Pray the Christmas Novena!

The Christmas Novena is traditionally prayed from Nov 30 - Dec 24. It is also called the St. Andrew Novena as we begin it on his feast day. Even if you didn't begin on November 30, we still encourage you pray it for 25 days into the Christmas season. It is essentially three consecutive novenas in a row helping us prepare for the Coming of Christ –- both His coming to save us (Christmas) and His coming to judge us (General Judgment). You can download a copy of the Christmas Novena HERE.
St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us!

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Christmas and the Judgment View description ▼ The Coming of the Lord is the great Mystery with which the Church year begins (and ends). Why does Jesus come? [1] To save your soul. [2] To judge your soul. We must see it as something very personal – as “Jesus and You.” God is giving you this year to prepare for your death and judgement, that you may avoid hell and gain Heaven. Consider Christmas in the light of salvation and of faith – not in a worldly way. Recommendations for Advent include prayer (e.g. the Christmas Novena), penance, and especially detachment. November 27, 2022 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
A Potent Collect Prayer View description ▼ Draw your attention to the Church’s Collect Prayer in general and today in particular. We beg God for an increase of faith, hope and charity. We can’t grow in them based on our own will and effort. God promises them to us and they are His free gifts to us. Nevertheless, we must do our part to merit them. We also ask God to help us love His Commandments. Too often men erroneously view God’s law as burdensome; yet it is an expression of His love. September 4, 2022 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
Reflect upon Death and Hell View description ▼ In all your works, remember your last end, and you will never sin. Frequently prepare yourself spiritually for death. Advent is a good time for this. Pray Psalm 50 (Miserere) and Psalm 129 (De Profundis). When dangerously sick, you must be well trained to make an immediate and proper preparation for death. It is extremely important for you to reflect upon hell. We shall see Christ Our King and Judge coming on the clouds with power and majesty – Be prepared! November 20, 2022 by Fr. Michael Rodríguez
The Difference Between Me and the Saints View description ▼ At the start of November we celebrate all the saints. For a time, they were ordinary men and women similar to us. They suffered from the same temptations, faults, discouragements, obstacles. So what did they do differently? Each of us has something we can get rid of that will make a huge difference. At our judgment, it's not about excuses or justifications. God keeps it simple: Why did you choose to not make that change. So examine yourself. You are supposed to be a saint. Decide now. November 13, 2022 by Fr. Iacomus Paulus

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CHRISTMAS NOVENA - PRAYER FOR ADVENT

[30 NOVEMBER 2022] The Christmas (or St. Andrew) Novena" - Pray this litany in preparation for Christmas with Fr. Rodríguez . For an audio-only version of this novena, click HERE. Text can be downloaded HERE. Note: This novena is contained in The Fatima Center's Monthly Litanies booklet.


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The Universal Prayer for All Things Necessary


From the sermon "A Potent Collect Prayer' given on 4 September 2022

Composed by Pope Clement XI (1700-1721)

O MY God, I believe in Thee; do Thou strengthen my faith.
All my hopes are in Thee; do Thou secure them.
I love Thee with my whole heart; teach me to love Thee daily more and more.
I am sorry that I have offended Thee; do Thou increase my sorrow.

I adore Thee as my first beginning; I aspire after Thee as my last end.
I give Thee thanks as my constant benefactor; I call upon Thee as my sovereign protector.

Deign, O my God! to conduct me by Thy wisdom, to restrain me by Thy justice,
to comfort me by Thy mercy, to defend me by Thy power.

To Thee I desire to consecrate all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings;
that henceforward I may think of Thee, speak of Thee,
willingly refer all my actions to Thy greater glory,
and suffer willingly whatever Thou shalt appoint.

Lord, I desire that in all things Thy will may be done because it is Thy will,
and in the manner that Thou wilt.

I beg of Thee to enlighten my understanding, to inflame my will,
to purify my body, and to sanctify my soul.

Give me strength, O my God! to expiate my offenses, to overcome my temptations,
to subdue my passions, and to acquire the virtues proper for my state of life.

Fill my heart with tender affection for Thy goodness, hatred of my faults,
love of my neighbor, and contempt of the world.

May Thy grace help me to be submissive to my superiors, condescending to my inferiors,
faithful to my friends, and charitable to my enemies.

Assist me to overcome sensuality by mortification, avarice by alms-deeds,
anger by meekness, and tepidity by devotion.

O my God! make me prudent in my undertakings, courageous in dangers,
patient in afflictions, and humble in prosperity.

Grant that I may be ever attentive at my prayers, temperate at my meals,
diligent in my employments, and constant in my resolutions.

Let my conscience be ever upright and pure, my exterior modest,
my conversation edifying, and my comportment regular.

Assist me, that I may continually labor to overcome nature, to correspond with Thy grace,
to keep Thy Commandments, and to work out my salvation.

Discover to me, O my God! the nothingness of this world, the greatness of Heaven,
the shortness of time, and the length of eternity.

Grant that I may prepare for death; that I may fear Thy judgments,
that I may escape hell, and in the end obtain Heaven;
through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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