05 November 2011

Novena to Saint Albert

Please consider joining our novena to Saint Albert the Great, patron saint of students of theology, petitioning for admission into a good doctoral program of theology (preferably close to home!). The novena lasts from Nov. 6 to Nov. 14, the eve of his feast day.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us!
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us!
God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us!
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us!

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.

Saint Albert, pray for us.
Man after the heart of God, pray for us.
Zealous client of Mary, pray for us.
Worthy son of Saint Dominic, pray for us.
Mighty defender of the Faith, pray for us.
Solid rock of hope, pray for us.
Burning Seraph of love, pray for us.
Enlightened Cherub of wisdom, pray for us.
Valiant defender of justice, pray for us.
Sure norm of prudence, pray for us.
Bright mirror of temperance, pray for us.
Unshakable pillar of fortitude, pray for us.
Living model of humility, pray for us.
Shining example of poverty, pray for us.
Pure lily of chastity, pray for us.
True model of obedience, pray for us.
Precious vessel of all virtues, pray for us.
Zealous imitator of the Apostles, pray for us.
Bright gem of Bishops, pray for us.
Singular ornament of Doctors, pray for us.
Special glory of thy Order, pray for us.
Golden treasure of thy Fatherland, pray for us.
Certain protector of thy clients, pray for us.

Albert the Great, pray for us.
In anguish and in need, pray for us.
In tribulation and in persecution, pray for us.
In the hour of death, pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: spare us, O God!
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: have mercy on us, O Lord!

Christ, have mercy on us!
Lord, have mercy on us!

V. Pray for us, Saint Albert:
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. O God, Who didst richly adorn Saint Albert with Thy heavenly gifts and didst decorate him with all virtues: grant us, Thy servants, that we may follow in his footsteps, may persevere in Thy service until death and securely obtain an everlasting reward. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord. R. Amen.

Source: Kyrie Eleison — Two Hundred Litanies by Benjamin Francis Musser O.F.M. (Magnificat Press, 1944).

1 comment:

The World of Our Concern said...

We're praying for you!

Mark