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This proposed Nine Day Novena starts on the Feast of the Corpus Christi and includes the Feasts of the Sacred Heart (May 30) and the Immaculate Heart of Mary (May 31).

Sunday, May 25, 2008, is also the anniversary of Saint Padre Pio's birth.

Jim Robinson's health is getting frail, so I feel it is a worthwhile novena to do. It honors Jim Robinson, founder of FreeRepublic. It honors God. It honors Jesus and His mother Mary.

The prayers that compose this novena are noteworthy in themselves.

I am posting this in advance to see if anyone has problems with having a daily thread on this novena, and to see if there are any recommendation.

If people want to add rosaries and masses and other prayers such as the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, they are welcome, during the 9 day period.

Even if Jim Robinson may not get up and walk out of his wheel chair, maybe someone somewhere will benefit from these prayers.

God bless!

1 posted on 05/20/2008 10:19:52 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Also, May 26th is Memorial Day.


2 posted on 05/20/2008 10:24:44 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

Amen.


4 posted on 05/21/2008 1:03:37 AM PDT by informavoracious (Deo Gratias)
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To: topher

What a wonderful idea! God bless you.


6 posted on 05/21/2008 6:02:23 AM PDT by CatQuilt (Lover of cats =^..^= and quilts)
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To: topher; Jim Robinson; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; ...




Padre Pio recited this novena every day for all those who requested his prayers.
Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


I. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...... (here name your request)
Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the Father....Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.


II. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you." Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of.......(here name your request) Our Father...Hail Mary....Glory Be To the Father....Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

III. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away." Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of.....(here name your request) Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.
Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.

-- St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

 


7 posted on 05/21/2008 6:10:48 AM PDT by NYer (Jesus whom I know as my Redeemer cannot be less than God. - St. Athanasius)
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To: topher

What a beautiful idea. Thanks for posting this.


9 posted on 05/21/2008 4:36:14 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: topher

Prayers added for JR. Great idea. Continued blessings for Jim, his family and his staff for all they do here on FR.


14 posted on 05/22/2008 5:20:17 AM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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