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Index
Act of Contrition
Acts of Faith, Hope & Charity, & Votive Prayer for Charity
Angelus & Regina Caeli
Confiteor

Divine Praises

Grace Before & After Meals
Litany of Humility

Litany of St Joseph

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus
Litany of the Most Precious Blood
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Litany of the Saints
Morning & Evening Prayers

Novena Prayer to St Philomena

Prayer for the Conversion of Australia
Prayers & Litany to Holy Michael the Archangel

Prayers & Litany to Our Guardian Angel

Prayers & Litany to St Joseph
Prayers & Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Prayers & Litany to
the Holy Ghost &
Veni Creator
Prayers & Novena for the Souls in Purgatory
Prayers & Novena to St Martin De Porres
Prayers & Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, & Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Prayers Before & After Confession
Prayers Before Mass, Prayers Before Holy Communion, Prayers After Holy Communion & Thanksgiving After Mass

Prayers for Priests & Vocations

Prayers, Novena & Litany to St Anne
Prayers, Novenas & Litany to St Jude Thaddeus
The Prayers & Mysteries of the Holy Rosary
Various Prayers
Votive Prayers for Rain, Fine Weather & to Avert Storms
Audio Files - SSPX
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Thoughts for the Week
 
 

 

PRAYERS & NOVENA TO ST MARTIN DE PORRES

PRAYER
Most humble Martin de Porres, whose burning charity embraced not only thy needy brethren, but also the very animals of the field, splendid example of charity, we hail and invoke thee!  From that high throne which thou dost occupy, deign to listen to the supplications of thy needy brethren that, by imitating thy virtues, we may live contented in that state in which God has placed us, and, carrying our cross with strength and courage, we may follow in the footsteps of our Blessed Redeemer and His most afflicted Mother, to reach at last the Kingdom of Heaven through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

PRAYER FOR HUMILITY - AFTER THE EXAMPLE OF
ST MARTIN DE PORRES
O God, Who hast given us in Thy Humble Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the model of all virtue and perfection, grant to us the virtue of humility.  We think so little of Thee because we are so full of self.  We cannot love Thee more until humility shows us our own nothingness and makes us rejoice in our complete dependence upon Thee.

Thou hast given to the world a glorious apostle of humility, St Martin de Porres.  Guide us by his example and strengthen us through his intercessions in our efforts to conform our hearts to the humble Heart of Thy Crucified Son.

Renew, O Lord, in these days, when pride and forgetfulness of Thee are so widespread, the wonders which Thou didst perform through Thy humble servant, Martin de Porres, during his lifetime.  We pray that all the world may know of St Martin and of the surpassing value of the virtue of humility.  Through the same Christ our Lord.  Amen.

PRAYER - TO BE SAID BY THOSE IN DISTRESS
In this pain and sadness which weighs me down and for which I can find no human support, I turn to you, St Martin.  Be my friend and my protector and intercede for me with our merciful Father in heaven.  Ask that my sins be forgiven and that I may be freed from the evils which burden and distract me.  Give me your spirit of sacrifice that I may welcome whatever God sends me for love of Him who makes all things a means of holiness.
O Heavenly Father, in the name of your Son and of His Blessed Mother, and by the merits of your faithful servant Martin, help me in my great trouble and do not forsake me.  Amen.

PRAYER
Well done, thou good and faithful servant; because thou hast been faithful over few things, I will make thee ruler over many things, saith the Lord.
Pray for us, St Martin de Porres.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.  O God, the exalter of the humble, Who didst make St Martin, Thy confessor, to enter the heavenly kingdom, grant through his merits and intercession, that we may so follow the example of his humility on earth as to deserve to be exalted with him in heaven.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

INVOCATION TO ST MARTIN DE PORRES
(Invocation to be said when applying the St Martin relic, picture or medal to the sick, or when held in the hand by those who are in need.)
In the name of the Most Holy Trinity,
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
In the name of Mary, Queen of Heaven,
In the name of Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
St Martin, cure (help) me (him, her)
For the honour and glory of God
And the salvation of souls. 

NOVENA TO ST MARTIN DE PORRES

FIRST DAY  -  ST MARTIN'S HUMILITY
St Martin imitated our Lord, Who was meek and humble of heart.  There was no pride or vanity in his soul.  He knew that God is our Creator and that we are but His creatures. He understood that God loves us as children and only wants us to be happy.  So he submitted entirely to the Holy Will of God.  Let us all imitate St Martin by humbly doing the Will of God in all things.

Let us pray.  O humble St Martin, ask our Lord to give us the grace of true humility that we may not be puffed up with foolish pride, but may be contented with the gifts that God gives us.  Obtain for us the light of the Holy Ghost that we may understand, as you did, that pride is a deceit of the devil and that only by doing the Will of God can we be truly happy.  Amen.

Say one Our Father, ten Hail Marys & one Glory Be.

SECOND DAY  -  ST MARTIN'S LOVE OF GOD
St Martinís whole soul was filled with Godís love.  He knew that Almighty God sent His Only Son into the world to suffer and die on the Cross for our sins.  His heart was stirred with deep affection for so loving a Redeemer, and his whole life gives evidence of his sincere gratitude.  May we, too, learn to love our Saviour more and more and show our love by our good works.

Let us pray.  O St Martin, why are our hearts so cold and lacking in love for the Son of God, Who became a little Child for our salvation?  Why are we so slow to love One Who loved us so much that He gave His life for mankind?  Ask God to make us realise that the only way to happiness is by loving and serving Him with all our hearts and souls.  Amen.

Say one Our Father, ten Hail Marys & one Glory Be.

THIRD DAY  -  ST MARTIN'S LOVE OF THE POOR
St Martin was called ďthe Father of the PoorĒ.  He saw in the poor, the sick and the dying the children of God, and he helped them in a thousand practical ways.  He studied medicine so that he might know how to cure the sick.  Every day he distributed alms to the poor.  He built an orphanage for children.  Let us imitate the charity of St Martin that God may bless us as He blessed him.

Let us pray.  Dear St Martin, teach us to be generous with the gifts that God has given us.  Make us sympathetic towards those who are suffering and afflicted.  Pray to our Redeemer and to Our Lady of Mercy that our hearts may not be hardened by sin and selfishness, but that we may always be kind and generous to our neighbours because they are the children of our Heavenly Father.  Amen.

Say one Our Father, ten Hail Marys & one Glory Be.

FOURTH DAY  -  ST MARTIN'S FAITH
St Martin had a lively faith in all the teachings of the Catholic Church because he knew that it was founded by Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who can neither deceive nor be deceived.  God rewarded St Martinís humble faith by enlightening his mind that he might believe the mysteries of our Holy Religion.  May God give us the grace always to believe the truths which He has revealed.

Let us pray.  O glorious St Martin, we need strong faith in God and His Holy Church, especially in these days when so many people have turned against religion.  Bring to a knowledge and love of the true Church the non-Catholic members of your race that they may find the way to salvation and happiness.  Ask God to make us faithful soldiers of Jesus Christ in life and in death.  Amen.

Say one Our Father, ten Hail Marys & one Glory Be.

FIFTH DAY  -  ST MARTIN'S CONFIDENCE IN GOD
St Martin firmly relied on the goodness and promises of God.  He hoped through the grace of God, and the merits of Jesus Christ one day to obtain an eternal reward.  We know that St Martinís trust in God was not in vain.  We, too, are confident that God will forgive us our sins if we are truly sorry and that He will give us everlasting life if we serve Him faithfully by obeying His commandments.

Let us pray.  St Martin, help us to have a great trust in Almighty God.  Make us understand that He is One Friend who will never desert us as long as we are true to Him.  Keep us from foolishly presuming that we will be saved without doing our part, but keep us also from despair, which forgets the mercy of God.  Ask the Child Jesus to increase in our hearts faith, hope, and charity.  Amen.

Say one Our Father, ten Hail Marys & one Glory Be.

SIXTH DAY  -  ST MARTIN'S DEVOTION TO PRAYER
St Martin kept his mind and heart always lifted up to the Creator of all things.  His prayer came from the depths of his soul.  He constantly turned to God to adore Him, to thank Him, and to ask Him for help.  St Martin prayed with humility and perseverance, and God was pleased to answer his prayers in miraculous ways.  He will pray for us before the Throne of God in Heaven.

Let us pray.  St Martin, help us to realise that Christ meant what He said when He promised:  ďAsk, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find.Ē   Make us faithful in attending Holy Mass and other devotions.  Remind us to say our daily prayers to obtain the blessing of God.  Ask the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary to obtain for us a share of the treasures of the Holy Rosary.  Amen.

Say one Our Father, ten Hail Marys & one Glory Be.

SEVENTH DAY  -  ST MARTIN'S SPIRIT OF PENANCE
St Martin was a brave man.  He was not afraid of hard work.  He did not weakly seek for comforts as we often do.  Even though he laboured so hard, he was glad to do severe penances for his sins and for the salvation of souls.  If so holy a man did penances, how much more should we, who have seriously offended Almighty God by our sinfulness!

Let us pray.  St Martin, from you we learn how to be courageous and valiant.  From your life we learn to avoid idleness and self-seeking.  Give us some of that spirit of penance which you had, so that we may be brave in the struggle with temptation.  Ask Jesus Crucified to give us the grace to fight the good fight for victory.  Amen.

Say one Our Father, ten Hail Marys & one Glory Be.

EIGHTH DAY  -  ST MARTIN'S REWARD
St Martin died a holy and peaceful death.  He had spent his life in doing good as a humble Lay-Brother of the Dominican Order.  But he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.  Soon his heroic life became widely known, and Pope John XXIII solemnly proclaimed Martin de Porres a Saint of God.  Let us rejoice that we have such a noble brother among the Saints of God in Heaven!

Let us pray.  Dear St Martin, you have been raised up by Almighty God to show us the way to our true home.  You have given us the good example and the encouragement that we need.  We know from your life that to win the reward of glory we have but to love and serve the Best of Masters.  May we ever be humble that we, too, may be exulted unto everlasting life.  Amen.

Say one Our Father, ten Hail Marys & one Glory Be.

NINTH DAY  -  ST MARTIN'S MIRACLES
St Martin performed many miracles during his life and after his holy death.  We can go to him with confidence for he will grant our petitions if they are for the good of our souls.  His heart is very big, and he loves to help us, he is kind in every way.  We have only to tell him our troubles and to ask him to help us.  If we do our part we can be sure that our dear friend St Martin will do his.

Let us pray.  O Lord Jesus Christ, Who didst inflame the heart of St Martin with an ardent love of the poor and Who didst teach him the wonderful joy of true humility and the wisdom of accepting Godís Holy Will, grant that, like him, we may be ever truly humble of heart and full of Christ-like love for suffering humanity.  Deign, we beseech Thee, that, by imitating the holy life and enjoying the powerful help of this saintly Negro, the whole world may be drawn nearer to Thee, the Saviour of the human race. Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.  Amen.

Say one Our Father, ten Hail Marys & one Glory Be.