Day 8 of the Novena to Our Lady of Fatima

 

Day 8: Pray for Priests

Reflection

Our Lady emphasized prayer and sacrifice. If we are willing to pray and make sacrifices for the priesthood, we the Laity can become a powerhouse for the good of the Church. Even the holiest of priests are in great  need of our prayers to fortuitously carry on their mission of faithfulness to save souls.

“…The Third Secret is directed, with particular force, to those who exercise the pastoral office in the Church. Their failure to teach the faith, infidelity to the Church’s constant teaching and practice, whether through a superficial, confused or even worldly approach, and their silence endangers mortally, in the deepest spiritual sense, the very souls for whom they have been consecrated to care spiritually. The poisonous fruits of the failure of the Church’s pastors is seen in a manner of worship, of teaching and of moral discipline which is not in accord with Divine Law.”

-Cardinal Raymond Burke

 

Intention

Let us petition Our Lady of Fatima to hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world and in our families.

 

Novena Prayer

Most Holy Virgin, you appeared at Fatima and revealed, to the three little shepherds, the treasures of graces hidden in the reciting of the Rosary.

Inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion, so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption, we may gather its fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners, and the conversion of non-believers throughout the world.

O Holy Mary, I also ask for the favor that I now so earnestly seek…

(Share your request…)

O Mary, may that which I ask in this novena, be for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of all people. Amen.

Say: Our Father… (x3), Hail Mary… (x3) and Glory Be… (x3)

Amen.

Our Lady of Fatima,
Pray for us!

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