SOLEMN NOVENA TO BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN DAY I
Thanksgiving to the most Holy Trinity
We give joyful thanksgiving to the Holy and undivided Trinity for the day that saw you, Blessed John Henry Newman, formally raised to the altars and declared Blessed. We give glory and praise to God for your heroic virtue. We affirm our Faith in the words of your own hymn:
Firmly I believe and truly God is Three and God is One; and I next acknowledge duly man-hood taken by the Son.
And I trust and hope most fully in that manhood crucified; and each thought and deed unruly do to death, as he has died.
Simply in His grace and wholly light and life and strength belong; and I love supremely, solely, Him the holy, Him the strong.
And I hold in veneration, for the love of Him alone, Holy Church, as His creation, and her teachings, as His own.
Adoration aye be given, with and through the angelic host, to the God of earth and heaven, Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
(Optional Reading - Pope Benedict's Speech in Westminster Hall.)
PETITION For the Church in our countries -1 For the Church within Society at large.
Blessed John Henry, we remember with gratitude everything our Holy Father did and said during his recent visit to the UK, to help us stand firm in faith as a 'creative minority' in our secularised sociery. We beg your intercession that his recent powerful appeal to reason in Westminster Hall will have won the hearts and minds of our lawmakers, for whom we also ask your prayers; that following your example, and led by Christ's chief shepherd on earth, we may go forward with courage and determination in witnessing to our Faith and that our countries will be places where lawa are not made that conflict with Christian conscience. Help us to pray for those who do not know Christ and who would deny our right and duty to follow Him.
.(Make your own private petition here)
1 Our Father; 1 Hail Mary 1 Glory be to the Father
Saint Therese of Lisieux, pray for us
Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.Amen