15 May 2010

Novena to St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Novena to St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
Say once a day for nine days

Dear God, Thou hast generously blessed Thy servant, St.
Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. Thou hast marked his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Thy Son. Endowed with the gift of discernment, St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional for the salvation of souls. With reverence and intense devotion in the celebration of Mass, he invited countless men and women to a greater union with Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Through the intercession of St.
Pio of Pietrelcina, I confidently beseech Thee to grant me the grace of (mention your intentions here). Amen.

Recite three
Glorias.

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The following litany of St. Pio is not part of the novena, but of course may be prayed in conjunction with it:

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the World,
have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Virgin Immaculate,
pray for us.
St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
pray for us.
Beloved of God,
pray for us.
Imitator of Jesus Christ,
pray for us.
Good shepherd of the people,
pray for us.
Model for priests,
pray for us.
Light of the Church,
pray for us.
Adorer of the Blessed Sacrament,
pray for us.
Faithful son of St. Francis,
pray for us.
Marked with the stigmata of Jesus,
pray for us.
Patient in suffering,
pray for us.
Helper of the dying,
pray for us.
Director of souls,
pray for us.
Heart of gold,
pray for us.
Apostle of mercy,
pray for us.
Worker of miracles,
pray for us.
Consoler of the afflicted,
pray for us.
Lover of the Most Holy Rosary,
pray for us.
Helper of souls in doubt and darkness,
pray for us.
Comforter of the sick,
pray for us.
Example of humility,
pray for us.
Source of wisdom,
pray for us.
Mirror of the divine life,
pray for us.
Lover of Jesus Crucified,
pray for us.
Resigned to the will of God,
pray for us.
Doing good upon earth,
pray for us.
Filled with the spirit of self-sacrifice,
pray for us.
Our help and hope in all our needs,
pray for us.
Vessel of the Holy Ghost,
pray for us.
Leading us to Christ,
pray for us.
Our spiritual father and advocate, pray for us.
Crowned with glory in Heaven, pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Let us pray:

God our Father, You helped St. Pio to reflect the
image of Christ through a life of charity and self-sacrifice.
May we follow your Son by walking in the footsteps of
St. Pio of Pietrelcina and by imitating his selfless love.
Amen
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If anyone has the opportunity, may I request this novena for a special intention of the Sister Marie of the Love of God, of the Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest? God bless you.


Also, thanks to all of you who so generously offered prayers for my wife. I sincerely appreciate it, and keep you all in my prayers as well.

3 comments:

Colleen Hammond said...

Y'all continue to be in our prayers, and we'll add this Padre Pio novena to the continuation of our Novena to the Holy Spirit (today is Day Two!). http://www.colleenhammond.com/blog/2010/05/novena-to-the-holy-spirit-day-two/

A fan of Sister's said...

I'm glad you posted this. I wish everyone would please, please pray this novena.

May God have mercy on all of us...

cecilegoldthorn said...

From one who prays for her and her community daily...

Yes, please include me in the novena for Sister Marie's intention.

I wish her all graces and blessings in her American endeavor. I wish I could do more and provide help that I know Sister must need. If Sister's health was not so good in Italy, please do not let her go without air-conditioning during St. Louis in the summer. If I can help with that, please post the need.