(The novena can also be said anytime – but especially in the nine days leading up to the Feast of the Holy Face on Shrove Tuesday.)
O Lord Jesus Christ, in presenting ourselves before Thy adorable Face, to ask of Thee the graces of which we stand in most need, we beseech Thee above all, to grant us that interior disposition of never refusing at any time what Thou requirest of us by Thy holy commandments and divine inspirations. Amen. More…
Opening Prayer for each day:
Hail, and blessed be the hour and moment
In which the Son of God was born
Of the most pure Virgin Mary
At midnight, in Bethlehem
In piercing cold.
In that hour, vouchsafe I beseech Thee, O my God,
To hear my prayers and grant my petitions
Through the merits of Jesus Christ and of His most blessed Mother. Amen.
(Mention your intentions here) More…
Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying?
Leave the care of your affairs to me
and everything will be peaceful.
I say to you in truth that every act of true,
blind, complete surrender to me
produces the effect that you desire
and resolves all difficult situations. More…
O glorious St. Anthony, born under the protection of Mary Immaculate, on the Feast of her Assumption into Heaven and consecrated to her at a tender age; thou didst vanquish the demon by the Sign of the Cross, which thy finger impressed on the marble of the church where thou wert praying. Oh, we beseech thee, obtain for us a tender devotion to our Blessed Mother, and the strength to triumph over all the attacks on our infernal enemy.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be More…
(The following prayers are said on nine consecutive days.)
Glorious St Zita, Example of Christian virtues, intercede for me in this my necessity (name it).
Obtain for me also diligence in all my duties and patience in all my trials, so that, following your example and being helped by your intercession in the miseries of this life, I may be united to you in the life to come, where there shall be no more weeping and More…
PATRON OF UNPAID WORKERS/HOUSEWIVES/CLEANERS
Feast Day: 27 April
O glorious St Zita, who did labour as a maid all your life, being cherished and trusted by the family you worked for, yet bullied and mistreated by your fellow servants, and now enjoy your heavenly reward, have pity on us all who still labour in this vale of tears. More…
Feast Day: 25 April
O glorious St Mark, through the grace of God our Father, you became a great Evangelist, preaching the Good News of Christ.
Obtain for me I pray you, lively faith, firm hope and burning love; patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, recollection in More…
Our Father; Hail Mary; Glory be to the Father
Prayer to Our Lady, Queen of Angels
August Queen of Heaven, Sovereign Mistress of the Angels, Thou Who from the beginning has received from God the power and mission to crush the head of satan, we humbly beseech Thee to send Thy Holy Legions that, under Thy command and by Thy power, they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks and drive them hence into the abyss of eternal woe. Amen. More…
To complete one Novena, a person must say the Rosary for 9 days.
Three Novenas of 9 days must be said to obtain the favour. Then, three more Novenas must be said in Thanksgiving.
In total, there must be 27 days of Rosary prayers to obtain the favour and 27 days of Rosary prayers in Thanksgiving.
This makes a total of 54 days. More…