|About Novena of Grace
Each year during the month of March, a Novena of Masses is offered for you, our benefactors, and your petitions. We invite all of you to join us in this Novena of Grace by reciting--from the 4th of March to the 12th inclusive--these prayers.
The Novena of Grace is so called because countless people have had their prayers answered by God through the intercession of St. Francis Xavier, the Jesuit Apostle to the Orient in the sixteenth century and the patron of worldwide missions.
We invite you to send us your petitions. Both you and your needs will be remembered on each of the nine days of the Novena when Mass is offered for you. The Fathers on the missions also will remember you and your intentions in their Masses and prayers.
O most amiable and loving St. Francis Xavier, in union with you I adore the Divine Majesty. While joyfully giving thanks to God for great graces which He conferred upon you in life and for he great glory with which He has gifted you in heaven, I come to you with heartfelt love, begging you to secure for me, by your powerful intercession, the inestimable blessings of living and dying in the state of grace.
I also beseech you to obtain for me the favors I ask in this Novena.
But if what I ask is not for the Glory of God, or for the good of my soul, do you obtain for me what is most conducive to both. Amen. Our Father; Hail Mary; Glory be to the Father.
V. Pray for us, St. Francis Xavier,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: O God, you chose to bring into your Church peoples of the Orient through the preaching and miracles of St. Francis Xavier, mercifully grant us that we may imitate his virtues, whose glorious merits we hold in veneration. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Prayer requests may be sent to: