Novena to St. Francis of Assisi 2014

St. Francis of Assisi NovenaWe are excited to announce the next novena we will pray is the Novena to St. Francis of Assisi!

Did you know that St. Francis of Assisi inspired the Holy Father to take the name Francis? He shared it with the world shortly after being elected. Pope Francis said his friend, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes embraced him after his election and told him not to forget about the poor.

Pope Francis explained, “And those words came to me: The poor. Then right away, thinking of the poor, I thought of Francis of Assisi. Then I thought of all the wars as the votes were being counted… Francis is the man of peace. That is how the name came into my heart: Francis of Assisi…. For me, he is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation.”

Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the most popular saints among all Christians. He is known for his simplicity, poverty and for the great work of rebuilding the Catholic Church — a direct request he heard from Christ.

As it has been nearly a year since Pope Francis was elected, we will pray this novena for the intercession of St. Francis for our church, for our pope, and for all the things that St. Francis’ namesake represents.

We will begin praying on February 11th — that’s just one week away! So be sure to share this novena with all of your friends and family before then.

They can sign up to pray with us HERE.

We’re praying for you!

God bless you!
John-Paul & Annie

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  1. I prayed this novena to St. Francis of Assisi for employment for my son-in-law. Both he and my daughter are very fond of animals as they have rescued dogs and cats. My daughter loves St. Francis for his love of animals. My son-in-law will start his new job on Monday. Thank you St. Francis! Amen.

  2. I am signed up to receive the novena reminders daily but I have not been receiving them. Please start sending them to me again. Thanks

  3. Please pray for my husband and me in keeping our marriage and help us in my illness. Please pray that my husband comes back to our marriage, continue to love each other, go for our dreams, and help get through my illness. Please Lord Almighty help up spend many more years together. Amen

  4. Please help me pray for my husband who will have back surgery this month. We pray for the hands that will operate on him that they be blessed. We pray for his recovery, strength and faith for both of us.
    After being unemployed for over two years I finally found a temporary assignment. Please help me pray that this assignment becomes permanent.

    Thank you for being my prayer partners these past four months.

  5. Praise God for prayers answered. I prayed the St. Francis novena specifically for a friend who was desperately looking for a job. She called last night and starts a new job on Monday. God is good.

  6. i have prayed a number of novenas before in this site. but the last one, st. francis of assisi seems to be the one that i got one of my answered prayers. thank you so much, GOD! with the help of st. francis. because i’ve been prayed that GOD send angels to carry customers to our store; so that our sales go up, thus i can pay my dues on time. and that’s what’s happening to me lately. with the help of st. francis, Praise and Glory to GOD!!!

  7. Thank you Saint Francis, you have answered our prayers with getting my husband the job he just applied for that we both wanted and needed.

  8. thank you for the novena especially meaningfull for me as a secular Franciscan .My husband of 55 yrs marriage died of lung cancer Dec.27th and I pray for Acceptance of his death , for Prudence, wisdom ,fortitude to do the will of God . I will continue to pray the novenas
    God bless

  9. Please pray all my heartfelt desires come true and dear friends who lost a canine companion on Valentine’s day. I started this on day one and have just now gotten back on line. Thanks. God Bless all who Read this now. Amen.

  10. This is the best novena I have done with your website. Thank you for creating it; my family is in conflict right now and I pray this novena brings a peaceful resolution to the problems we are experiencing. God bless!!

  11. Amazing. The day the novena began my husband was told his contract job is ending in 2 weeks due to budget cuts. We were both looking into religious life in Franciscan orders before we met. Now at the age of 56, with 6 of our 10 children still at home, we will be without an income. (Again) There is no safety net except God this time. St. Francis, pray for us!

  12. Thank you Lord for giving us the strength to go day by day. Please pray for my family and friends going through various stages of illnesses and give them a positive outlook that God will be with them every step of the way.