peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer to St. Leo the Great

Dear Lord, we thank You for giving us
Pope St. Leo the Great as an example of holiness.
Help us to imitate the love of You he showed
in choosing to respond to Your call to the diaconate
and the papacy.

You served the Church faithfully as a deacon,
and You became known for Your virtues.
Then, You answered God’s call to lead
His Church as the Pope.

Pray for me, that I may always be open to doing
God’s will in my life, no matter what He might call me to.
Pray that I may be as devoted a servant of God as You were.

Novena Prayer to St. Leo the Great

Eternal Shepherd, look favorably upon Thy flock, which we beseech Thee to guard and keep for evermore through the blessed Leo, Supreme Pontiff, who Thou didst choose to be chief shepherd of the whole Church. And by his mighty merits, glorious intercession, and solicitude care for the flock we beg of Thee to:

(Mention your intentions)

And govern Thy Church in Thy clemency, we beseech Thee, O Lord, so that under the guidance of Thy mighty rule, she may enjoy greater freedom and abiding integrity of religion. Through Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE INTERCESSION OF ST LEO THE GREAT

God our Father,
you will never allow the powers of hell
to prevail against your Church,
founded on the rock of the apostle Peter.
Let the prayers of Pope Leo the Great
keep us faithful to your truth
and secure in your peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

PRAYER OF ST LEO THE GREAT

Grant to us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things, but rather to love heavenly things, that while all things around us pass away, we even now may hold fast those things which last forever

Prayer

Dear St. Leo, I pray for all to understand that the office of the pontificate was first given to Saint Peter as recorded in sacred scripture (Mt 16:18), and that the power of this office comes directly from God. There are so many in the world who do not accept or understand this truth — even many Catholics. Please St. Leo, intercede for those who are in darkness concerning the Church and the office of the papacy and ask our Lord to remove the scales from their eyes so that they may understand and be docile to this authority that God, Himself, has given. Amen.

November 11th

Saint Martin of Tours

On Nov. 11, the Catholic Church honors St. Martin of Tours, who left his post in the Roman army to become a “soldier of Christ” as a monk and later bishop.Martin was born around the year 316 in modern-day Hungary. His family left that region for Italy when his father, a military official of the Roman Empire, had to transfer there. Martin’s parents were pagans, but he felt an attraction to the Catholic faith which had become legal throughout the empire in 313. He received religious instruction at age 10, and even considered becoming a hermit in the desert. St. Martin of Tours has historically been among the most beloved saints in the history of Europe. In a 2007 Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his hope “that all Christians may be like St Martin, generous witnesses of the Gospel of love and tireless builders of jointly responsible sharing.”

Saint Martin of Tours Novena

Blessed Saint Martín of Tours, full of the Spirit of the Lord always having inexhaustible charity for the needy.

You, who full of love and generosity when you saw the beggar that was freezing from cold, without knowing that in truth he was Christ, did not doubt to give him half of your cape, and did not give it completely to him since the other half belonged to the Roman army; you, who did not seek recognition but only to favor your neighbor, found glory before the Lord. And when the Savior appeared to you dressed with the half-cape so as to express appreciation for your gesture and He told you “today you covered me with your mantle”, you decided to no longer serve the army and to dedicate your life to God and to the salvation of souls, being from then on a propagator of the faith and a holy man totally dedicated to whomever was in need.

Glorious Saint Martin, you who worked miracles and prodigies, who with joy, amiability and the most exquisite goodness won over the hearts of all and did not cease to ever work for their well being: give me your hand and help me to come out of all lack and scarcity which today afflicts me and weighs me down.

Glorious Saint Martin, my blessed patron, I humbly ask you with great faith that you attain from God, the fount of all Mercies that my ways on this earth, my work and my toils be cleansed and opened with clarity. In the name of Omnipotent God, Saint Martin of Tours, remove all that harms me and give me work and prosperity. O blessed relief, give me your saintly protection, assist me, I beg you, in these difficult times:

Concluding Prayer

You, noble Saint Martin, who have miraculous power
take my supplications with haste to the Heavens,
ask for my home all that is good;
may sorrows, ruins and miseries leave,
and may the Lord deign I merit
blessed fortune in my work (business),
and with it, abundance and prosperity,
so I may give freely to all in need.

Saint Martin, blessed Bishop of Tours,
may your virtues and charity
accompany me always.
I will not cease to pray to you
and to thank Almighty God
for all the favors granted;
and I promise to be charitable
and giving with all my brothers and sisters in need.

Saint Martin please intercede for me;
free and protect all my loved ones and I
from all that is evil.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Martin of Tours

Blessed saint, you were born under pagan ways but since your childhood you were chosen to be a Prince of the Church and, as Bishop of Tours, many souls were redeemed and liberated from the satanic forces through your prayers, austerities and blessings.
We humbly ask for your intercession before Our Lord Jesus Christ because we want to be worthy of the grace and mercy of the Holy Spirit that lead us from darkness to light into the eternal kingdom, for ever and ever. Amen.
St. Martin of Tours, Pray for us.

Concluding Prayer:

Blessed St. Martin of Tours, obtain for us not only forgiveness, but also a spirit of love towards neighbor enabling us to be compassionate. Obtain for us the grace to love all people as brothers and sisters with a pure and disinterested heart. May we, like you, one day enjoy the blessed vision of God forever and ever. Amen.

PRAYER OF ST LEO THE GREAT

Grant to us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things, but rather to love heavenly things, that while all things around us pass away, we even now may hold fast those things which last forever

COLLECT

O God, who are glorified in the Bishop Saint Martin
both by his life and death,
make new, we pray,
the wonders of your grace in our hearts,
that neither death nor life
may separate us from your love.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

PRAYER OF ST. MARTIN OF TOURS To Continue To Fight For God

Lord, if Your people still have need of my services,
I will not avoid the toil.
Your will be done.
I have fought the good fight long enough.
Yet if You bid me continue to hold the battle line
in defense of Your camp,
I will never beg to be excused from failing strength.
I will do the work You entrust to me.
While You command,
I will fight beneath Your banner.

PRAYER TO SAINT MARTIN OF TOURS

Saint Martin, you shared what you had
with the poor and needy.
You preached Christ’s word and served his people.
Help us to be generous in sharing what we have.
Saint Martin, pray for us!

November 12th

Saint Josaphat

Prayer to Saint Josaphat

O Saint Josaphat, wonderful Saint and heroic martyr for the union of our Church with the Vicar of Christ, the Pope of Rome. Thou are glorious on account of thy zeal in the propagation of the true Catholic faith among our people. Thou art wonderful because of thy heroic martyrdom for the unity of faith of our people with the Holy See of Rome, the true center of orthodox Catholicism.Thou art admirable on account of thy sublime virtues with which thou has adorned thy soul. We admire thy ardent love for Jesus and Mary and thy allegiance to the Vicar of Christ. Thou art a sublime example of all virtues for the people of whom thou wert born. Since thou art so powerful with God as thy miracles prove, I ask thee to obtain for me from Jesus and Mary a strong attachment to the Catholic faith and my beautiful Eastern Rite which I shall never betray nor abandon. Obtain also the grace of indefatigable zeal that I may labor for the reunion of my separated Eastern Brethren. Amen

PRAYER FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSAPHAT

Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord,
the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat,
Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled,
when he laid down his life for his sheep:
so that, through his intercession,
we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spirit,
and may not shrink from giving our lives for our brethren.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end.

Amen.

Prayer to Saint Josaphat

O Saint Josaphat, wonderful Saint and heroic martyr for the union of our Church with the Vicar of Christ, the Pope of Rome. Thou are glorious on account of thy zeal in the propagation of the true Catholic faith among our people. Thou art wonderful because of thy heroic martyrdom for the unity of faith of our people with the Holy See of Rome, the true center of orthodox Catholicism.

Thou art admirable on account of thy sublime virtues with which thou has adorned thy soul. We admire thy ardent love for Jesus and Mary and thy allegiance to the Vicar of Christ. Thou art a sublime example of all virtues for the people of whom thou were born. Since thou art so powerful with God as thy miracles prove, I ask thee to obtain for me from Jesus and Mary a strong attachment to the Catholic faith and my beautiful Eastern Rite which I shall never betray nor abandon. Obtain also the grace of indefatigable zeal that I may labor for the reunion of my separated Eastern Brethren.

O glorious martyr of our Catholic Church, remember the nation of which thou wert a son, look at our people and pray to God for future reunion of all Ukrainians under one fold and one shepherd. May the day come soon in which all thy Brethren will assemble before thy holy relics in a free and independent Ukraine to give thanks to God for the union of all Ukrainians with the Holy See. Amen.

PRAYER:

Lord,
fill your Church with the Spirit
that gave Saint Josaphat courage
to lay down his life for his people.
By his prayers
may your Spirit make us strong
and willing to offer our lives
for our brothers and sisters.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

COLLECT

Stir up in your Church, we pray, O Lord,
the Spirit that filled Saint Josaphat
as he laid down his life for the sheep,
so that through his intercession
we, too, may be strengthened by the same Spirit
and not be afraid to lay down our life for others.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

November 13th

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Frances Cabrini was born in Italy in 1850, one of thirteen children. When she was eighteen years old, poor health kept her from becoming a Sister. She helped her mother and father until their death, and then worked on a farm with her brother and sister.A priest asked her to teach in a school for girls. She taught for six years. Because a bishop asked her, she started a missionary order in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to care for poor children in schools and hospitals.Frances wrote to Pope Leo XIII, and he told her: “Go to the United States, my child. There is much work awaiting you there.”She came to the United States with six Sisters in 1889, and began working among the Italian people of New York. She became an American citizen. Mother Cabrini started 67 orphanages, schools, and hospitals in 35 years. She was the first American citizen to become a Saint, 7 July 1946.

Novena to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Almighty and Eternal Father, Giver of all Gifts, show us Your mercy, and grant, we beseech You, through the merits of Your faithful Servant, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, that all who invoke her intercession may obtain what they desire according to the good pleasure of Your Holy Will.

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O Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, mindful of Your bountiful goodness and love, deign, we implore You, through the tender devotion of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini for Your Sacred Heart, to hear our prayers and grant our petitions.

O God, the Holy Spirit, Comforter of the afflicted, Fountain of Light and Truth, through the ardent zeal of Your humble handmaid, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, grant us Your all-powerful aid in our necessities, sanctify our souls and fill our minds with Divine Light that we may see the Holy Will of God in all things.

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, beloved spouse of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, intercede for us that the favor we now ask may be granted.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be (three times)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be (three times)

Prayers of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

First American Citizen to be Canonized (1946)

Fortify me with the grace of your Holy Spirit and give your peace to my soul that I may be free from all needless anxiety, solicitude and worry. Help me to desire always that which is pleasing and acceptable to you so that your Will may be my will. Grant that I may rid myself of all unholy desires and that, for your love, I may remain obscure and unknown in this world, to be known only to you. Do not permit me to attribute to myself the good that you perform in me and through me, but rather, referring all honor to your Majesty, may I glory only in my infirmities, so that renouncing sincerely all vainglory which comes from the world, I may aspire to that true and lasting glory which comes from you. Amen.

God our Father, you called Frances Xavier Cabrini from Italy to serve the immigrants of America. By her example teach us concern for the stranger, the sick, and the frustrated. By her prayers help us to see Christ in all the men and women we meet. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Novena Prayer to Mother Cabrini, Patron Saint of Immigrants

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini,
woman of God, disciple of Christ,
you offered the people you met the gifts of life and love
by responding to their physical, emotional
and spiritual needs in practical and creative ways.
Inspired by your confidence in God
and your compassion, love and sense of justice,
we ask you to accompany us as we work
to respond to the urgent needs of our sisters and brothers
fleeing their home countries in search of refuge and peace.
Teach us. Pray for us. Amen.

For Discernment

My Jesus, I have not always recognized your loving plans for me.
Every day, with the help of your light I learn more of you loving care. Continue to increase my awareness of the gentleness of your loving plans.
I want to follow the purpose for which I was created.
See, I am in your hands.
Help me to choose the best way to serve you.
Walk with me, Jesus. Stay by my side and guide me!

For Peace of Mind

Jesus, fortify me with the grace of your Holy Spirit
and give your peace to my Soul that I may be free of all needless anxiety, solicitude, and worry.
Help me to desire always that which is pleasing and acceptable to You so that your will may be my own.

For Surrender to Jesus

My loving Jesus, I enclose myself i you and surrender myself completely in your loving Heart…Enlighten my mind with a ray of your light, move my heart and soul and make me do whatever pleases you and is for your greater glory.

Jesus, I love you so much…but I am so weak that in my ignorance and sinfulness I still do not know how to correspond, even partially, to all the special graces and loving tenderness with which you surround me.

I will think of you and rest in you, my beloved Jesus.

Behold your servant — do with me whatever you want!

A PRAYER AFTER CONFESSION BY ST. FRANCES XAVIER CABRINI

My dearest Jesus, I have told all my sins as well as I could. I tried hard to make a good confession. I feel sure that you have forgiven me. I thank You. It is only because of all Your sufferings that I can go to confession and free myself from my sins. Your Heart is full of love and mercy for poor sinners. I love You because You are so good to me. My loving Saviour, I shall try to keep from sin and to love You more each day. My dear Mother Mary, pray for me and help me to keep my promises. Protect me and do not let me fall back into sin. Almighty God, kneeling before Your Divine Majesty, I adore You and because You command me, I dare approach Your divine Heart. But what shall I say if You do not enlighten me with a ray of Your divine light?

Speak to my soul, O Lord, and command me to listen to Your voice. Enlighten my will to put Your words into practice. Pour Your grace into my heart; lift up my soul weighed down by my sins; raise my mind to heavenly things, so that earthly desires may no longer appeal to me. Speak to my soul with Your divine omnipotence, for You are my salvation, my life, and my peace, in time and in eternity. Strengthen me with the grace of Your Holy Spirit and give Your peace to my soul that I may be free from all needless worry and care. Help me to desire always that which is pleasing and acceptable to You so that Your Will may be my will, Grant that I may rid myself of all unholy desires, and that for Your love I may remain unknown in this world, and be known only to You.

Do not permit me to attribute to myself the good that You perform in me and through me, but rather, referring all honor to Your majesty, may I glory only in my weakness, so that renouncing sincerely all vain glory which comes from the world, I may aspire to the true and lasting glory which comes from you. Amen.

COLLECT PRAYER

God our Father, who called Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini from Italy to serve the immigrants of America, by her example, teach us to have concern for the stranger, the sick, and all those in need, and by her prayers help us to see Christ in all the men and women we meet. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

November 15th

Saint Albert the Great

Supreme Lord

We pray to You, O Lord,
who are the supreme Truth,
and all truth is from you.

We beseech You, O Lord,
who are the highest Wisdom,
and all the wise depend on You for their wisdom.
You are the supreme Joy,
and all who are happy owe it to You.
You are the Light of minds,
and all receive their understanding from You.
We love, we love You above all.
We seek You, we follow You,
and we are ready to serve You.
We desire to dwell under Your power
for You are the King of all. Amen.

… St Albert the Great, Pray for Us …

God, our refuge and strength, you gave the sainted bishop and teacher of the Church, Albert, the power to associate human knowledge with eternal wisdom. With his intercession and strengthen, protect our faith in the intellectual confusion of our days. Give us the openness of his intellect so that the progress of science may also help us to know you more profoundly and come closer to you. Let us grow in the knowledge of the truth which you yourself are, so that we may some day see you face to face in the presence of all the saints. For this we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, who did richly adorn St. Albert with your heavenly gifts and decorated him with all virtues, grant that, following in his footsteps, we may persevere in your service until death and securely obtain an everlasting reward. Through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen

Novena to St. Albert the Great

Heavenly Father, you made St. Albert the Great, by enabling him to combine human wisdom and Divine Faith. We ask you heavenly Father to allow St. Albert the Great to come to our assistance as we study and prepare for our Finals and Exams. We ask the blessed Mother Mary to intercede on our behalf, in not only bringing us closer to her Son Jesus, but also to take us to Jesus along with St. Albert the Great, the patron Saint of Students. May our knowledge that we work so hard to gain in our Colleges and Universities bring us ever closer to Jesus, and may our knowledge be of service to building up the Kingdom of God. May all we do glorify God as we work toward a higher education. May St. Albert the Great help ease our anxiety as we study, prepare, and take our finals. All this we ask in Jesus name, Amen. St. Albert the Great, pray for us!

Prayer to St. Albert the Great

God of Truth You endowed our brother Albert
with the gift of combining human wisdom with divine faith.
May the pursuit of all human knowledge
lead to a greater knowledge and love of You.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.
Amen.

COLLECT

O God, who made the Bishop Saint Albert great
by his joining of human wisdom to divine faith,
grant, we pray, that we may so adhere to the truths he taught,
that through progress in learning
we may come to a deeper knowledge and love of you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.