Saint Galgano

Saint Galganos sword

On Christmas Day 1180, a cruel arrogant knight named Galgano Guidotti had a vision of the Archangel Michael who urged him to renounce his evil ways. Galgano followed the angel to the top of Monte Siepi. Galgano claimed it would be easier to split rocks with a sword than give up his worldly pleasures. Fully expecting his blade to snap, he thrust his sword at the rock and was amazed when it penetrated the stone, leaving the hilt exposed. Galgano was immediately converted, became a hermit and befriended the wild animals in the area. He apparently performed 19 miracles and was eventually canonized.

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Novena Nuestra Senora Santa Maria de Guadalupe

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Prayers for our Priests: December is full of many beautiful events that take place during the time of Advent. One of my favourite is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  It is also a favourite as you all may know, of our beloved resistance priests, so in all the turmoil and tribulation that these brave men are facing for the love of our souls, I would like to ask all of you to join me in a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe for their intentions. To ask Our Lady to strengthen them, to encourage them, to build them up and to keep them safe from their enemies, physical and spiritual.

I would like to send them a Christmas card with all of your names attached that want to participate. Send your name to ourladyofsorrows7.nh@gmail.com

You are more than welcome to pray the Novena privately and not send me your name for the card, but it would be lovely to let them know we are here for them too. You could also send a card directly to the Priest of the resistance and let them know you have participated in this Novena for them.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/Priests of the Resistance, 1730 North Stillwell Rd., Boston, KY #40107

Novena to Our lady of Guadalupe: Prayers start on December 4th and go to the 12th (feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe)

Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe

First Day Dearest Lady of Guadalupe, fruitful Mother of holiness, teach me your ways of gentleness and strength. Hear my humble prayer offered with heartfelt confidence to beg this favor……
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Second Day O Mary, conceived without sin, I come to your throne of grace to share the fervent devotion of your faithful Mexican children who call to you under the glorious Aztec title of Guadalupe. Obtain for me a lively faith to do your Son’s holy will always: May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

 

Third DayO Mary, whose Immaculate Heart was pierced by seven swords of grief, help me to walk valiantly amid the sharp thorns strewn across my pathway. Obtain for me the strength to be a true imitator of you. This I ask you, my dear Mother.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Fourth Day Dearest Mother of Guadalupe, I beg you for a fortified will to imitate your divine Son’s charity, to always seek the good of others in need. Grant me this, I humbly ask of you. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Fifth Day O most holy Mother, I beg you to obtain for me pardon of all my sins, abundant graces to serve your Son more faithfully from now on, and lastly, the grace to praise Him with you forever in heaven. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Sixth Day Mary, Mother of vocations, multiply priestly vocations and fill the earth with religious houses which will be light and warmth for the world, safety in stormy nights. Beg your Son to send us many priests and religious. This we ask of you, O Mother. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

 

Seventh Day O Lady of Guadalupe, we beg you that parents live a holy life and educate their children in a Christian manner; that children obey and follow the directions of their parents; that all members of the family pray and worship together. This we ask of you, O Mother.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Eighth Day With my heart full of the most sincere veneration, I prostrate myself before you, O Mother, to ask you to obtain for me the grace to fulfill the duties of my state in life with faithfulness and constancy.
Our father, Hail Mary, Glory.

Ninth Day O God, You have been pleased to bestow upon us unceasing favors by having placed us under the special protection of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Grant us, your humble servants, who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth, the happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory.