September 22 is the feast of Blessed Luigi Maria Monti, the founder of Father Joy’s order – The Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception (CFIC).
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The members of the CFIC are preparing for this feast with special prayers, including a Novena.
You are invited to participate.
If you wish to join with them spiritually to obtain graces through the intercession of Blessed Luigi Maria Monti, either the novena or the prayer below can be used for the coming nine days from today.
Prayer to Blessed Luigi Maria Monti
Almighty Ever-living God, you have enabled Blessed Monti through your divine love to consecrate his life for taking care of the sick and assisting the orphan and needy children.
Help us to imitate his great humility and filial devotion to the Immaculate Virgin.
Strengthen us to be compassionate towards the sick and suffering.
Grant that we may be inspired by the tender love of God, to commit ourselves in works of charity, like him.
Let his example strengthen us in our spiritual journey to grow in daily holiness.
Let his intercession help us to get healed of our ailments.
He, who surrendered to the will of God at the moments of trials and tribulations, comfort us in our sorrows.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen
Novena to Blessed Luigi Maria Monti
Hymn to the Holy Spirit
Celebrant: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Cel: The Lord be with you
All: And with your spirit
Cel: Almighty God, we praise you/ for allowing us to venerate / Blessed Luigi Maria Monti / the apostle of charity
All: O God, we thank you/for showering innumerable graces/ through the intercession of Bl. Luigi Maria Monti
Ant: The poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him (Ps. 34.6)
Celebrant: Blessed is he who considers the poor
All: The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble
Cel: The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive
All: And he will be blessed on the earth
Cel: You will not leave him to the will of his enemies
All: The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness
Cel: And He will heal him from his sickness
All: O Lord, be gracious to me and heal me.
Cel: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
All: As it was in the beginning, is new and ever shall be world without end, Amen
Ant: The poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him
Let us pray
(together with the faithful)
You have placed among your chosen ones in heaven
Blessed Monti who dedicated his life
for the sick and needy orphans
through the life of evangelical councils.
Through his prayers, grant us the grace we need in our spiritual and temporal life.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Catholic Parish of the Holy Name