Special Novena to St. Bernard of Clairvaux begins today, October 6, culminating on October 14. Please join me!

This is a Novena that I am doing for an intention, but if anyone would like to join, here is the text. It is the same every day.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Novena

 Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

“Neither fear nor self-interest can convert the soul. They may change the appearance, perhaps even the conduct, but never the object of supreme desire… Fear is the motive which constrains the slave; greed binds the selfish man, by which he is tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust and enticed (James 1:14). But neither fear nor self-interest is undefiled, nor can they convert the soul. Only charity can convert the soul, freeing it from unworthy motives.” St. Bernard you have given us this prayer and with you we pray: 

The Memorare Prayer 

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

(Mention your request here…)

 St. Bernard of Clairvaux, pray for us 

Say 1: Our Father…  Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…


Apparition of The Virgin to St. Bernard, Filippino Lippi (ARSH 1485–1487). Badia Fiorentina, Florence, Italy.

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