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Nine Days Novena to
St Gerard Majella

(Patron of expecting mothers)


DAY ONE

Saint Gerard, ever full of faith, obtain for me that, believing firmly all that the the Church of God proposes to my belief, I may strive to secure through a holy life, the joys of eternal happiness. Recite 9 times.. Hail Mary... Pray for us, O Saint Gerard That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let Us pray. Almighty and Everlasting God, who did draw to Yourself Saint Gerard, even from his tenderest years, making him conformable to the Image of Your Crucified Son, grant we beseech You, that imitating his example, we may be made like unto the same Divine Image, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

DAY TWO

Saint Gerard, most generous saint, who from they tenderest years did care so little for the goods of earth, grant that I may place all my confidence in Jesus Christ alone, my true Treasure, who alone can make me happy in time and eternity. Recite 9 times.. Hail Mary... Pray for us, O Saint Gerard That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

DAY THREE

Saint Gerard, bright seraph of love, who despising all earthly love, did consecrate your life to the service of God and your neighbor, promoting God's glory in your lowly state, and ever ready to assist the distressed and console the sorrowful, obtain for me, I beseech thee, that loving God the only good and my neighbor for His sake, I may be hereafter united to Him forever in glory. Recite 9 times.. Hail Mary... Pray for us, O Saint Gerard That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

DAY FOUR

Saint Gerard, spotless lily of purity, by the angelic virtue and thy wonderful innocence of life you did receive from the Infant Jesus and His Immaculate Mother, sweet pledges of tender love, grant, I beseech you, that I may ever strive manfully in my lifelong fight, and therefore win the crown that awaits the brave and the true.

Recite 9 times.. Hail Mary... Pray for us, O Saint Gerard That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

DAY FIVE

Saint Gerard, model of holy obedience, who through your life did heroically submit your judgment to those who represent Jesus Christ to you, therefore sanctifying your lowliest actions, obtain for me from God cheerful submission to His Holy Will and the virtue of perfect obedience, that I may be made conformable to Jesus, my Model, who was obedient even to death. Recite 9 times.. Hail Mary... Pray for us, O Saint Gerard That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

DAY SIX

Saint Gerard, most perfect imitator of Jesus Our Redeemer, you whose greatest glory was to be humble and lowly, obtain that I too, knowing my littleness in God's sight may be found worthy to enter the kingdom that is promised to the humble and lowly of heart. Hail Mary... Pray for us, O Saint Gerard That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

DAY SEVEN

Saint Gerard, unconquered hero, most patient in suffering, you who did glory in infirmity, and under slander and most cruel ignominy did rejoice to suffer with Christ, obtain for me patience and resignation in my sorrows, that I may bravely bear the cross that is to gain for me the crown of everlasting glory. Recite 9 times.. Hail Mary... Pray for us, O Saint Gerard That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

DAY EIGHT

Saint Gerard, true lover of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, you who did kneel long hours before the Tabernacle, and there did taste the joys of paradise, obtain for me an undying love for the Most Holy Sacrament, that receiving frequently the Body and Blood of Jesus, I may daily grow in His holy love and merit the priceless grace of loving Him even to the end. Recite 9 times.. Hail Mary... Pray for us, O Saint Gerard That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

DAY NINE

Saint Gerard, most favored child of heaven, to whom Mary gave the Infant Jesus in the days of your childhood, to whom she sweetly came before you did close your eyes in death, obtain for me I beseech you, so to seek and love my Blessed Mother during life, that she may be my joy and consolation in this valley of tears, until with you, before the throne of God, I may praise her goodness for all eternity. Amen. Recite 9 times.. Hail Mary... Pray for us, O Saint Gerard That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.



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