Friday, August 6, 2021

What we are praying at my home parish of St. Jane de Chantal in Abita Springs, LA

 Feast day of St. Jane de Chantal is August 12th.  Novena runs from Tuesday, August 3rd until Wednesday, August 11th


Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.

O Glorious Saint, Blessed Jane Frances,
who by your fervent prayer,
attention to the Divine Presence,
and purity of intention in your actions,
did attain on earth an intimate union with God,
be now our advocate, our mother,
our guide in the path of virtue and perfection.
Plead our cause near Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
to whom you were so tenderly devoted,
and whose holy virtues you did so closely imitate.
Obtain for us, O amiable and compassionate saint
the virtues you see most necessary for us;
an ardent love of Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament,
a tender and filial confidence in His blessed Mother,
and like you, a constant remembrance
of His sacred passion and death.
Obtain also, we pray to you,
that our particular intention in this Novena may be fulfilled.

[Mention your intention here...]

St. Jane Frances, pray for us.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

Almighty and merciful God,
who did grant blessed Saint Jane Frances,
so inflamed with the love of You,
a wonderful degree of fortitude
through all the paths of life,
and was pleased through her
to adorn Your Church with a new Religious order;
grant, by her merits and prayers,
that we, who sensible of our weakness
confide in Your strength,
may overcome all adversities
with the help of Your heavenly grace,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Prayer to implore fidelity to Divine Grace.

O great Saint Jane Frances!
who, to follow the inspirations of the Holy Spirit,
when you were called to the religious state,
did despise all the ties of nature and of blood;
obtain for us also the grace to correspond faithfully
with all divine impulses,
and to sacrifice to God
whatever is most dear and precious to us.

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