19 July 2007

Novena to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

A special novena to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

O Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini who found in the Divine Heart of Jesus the secret of sanctity and the strength to carry His message to many nations, look kindly upon me and hear my prayer.

Inspired by Christ's charity you went about helping many in their spiritual and temporal needs; from the glory of Heaven, where your charity is not lessened nor your power weakened, grant my petition and obtain for me the grace I so urgently desire: protection from enemies at home, from civil strife, from famine, civil war and plague, and for mercy for the poor souls [who have died since 9/11] because of violence and war.

From the Sacred Heart of Jesus obtain that His Kingdom may be established in this world, now divided by hatred and dissensions; secure peace among nations, conversion of the sinners, health to the sick, alleviation for the victims of war, deliverance for the souls in Purgatory, salvation for the human race redeemed by Christ Our Saviour. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.
An indulgence of 300 days each time the above prayer is recited
July 7, 1946 +URBAN J. VEHER, Archbishop of Denver