Novena for our Bishops who will be on Retreat from January 2-8, 2019

by Steve Ray on December 19, 2018

NOVENA FOR OUR BISHOPS

Screen Shot 2018-12-19 at 10.51.35 AMDecember 24, 2018–January 1, 2019

THE U.S. HIERARCHY WILL BE IN RETREAT FROM JANUARY 2-8, 2019, AT MUNDELEIN SEMINARY. LET US ACCOMPANY THEM WITH OUR PRAYERS.

I personally will be praying for them to act more like shepherds than politicians, more like fathers than like administrators. They need to be evangelists. They need to properly preserve and teach the universal tradition of the Church. They need to be fearless in condemnation of sin and heresy.

A Novena for Bishops

(To be prayed daily December 24, 2018–January 1, 2019)

Jesus, Good Shepherd, You sent us the Holy Spirit to guide Your Church and lead her faithful to You through the ministry of the successors of Your Apostles, the bishops.

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, grant to Your bishops wisdom in leading, faithfulness in teaching, and holiness in guarding Your sacred Mysteries.

As they cry out with all the faithful “Our Father!”, may Your bishops be ever more closely identified with You in Your divine Sonship and offer their own lives with You, the one saving Victim.

Renew in Your bishops deeper faith, greater trust in You, childlike reliance on our Mother Mary, and unwavering fidelity to the Holy Father.

Holy Mary, intercede for Your bishops.
Sts. Peter & Paul, pray for them.
St. Andrew, pray for them.
St. James, pray for them.
St. John, pray for them.
St. Thomas, pray for them.
St. James, pray for them.
St. Philip, pray for them.
St. Bartholomew, pray for them.
St. Matthew, pray for them.
Sts. Simon & Jude, pray for them.
St. Matthias, pray for them.
St. Joseph, protect them.
St. Michael, defend them.
St. John Vianney, pray for them.
All you saints in heaven, pray for them.
Amen. 

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