Christmas Novena

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Christmas Novena

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Christmas Novena Prayers

Opening Prayer

O Lord, Word of God, You, whose glory is complete, came to us in perfect humility as a child in the womb. Your love for us and humility is unsurpassed and brings us to our knees in prayer and worship.

Your incarnation forever changed the world.

All Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and forever shall be, world without end.

Amen.

Day 1 – Joy

O Lord, infant Jesus, fill us with Joy! The birth of any child is a cause for joy and so much more is the birth of You our Savior. We pray in union with Mary, Your mother, for a greater joy this Christmas.

Day 2 – Humility

O Lord, infant Jesus, grant us great humility! You gave us the model of perfect humility in your incarnation, life and death. We pray for a greater Humility this Christmas.

Day 3 – Faith

O Lord, infant Jesus, give us the gift of Faith! You, Lord, deserve our complete faith. We pray for deeper and more perfect faith in you this Christmas.

Day 4 – Hope

O Lord, infant Jesus, bring us the Hope that saves! Your birth to the Virgin Mary brought a Hope to the world that continues to sustain us. We pray for a saving Hope this Christmas.

Day 5 – Love

O Lord, infant Jesus, inspire in us Your selfless love! You humbled yourself to become like us in all things but sin, and even humbled yourself to die on a cross. We pray that you will help us to love as You love this Christmas.

Day 6 – Peace

O Lord, infant Jesus, give us Your peace! You are the Prince of Peace and the ultimate fulfillment of your incarnation brings us to you in heaven where peace will come to perfection. We pray for peace this Christmas.

Day 7 – Forgiveness

O Lord, infant Jesus, move us to forgive others as you forgive us! Your Divine Mercy is unending! We pray for Your Divine Mercy on us and that we may participate in Your mercy by forgiving others this Christmas.

Day 8 – Holiness

O Lord, infant Jesus, inspire us to be repulsed by sin! You, Lord, are holy but we are not. We pray that you will make us holy and keep us from temptation this Christmas.

Day 9 – Life Eternal

O Lord, infant Jesus, bring us to live eternal with You! Jesus, your nativity was not without purpose. Your purpose was to bring us to You. We pray that you will bring us to Life Eternal with you this Christmas.

Closing Prayers

We pray also for these intentions… (State your intentions here)

May Your Holy Will be done in my life and with these intentions.

We pray that the work of salvation that Your first coming began will reach fulfillment in each of us.

All Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and forever shall be, world without end.

Amen.

Christmas Novena Version 2

Opening Prayer:

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V. O God, come to my assistance.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father…

Our Father…

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Day 1

The Incarnation.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who descended from
the bosom of the eternal Father into the womb of the
Virgin Mary, where, conceived by the Holy Ghost, you
took upon yourself, O Incarnate Word, the form of a
servant for our salvation. Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…
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Day 2

The Visitation.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who by means of your
Virgin Mother, visited St. Elizabeth, and filled your
servant, St. John the Baptist, with the Holy Spirit,
sanctifying him from his mother’s womb.
Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, O Lord.  Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Day 3

The Expectation of Birth.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who waited for nine months
enclosed in the womb, and inflamed the heart of the
Virgin Mary and St. Joseph with the most powerful love
and expectation, all for the salvation of the world. Have
mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, 0 Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Day 4

The Holy Nativity.

O most sweet infant Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary in
Bethlehem, wrapped in poor swaddling clothes, laid
in the manger, glorified by angels, and visited by
shepherds. Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

O Jesus born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Christ is at hand. O come, let us worship him.

Our Father…

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Day 5

The Circumcision.

O most sweet infant Jesus, circumcised when
eight days old, and called by the glorious name
of Jesus, and proclaimed both by your name and
by your blood, to be the Savior of the world.
Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Day 6

The Adoration of the Kings.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who was made known
to the three kings, who worshipped you as you lie on
Mary’s breast, and offered you the mystical presents
of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, 0 Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Day 7

The Presentation.

O most sweet infant Jesus, presented in the temple
by the Virgin Mary, embraced by Simeon, and revealed
to the Jews by Anna the prophetess. Have mercy on us.

Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Day 8

The Flight into Egypt.

O most sweet infant Jesus, whom Herod tried to slay,
carried by St. Joseph with your Mother into Egypt, saved
from death by flight, and glorified by the blood of the
holy innocents. Have mercy on. us.

Have mercy on us. O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

O Jesu! born of Virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to thee
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Christ is at hand. 0 come, let us worship him.

Our Father…

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Day 9

The Journey in Egypt.

O most sweet infant Jesus, who dwelled as an exile
in Egypt for seven years, where spoke your first words,
and, first begin to walk upon this earth. Have mercy upon us.

Have mercy on us, O Lord. Have mercy on us.

Hail Mary…

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Closing

LET US PRAY

0 almighty and everliving God, Lord of heaven and earth,
who revealed yourself to little ones, grant, we beg you,
that while we celebrate and honor the most holy mysteries
of your Son, the infant Jesus, and strive to imitate them,
we may arrive at that heavenly kingdom which you have
promised to little children, through the same
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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  1. 🙋🏻 pray for my sons Jeremy Stephen and Andrew to be delivered and set free from addiction, and cigarettes, alcohol. Also to know how much God really loves them. And come back to the holy Catholic Church come to repentance and desire the grace to quit doing drugs and cigarettes and to find your purpose in life which is number one always to serve Christ but I pray for their conversion , Salvation to come back to the sacraments of the holy Catholic Church the true church, The oldtraditional church amen , I pray for a great new pentecost, on my sons including my oldest Eric, also for the whole world

  2. I’m am a”fresh” Christian. Still fighting to win the battle with my old self. I have been blessed after my mother recently died. She contacted me from above. Two absolute proofs, totally mind blowing. Since then, I decided to follow Jesus and his teaching. Observing all commandments and doing my best but still struggling with love your neighbor as yourself. I’m getting better but still plenty of work. I helped homeless, became nicer and more understandable toward people. Helping whenever I can. Still sometimes the devil gets me to say or do something that hurt someone. But I am fighting him, I pray, I reject overeating, masturbation, lying, judging other people(still troubled with that, still biting my tongue after I already said or wrote something. I should know better not to say or write anything about others. But the overall result is that I became better, way better. I read bible everyday, pray everyday, no matter if life tells me to hurry up and stop reading or praying. I keep putting Lord at first place but again sometime I fell. It’s a rough road but I’m pulling through. I had rough life, wars, bad this happening, far beyond normal people lives. I was a merc, soldier of fortune. I’m doing my best to become fully honorable Christian. My wish is to die in someone’s defense. To do ultimate sacrifice. I have plenty of skills to defend anyone, special forces, martial arts training. I know this way I can redeem my sins. The war within my good and evil is going everyday. I think the good is winning, I am helping strangers more and more, I stopped being angry on the highways, I always stop if I see car on the shoulder to ask if they are ok, I always give money to beggers, sometimes giving my coat and extra bedding that I have in the car for homeless. If I can help someone in need I will always do it. But there are still evil forces within me, I lose my temper and then I’m feeling sorry about it immediately. It’s a long way but I know I am on good way. If you know how to put me at work toward good deeds, let me know. I will always help you, no matter what people say or think about you. If you lost hope and everyone wants nothing to do with you contact me. I want to be your miracle and help with the full power of my abilities.

  3. Pray for God to restore my monthly period for me and use me as a point of contact to all those experiencing same thing

  4. Prayers that all cancer cells are no longer in my body, disability approval, safety of my family and friends and peace on earth.

  5. Please pray that my daughters anixiety over a man is taken away and he will take things slow with her .
    Thank You,
    SDM

    Also this was a novena that I said and I want to post it in thanksgiving.

    Holy Spirit you who make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideals. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget all that is done to me. You who are in all the instincts of my life. I in this short dialogue want to thank you for everything and affirm once more that I never want to be separated from you( name whatever your request is). Say this prayer for 3 days. After the third day the request will be granted, no matter how difficult. Promising to publish the entire dialogue is a condition for granting your request.

  6. hello everyone,
    my prayer request is finding a God fearing, caring and loving husband this year because i have been looking for one but in vain.
    so i request every one to please help me put me in your prayers.
    thanks a lot and best regards

  7. Dear Annie and John-Paul, and the praying community, please keep me in your prayers for my board examination. Pray for my family, my kids and my husband and my sisters and brothers.
    Pray for me to get a higher position at my job with more hours and higher pay.

  8. Compliments of the Season to you.

    Please keep me and the family in your prayers. We are currently going thru a very difficult time in our lifes. We are a family Husband, wife, 3 children 4 grand children, niece with 1 child and nephew with my mom. I’m the breadwinner cause my husband is unemployed .

    I need to take care of everything and it’s becoming too much for me and this is really affecting my health. I had a very good record at the bank than I borrowed money to buy a erf (plot) this turned out to be a fake deal and we lost our money with little chances of getting it back. This contributed to me being handed over and blacklisted. We are behind with the rent, electricity is cut off, payments on the car is in arrears bank is threatening to take the car back. Schools are starting this week there is no money to get kids ready for school. There is just not enough money to pay all our debts

    I do books on a part-time bases but nowadays I’m just tired I don’t have the strength to do anything . I’m always tired.

    At times I feel to commit suicide cause i feel like a failure, when i pray i asked myself is it worth it cause it seems that my prayers are unanswered, I feel that I’m loosing my faith

    Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

  9. Please pray for me I have distance my self away from the church and have lost everything family job and now unemployment is not approving me
    Im going through divorce and depression has taken over please please pray for me

  10. Dear John Paul and Annie
    Please pray for these intentions..
    for my son Jeff .. who has emotional problems that his job can be more stable and he can have friends and be more happy.
    for our other son .. that he will be safe in his business traveling and for his 2 sons.. Anthony and Matthew … for help in school and for protection.
    finally for our family
    sisters who have MS,Muscular Dystrophy and Diabetes.

    Thank You for praying and for all the novenas….
    May God Bless you and your work!

  11. i am asking Jesus in his mothers name, Blessed virgin Mary, to please cure my wife, she was unable to use her arms and legs new years day, she is in the hospital. The doctors are trying to find out what the problem is and so far don’t know, please pray that Jesus will cure her.
    That he guide the doctors into finding the problem and have a solution.

    we are desperate and pray that jesus will help us,

    please pray for my wife

  12. Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven.
    Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity
    Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother.
    Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth,
    I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity
    Please heal my husband and my daughter.
    There are none that can withstand your power.
    Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times)
    Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (3 times)
    Amen.
    This prayer is never known to fail and is to be said for 3 consecutive days. Publication on granting of the favour must be promised and done.

  13. Prayers my son does well in college and
    Can continue playing sports in
    College and stops smoking pot

    In God we trust

  14. Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven.
    Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity
    Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother.
    Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth,
    I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity
    (Mention your request here)
    There are none that can withstand your power.
    Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times)
    Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (3 times)
    Amen.
    This prayer is never known to fail and is to be said for 3 consecutive days. Publication on granting of the favour must be promised and done.

  15. Please pray for my father, he has been fighting cancer since i was young , he did get better ,but as i have my whole life watched him always fight some illness and alcohol addiction and he did, all six of us kids were always put first, even though he hurt physical and emotionally. I pray my father can breath and Get over this copd that controls his love to be with all ten of his grandkids and the love of being outside. He is a true catholic follower. Please pray for my family and godbless him with good health we need him, god bless your families as well.

  16. To find a job, my favorite saint is Saint Ann, please pray for me and for my family(siblings)
    I was laid off from my job after 10 yrs of service and searching for a job in the Finance or Government sec for the last 5 months,
    Thanks and Regards
    Lakmalee

  17. I ask for prayers to quit smoking. I’m am wanting to quit smoking but I realized I cannot do it alone.
    I’m looking to find everyone praying with me.

  18. Please I request your Prayer for me for a special intention
    1. I WOULD LIKE TO CONTIUNE MY LIFE AND MINISTERY IN THIS COUNTY.
    2. I AM LOOING FOR A CHANGE OF JOB NOW IF IT IS GOD”S WILL ….

    Thanking you in anticipation

  19. Please pray for Christian unity in my home (most appropriate during a month in which we pray for unity for our separated brethren). I am a practicing Catholic and my wife is practicing Protestant. We have one son who remains unbaptized which breaks my heart!

  20. Please I ask your prayer concerning my move to a new home were me and my Daugther will be safe and happy . We’re in a house were her father perform Voo- Doo please pray for us that I receive my Section 8 back that they give me a extension so I can find a place to live . Good news I have a job now I will be able to send a donation to you I thank god and I thank you for prayer.
    Yvonne Leggett

  21. Lord, I pray for the protection of The Church against evil men, with high positions who want to change The Doctrine of JESUS Christ! Our Lady of Fatima and Akita warned us of The Turmoil within The Vatican, Cardinals, against Cardinals, Bishops against Bishops, Priest against Priest…it’s happening now. I pray that all Catholics, including my family, friends and myself will stay True to God and His Teachings and not those of evil men. Please Lord convert the hearts of our religious leaders and of all of us, before it is too late. Please enlighten your children to pray The Rosaries and say more prayers….to do Your Will and not our Wills. Love You Forever, Renee

  22. Am requesting for a lot of prayers from you, I’ve been in a relationship 3yrs now but we have challenges with our families and a distance since it’s a distant relationship. We’re hoping to settle down this year and we’re praying that everything goes well. My fiancé really gives up fast whenever a challenge comes am praying he gets strength and that we have a wonderful family together. Please pray for us coz I want to settle down with him so much and I know he wants the same thing too. Pray for us that we may be able to overcome all challenges and temptations. Thank you.

  23. I am a single mom and I got a mobile home with my two younger boys, now 20 and 22, to help with rent. Their dad lives far away from their jobs and I had no place to live after my parents passed.
    One of my sons lost his job but found one that didn’t pay near what he was making, so with all of his other bills he can’t pay me any rent. The other one, his job has cut his hours so much over the past months. He has decided to go in the Air Force, I am proud, but saddened, so he isn’t able to pay neither. The rates on my mobile home keep going up and I am having a hard time to find someone who will refinance a mobile home. If it goes up again, I will not be able to afford it. I have tried to find part time jobs that will not interfere with my current job, but no luck yet. I know God has a plan and I am really trying to be strong but, not knowing if I will be able to put food on the table, is not easy! Please keep me and my boys in your prayers so that I may continue to show them the strength, love and belief I have in the Lord!

    Thank you!

  24. Please i ask for your prayers concerning my exams coming up on 16th. Please help me to ask for God’s divine wisdom. I hope to thank him through my contribution here at the end of my exam. Please join me in prayer. Sr maryann

  25. CECEE
    04-01-2017

    THIS NOVENA’S ARE REALLY INSPIRING. I APPRECIATE YOU ALL.
    PLS PRAY FOR MY FAMILY SO WE CONTINUALLY BE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF GOD’S MERCY.

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  26. Thank you for all your prayers and inspiration. Pleeeeease pray for all matriculants awaiting their results tomorrow. Especially my baby Braden. During the year his results were not good enough to get him into university. He worked really hard with my husband pushing him and taking him to work to study. I trust God to allow him to have the outstanding results that he deserves so that he can gain his confidence.
    All my kids have been through a tough time in our marriage but thanks be to God today through Our Father’s Loving Grace they are God loving children who trust Him and live according to His ways.

  27. Hi everyone,
    I have been praying the Christmas novena as I invoke mother Mary to intercede for me and God has been good to me. I am arthritic but am feeling much better. I have faith that I am healed. I also managed to complete my defense fro my masters degree and am now waiting to graduate in February. He is also seeing me through financial crisis. I am trusting God for more blessings and that He will answer my petitions.
    I am humbled by His love for me.
    Praise the Lord!

  28. Please pray for the conversion of Michael Nguyen. Pray that he be open to God’s truth, love, mercy and righteousness and that he may protect the sanctity of marriage by not going through with his arranged marriage and that he follows his heart, not money or vanity. Pray the same for the girl and her family that made the offer to him and that they find peace and love in their home country.
    Please also pray for my healing and restoration and for the conversion of sinners and the poor souls in purgatory.
    God Bless you. Amen.

  29. Please please pray for my desperate intentions: please pray for Pope Francis ‘s daily intentions, his health & world peace . For all souls , poor souls in purgatory, unborn babies (miscarriages & abortions), Jane and John Doe souls . For thanksgiving for all blessings and graces received. For Hoi : health , peace of mind & in the family , good caregivers , for everything works well with caregivers hours . For Hoa: work, marriage , health, peace of mind , no worry about work. For Thanh: peace of mind & in my family , marriage, health , good children ( especially for Anna to pick the right college), no worry , patience, kindness. For Milan & Joe : thanksgiving, health , good business deals . For john: health , employees, marriage , good children, good business decisions. For the sick ( Blake , Joel S., pat & her mom , Muon , Dr Scott, Kathy, Joann, Trudy & Jackie, and many more ). For the lonely , the unemployed, the elderly, the mental illness , unknow God , the soldiers , doctors and nurses & firefighters. For peace in our world . For priests and nuns . For all my brothers and sisters , especially for Kym , Andy , Ann, Claudia , Mike Shield , Hanh. For people who have no one to pray for and for people who I promise to pray for them. For Muon & Huon le & children . For safe travel. And especially for people at ” Pray More Novena “.

    Jesus, son of David , have mercy on me
    Jesus , son of David, have pity on me

  30. Please please pray for my desperate intentions: please pray for Pope Francis ‘s daily intentions, his health & world peace . For all souls , poor souls in purgatory, unborn babies (miscarriages & abortions), Jane and John Doe souls . For thanksgiving for all blessings and graces received. For Hoi : health , peace of mind & in the family , good caregivers , for everything works well with caregivers hours . For Hoa: work, marriage , health, peace of mind , no worry about work. For Thanh: peace of mind & in my family , marriage, health , good children ( especially for Anna to pick the right college), no worry ( always worry for my mom’s caregivers and illness ) , patience, kindness. For Milan & Joe : thanksgiving, health , good business deals . For john: health , employees, marriage , good children, good business decisions. For the sick ( Blake , Joel S., pat & her mom , Muon , Dr Scott, Kathy, Joann, Trudy & Jackie, and many more ). For the lonely , the unemployed, the elderly, the mental illness , unknow God , the soldiers , doctors and nurses & firefighters. For peace in our world . For priests and nuns . For all my brothers and sisters , especially for Kym , Andy , Ann, Claudia , Mike Shield , Hanh. For people who have no one to pray for and for people who I promise to pray for them. For Muon & Huon le & children . For safe travel. And especially for people at ” Pray More Novena “. I am grateful for all your prayers .
    Jesus , son of David , have mercy on us
    Jesus , son of David , have pity on us .
    God bless you all

  31. Pray for my son George. For God’s guidance in his life. Pray for patients and peace and a sense of direction. Pray that God should take away anger from him. Pray for favors

  32. I am starting this Novena later, i know it has finished but I will do it by myself from the beginning.
    New years eve my wife became very ill, the illness came out of no where, she went from being health to where she could not use her arms or legs, she cannot even feed her self. I rushed he to the hospital new years eve, after doing many tests they ruled out heart attack, stoke etc.
    she is still in the hospital Jan 3rd, the know it is not ALS, or multiple scleroses, or any degenerative disease, they think it is some kind of a virus that causes her immune system to attack it’s self, they have started treatment, please pray that she can be cured, through Gods help,
    all things are possible with God

  33. O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity (please Blessed Mother, intercede on our behalf to your son our Lord Jesus Christ that my in-laws may not force us to live the house we are now staying and be able to live there. Please open their minds to understand our situation that we don’t have house to live if they force us to vacate the house. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (3x). Thank you Holy Mother for hearing my prayer. Amen.

  34. Please pray that my bowling fundraiser is sold out by Monday, January 9th. That day will be my 57th birthday. I am having an extremely rough time financially.

  35. Hi,
    I subscribed to your Pray more Novenas group last year and I am really happy that through this group I am able to converse with God more often by the regular novena and prayer Updates.I really support and appreciate the services you guys are doing. Keep up the good work.

    I am writing this mail to ask for your prayers for Clara Ray. She is a 6 month old baby who is suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). I came across her blog posted by her mom, you might have also come across the same (miracle baby). She was doing fine but since yesterday Clara is suffering from continuous throw out. Though she is fine now she is not eating anything and her breathing is also not normal. Please i plead you to pray for her speedy recovery.

    Kindly pray for her.

  36. Thanksgiving to God for the gift of life and all His gifts.
    Please pray to save our souls.
    Please pray for all those with mental illness.

  37. My birthday is coming up 14/02 pray that it should be the best different i have never had,pray for me or send me prayers points that will help me undoer of knots that is evil in my family and life

  38. Please pray for the enlightenment, and total conversion—change of heart of my husband, who was once a Catholic youth leader but is now entangled in an adulterous affair which he insists in justifying before the family, meaning our children, his immediate family and our close friends.
    I fear for his soul and salvation, especially after he told our daugther that not everything the church teaches should be followed…
    May our most merciful Mother, Undoer of Knots, grant him the grace to go back into God’s fold with a repentant spirit and a renewed heart faithful to our Lord and His Church!

  39. Please Mama Mary help my mama Erlinda Heraldez Lagnason she have a liver cancer please help her to cure her cancer she cannot stand up and walk please help she is very helpfull mother to the other people and go to church she is very Nice mother to us.