Sunday, August 02, 2009

Novena to St. Clare of Assisi


Feast of St. Clare of Assisi [August 11]




DAY ONE

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

INVOCATION

O most Holy Trinity, + Father, Son and Holy Spirit, + we praise your Holy Name + and the wonders of grace you worked in your servant, Saint Clare. + Through her powerful intercession + grant us the favors we beg in this novena, + [State or contemplate your intention here.] + above all the grace to live and die as she did + in your most Holy Love. + Amen.

PETITION

O Seraphic Saint Clare, + first disciple of the Little Poor Man of Assisi, + who abandoned all riches and honors + for a life of sacrifice and of highest poverty, + obtain from God for us the grace we ask, + that of always submitting to the Divine Will + and of living confidently in the Divine Providence of our Heavenly Father. + Amen.

CLOSING PRAYER

V. Pray for us, Saint Clare.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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DAY TWO

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

INVOCATION

O most Holy Trinity, + Father, Son and Holy Spirit, + we praise your Holy Name + and the wonders of grace you worked in your servant, Saint Clare. + Through her powerful intercession + grant us the favors we beg in this novena, + [State or contemplate your intention here.] + above all the grace to live and die as she did + in your most Holy Love. + Amen.

PETITION

O Seraphic Saint Clare + who, though living separated from the world + did not forget the poor and the afflicted, + but did become a mother to them, + sacrificing for them your riches + and working for them innumerable miracles; + obtain from God for us the grace we implore: + Christian charity towards our brethren + in all their spiritual and temporal needs. + Amen.

CLOSING PRAYER

V. Pray for us, Saint Clare.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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DAY THREE

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

INVOCATION

O most Holy Trinity, + Father, Son and Holy Spirit, + we praise your Holy Name + and the wonders of grace you worked in your servant, Saint Clare. + Through her powerful intercession + grant us the favors we beg in this novena, + [State or contemplate your intention here.] + above all the grace to live and die as she did + in your most Holy Love. + Amen.

PETITION

O Seraphic Saint Clare, + light of your country, + who hast delivered Italy from barbarous invaders; + obtain from God for us the grace we implore + that of overcoming all attacks of the world against faith and morals + thus preserving in our families + true Christian peace + with a holy fear of God + and a devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. + Amen.

CLOSING PRAYER

V. Pray for us, Saint Clare.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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DAY FOUR

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

INVOCATION

O most Holy Trinity, + Father, Son and Holy Spirit, + we praise your Holy Name + and the wonders of grace you worked in your servant, Saint Clare. + Through her powerful intercession + grant us the favors we beg in this novena, + [State or contemplate your intention here.] + above all the grace to live and die as she did + in your most Holy Love. + Amen.

PETITION

Blessed Saint Clare, + whose very name means light, + illumine the darkness of our minds and hearts + so that we might see what God wishes us to do + and perform it with a willing and joyful heart. + Before your birth, + a Heavenly voice foretold + that you would be a light illuminating the world. + Be a light to us in the sorrows and anxieties of this earthly life, + and lead us into the eternal light of our home in Heaven. + Amen.

CLOSING PRAYER

V. Pray for us, Saint Clare.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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DAY FIVE

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

INVOCATION

O most Holy Trinity, + Father, Son and Holy Spirit, + we praise your Holy Name + and the wonders of grace you worked in your servant, Saint Clare. + Through her powerful intercession + grant us the favors we beg in this novena, + [State or contemplate your intention here.] + above all the grace to live and die as she did + in your most Holy Love. + Amen.

PETITION

O Seraphic Saint Clare, + whose virginal heart was great enough to love the whole world, + take our petitions into your pure hands + and present them to God. + Pray for us + that we may one day enter joyously before the throne of God. + Let the light of your perfect purity + consume the shadows of sin + and the corruption that darkens the world. + Intercede by your innocence for our youth. + Safeguard the peace of our homes + and the unity of our family. + Plead with your chaste love for all in peril. + Amen.

CLOSING PRAYER

V. Pray for us, Saint Clare.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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DAY SIX

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

INVOCATION

O most Holy Trinity, + Father, Son and Holy Spirit, + we praise your Holy Name + and the wonders of grace you worked in your servant, Saint Clare. + Through her powerful intercession + grant us the favors we beg in this novena, + [State or contemplate your intention here.] + above all the grace to live and die as she did + in your most Holy Love. + Amen.

PETITION

Generous Saint Clare, + who left wealth and pleasure and all earthly goods + to become the first spiritual daughter of Saint Francis + and to serve God in the cloister, + help us to commit our lives to God + without limit or measure + so that He may live in us and shine forth from us + to all whose lives touch ours. + You who loved souls so much as to make your life a continual sacrifice for them, + obtain for us the graces we now implore + and win for us the strength to praise God + in suffering as well as in joy. + Amen.

CLOSING PRAYER

V. Pray for us, Saint Clare.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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DAY SEVEN

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

INVOCATION

O most Holy Trinity, + Father, Son and Holy Spirit, + we praise your Holy Name + and the wonders of grace you worked in your servant, Saint Clare. + Through her powerful intercession + grant us the favors we beg in this novena, + [State or contemplate your intention here.] + above all the grace to live and die as she did + in your most Holy Love. + Amen.

PETITION

Faithful Saint Clare, + loyal daughter of the Church, + friend and confidante of popes, + intercede for the holy Church + and look graciously from Heaven on our holy Father Pope. + Enlighten us to remove from our souls + all that hinders the progress of the Church on earth. + Grant that we may share your great love for the Church of God + and spread His kingdom on earth by a holy life. + You, who worked miracles in the presence of the pope on earth, + obtain for us the graces we need, + now that you stand in the presence of the most high God in Heaven. + Amen.

CLOSING PRAYER

V. Pray for us, Saint Clare.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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DAY EIGHT

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

INVOCATION

O most Holy Trinity, + Father, Son and Holy Spirit, + we praise your Holy Name + and the wonders of grace you worked in your servant, Saint Clare. + Through her powerful intercession + grant us the favors we beg in this novena, + [State or contemplate your intention here.] + above all the grace to live and die as she did + in your most Holy Love. + Amen.

PETITION

Valiant Saint Clare, + who fearlessly stood alone against the barbarous Saracens, + trusting in the Blessed Sacrament as your only protection, + enkindle in us a tender love for Jesus Christ; + help us to live Eucharistic lives. + You who saved your city of Assisi from plunder and ruin, + protect our city and (arch)diocese, + plead for our beloved country + and the suffering world. + A voice from the Sacred Host rewarded your trust with a promise: + "I will always take care of you." + Glorious Saint Clare,
from your high place in Heaven, + take care of us now in our earthly needs + and guide us by your light to Heaven. + Amen.

CLOSING PRAYER

V. Pray for us, Saint Clare.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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DAY NINE

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

INVOCATION

O most Holy Trinity, + Father, Son and Holy Spirit, + we praise your Holy Name + and the wonders of grace you worked in your servant, Saint Clare. + Through her powerful intercession + grant us the favors we beg in this novena, + [State or contemplate your intention here.] + above all the grace to live and die as she did + in your most Holy Love. + Amen.

PETITION

Gracious Saint Clare, + who fulfilled your womanhood + by a life of love in prayer and penance, + help us to fulfill our destiny + that we may one day greet you in Heaven. + You who were consoled at your death + by a vision of Christ and His Mother, + obtain for us the grace that we may die under the special protection of God + and enter into the life and bliss you now enjoy. + Have pity on us who struggle, + on us who mourn, + and win for us the favors of God + so that after this life + we may come home to Him + who lives and reigns forever and ever. + Amen.

CLOSING PRAYER

V. Pray for us, Saint Clare.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

We Pray to you, Lord, + Grant to us your servants + who celebrate the festival of Blessed Clare your Virgin, + by her intercession, + to be partakers of the joys of heaven + and coheirs with your only-begotten Son, + who being God, + lives and reigns forever and ever. + Amen.

Holy Mother St. Clare, Pray for us!

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Feast of St. Clare of Assisi [August 11]


Collect: God of mercy, you inspired Saint Clare with the love of poverty. By the help of her prayers may we follow Christ in poverty of spirit and come to the joyful vision of your glory in the kingdom of heaven. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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2 comments:

Michael Maedoc said...

Thanks for posting this novena. We are making the trip to Belleville for the novena tomorrow and probably Sunday.
M & B

Naz Andreville said...

Novena to St Clare

Today is my 9th day and good things are happening to me already.
Ask St Clare for 3 favors, 1 business, and 2 impossible. Say 9 Hail Mary and the following prayer for 9 days with a lighted candle. pray whether you believe or not and publish on the 9th day.
Prayer:
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, praised, glorified, and loved today and everyday throghout the world forever. Amen.