Pray the Novena of Grace to St Francis Xavier

Farm Street Church will be praying the Novena of Grace to St Francis Xavier at every Mass from Thursday 4th March to Friday 12th March. 

This year they have invited nine people from around the world to record a short novena video, addressing the question ‘What does it means to be a Missionary Church today?’ The videos will be posted by 12 noon daily on their website, YouTube page, and social media platforms. The text for the novena prayer is printed below: 

O most kind and loving saint, in union with you I adore the Most Divine Majesty.  The memory of the favours with which God blessed you during life, and of your glory after death, fills me with joy; and I unite with you in offering to Him my humble tribute of thanksgiving and praise.  I implore of you to secure for me, through your powerful intercession, the all-important blessing of living and dying in a state of grace.  I also ask you to obtain the favour I ask in this Novena (here ask the favour you wish to obtain), but if what I ask is not for the greater glory of God or the good of my soul, obtain for me what is most conducive to both.  Amen  

O God who was pleased to gather to your Church the peoples of the East by the preaching and miracles of St Francis Xavier, mercifully grant that we, who honour his glorious merits, may also imitate the example of his virtues, through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  Amen   

Followed by one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.  

The nine scheduled speakers are: 

4th March - Fr Laco Sulik (Mount Street Community, London) 

5th March - Fr Charles Gagan SJ (Mission Dolores Academy, San Francisco, USA) 

Mar 6 Gloria Ferenando (Soul Food, London) 

Mar 7 Fr Innocent Kamanzi SJ (Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, Cyangugu, Rwanda) 

Mar 8 Sarah Lloyd (Family of Blessed John Sullivan SJ, London) 

Mar 9 Fr Asif John (Diocese of Islamabad/ Rawalpindi, Pakistan) 

Mar 10 Fr Joseph Mathew SJ (St Aloysius, Glasgow) 

Mar 11 Cristina Luzon-Perez (Evangelist Associate, St Patrick’s Soho Square, London)

Mar 12 Fr Dominic Robinson SJ (Farm Street Church, London) 

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