Novena to Saint Benedict
Jul. 3rd to Jul.11th
Glorious Saint Benedict,
sublime model of virtue,
pure vessel of God’s grace!
Behold me humbly kneeling at your feet.
I implore you in your loving kindness to
pray for me before the throne of God.
To you I have recourse in the dangers
that daily surround me.
Shield me against my selfishness
and my indifference to
God and to my neighbor.
Inspire me to imitate you in all things.
May your blessing be with me always,
so that I may see and serve Christ in
others and work for His kingdom.
Graciously obtain for me from God
those favors and graces which I need so much in
miseries and afflictions of life.
Your heart was always full of love,
compassion and mercy toward those who
were afflicted or troubled in any way.
You never dismissed without consolation and
assistance anyone who had recourse to you.
I therefore invoke your powerful intercession,
confident in the hope that you will hear my
prayers and obtain for me the special grace and
favor I earnestly implore.
(State your intention
great Saint Benedict,
to live and die as a faithful child of God,
to run in the sweetness of His loving will,
and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.