Devotions

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES

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Hymn

A Ti, Virgen de Lourdes

Queremos siempre amar;

Por eso nos postramos

Delante de tu altar

De Ti, Madre, esperamos,

Continua proteccion

Pues es prenda segura

De eterna salvacion

En la hora de la muerte

Danos tu bendicion

Y guia nuestras almas

A la eternal mansion.

Act of Contrition

My Lord Jesus Christ, true God and true man, my King and my Redeemer, in Whom I believe and hope and Whom I love above all things; I humbly prostrate before Thy Divine Majesty, I beg pardon for all my sins and ingratitude with which I have offended Thee.  I know, O Lord, that I am unworthy to appear in Thy presence.  Therefore I come to Thee through Thy Most Beloved Mother, Whom I Beseech to intercede and to obtain for me the remission of all my sins which I detest with my whole heart and I firmly resolve by your grace not to commit them again.  Amen.

Prayer

O Mary Immaculate, Blessed Virgin of Lourdes desiring to make this novena, with the greatest devotion of my soul and to answer the call, that you made to all your children, in the person of the humble Bernadette, I kneel at your feet to listen attentively to your voice, to make known my necessities and seek your powerful protection.  Do not refuse me, My Mother, on account of my unworthiness:  look only at the repentance that I feel for having wounded your maternal heart and renewed the Passion of your Most Beloved Son.  Come and help me during this novena to purify my soul and to obtain through your intercession the special grace, which I implore from the divine Majesty (here mention your requests) and to give thanks to God for all the benefits received by me, and specially for that which is the purpose of this novena.  Amen.

Petitions To Our Lady Of Lourdes

Mary Immaculate I humbly beseech you to obtain that our faith be every day increased more and more, and that you obtain a beam of divine light for those, who sit in the darkness of infidelity.  Propagate the kingdom of God over the world; banish all errors from us so that the people of our country, and especially of this parish/city/town, may make it their constant glory to live in the faithof your most beloved Son and remain united to the Holy  Roman Church until the hour of death, I make this request with humility, reciting the following Hail Marys and invocations:

Pray Three Hail Marys adding after each of them:

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Prayer for the Sick

O powerful Virgin of Lourdes, full of affliction and with tears in our eyes, we fly unto thee comforter of the afflicted and health of the sick.  Placing in thee all our confidence cognizant of the innumerable and wonderful cures made by thee not only in Lourdes, but all over the world, we humbly prostrate before thee in this dreadful hour of distress and sickness and beseech thee with all the fervor, faith and devotion of our souls to hear the supplication which we direct to thee in favor of this our beloved patient…

Since thou have worked so many cures among your devotees, do thou make one more and save this beloved member of our family.  Take him away from all danger if it will not be an obstacle to his salvation and we solemnly promise thee to spend the rest of our lives as good and practical Catholics in thanksgiving for thy powerful patronage.  Amen.

Virgin of Lourdes, pray for us.

Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us.

Health of the sick, pray for us.

Final Prayer for Everyday

Immaculate Lady and my Mother, by the love you showed to the world deigning to appear in a rustic Grotto to teach the young and happy Bernadette, I beseech you to grant me a share in the same great joy.  And, as you, O Lady, cause a rich spring of crystal and health-giving waters to gush forth, obtain that Your Divine Son may pour upon my soul the sweetest and the most fruitful water of grace to extinguish the love of earthly things and to cleanse my sinful heart, so that I may be worthy of the most pure joys of heaven.  Amen.

PADRE PIO DEVOTION – EFFICACIOUS NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Padre Pio | Italian priest and saint | Britannica
  1. O my Jesus, You have said:  ‘Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.’  Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…

Our Father…  Hail Mary…  Glory to the Father…  Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

  1. O my Jesus, You have said:  ‘Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you.’  Behold, in Your name, I ask the Father for the grace of…

Our Father…  Hail Mary…  Glory to the Father…  Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

  1. O my Jesus, You have said:  ‘Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.’  Encouraged by Your infallible words, I now ask for the grace of…

Our Father…  Hail Mary…  Glory to the Father…  Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender mother and ours.

Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: 

St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, pray for us.

NOVENA IN HONOR OF BLESSED JOSE MARIA DE MANILA

Hymn: The Great Creole (Fr. Jose Maria de Manila, OFMCap.)

Lyrics: Br. Artemio T. Raymundo, OFMCap.

Picture of Bl. Jose Maria de Manila, OFMCap.JPGMusic: Br. Mateo O. Goldaraz, OFMCap.

(Ref.) With shouts of joy, let’s praise our God

Proclaim to all what He has done

To our brother, servant of God

Jose Maria, martyr of love. (2X)

Manila, his city of birth

And here for sixteen years he lived.

Innate goodness and gifts so rare

He possessed at an early age.

When his family moved to Spain

Friar Capuchin he became.

Longed to go back to his birthplace

To serve his countrymen again.

But God had other plans for him

That brought him to a glorious end:

He died for Faith, a martyr’s death,

Loyal to Christ until the end.

Act of Contrition:

Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because I offended you my God, who art all good, and deserving of all my love.  I firmly resolve with the help of your grace to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.  Amen.

Novena Prayer:

Oh God, You gave Blessed Jose Maria de Manila, Capuchin, the great privilege of sharing in the passion of Your son, our Lord Jesus Christ, by accepting the grace of martyrdom with unwavering faith and steadfast love.  Grant me through his intercession the grace of ——— which I ardently hope for; and above all, give me the grace of witnessing to my faith and following the footsteps of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You with the Holy Spirit forever and ever.  Amen.

Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory to the Father …

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!

Blessed Jose Maria de Manila, pray for us!