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NOVENA FOR THE EPIPHANY


While this Novena can be said at any time during the year, it is most popular during the 9 days prior to the Feast of the Epiphany (January), the 9 th day ending on the Feast.

Day 1


O holy Magi,
you were living in continual expectation
of the rising of the Star of Jacob,
which would announce the birth
of the true Sun of justice,
obtain for us an increase
of faith and charity,
and the grace to live
in continual hope of beholding one day
the light of heavenly glory and eternal joy.

Glory Be...

Day 2


O holy Magi,
who at the first appearance of the wondrous star
left your native country to go and seek
the newborn king of the Jews,
obtain for us the grace of corresponding
with alacrity to every divine inspiration.

Glory Be...

Day 3


O holy Magi,
who regarded neither the severity of the season,
nor the inconveniences of the journey,
that you might find the new
born Messiah;
obtain for us the grace
not to allow ourselves to be discouraged
by any of the difficulties which may meet us
in the way of salvation.

Glory Be...

Day 4


O holy Magi,
who when deserted by the star
in the city of Jerusalem,
sought humbly, and without human respect,
from the rulers of the Church,
the place where you might discover
the object of your journey,
obtain for us the grace to have recourse,
in faith and humility,
in all our doubts and perplexities
to the counsel of our superiors,
who hold the place of God on earth.
Glory Be...

Day 5


O holy Magi,
who were gladdened by the reappearance
of the star which led you to Bethlehem,
obtain for us from God the grace that,
remaining always faithful to Him in afflictions,
we may be consoled in time by His glory.

Glory Be...

Day 6


O holy Magi,
who, entering full of faith
into the stable of Bethlehem,
prostrated yourselves on the earth,
to adore the new
born King of the Jews,
though He was surrounded only by signs
of poverty and weakness,
obtain from the Lord for us a lively faith
in the real presence of Jesus
in the Blessed Sacrament,
the true spirit of poverty,
and a Christlike charity
for the poor and suffering.

Glory Be...

Day 7


O holy Magi,
who offered to Jesus Christ gold, incense, and myrrh,
thereby recognizing Him to be at once King, God, and Man,
obtain from the Lord for us
the grace never to present ourselves
before Him with empty hands,
but that we may continually
offer to Him the gold of charity,
the incense of prayer,
and the myrrh of penance and mortification.

Glory Be...

Day 8


O holy Magi,
who when warned by an angel
not to return to Herod,
traveled back to your country by another road,
obtain for us from the Lord the grace that,
after having found Him by true repentance,
we may avoid all danger of losing Him again.

Glory Be...

Day 9


O holy Magi,
who were the first among the Gentiles
called to the knowledge of Jesus Christ,
and who persevered in the faith until your deaths,
obtain for us from the Lord
the grace of living always in conformity
to the baptismal promises
and especially in accordance with our religious vows
(or 'the duties of our state of life'),
leading ever a life of faith,
that like you we may attain to beatific vision
of that God Who now is the object of our faith.

Glory Be...



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