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Novena To
St. John Marie Vianney


The nine day Novena in honour of Saint John Marie Vianney is normally practiced from July 27 th (first day) to August 4th (ninth day).

DAY ONE: FOR ARDENT FAITH

Saint John Marie Baptist Vianney
you were born of a deeply religious mother;
from her you received the Holy Faith;
you learned to love God and to pray.
At a young age,
you were seen kneeling in the front of the statue of Mary.
Your soul was supernaturally carried towards the things on High.
Despite the high cost,
you answered your vocation!
Against many obstacles and contradictions,
you had to fight and suffer
to become the perfect priest which you were.
But your deep spirit of faith supported you
in all these battles.
0 Great Saint you know the desire of my soul;
I would like to serve God better;
from Him I have received so many good things.
For this, obtain for me more courage and especially the depth of faith.
Many of my thoughts, words, and actions
are useless for my sanctification and for my salvation,
because this supernatural spirit does not stir up my life.
Help me to be better in the future.

Holy Priest of Ars,
I have confidence in your intercession.
Pray for me during this novena especially for...

State your request here...

Recite the following prayers...

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

DAY TWO: FOR COMPLETE TRUST IN GOD

Saint John Marie Baptist Vianney,
what confidence the people had in your prayers!
You could not leave your old rectory
or your humble church without being surrounded by imploring souls,
who appealed to you as they would have appealed
to Jesus Himself during His earthly life.
And you, O good Saint,
gave them hope by your words,
which were full of love for God.
You, who had always counted entirely on the heart of God,
obtain for me a deep filial trust in His Providence.
As the hope of divine goods fills my heart,
give me courage and help me to always obey the Commandments of God.

Holy Priest of Ars,
I have confidence in your intercession.
Pray for me during this novena especially for...

State your request here...

Recite the following prayers...

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

DAY THREE: FOR A TRUE LOVE OF NEIGHBOUR

Saint John Marie Baptist Vianney
because of your love of God
you showed great charity towards your neighbour.
You could not preach on the Love of God
without burning tears of love.
During your last years,
it seemed as though you could not talk about any thing else
or live for anything else.
Thus you sacrificed yourself to your neighbor by consoling,
absolving and sanctifying them to the limits of your strength.
Your charity inspires me to greater love of God,
a love which is shown more by acts then by words.
Help me to love my neighbor generously as Christ loves them.

Holy Priest of Ars,
I have confidence in your intercession.
Pray for me during this novena especially for...

State your request here...

Recite the following prayers...

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

DAY FOUR: FOR A HORROR OF SIN

Saint John Mary Baptist Vianney,
you were so adamant against sin,
yet so sympathetic and so ready to welcome the sinner.
I come to you today as if you were still alive,
as if I were kneeling at your feet and you could hear me.
Bend towards me,
listen to the repentant confidence
for the weaknesses and miserable deeds of mine.
Priest of the Lord,
inexhaustible Confessor,
obtain for me the horror for sin.
You wanted us First to avoid the occasion of sin.
I want to take your advice
and make the resolution to break bad habits
and to avoid the dangerous occasions of sin.
Help me today to examine my conscience.

Holy Priest of Ars,
I have confidence in your intercession.
Pray for me during this novena especially for...

State your request here...

Recite the following prayers...

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

DAY FIVE: CONFESSOR OF SOULS

O Holy Priest of Ars,
you knew how important was a good confession
for the Christian life.
It was to procure the happy fruits of millions of souls
that you agreed to be in an uncomfortable confessional,
which was like a prison,
up to 15 to 16 hours on certain days.
I will try to develop the habit of frequent confession,
to prepare properly each time
and to have always regret for my sins,
so that the grace of final perseverance
but also the sanctification of my soul will be assured.
Ask this grace for me.

Holy Priest of Ars,
I have confidence in your intercession.
Pray for me during this novena especially for...

State your request here...

Recite the following prayers...

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

DAY SIX: REAL PRESENCE

O Holy Priest of Ars,
whose only comfort in this world
was the real presence of Jesus in the tabernacle,
was it not your great joy to distribute the Eucharist
to the pilgrims who visited you?
You refused Communion to the souls
who refused to reform
but to souls of goodwill
you opened wide the doors of the Eucharistic Feast.
You, who each day at Holy Mass received Holy Communion with great loves,
give me some of your fervor.
With freedom from mortal sin,
obtain for me a sincere desire
to profit from receiving Holy Communion.

Holy Priest of Ars,
I have confidence in your intercession.
Pray for me during this novena especially for...

State your request here...

Recite the following prayers...

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

DAY SEVEN: DISPELLER OF SATAN

O Holy Priest of Ars,
the infamous attacks of the devil
which you had to suffer
and the trials which disheartened you by fatigue
would not make you give up the sublime task of converting souls.
The devil came to you for many years
to disturb your short rest
but you won because of mortification and prayers.
Powerful protector,
you know the temptor's desire to harm my baptized
and believing soul.
He would have me sin,
by rejecting the Holy Sacraments
and the life of virtue.
But good Saint of Ars dispel from me the traces of the enemy.

Holy Priest of Ars,
I have confidence in your intercession.
Pray for me during this novena especially for...

State your request here...

Recite the following prayers...

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

DAY EIGHT: FOR EXQUISITE PURITY

O Holy Priest of Ars,
a witness of your life made this magnificent praise of you:
'We would have taken him for an angel in a mortal body."
You so edified others:
the modesty and the exquisite purity radiated from your body.
With such charm and with such enthusiasm
you preached to others about these beautiful virtues
which you said resembled the perfume of a vineyard in bloom.
Please I beg you to join your entreaties
to those of Mary Immaculate and Saint Philomena
in order that I guard always,
as God asks me,
the purity of my heart.
You, who have directed so many souls towards the heights of virtue,
defend me in temptations
and obtain for me the strength to conquer them.

Holy Priest of Ars,
I have confidence in your intercession.
Pray for me during this novena especially for...

State your request here...

Recite the following prayers...

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

DAY NINE: FOR THE DESIRE OF HEAVEN

O Holy Priest of Ars,
your precious remains are contained in a magnificent reliquary,
the donation from the priests of France.
But this earthly glory is only a very pale image
of the unspeakable glory which you are enjoying with God.
During the time you were on earth,
you used to repeat in your dejected hours,
'One will rest in the other life."
It is done,
you are in eternal peace,
and eternal happiness.
I desire to follow you one day.
Until then, I hear you saying to me:
"You should work and fight as long as you are in the world."
Teach me then to work for the salvation of my soul,
to spread the good news and good example
and to do good towards those around me
in order that I will receive the happiness of the Elect with you.

Holy Priest of Ars,
I have confidence in your intercession.
Pray for me during this novena especially for...

State your request here...

Recite the following prayers...

Our Father...
Hail Mary...
Glory Be...

O St John Vianney,
Patron of Priests,
pray for us and for all priests!



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