Novena to the "Holy Family" starts Jan.1st.
novena starts Jan.1 ending Jan.9 eve of the Feast of the Holy Family

This prayer is taken from Prayer Book for Religious, compiled by Fr. F. X. Lasance, S.J. (Benziger Brothers, 1904)

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Novena to the Holy Family

O most loving Jesus, Who by Thy sublime and beautiful virtues
of humility, obedience, poverty, modesty, charity, patience and gentleness,
and by the example of Thy domestic life didst bless with peace and happiness the family Thou didst choose on earth,
in Thy clemency look down upon this household,
humbly prostrate before Thee and imploring Thy mercy.
Remember that this family belongs to Thee;
for to Thee we have in a special way dedicated and devoted ourselves.
Look upon us in Thy loving kindness; preserve us from danger;
give us help in time of need, and grant us the grace to persevere to the end in the imitation of Thy Holy Family;
that having revered Thee and loved Thee faithfully on earth, we may bless and praise Thee eternally in heaven.

O Mary, most sweet Mother, to thy intercession we have recourse, knowing that thy Divine Son will hear thy prayers.

And do thou, O glorious Patriarch, St. Joseph, assist us by thy powerful mediation, and offer, by the hands of Mary, our prayers to Jesus. Amen.

Here mention your petitions for this novena..........

1 Our Father ...1 Hail Mary... 1 GloryBe



Lord Jesus Christ, who,
being made subject to Mary and Joseph,
didst consecrate domestic life by Thine ineffable virtues;
grant that we,
with the assistance of both,
may be taught by the example of Thy holy Family
and may attain to its everlasting fellowship.
Who livest and reignest, world without end.

(Indulgence, 5 years each time)


A Prayer to The Holy Family, for One’s Children

O Jesus, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father,
well-beloved Son of the Blessed Virgin and foster Child of St. Joseph,
we most fervently implore Thee, through Mary Thine ever-blessed Mother and St. Joseph Thy foster father,
take our children under Thy special charge and enclose them in the love of Thy Sacred Heart.

They are the children of Thy Father in Heaven, created after His own image;
they are Thy possession, for Thou hast purchased them with Thy Precious Blood;
they are temples of the Holy Ghost, who sanctified them in Baptism and implanted in their hearts the virtues of faith, hope and charity.

O most loving Jesus, rule and guide them, that they may live according to the holy Catholic Faith,
that they may not waver in their confidence in Thee and that they may ever remain faithful to Thy love.

O Mary, Blessed Mother of Jesus, grant to our children a place in thy pure maternal heart!
Spread over them thy protecting mantle when danger threatens their innocence;
keep them firm when they are about to stray from the path of virtue; and should they have the misfortune of falling into mortal sin,
oh, then raise them up again, reconcile them with thy Divine Son and restore them to Sanctifying Grace.

And thou, O holy foster father St. Joseph, do not abandon our children!
Protect them from the assaults of the wicked enemy and deliver them from all dangers of soul and body.

O dear parents of the holy Child Jesus!
Intercede for us parents also, that we may bring up our children in the love and fear of God and one day attain with them the Beatific Vision. Amen.
thank you  ;D
Thanks Cindy!
You are very welcome.
Wishing you all a happy and holy Feast Day,
and a most blessed New Year!
    Dear and mighty Lord everlasting, You who created the world and made our lives possible, I pray to You now to thank You for all the good things my family has had.  Your grace has been with us--and we never forget you.  Because of You, Father, we have always had food and always had shelter.  We have had good lives, all thanks to Your good works, and we shall not take this for granted.

    We shall ever strive to keep you in our hearts, Lord, and we beg You to keep us in Yours.  Please do not forget us and abandon us to the darkness.  Please shelter us from the evil one and every twisted design he has crafted for us.  Keep us aware of Your goodness, and protect us from our iniquity.  Save us from evil, and save us from our own sins, Father.  Forgive us of the crimes we have committed against You, and please help us cleanse any wickedness that remain in our hearts.

    Please help us, Father, to repent every day, until our end in this world.  For we all desire nothing more than to be with You--all of this family together one day in Heaven.  To one day live beside Your majesty in Heaven is our hope and dream.

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