St. Michael Novena 2019
After gathering around 22 000 people last year for the novena to St. Michael the archangel in French, Hozana launch this year the novena in English!
The Chaplain of Mont-Saint-Michel, Father Henri GESMIER, has shared with us the riches of this pilgrimage site…
This novena will enable us to join in with the daily prayers that have been spoken by pilgrims journeying to Mount-Saint-Michel for over 150 years.
Based on some marvellous excerpts from ANSELM GRÜN’s book, “The Wisdom of the Pilgrim”, let us too begin our walk and let us ask for our hearts to be transformed, as well as those of each of our brothers, to move together toward a better world, one in which we all have an active role, even today!
Through this novena to Saint Michael, we are offering you a spiritual itinerary. Let us experience it as a pilgrimage in order to encounter the presence of God in our lives. An encounter which, let us believe it, if we experience it with faith, can transform us beyond what we can conceive or imagine (cf. Eph 3:20).
“Prayer is the greatest defence of the soul” says Saint Augustine.
A spiritual pilgrimage of 9 days at Saint Michael’s side.
To prepare ourselves to celebrate Saint Michael on the 29th September, we invite you to unite in prayer from the 21st to 29th September.
Each day, we will meditate on a passage of the Gospel, we will pray for each of us and for France, we will say the daily prayer spoken by pilgrims for over 150 years at Mont-Saint-Michel, and we will discover, throughout this novena, the hidden mysteries of a pilgrimage and we will experience an inner transformation building on texts written by ANSELM GRÜN, doctor of theology and monk in our day.
How to register?
To register, click on the Novena to Saint Michael icon, then click “join” on the top right corner of the webpage. Also, we are counting on you to invite your friends, your family, your parish to pray this novena.
To experience this novena, you will receive each day via e-mail:
- a Bible passage
- a short meditation on that passage
- 2 prayer intentions (one for our country and one for us)
- an excerpt from “The Wisdom of the Pilgrim” by ANSELM GRÜN
- and we will end with the pilgrim’s prayer (which varies each day), and Saint Michael’s prayer (this community’s prayer)
It’s easy, every day we will send you the path to follow!
Program for the 9 days
- 1st day: Entering in thanksgiving
- 2nd day: Who is like God?
- 3rd day: Lead the good battle of faith
- 4th day: Stand firm in hope
- 5th day: The urgency of charity
- 6th day: Rooting oneself in prayer
- 7th day: A eucharistic life
- 8th day: In the heart of the Church
- 9th day: Becoming a missionary disciple
Prayer to Saint Michael by Pope Leo XIII
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
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