Novena to Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos
1819 - 1867
Redemptorist Missionary
Memorial - October 5th


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Leader: Lord, have mercy on us!
All: Christ, have mercy on us!
Leader: Lord, have mercy on us!
All: Christ, hear us!
All: Christ, graciously hear us!

Leader: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos,

All: pray for us  
Francis, pattern of cheerfulness, … pray for us  
Francis, lover of labors, … pray for us  
Francis, model of confessors, … pray for us  
Francis, gentle refuge of penitents, … pray for us  
Francis, example to seminarians, … pray for us  
Francis, master of poverty, … pray for us  
Francis, pillar of peacefulness, … pray for us  
Francis, comfort of the sick, … pray for us  
Francis, companion to the dying, … pray for us  
Francis, paragon of holiness, … pray for us  

Healing Prayer:

O my God, I truly believe you are present with me. I adore your limitless perfections. I thank you for the graces and gifts you gave to Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. If it is your holy will, please let him be declared a saint of the Church so that others may know and imitate his holy life. Through his prayers please give me this favor…  (Here mention your special intentions) (pause)

Divine Physician,
You infused Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos
with the gift of Your healing.
By the help of his prayers,
sustain in me the grace to know Your will
and the strength to overcome my afflictions.
For love of You, make me whole.
May I learn from the example of Father Seelos
and gain comfort from his patient endurance.

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