St. Clare Novena – Day 9
Let us pray the St. Clare Novena together. Pray for those who are dying and those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below the video at your own pace.
You can post your prayer intentions to her on our Prayer Page.
Let us begin, In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
O most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we praise your Holy Name and the wonders of grace you worked in your servant, St. Clare. Through her powerful intercession, grant us the favors we ask in this Novena, above all the grace to live and die as she did in your most holy love. Amen.
Gracious St. Clare, who fulfilled your womanhood by a life of love in prayer and penance, help us to fulfill our destiny that we may one day greet you in heaven. You who were consoled at your death by a vision of Christ and His Mother, obtain for us the grace that we may die under the special protection of God and enter into the light and bliss you now enjoy. Have pity on us who struggle, on us who mourn, and win for us the favors of God, so that after this life, we may come home to Him who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.
(Include your personal petitions here.)
Pray for us, St. Clare
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
We pray You, Lord, grant us your servants who celebrate the Feast of St. Clare, your Virgin, by her intercession, to be partakers of the joys of heaven and the coheirs with your only begotten Son, who being God, lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.
O glorious St. Clare! God has given you the power of working miracles continually, and the favor of answering prayer of those who invoke your assistance in misfortune, anxiety and distress; we beseech you, to obtain for us from Jesus, through Mary, His Blessed Mother, what we beg of you so fervently and hopefully, if it be for the greater honor of God and for the good of our souls. Amen.
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Click here to read a reflection from Sr. Ann Bartko, OSC – Day 9