17 August 2010

Novena for Archbishop Robert Carlson

Mark from the St. Louis Crusade blog emailed me and suggested that I post the following novena for continued strength, courage and perserverance for His Grace Archbishop Carlson, which I am very happy to do.  If you begin this novena today, it will end on the Feast of St. Louis, the patron of our fair city and Archdiocese.  That seems to be particularly fitting.

Irresistible Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


O my Jesus, Thou didst say: "Amen, I say to you, ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you." Hence I knock, I seek, and I ask for the grace of...

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...


O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee!


O my Jesus, Thou didst say: "Amen, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He will give unto you.” Hence I ask the Father, in Thy name, for the grace of...

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...


O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee!


O my Jesus, Thou didst say: "Amen, I say to you, heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away." Encouraged by Thy infallible words, I now ask for the grace of...


Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...


O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee!


Let us pray


Sacred Heart of Jesus, for Whom one thing alone is impossible, namely, not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace we ask of Thee, through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Thy tender Mother and ours.

Hail Holy Queen...


Saint Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us!


Heart of Jesus, rich unto all that call upon Thee, have mercy on us!


Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in Thee, have mercy on us!

3 comments:

Meg said...

Thank you, Mark and TImman, for this timely impetus to pray for our shepherd.

Anonymous said...

The Archbishop should be referred to as "The Most Reverend Robert Carlson," OR, less traditionally, "His Excellency Robert Carlson," NOT "His Grace Robert Carlson."

Father G said...

Anonymous...

No...with due respect, you're wrong. Both forms of addressing the archbishop as "Your Grace" and "Your Excellency' are perfectly correct, acceptable and traditional. Although the term "Your Grace" might be a little more common in England and Ireland than here in the US. Also one never uses the term "Most Reverend" when speaking to a bishop...this is only used in writing and or when referring to the bishop formally eg. the Most Reverend Robert Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis.