Novena to the
North American Martyrs


Holy Martyrs and patrons,

protect this land which thou hadst blessed
by the shedding of thy blood.
Renew in these days our Catholic faith
which thou helped to establish in this new land.
Bring all our fellow citizens
to a knowledge and love of the truth.
Make us zealous in the profession of our faith
so that we may continue and perfect the work
which thou hadst begun with so much labour and suffering.
Pray for our homes, our schools,
our missions, for vocations,
for the conversion of sinners,
the return of those who have wandered from the fold,
and the perseverance of all the faithful.
And foster a deeper and increasing unity among all Christians. Amen.

NOVENA PRAYER

O God, who by the preaching and the blood of Thy blessed Martyrs, John and Isaac and their companions, consecrated the first fruits of the faith in the vast regions of North America, graciously grant that by their intercession the flourishing harvest of Christians may be everywhere and always increased. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYER OF PETITION

(Here pause and name the favors
which you are asking.)

O God, who inflamed the hearts of Thy blessed Martyrs with an admirable zeal for the salvation of souls, grant me, I beseech Thee, my petitions and all the requests recommended here today, so that the favours obtained through their intercession may make manifest before men the power and the glory of Thy name. Amen.

St. John de Brébeuf, pray for us.
St. Isaac Jogues, pray for us.
St. Gabriel Lalemant, pray for us.
St. Anthony Daniel, pray for us.
St. Charles Garnier, pray for us.
St. Noël Chabanel, pray for us.
St. René Goupil, pray for us.
St. John de la Lande, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.

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Comment by Dawn Marie on September 22, 2011 at 7:05am

Thank you for posting this beautiful prayer+

 

St. John de Brébeuf, pray for us.
St. Isaac Jogues, pray for us.
St. Gabriel Lalemant, pray for us.
St. Anthony Daniel, pray for us.
St. Charles Garnier, pray for us.
St. Noël Chabanel, pray for us.
St. René Goupil, pray for us.
St. John de la Lande, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.

Comment by Cathleen on September 20, 2011 at 8:06am

I wasn't on the ball, and missed the deadline for starting this novena.  Sorry!  The Holy Martyrs' feast day is September 26.  But this prayer is sorely needed for our country now, so better late than never.

Holy Martyrs of North America,  pray for us!

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