I greet you, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus,
lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity!
I salute you, great saint, Seraph of Divine Love.

I rejoice at the favors our Blessed Lord Jesus
has liberally bestowed on you.

In humility and confidence I ask you to help me,
for I know that God has given you charity and pity
as well as power.

Oh then, behold my distress, my anxiety, my fears.
Oh, tell Him now my wants.
One sigh from you will crown my success
and fill me with joy.

Remember your promise to do good on earth.
Obtain for me from God the graces
of our Divine Lord.


O Lord, show Your mercy to me and gladden my heart.
I am like the man on the way to Jericho
who was overtaken by robbers,
wounded and left for dead.
O Good Samaritan, come to my aid,
I am like the sheep that went astray.
O Good Shepherd, seek me out
and bring me home in accord with Your will.
Let me dwell in Your house all the days of my life
and praise You for ever and ever with those who are there.


Heavenly King, You have given us archangels
to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
Saint Michael is our protector;
I ask him to come to my aid,
fight for all my loved ones,
and protect us from danger.
Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News;
I ask him to help me
clearly hear Your voice
and to teach me the truth.
Saint Raphael is the healing angel;
I ask him to take my need for healing
and that of everyone I know,
lift it up to Your throne of grace
and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.
Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully
the reality of the archangels
and their desire to serve us.

Holy angels, pray for us.


Dear Heart of Jesus:
In the past, I have asked for many favors.
This time, I ask You this very special one.

Take it dear Jesus and place it within
Your own broken heart,
where Your father sees it.
Then, in Your merciful eyes, it will become
Your favor, not mine.


Dear St. Vincent, the mere mention of your name
suggests a litany of your virtues:
humility, zeal, mercy, self-sacrifice.
It also recalls your many foundations:
Works of Mercy, Congregations, Societies.
And the Church gratefully remembers your promotion
of the priesthood.
Inspire all charitable workers,
especially those who minister to the poor
both the spiritually and the materially poor.


Lord Your wonderful gifts are all around me
if only I open my eyes to see and appreciate them.
Give me the grace to recognize You, Your care
and compassion no matter where I am
or what I am doing.
And help me to see You and share You
with whoever I come in contact with.


— By a Columban Missionary

Heavenly Father,
we are reminded by the Second Vatican Council
that our family is a domestic Church
where family prayer and mutual affection
pay You special worship.
Help us to be a family of love,
support, forgiveness and courage.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

O my God, holiness becomes Your House,
and yet You made Your abode in my breast.
My Lord, my Savior, to me You came,
hidden under the semblance of earthly things,
yet in that very flesh and blood
which You took from Mary,
You came to me.
My God, You see me; I cannot see myself...
You see how unworthy so great a sinner
is to receive the One Holy God,
whom the Seraphim adore with trembling...

My God, cleanse my heart and mind from all that is past...
give me a true perception of things unseen,
and make me truly, practically,
and in the details of life.
I prefer You to anything on earth,
and the future world to the present.

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,
he 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.

Now, through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
I ask You to grant my petitions.

O most merciful and almighty God,
You bestowed as gift to Lorenzo Ruiz
the strength to withstand
the overpowering forces of death
for the sake of his faith in You.

Through his prayers,
help us to follow his example
by overcoming all life’s trials
and eventually, increase
our hope and love in You.

O Holy Tabernacle!
You enclosed the precious Bread of heaven,
the food of angels, the eucharistic manna of the soul.
My heart longs and sings for You, O good and gentle Jesus,
Who are hidden in the Blessed Sacrament!
You are my Lord, my God, and my all,
and You will graciously come to me this day in holy communion.
I adore You profoundly, with the angels who surround
Your altar-throne of mercy and compassion;
I bless You; I thank You for all the graces I have received
through the Holy Eucharist;
I am sorry for having offended You;
I love You now with all my heart.
I wish to offer this holy communion
in reparation for all the offences that have been committed
against You in the sacrament of Your love,
and especially in atonement for my own sins and negligence.
I shall approach the Holy table today
with the greatest confidence that You, O Lord,
wilt grant me all my requests.


Dear Lord,
as my life declines
and my energies decrease,
more than ever hold me by Your Power,
that I may not offend You,
but daily increase in Your Love.
Give me strength to work in Your Service
till the last day of my life.
Help me to ever have
an increasing dread of venial sin,
or whatever would cause
the slightest withdrawal of Your love,
all day long,
and at night keep me close to Your Heart;
and should I die, before the morning breaks,
may I go rejoicing in that vision
of Your entrancing beauty,
never to be separated from You.


O my God, I thank You for having preserved me today
and for having given me so many blessings and graces.
I renew my dedication to You and ask Your pardon for
all my sins.

God, come to my assistance.
Lord make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, 
world without end.


Weary after walking, You sat down to rest.
Thirsty at the well, You asked for a drink.
Exhausted in a boat, You slept in the storm.
Sad at Lazarus’s death, You wept at his tomb.
In anguish at supper, You wanted to die.
Afraid in the garden, You sweated blood.
Dying on the cross You gave a loud cry.
Lord, You understand my weariness, my fear and pain.
Comfort me again and again.


- By Columban Fr. Patrick Sayles

O God, who adorned Saint Robert,
Your Bishop and Doctor,
with marvelous learning and virtue
to expose the deceptions of error
and to defend the rights of the Apostolic See,
grant by his merits and intercession,
that love for the truth may increase in us,
and the souls that do wander
may return to the unity of Your Church.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.