Novena for the sick with St Josemaria

Pray for the sick with St Josemaria!

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Why Join?

We should ask God for a cure of course.

But we should also accept God's will, whatever it may be, with faith and confidence... 

He is a loving and attentive Father who knows far better than we do what is for our own good. During this novena, ask – through the intercession of St. Josemaria – that God's most holy Will be accomplished.

The programme

Everyday, for 9 days, receive:

📖 A selection from Saint Josemaría Escrivá's writings on the sick

🪔 An intention for the sick based on those texts

🙏 A prayer to conclude

  • Day 1: God loves us
  • Day 2: Jesus is our friend
  • Day 3: God hears the prayer of the sick
  • Day 4: God helps us to be children
  • Day 5: God blesses those who accept his will
  • Day 6: Jesus teaches us to turn suffering into Love
  • Day 7: God helps us to give joy to others
  • Day 8: Jesus invites us to work with him
  • Day 9: Mary our mother is by our side

Join this novena now!

Saint Josemaría Escrivá

Saint Josemaría Escrivá (1902-1975), a Spanish priest, founded Opus Dei in 1928. Even during his lifetime he had a reputation for holiness, which continued to grow around the world after his death. Many people have testified to having obtained spiritual and material favours through his intercession, including medically inexplicable cures. He was declared a saint by saint John Paul II in 2002. The feast day of Saint Josemaría is 26 June.

Opus Dei

Opus Dei is a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. Its mission is to help people to live a fully Christian life through their daily commitments and occupations, spreading the Christian message that all men and women are called to holiness. This means following Jesus, loving him and imitating him in everything throughout the day and in all the circumstances of daily life.

Since holiness is achieved with God's help and our continued commitment, Opus Dei offers support and guidance to all who wish to aim at holiness in their ordinary lives, especially through their everyday work. 

Any work, if carried out in the spirit of Christ, competently and honestly, and with the aim of loving God and serving others, can be sanctified. What matters is the love that is put into work, not its human importance.

Click here to discover Opus Dei.

Prayer from the novena

Prayer to Saint Josemaría

O God, Through the mediation of Mary our Mother, you granted your priest Saint Josemaria countless graces, choosing him as a most faithful instrument to found Opus Dei, a way of sanctification in daily work and in the fulfillment of the Christian's ordinary duties. Grant that I too may learn to turn all the circumstances and events of my life into occasions of loving you and serving the Church, the Pope and all souls with joy and simplicity, lighting up the pathways of this earth with faith and love. Deign to grant me, through the intercession of Saint Josemaria, the favour of... (make your request). AMEN.