NOVENA TO ST. BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS (Say for nine days or as a perpetual novena.)
Dear Saint Bernadette, Chosen by Almighty God as a channel of His Graces and Blessings, and through your humble obedience to the requests of Our Blessed Mother, Mary, you gained for us the Miraculous waters of Spiritual and physical healing.
We implore you to listen to our pleading prayers that we may be healed of our Spiritual and physical imperfections.
Place our petitions in the Hands of our Holy Mother, Mary, so that She may place them at the feet of Her beloved Son, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, that He may look on us with mercy and compassion: (Make Petition)
Help us, O Dear Saint Bernadette to follow your example, so that irrespective of our own pain and suffering we may always be mindful of the needs of others, especially those whose sufferings are greater than ours.
As we await the Mercy of God, remind us to offer up our pain and suffering for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins and blasphemies of mankind.
Pray Saint Bernadette, that like you, we may always be obedient to the will of Our Heavenly Father, and that through our prayers and humility we may bring consolation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary that have been so grievously wounded by our sins.
Holy Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, Pray for us. AMEN.
Prayer to St. Leonie Aviat and St. Bernadette
Father in Heaven, in the life of the Church many ordinary men and women have provided extraordinary examples of conforming their lives to Your will. Through the centuries we have sought their intercession for particular needs.
Here at St. Bernadette of Lourdes in Drexel Hill you have blessed us with Divine Intervention through the intercession of St. Leonie Aviat. It is here where miracles have occurred. For this we give You thanks and praise.
Again, we seek Your divine intervention for our intentions ____________________. St. Leonie Aviat and St. Bernadette, please intercede for us for our petitions to God Our Almighty Father, to Jesus His Son and through the Holy Spirit. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR SUMMERTIME
We thank you, Gracious Lord, for sending summer and its pleasures — for beaches and patio parties, for sailing and swimming and water skiing and baseball and softball and for vacations with family and friends. Help us to understand that these summer joys are but a hint of what you have prepared for those who respond to Your love. Grant that we may never forget you in the midst of our summer fun!