9-Day Novena to Sto. Niño de Cebu

ACT OF CONTRIBUTION

Oh, Dear Jesus, You are our King and our God, because of your love for us, You came down from heaven and born of the Virgin Mary. We repent all the transgressions we have committed against you. Forgive us, Oh Jesus, for our sins of ingratitude. Strengthen our will to resist temptations. Grant us the grace not to sin again that we may enjoy the blessings of Heaven.

Oh, Holy Child Jesus, son of the living God, who is ever-good and loving. We kneel before you our True God. We humbly ask to give us your mercy and grant us all the favors we ask of You in this Novena.

AMEN.

Day 1

Oh, ever-wise Jesus, son of the living God, in your infinite wisdom, You sent zealous missionaries to our shores in the Philippines to preach the Gospel to our forefathers. You had drawn our people to the light of your Catholic Church, we humbly ask you to give us the living faith so what we may always please you in all that we do. We ask you this in your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino… (see prayer below)

Day 2

Oh, most-loving Jesus, who has shown your love to us by dying for us on the Cross and by giving yourself to us in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, we beseech you to share with us Your love so that we may always love You with all our heart, with all our soul and all our strength, and also so that we may always love our neighbors as ourselves. This we ask in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino… (see prayer below)

Day 3

Oh, my Jesus, who has said, “learn from me because I am meek and humble of heart”, grants us the virtues of meekness and humility so that we may progress in our spiritual life, and so that our neighbor may see your Image in us. We ask you this in your Holy Name. Amen

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 4

Oh, merciful Jesus, you had forgiven those who crucified you; we implore you to give us a forgiving heart so that we may always pardon those who will hurt us in words or in deeds. This we ask you in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 5

Oh, most-loving Jesus, You have said, “there will be more rejoicing in Heaven for one sinner who repents than over ninety nine who don’t need repentance”, we beseech you to grant us the grace of repentance so that we may repent our sins and live for you alone. This we ask in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 6

Oh, most-loving Jesus, You gave us the example of a chaste life while you were on earth; we implore you to grant us the virtue of chastity so that we may always live a chaste life in whatever state of life we have chosen. This we ask of you in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 7

Oh, most merciful Jesus, You had been always obedient to your heavenly Father even unto death; we beseech you to grant us the grace of being always docile to the promptings of the Holy Spirit so that we will always glorify your Father in Heaven. This we ask in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 8

Oh, merciful Jesus, You opened the gates of Heaven for us through your death and resurrection; we implore you to grant us eternal life after our journey on earth. We ask you this in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 9

Oh, merciful Jesus, You said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”, We beseech you to guide us in our way to Heaven so that we may be able to surmount all the difficulties and obstacles we encounter in this decptive world.

Grant us also the virtue of hope so that we always thirst for the heavenly things and for your glory. We ask you this in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

SUPPLICATIONS TO SANTO NIÑO

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, graciously hear us.

In every need let us come to you with humble trust.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

In our all doubts, perplexities and temptations,
R. Santo Nino, help us.

In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials,
R. Santo Nino, help us.

In the failure of our plans and hopes.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

In disappointments, troubles and sorrows,
R. Santo Nino, help us.

When others fail us, and Your Grace alone can assist us.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

When we throw ourselves on your tender love as our only refuge.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

When we are ill and our head and hands cannot work and we are lonely.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

When we feel impatient and our cross irritates us.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

Always, always, in spite of weaknesses, failings and shortcomings of every kind.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world:
Spare us. O Jesus.

Lamb of God who take away the sins of te world:
Graciously hear us, O Jesus

Lamb of God who take away the sins of the world:
have mercy upon us, O Jesus.

Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, Graciously hear us.

Resource:

https://santoninodecebubasilica.org/pray/9-days-novena-to-sto-nino-de-cebu/


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A powerful Prayer to the Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit,

third person of the blessed Trinity.

Spirit of truth love and holiness,

proceeding from the Father

and the Son,

and equal to them in all things.

I adore You and love You with all my heart.

Teach me to know and to seek God,

by whom and for whom I was created.

Fill my heart with holy fear and love of God.

Grant me compunction and patience

and allow me not to fall into sin.

Give me an increase of faith, hope &

charity and bring forth in my soul

all the virtues proper to my state of life.

Give me Your four cardinal virtues,

Your seven gifts, and Your twelve fruits.

Make me a faithful follower of Jesus

and an obedient child of the church.

Give me the grace to keep the commandments

and to receive the sacraments worthily.

Raise me to perfection in the state of

life which You have called me.

And lead me to a happy death,

through Jesus Christ, O Lord.

Grant me also O Holy Spirit,

You who are the giver of all good gifts,

the special favor for which I ask…

(mention your request)

if it be for Your greater honor

and the good of my soul.

God bless,

 

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Our Lady of Guadalupe de Cebu

Cebu has their version of Our Lady of Guadalupe, when a town named Guadalupe was plagued with cholera and miraculously healed because of their strong devotion to Mary. Here’s the prayer sent out from the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe de Cebu.

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe de Cebu

O Virgin of Guadalupe de Cebu, our Mother, look upon us now and turn to us your merciful eyes.

Without ceasing we sought refuge in you and without ceasing you have showed yourself truly as our Mother.

Years ago the bishop of Cebu sought refuge in you during the cholera pestilence and when your image was brought out in procession,

the pestilence ceased.

Now, once more, together with our bishops and priests,

we seek your protection from all dangers and evil we are facing today,

especially the forces that seek you undermine the integrity and dignity

of marriage and family.

O Mary, cover us and protect us.

O beloved patroness, keep far away from us all evil.

Once more, show yourself a Mother to us,

O gentle, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary of Guadalupe of Cebu

Queen and Principal Patroness of Cebu.

Amen.

 

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be… (3x)

Our Lady of Guadalupe… pray for us

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe,

According to your message to a native Juan Diego

I venerate you as “the Virgin Mother of the true God

for whom we live,

the Creator of all the world, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

In spirit I kneel before your most holy image

which you miraculously imprinted upon the cloak

of the Indian Juan Diego,

and with the faith of the countless numbers of pilgrims

who visit your shrine, I beg you for this favor:

(mention your request)

To be a generous, self-sacrificing, faithful devotee all the days of my life.

Remember, O Immaculate Virgin,

the words you spoke to your devout client,

“I am a merciful Mother to you and to all your people

who love me and trust in me and invoke my help.

I listen to their lamentations and solace

all their sorrows and their sufferings.”

I beg you to be a merciful Mother to me,

because I sincerely love you and trust in you

and I invoke your help.

I entreat you, Our Lady of Guadalupe,

to grant my request, if this should be the Will of God,

in order that I may

bear witness to your love, your compassion. Your help and protection.

Do not forsake me in my needs. Amen

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

 

Happy Feast day to Our Lady of Guadalupe!

 

A prayer to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

This July 16 is the feast day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. It is well known as the Lady of the brown scapular with Virgin Mary’s apparition to St. Simon Stock. I will be writing a pithy story of this apparition in my future post. For now, I’m sharing with you all the prayer to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. It is said to be derived from an antiphon, “Flos Carmeli” (the Flower of Mt. Carmel) and written by St. Simon Stock himself after she appeared to him last July 16 year 1251. This prayer is recited as a novena before the feast day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel but can uttered in times of great need…

A prayer to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel 

O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this… my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show herein that you are my Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, to succor me in this… my necessity. There is none that can withstand your power. O show me herein that you are my Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (pray 3 times)

Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands (pray 3 times)

Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Miracle Novena (9 days)

O Mother of Perpetual Help, behold me a miserable sinner at thy feet; I have recourse to thee and put my trust in thee.
O Mother of Mercy have pity on me. I hear thee called by all the refuge and the hope of sinners, be then my refuge and my hope.
Help me for the love of Jesus Christ; stretch forth thy hand to me, who recommend and dedicate myself to thee as thy perpetual servant.
I bless and thank God for having in His mercy given to me this confidence in thee, the pledge as I believe of my eternal salvation. Alas! Too often in past times have miserably fallen, because I had not recourse to thee! I know that with thy help I shall conquer. I know that thou will help me if I recommend myself to thee; but I fear lest in the occasions of falling I should cease to call upon thee and so should lose my soul.
This, then, is the grace I seek from thee; and I implore thee, as far as I know how and can, to obtain it from me; namely (mention your request)
In the assaults of hell always to have recourse to thee and to say thee: O Mary help me; Mother of Perpetual Help, suffer me not to lose my God.

(Say 3 Hail Mary’s to obtain the special favors you seek)

Holy Mary, succor the miserable, help the faint hearted, cheer those that weep, pray for the people be the advocate of the clergy, intercede for all devout woman; let all feel thine aid who implore thy perpetual help.

V. Thou hast been for us, Our Lady of refuge.
R. A helper in needs and tribulation.

LET US PRAY
Oh Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us Thy most Blessed Mother, whose wondrous image we venerate, to be our Mother, ever ready to succor us, grant we beseech thee, that we, who earnestly implore her maternal aid, may deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of Thy eternal Redemption; who live and reigns, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit; world without end. Amen.

 

The Memorare
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Amen

Say this complete novena for 9 consecutive days with the faith of receiving the good grace of a miracle & promise to acknowledge this novena when your prayer petitions are answered. You can do so by posting in the comment section below. God bless.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus

Month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. June 3 and June 4 mark the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. One of the greatest feasts in the Catholic Church. The feast celebrates and emphasizes God’s passionate love for His people.

The word heart, is a vital organ which is connected to a person’s physical, emotional and moral facets. And the Sacred Heart is a symbolic object of devotion to the Love of Jesus Christ.

As Pope Benedict XVI said, “In the heart of the Redeemer, we adore God’s love for humanity, His will for universal salvation, His infinite mercy. Practicing devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ, therefore, means adoring that Heart which, after having loved us to the end, was pierced by a spear and from high on the Cross poured out blood and water, an inexhaustible source of new life.”

I have grown my devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus not because of the many things I ask from Him, in my prayers I ask for His mercy and guidance, among others, which I know He would wholeheartedly give. I have found consolation from this devotion, with life’s day to day struggles and adversities there’s the Heart of Jesus where we can find comfort and peace.

Let me share to you all the prayer of Padre Pio to the Sacred Heart.

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,

filled with infinite love,

broken by my ingratitude,

pierced by my sins,

yet lovingly me still;

accept the consecration that I make to you

of all that I am

and all that I have.

Take every faculty of my soul and body

and draw me, day by day,

nearer and nearer to your Sacred Heart,

and there, 

as I can understand the lesson,

teach me your blessed ways.

Amen

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