My Favorite Novenas is a purse- or pocket-size book containing Novenas to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Jude, St. Gerard (expectant mothers), Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Joseph (fathers), St. Dymphna (nervous disorders), St. Therese, The Infant Jesus of Prague (urgent need), Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin, St. Peregrine (cancer), St. Joseph (workers), St. Anthony, St. Lucy (eye disorders), St. Anne (homemakers), and St. Rita (the hopeless). With color illustrations from the studios of Cromo in Milan, Italy. Format: 16 page booklet Size: approximately 4.125 x 5.25 Publisher: Cromo
Originally published during World War II, this booklet is being brought out again to encourage prayers for peace and for loved ones in todays new horrors of war. Novena for Peace is arranged as a holy hour (with Benediction) for use in a congregation, but its prayers can just as well be prayed privately. These include the Prayer to Our Lady of Mercy; Prayer for Soldiers, Sailors and Aviators; Prayer for Those at Sea; Prayer to the Mother of Sorrows; Prayer to St. Rita; Advocate in Desperate Cases; Prayer to St. Michael; Invocations to our Suffering Saviour Jesus Christ; Pope Pius XIIs Prayer for Peace; the Memorare; Mother Dearest, Mother Fairest; and more. This little book of hope guides the reader in beseeching Gods help for those in the serviceand for true Christian peace on earth.
Saint Jude has become known as the patron of desperate causes because he is the saint we pray to for intercession with God when nothing else has seemed to work. Because his name is often confused with Judas Iscariat, the betrayer of Jesus, attention to Jude has been neglected throughout history. Here at last is a beautiful novena to this almost forgotten saint.
Each day of the novena offers guided imagery, reflections for meditation, and prayers on some aspect of spirituality gleaned from the little we know about Saint Jude's life as an apostle and probable relative of Jesus. Anyone who needs a friend to intercede with God for particularly difficult favors will cherish this devotional pamphlet.
The little that is known about the Apostle Jude is found in the New Testament and ancient traditions. Neither of these, however, offer details of his life. Because he was an apostle of the Lord, we know for certain that Jude spent a great deal of time with Jesus. He grew to know him intimately during the years of Jesus’ public ministry. An ancient tradition places St. Jude in Mesopotamia and Persia preaching the Gospel. It is believed that he was eventually martyred in Persia, where he was beaten to death with a club. He is usually depicted with a club, instrument of torture, and a medallion showing Jesus’ face. Popular devotion to St. Jude Thaddeus developed in the 20th century when he became known as the patron of hopeless and desperate cases. The booklet contains morning and evening prayer, Prayer to Obtain a Special Favor, Prayer to be Freed from an Addiction, Prayer for a Loved One Suffering from an Addiction, Prayer in Time of Adversity, Litany in Honor of St. Jude, and more. The tradition of praying novenas has its roots in the earliest days of the Church. Christians have always prayed for various needs, trusting that God both hears and answers prayer. The word “novena” derives from the Latin term novem, meaning nine. In a novena we pray a prayer for nine days. “But,” we might wonder, “doesn’t God know our needs before we event ask? Isn’t praying once for something enough?” Although we believe in God’s love for us, something we need to remind ourselves of this. Although we know we are held in God’s hands and that God will not let go, sometimes we need reassurance. What may appear to be mere repetition in a novena is really a continual act of faith and hope in our loving God. Just as we pray for each other while here on earth, those who have gone before us and are united with God in heaven can pray for us and intercede for us as well. We use the term “communion of sai
Our Aquinas Press Novena Book series offers completely illustrated nine-day Novenas with special prayers to ten beloved saints. In addition we offer Novenas to the Sacred Heart and the Divine Mercy, and four Novena books in honor of Our Blessed Mother - all in an appealingly illustrated 24-page format.
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