Short Powerful Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

This is a small but very powerful & miraculous novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Pray this novena for once each day for 9 days or once every hour for 9 consecutive hours.

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I put my trust in you. Holy Mary, Mother of Jesus, pray for me. St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, pray for me. St. Jude, Patron Saint of Hopeless cases, pray for me and grant this favor I ask (mention your specific request or intention) Amen.

Publish this prayer on receiving the good graces from the Lord Jesus Christ Our Savior or offer a thanksgiving mass. People should be made known of Our Savior’s unrelenting love for us. Remember, Jesus Never Fails!

Various Prayers for Financial Help

MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP : Prayer for Financial AidMother of Perpetual Help

Realizing, dear Mother Mary,that thou art our Perpetual Help not only in spiritual but likewise in temporal necessities, we approach thee with submissive and humble hearts, because we have a child-like confidence in thy power and goodness,beseeching thee to assist us in our present financial worry.

Owing to untoward circumstances which have arisen in our lives, we are in dire want, being unable to meet our honest debts.

We are not asking, dearest Mother for wealth, if possession of it is not in accordance with the holy will of God; we merely beg for that assistance which will enable us to satisfy our pressing obligations.

We believe, dear Mother, that thou art the Queen of heaven and earth, and as such, the instrument and special dispensation of thy Son Jesus Christ; that thou hast acquired by virtue of thy wonderful dignity, a sweet jurisdiction over all creation.

We believe that thou art not only rich and bountiful, but extremely kind and generous to all thy loving children.

We plead with thee then, dear Mother, to obtain for us the help we so urgently need in our present financial difficulty.

We thank thee, dear Lady and promise to publish far and wide, the marvels of thy glorious Picture.  Amen.

 


OUR LADY OF GOOD REMEDY  (NOVENA)

Our Lady of Good RemedyO QUEEN OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, Most Holy Virgin, we venerate thee. Thou art the beloved Daughter of the Most High God, the chosen Mother of the Incarnate Word, the Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Sacred Vessel of the Most Holy Trinity.  O Mother of the Divine Redeemer, who under the title of Our Lady of Good Remedy comes to the aid of all who call upon thee, extend thy maternal protection to us. We depend on thee, Dear Mother, as helpless and needy children depend on a tender and caring mother.

Hail, Mary . . .

O LADY OF GOOD REMEDY, source of unfailing help, grant that we may draw from thy treasury of graces in our time of need.  Touch the hearts of sinners, that they may seek reconciliation and forgiveness. Bring comfort to the afflicted and the lonely; help the poor and the hopeless; aid the sick and the suffering. May they be healed in body and strengthened in spirit to endure their sufferings with patient resignation and Christian fortitude.

Hail, Mary . . .

DEAR LADY OF GOOD REMEDY, source of unfailing help, thy compassionate heart knows a remedy for every affliction and misery we encounter in life. Help me with thy prayers and intercession to find a remedy for my problems and needs, especially for… (indicate your special intentions here).  On my part, O loving Mother, I pledge myself to a more intensely Christian lifestyle, to a more careful observance of the laws of God, to be more conscientious in fulfilling the obligations of my state in life, and to strive to be a source of healing in this broken world of ours.  Dear Lady of Good Remedy, be ever present to me, and through thy intercession, may I enjoy health of body and peace of mind, and grow stronger in the faith and in the love of thy Son, Jesus.

Hail, Mary . . .

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of Good Remedy,
R. That we may deepen our dedication to thy Son, and make the world alive with His Spirit.


“Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry” – St. Pio (Padre Pio)

Today, Sept 23 is the feast day of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Benevento, Italy), who died 44 years ago in 1968 at the age of 81.

Padre-PioBorn Francesco Forgione in May 25, 1887, St. Pio knew as early as age 5 that he wanted to live a religious life. When he was about 10 years old, he told his parents that he wanted to be friar. His family was poor, and his father had to leave Italy for America to be able to finance his studies/tutoring which would prepare him for admission at the local seminary.

When he became a Capuchin priest, he took the name Pio, after the name Pope Pius V, the patron saint of Pietrelcino. Soon after, he would become a stigmatist, a person who bears the wounds of the crucified Christ.

Initially, the wounds or the stigmata were invisible – there were no outward manifestations of these. Still, St. Pio felt the excruciating pain caused by these invisible wounds. Later, the stigmata would become visible on his hands, feet, and on his side. He would patiently bear these wounds for 50 years, disappearing only a few days before his death.

It was said that his wounds emitted a very pleasant, sweet scent – some describe it as perfume-smelling, others attest it smelled like flowers. The faithful ascribe it to a phenomenon known as the “odour of sanctity.”

Countless miracles were attributed to St. Pio during and after his lifetime. One of the more noteworthy is the case of Gemma DiGiorgio, the blind girl born with no pupils on her eyes. In 1947, when she was 7 years old, Gemma recovered her sight after St. Pio blessed her eyes with the Sign of the Cross. There are numerous similar stories of healing and conversion. Fr. Marcellino Iasenzaniro has written three volumes entitled “Testimonies” which are about the miracles that St. Pio had interceded for, and the various spiritual experiences of the people that he had touched.

Aside from performing miracles, St. Pio also built a hospital in San Giovanni Rotondo, “La Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza” or The Home to Relieve Suffering. Envisioned perhaps much earlier, it was in 1940 that St. Pio began plans on building this hospital. Amidst various stumbling blocks – controversies, the 2nd World War, and mainly shortage of funds, the hospital was finally completed and opened in 1956. Now, after more than 50 years of existence, the present structure is said to be three times bigger than the original.

Now, after 44 years since St. Padre Pio joined his Maker, he continues to bring miracles, healing, and conversion to those who seek his intercession and assistance. The following is a powerful intercessory prayer to St. Pio.

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PRAYER to ST. PADRE PIO

Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. You marked his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son. Endowed with the gift of discernment, St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional for the salvation of souls. With reverence and intense devotion in the celebration of Mass, he invited countless men and women to a greater union with Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, I confidently beseech You to grant me the grace of (here state your petition). Amen.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen (Say three times)

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St. Pio Chapel in Libis, Quezon City

In the Philippines, there are at least two popular structures that bears the name of St. Pio. One is the National Shrine of Padre Pio in Barangay San Pedro, Sto. Tomas, Batangas. Its phone numbers are (043) 784.3568 and (043) 455.0894.

The other is the St. Pio of Pietrelcina Center, a chapel in Libis, Quezon City, near the Petron Gas Station beside Honda Cars in C-5 Road. For mass schedules and other info, call (632) 634.3668.

Let us remember St. Pio on his feast day today, and everyday. It is also wise to follow his admonition : “Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry!”

Have a blessed day!!!