He is the patron saint of lovers, epileptics, and beekeepers. By some accounts, St . Valentine was a Roman priest and physician who suffered martyrdom during the persecution of Christians by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus about 270. Valentine’s Day as a lovers’ festival dates at least from the 14th century.
St. Anthony of Padua , known as the patron saint of lost articles, is credited with recovering lost people, items and stolen goods. In some cultures, the faithful petition him when in search of love.
The most traditional way to pray a novena is to recite it at least once a day over the course of 9 days . Choose a time of day to recite your novena prayer . You should pray your novena during the same time each day . For example, if you pray at 9 am the first day , you should pray at 9 am the remaining days .
” Saint Joseph, Patron of departed souls – pray for me. (Mention your intention) Amen.”
St. Dwynwen is the patron saint of lovers.
Doves are a year-round symbol of peace but also a romantic Valentine’s Day staple of love.
Saint Raphael the Archangel serves as the patron saint of healing . Unlike most saints , Raphael was never a human being who lived on Earth. Instead, he has always been a heavenly angel.
Dear Lord, I pray that you may grant me the happiness that I truly deserve by letting my love come back to me. Help him/her to realize that I love him/her so much, and I am always here for him/her. Let him/her have a change of heart and come back to me. Dear Lord, you know that I truly cherish this man/woman.
Please, Lord, help me let go of my past baggage and live in the present time that you have blessed me with. Heal my heart so it learns to love and trust again. I know you have a true love for me out there, Lord, and I pray that my heart may be ready to accept and nurture your gift of a companion for me. Amen.
At 3 O’Clock on Good Friday, Jesus died in incomprehensible agony on the wooden Cross which the Roman soldiers had nailed Him to. John, the beloved disciple of Jesus, of this event. It is this moment which changed the world forever, and it is this prayer that commemorates that extraordinary moment.
God of Miracles, I will not fear, for You are with me; I will not be dismayed for You are my God. I know that my strength will come from You, You will help and heal me. It is You who upholds me with Your right hand. Thank You for being the source of my healing , I do not need to be anxious for anything.
There is some indication that this practice was actually dated in an ancient Greek and Roman custom. In that practice, people would mourn a death for nine days before hosting a feast in honor of the deceased . Over time though, Roman Catholics began associating more overtly Christian symbolism with novenas .
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” Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.”
Tradition says the statue should be buried upside down and facing toward the direction of the desired moved. Joseph statue upside down is symbolic for the St . Joseph needing to work extra hard to get back to right side up and into a place of honor, thus helping to bring forth a buyer to purchase the home.