St Benedict Novena

Novena to

St. Benedict

2 - 10 July

Feast day is July 11

Day 1 - 9

July 2 to 10

Signum Crucis

Sign of the Cross


 + In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen.

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Glorious Saint Benedict, sublime model of virtue, pure vessel of God’s grace!

Behold me humbly kneeling at your feet.

I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God. 
To you I have recourse in the dangers that daily surround me.
Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and to my neighbor.
Inspire me to imitate you in all things.
May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His kingdom. 

Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries and afflictions of life.
Your heart was always full of love, compassion and mercy toward those who were afflicted or troubled in any way. You never dismissed without consolation and assistance anyone who had recourse to you.
I therefore invoke your powerful intercession, confident in the hope that you will hear my prayers and obtain for me the special grace and favor I earnestly implore.

(Mention your request here…)

We implore your intercession for the preservation without restrictions of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in the Church and for all good bishops and priests. 

Help me, great Saint Benedict, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will, and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Let us pray the Miracle Prayer to St. Benedict:

Admirable Saint and Doctor of humility,
you practiced what you taught,
assiduously praying for God’s glory
and lovingly fulfilling all work for God
and the benefit of all human beings.
You know the many physical dangers that surround us today,
often caused or occasioned by human inventions.
Guard us against poisoning of the body
as well as of mind and soul,
and thus be truly a “Blessed one for us.”

- Pater Noster -

Our  Father

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.


Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.


- Ave Maria -

Hail Mary

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.


Hail Mary,

full of grace, 

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.


- Gloria Patri -

Glory be

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto,Sicut erat in principio,

et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.


 + In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen

Litaniae pretiosissimi Sanguinis Domini Nostri Iesu Christi

Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Blood of Christ, Martin Schongauer, c. 1480.

The  Art of Christianity Collection, AP00163.. Used with Permission. 

Kyrie, eleison.

R. Kyrie, eleison.

Christe, eleison.

R. Christe, eleison.

Kyrie, eleison.

R. Kyrie, eleison.

Christe, audi nos.

R. Christe, exaudi nos.

Pater de caelis, Deus,

R. miserere nobis.

Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus,   

R. miserere nobis.

Spiritus Sancte, Deus,   

R. miserere nobis.

Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus,

R. miserere nobis.

Sancta Maria,

R. ora pro nobis.

Sanguis Christi, Unigeniti Patris aeterni, S

R. salva nos.

Sanguis Christi, Verbi Dei incarnati,

R. salva nos.

Sanguis Christi, Novi et Aeterni Testamenti,

R. salva nos.

Sanguis Christi, in agonia decurrens in terram,

R. ...

Sanguis Christi, in flagellatione profluens,

R. ...

Sanguis Christi, in coronatione spinarum emanans,


Sanguis Christi, in Cruce effusus,


Sanguis Christi, pretium nostrae salutis,


Sanguis Christi, sine quo non fit remissio,


Sanguis Christi, in Eucharistia potus et lavacrum animarum,


Sanguis Christi, flumen misericordiae,


Sanguis Christi, victor daemonum,


Sanguis Christi, fortitudo martyrum,


Sanguis Christi, virtus confessorum,


Sanguis Christi, germinans virgines,


Sanguis Christi, robur periclitantium,


Sanguis Christi, levamen laborantium,


Sanguis Christi, in fletu solatium,


Sanguis Christi, spes paenitentium,


Sanguis Christi, solamen morientium,


Sanguis Christi, pax et dulcedo cordium,


Sanguis Christi, pignus vitae aeternae,


Sanguis Christi, animas liberans de lacu Purgatorii,


Sanguis Christi, omni gloria et honore dignissimus,


Protector sanctae Ecclesiae,

R. salva nos.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,

R.  parce nobis, Domine.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, 

R.  exaudi nobis, Domine.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, 

R.  miserere nobis.

V. Constituit eum dominum domus suae.

R. Et principem omnis possessionis suae.


Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,

qui unigenitum Filium tuum mundi Redemptorem constituisti,

ac eius sanguine placari voluisti:

concede, quaesumus, salutis nostrae pretium ita venerari,

atque a praesentis vitae malis eius virtute defendi in terris,

ut fructu perpetuo laetemur in caelis.

Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. 


 + In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen