Novena Prayer to St. Louis Bertrand

O glorious St. Louis Bertrand, perfect disciple of our crucified Redeemer, vouchsafe to cast upon me a look of pity and of love. I have recourse to thee with confidence. Throughout thy whole life, thou didst ever labour most zealously to secure the salvation of thy neighbour, seeking by all means in thy power to win hearts to God. Oh, pray for me thy devoted client, that together with the pardon of my sins, I may become like thee, an apostle of charity, that I may compassionate the miseries of my fellow-creatures, wipe away the tears from their eyes, and assist them as far as I can in all their spiritual and corporal necessities. Beg for me, O great saint, from the adorable Heart
of Jesus, a constant increase of divine love. Be thou my protector during life; obtain for me a death calm and peaceful, under the protection of Mary, the Virgin Mother of Good Counsel, the Immaculate Mother of God. Amen.

Taken from “The Dominican Manual, A Selection of Prayers and Devotions”
Nihil Obstat: Thomas O’Donnell
Imprimatur: +Gulielmus, Archbishop of Dublin

Novena Prayer to Bl. Margaret of Castello

Almighty and Eternal God, the comfort of the afflicted, the strength of the burdened and the hope of the unwanted; may the prayers of those who call on You in any trouble be heard by You; so that all may rejoice to be helped by Your Mercy in their needs.

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

Let us pray.  O God Who wished Blessed Margaret be blind from birth so that the eyes of her soul, enlightened by Your grace, might more clearly see the value of spiritual realities: graciously grant that we may perceive the hidden dangers in this world of darkness and safely reach our home of eternal light.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Nihil Obstat: Rev. William Thomas Kessler, S.T.D.
Imprimatur: +James A. Griffin, J.C.L., J.D., D.D., Bishop of Columbus

Novena Prayer to St. Dominic

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy father, St. Dominic, look down from that throne of glory where thou enjoyest the reward of all thy labours, upon me, thy poor unworthy child.
I praise and thank God for the exalted degree of sanctity to which he has raised thee, and the special privileges by which he has distinguished thee; and I conjure thee by that gratitude with which thou shalt for all eternity be penetrated to thy divine Benefactor, to root out of my heart whatever is not agreeable in his sight, especially that evil habit by which I most frequently offend him. Obtain, likewise, the favours I request in this Novena.
O glorious Mother of God, Queen of the Sacred Rosary, who didst love Dominic with the affection of a mother, and wert most tenderly loved and honoured by him, vouchsafe to look upon my for his sake with an eye of pity: deign to join with him in presenting my petitions to thy most blessed Jesus, whom I sincerely desire from this moment to love with all my heart, and to serve with all my strength.
Mother of my Redeemer, I place myself now under thy powerful protection as a certain means of obtaining all necessary grace here, and eternal happiness hereafter. Amen.

Taken from “The Dominican Manual, A Selection of Prayers and Devotions”
Nihil Obstat: Thomas O’Donnell
Imprimatur: +Gulielmus, Archbishop of Dublin