18 June 2010

Happy Anniversary

Today is the sixth anniversary of the day that Sister Marie of the Love of God, Mother Caroline Marie of the Trinity and Sister Helene of Jesus Sovereign Priest received their habits. May God bless them and all the Adorers of the Royal Heart.

Please continue to remember Sister Marie and her special intention in your prayers.

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.

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.


Anonymous said...

We love and miss dear Sister Marie very much!

Please Lord, send us vocations, many holy vocations of Preists and Religious Brothers and Sisters.

nazareth priest said...

How beautiful!
Praised be the Lord in His consecrated Virgins!
Prayers from here for these wonderful Sisters!
We love the Institute of Christ the King here...we have their Oratory near us in Wausau, Wi; some of their members are loyal members of our Association of the Faithful. We have a great spiritual communion.
Blessing to Mother Marie and her companion from me, Fr. John Mary of the Annunciation, ISJ (of the Institute of Saint Joseph, erected as a Public Association of the Faithful by Archbishop Raymond Burke, when he was diocesan bishop in the Diocese of La Crosse, WI)...he also ordained me as a holy priest, for which I am forever grateful!

Anonymous said...

Where is Mother Marie? Has she left St. Louis?

Anonymous said...


thetimman said...

Sister Marie is in France at the moment recovering from illness. Pray for her and her swift return to STL.

nazareth priest said...

Prayers for Mother Marie...so sorry to hear of her illness. God will bless this work; illness is always a sign of His 'favor'...I know...I know. St. Padre Pio, ora pro nobis!

Anonymous said...

I am so sad! Sister Marie of the Love of God is back permanently in France by her family. We pray for her health!