Monday, October 20, 2008

For a personal intention

Novena Prayer to
St. Maximilian Kolbe

O Lord Jesus Christ, who said, "greater love than this no man has that a man lay down his life for his friends,"
through the intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe whose life illustrated such love, we beseech you to grant us our petitions . . .
(here mention the requests you have).

Through the Militia Immaculata movement, which Maximilian founded, he spread a fervent devotion to Our Lady throughout the world. He gave up his life for a total stranger and loved his persecutors, giving us an example of unselfish love for all men - a love that was inspired by true devotion to Mary.
Grant, O Lord Jesus, that we too may give ourselves entirely without reserve to the love and service of our Heavenly Queen in order to better love and serve our fellowman in imitation of your humble servant, Maximilian. Amen.

(Say 3 Hail Marys and a Glory Be)


Marilena said...

your patron for 2009 is Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

the mother of this lot said...

I'll pray for your intention Jennifer.

Jackie Parkes said...

Fabulous novena..

Tom in Vegas said...

St. Maximilian is one of the first saints I came across a long, long time ago. May he pray for us both (for your intentions especially).