All Saints' Day Novena

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All Saints’ Day is November 1st but you can pray the All Saints’ Day Novena for any reason that you want, so go ahead and start praying!

According to Catholic teaching, there are three states of the Church: the Church Militant, the Church Penitent, and the Church Triumphant. We are the Church Militant because we are still living our earthly life and are active in spiritual warfare on Earth. The Church Penitent are those who are in Purgatory who are being purified so as to be fit for entering Heaven. The Church Triumphant are those who are already in Heaven. It is this last group that we celebrate on All Saints’ Day and whose intercession we regularly seek in these novenas, because they are the ones who already see God face-to-face.

About All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day is celebrated on November 1, the day after Halloween, which is no coincidence since Halloween is All Hallows’ Eve (i.e., the eve of All Saints’ Day). Each recognized saint has his or her own feast day, but on All Saints’ Day, we celebrate all the saints together, both those who are known and those who are unknown by us who are still on Earth. As we celebrate all those who are in Heaven, let us remember that we are called to one day join them.

All Saints' Day Novena Prayers

All Saints' Day Novena - Day 1

O holy Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church, be my mother and guide me to a life of holiness that I may one day join you and your Son in Heaven for all eternity. Intercede on my behalf that I may be a student of your humility and purity. I ask that you place before your Son my petitions.

(State your intentions here)

Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us.

Mary, Most Holy, pray for us.

Mary, Most Pure, pray for us.

Mary, Star of the Sea, pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, pray for us.

Mary, Queen of Angels and Saints, pray for us.

Amen.

All Saints' Day Novena - Day 2

O holy angels, who have been steadfast servants of God since before the world was formed, watch over us and guide us in our everyday lives that we may grow in holiness. Intercede on my behalf that I may grow in fortitude to always choose to follow God as you have. I ask that you place before God my petitions.

(State your intentions here)

St. Michael, pray for us.

St. Gabriel, pray for us.

St. Raphael, pray for us.

Guardian angels, pray for us.

Amen.

All Saints' Day Novena - Day 3

O holy Apostles, those who were first called by Jesus to be His followers, you demonstrate what it means to be a true disciple of Christ. Intercede on my behalf that I may be more disposed to the Spirit you received at Pentecost, so that I may be eager to grow as a disciple of Christ. I ask that you place before God my petitions.

(State your intentions here)

St. Peter, pray for us.

St. Andrew, pray for us.

St. James, pray for us.

St. John, pray for us.

St. Philip, pray for us.

St. Jude Thaddaeus, pray for us.

St. Bartholomew, pray for us.

St. Thomas, pray for us.

St. James, pray for us.

St. Matthew, pray for us.

St. Simon, pray for us.

St. Matthias, pray for us.

Amen.

All Saints' Day Novena - Day 4

O holy martyrs, who died for your faith as loyal servants of God, thank you for your courage and sacrifice, which helped to enable the Gospel to reach me. Intercede on my behalf that I may grow in courage and faith, that I may be steadfast in my devotion to God even in the face of death. I ask that you place before God my petitions.

(State your intentions here)

St. Paul, pray for us.

Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, pray for us.

St. Polycarp, pray for us.

St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us.

St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.

Holy Innocents, pray for us.

Amen.

All Saints' Day Novena - Day 5

O holy mystics, whose lives were spent in union with God through contemplative prayer and devotion, be my model of holiness through prayer. Intercede on my behalf that I may grow in perseverance in contemplative prayer. I ask that you place before God my petitions.

(State your intentions here)

St. Teresa of Avila, pray for us.

St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us.

St. John of the Cross, pray for us.

St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.

St. Faustina, pray for us.

St. Padre Pio, pray for us.

Amen.

All Saints' Day Novena - Day 6

O holy Doctors of the Church, who composed writings that enriched and clarified Church teaching, you used your gifts of knowledge, wisdom, and articulation to preserve the Truth of the Church throughout history. Intercede on my behalf that I may use the gifts that God has given me to bring everyone I encounter closer to Christ. I ask that you place before God my petitions.

(State your intentions here)

St. Ambrose, pray for us.

St. Augustine, pray for us.

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us.

St. Jerome, pray for us.

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us.

Amen.

All Saints' Day Novena - Day 7

O holy simple servants of God, who radiate holiness through your genuine humility, you embraced your identity as God’s instruments. Intercede on my behalf that I may be emptied and purified so as to be a vessel consecrated for God’s work. I ask that you place before God my petitions.

(State your intentions here)

St. Bernadette, pray for us.

St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us.

St. Joseph Cupertino, pray for us.

St. Juan Diego, pray for us.

Sts. Francisco and Jacinta de Jesus Marto, pray for us.

Amen.

All Saints' Day Novena - Day 8

O holy priests, monks, and nuns, who dedicated your lives to the service of God and His Church through religious vows, you were God’s hands and feet on Earth. Intercede on my behalf that I may have a greater devotion and desire to frequent the Sacraments. I ask that you place before God my petitions.

(State your intentions here)

St. Benedict, pray for us.

St. Dominic, pray for us.

St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us.

St. Clare of Assisi, pray for us.

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Amen.

All Saints' Day Novena - Day 9

O holy saints who were married during your earthly life, whose marriage on Earth prefigured the wedding feast in Heaven, you knew how to grow in holiness through the joys and sorrows of married and family life. Intercede on my behalf that I may recognize the extraordinary in the ordinary course of family life. I ask that you place before God my petitions.

(State your intentions here)

St. Mary and St. Joseph, parents of Jesus, pray for us.

St. Anne and St. Joachim, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us.

St. Elizabeth and St. Zechariah, parents of St. John the Baptist, pray for us.

St. Zelie Guerin Martin and St. Louis Martin, parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us.

St. Nonna and St. Gregory the Elder, parents of St. Gorgonia, St. Caesarius, and St. Gregory of Nazianzus, pray for us.

Amen.