Let's pray for nine successive days to entrust Mary and nine saints with the health of our loved ones (with a special thought for COVID-19 patients).
Over the course of this novena, you will be invited to pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Mary and the saints, and ask for their assistance as you or your loved ones are fighting an illness.
Why Pray for Healing?
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
[...] If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
- Matthew 7: 7-12.
The Saints of The Novena
Of course, during this novena you will pray to "the greatest of all saints": the Virgin Mary.
You will also pray to various saints who, in their lifetime:
- fought to preserve their souls from evil influences;
- experienced profound spiritual or physical suffering (at one point in their lives, or throughout their entire lives);
- taught us with grace the divine power of forgiveness;
- were very close with Jesus Christ, making them powerful intercessors to Him on your behalf.
These great saints, selected for this novena are: St. Padre Pio, St. Bernadette, St. John Paul II, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Josephine Bakhita, St. Leopold Mandić, St. Joseph, and St. Mary Magdalene.
Inspired by the following Psalm verse:
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
Overcoming an illness is a battle: do not forget to turn to the guardian angels for their help!
The Novena Program
Each day, you will receive:
- A short text about the saint of the day
- a prayer to that saint
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Prayer from the novena
Padre Pio's Efficacious Prayer
O my Jesus, you have said: 'Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. ' Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…” (here name your request). One Our Father, One Hail Mary and One Glory Be (Repeat two times) O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have mercy on us sinners, and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your tender mother and ours. Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.
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