Novena Day 8

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Thank you for joining us in prayer for justice and healing in our Church.

Together, we pray this novena to Our Lady of Sorrows, for the following intentions:

  • Healing for all victims of clergy sexual abuse, and for victims’ families from pain caused by clergy, consecrated religious and lay leaders in the Church
  • Justice for perpetrators of evil in the Church
  • Renewal at all levels in the Catholic Church
  • Mary’s intercession on behalf of all who are suffering

Today’s Prayer:

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14

Sweet Mother of Sorrows, Providence wished that Saint Helena, like you the mother of a king, find the cross of your Son and lavish honors on this relic of relics.

Grant, me Sorrowful Queen and Mother that, like Saint Helena, I always honor the symbol of our salvation, the cross. And like the Church, may I hold it high, display and wear it with gratitude and pride.

Above all, may I unite my sufferings to that of Jesus on the cross, and carry my crosses not in shame but in faith, love and patience as He did.
The Church teaches that suffering thus carried and united to His, is never in vain, but a powerful, redemptive prayer.

May I always believe it, so my life will always have meaning.

Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with Thee, blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


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