St. Louis de Montfort Novena

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St. Louis de Montfort's feast day is April 28th but you can pray the St. Louis de Montfort Novena for any reason that you want, so go ahead and start praying!

St. Louis de Montfort is best known for his work True Devotion to Mary and the practice of consecrating one’s life to Jesus through Mary. In this novena, we pray to Jesus through Mary by the intercession of St. Louis de Montfort.

About St. Louis de Montfort

St. Louis de Montfort was a priest in France at the turn of the 18th century. When he was 12, he attended the Jesuit College of St. Thomas à Becket, where he studied philosophy and theology. Fr. Julien Bellier helped plant in his heart a strong yearning to preach missions among the very poor. He attended the Seminary of Saint-Sulpice, where he was a librarian. This gave him the opportunity to study the Virgin Mary, which led to his devotion to the Rosary and writing his book The Secret of the Rosary.

He was ordained a priest in 1700. He wanted to go to the foreign missions, but was appointed in France. He joined the third order Dominicans and created groups of priests to preach missions and retreats. He placed it all under the protection of the Virgin Mary, which led to the founding of the Company of Mary.

He still desired to go on foreign missions, but when he made a pilgrimage to Rome to ask Pope Clement XI for guidance, the pope gave him the title of Apostolic Missionary and told him that there was plenty of work for him still in France.

He had a strong devotion to Mary. His most popular work, True Devotion to Mary, encourages people to consecrate their lives to Jesus through Mary. This devotion has been practiced by many Catholics, including Pope Pius XI and St. John Paul II.

St. Louis de Montfort Novena Prayers

St. Louis de Montfort Novena - Day 1

St. Louis de Montfort, you consecrated yourself to Jesus through Mary in your earthly life and are even more fully devoted to them now in Heaven. I ask that you present my petitions before our most blessed Mother, who will in turn place them at the feet of her Son.

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St. Louis de Montfort, two of the ten principal virtues that Mary exemplified were deep humility and constant self-denial. Please intercede on my behalf that I may grow in humility and self-denial, seeing myself through God’s eyes, that I may offer myself more fully to Christ working through me.

Amen.

St. Louis de Montfort Novena - Day 2

St. Louis de Montfort, you consecrated yourself to Jesus through Mary in your earthly life and are even more fully devoted to them now in Heaven. I ask that you present my petitions before our most blessed Mother, who will in turn place them at the feet of her Son.

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St. Louis de Montfort, one of the ten principal virtues that Mary exemplified was lively faith. Please intercede on my behalf that my faith may be invigorated and apparent to all who encounter me.

Amen.

St. Louis de Montfort Novena - Day 3

St. Louis de Montfort, you consecrated yourself to Jesus through Mary in your earthly life and are even more fully devoted to them now in Heaven. I ask that you present my petitions before our most blessed Mother, who will in turn place them at the feet of her Son.

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St. Louis de Montfort, one of the ten principal virtues that Mary exemplified was blind obedience. Please intercede on my behalf that I may become a more immediately obedient child of God.

Amen.

St. Louis de Montfort Novena - Day 4

St. Louis de Montfort, you consecrated yourself to Jesus through Mary in your earthly life and are even more fully devoted to them now in Heaven. I ask that you present my petitions before our most blessed Mother, who will in turn place them at the feet of her Son.

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St. Louis de Montfort, one of the ten principal virtues that Mary exemplified was unceasing prayer. Please intercede on my behalf that I may grow in my endurance to live in such a way that I pray without ceasing.

Amen.

St. Louis de Montfort Novena - Day 5

St. Louis de Montfort, you consecrated yourself to Jesus through Mary in your earthly life and are even more fully devoted to them now in Heaven. I ask that you present my petitions before our most blessed Mother, who will in turn place them at the feet of her Son.

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St. Louis de Montfort, one of the ten principal virtues that Mary exemplified was surpassing purity. Intercede on my behalf that through God’s refining fire, I may become ever purer.

Amen.

St. Louis de Montfort Novena - Day 6

St. Louis de Montfort, you consecrated yourself to Jesus through Mary in your earthly life and are even more fully devoted to them now in Heaven. I ask that you present my petitions before our most blessed Mother, who will in turn place them at the feet of her Son.

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St. Louis de Montfort, one of the ten principal virtues that Mary exemplified was ardent love. Intercede on my behalf that my heart may be overcome by a more intense love for God and neighbor.

Amen.

St. Louis de Montfort Novena - Day 7

St. Louis de Montfort, you consecrated yourself to Jesus through Mary in your earthly life and are even more fully devoted to them now in Heaven. I ask that you present my petitions before our most blessed Mother, who will in turn place them at the feet of her Son.

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St. Louis de Montfort, one of the ten principal virtues that Mary exemplified was heroic patience. Intercede on my behalf that I may grow in patience, especially in trying situations.

Amen.

St. Louis de Montfort Novena - Day 8

St. Louis de Montfort, you consecrated yourself to Jesus through Mary in your earthly life and are even more fully devoted to them now in Heaven. I ask that you present my petitions before our most blessed Mother, who will in turn place them at the feet of her Son.

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St. Louis de Montfort, one of the ten principal virtues that Mary exemplified was angelic kindness. Intercede on my behalf that I may practice kindness with all, especially those whom I find most difficult to love.

Amen.

St. Louis de Montfort Novena - Day 9

St. Louis de Montfort, you consecrated yourself to Jesus through Mary in your earthly life and are even more fully devoted to them now in Heaven. I ask that you present my petitions before our most blessed Mother, who will in turn place them at the feet of her Son.

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St. Louis de Montfort, one of the ten principal virtues that Mary exemplified was heavenly wisdom. Intercede on my behalf that my heart may be attentive to heavenly wisdom.

Amen.

Patronage

St. Louis de Montfort is the patron saint of…

  • Preachers