Novena to Blessed Columba Marmion

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September 10 --18, 2011

Dear friends and readers of Vultus Christi,

We continue our novena, recommending these intentions to Our Lord through the intercession of His devoted servant, the Irish Abbot, Blessed Columba Marmion, O.S.B.

Some of our intentions are:

1. Anthony DiRocco, the father of Brother Cassian Di Rocco, O.S.B., recently diagnosed with a very grave illness. Pray fervently that Blessed Abbot Marmion come to the help of Mr. Di Rocco, and of his little brother in Saint Benedict (they belong to same Benedictine Congregation of the Annunciation).

2. The healing of our dear Oblate Brother Vincent Uher, who is suffering grievously and waits upon God for some measure of relief, if such be His adorable Will. Ask Blessed Abbot Marmion to visit him with the healing power of Our Lord.

3. The health of Brother Benedict, one of my novices, who slated to undergo a delicate surgery next month to remove an infection from his sinuses. Brother Benedict is suffering quite a lot from his condition. Surely, Blessed Abbot Marmion will be sympathetic to his plight.

4. The health of Ann Margaret Felzke, the dear mother and grandmother of a family close to our monastery.

5. Good health for Father Mark's mother, Emma Rose Kirby.

6. Healing for Mary Melinda Buxton, sister of Oblate Sheila Michie.

7. Healing for Margaret Lawler, the mother of Scott.

The Novena began on September 10th. Here, we are reciting it daily after Holy Mass, and the Mass will be offered each day for the intentions mentioned above and for any intentions of yours that you would like to have included in the Novena.


O Holy Spirit, Love of the Father and the Son,
establish Thyself as a furnace of love in the centre of our hearts
and bear constantly upwards, like eager flames,
our thoughts, our affections, and our actions
even to the bosom of the Father.

V. Pray for us, Blessed Columba Marmion.
R. That our lives may be hid with Christ in God.

Let us pray.

O God, Almighty Father,
Who, having called the blessed abbot Columba
to the priesthood and to the monastic way of life,
wonderfully opened to him the secrets of the mysteries of Christ,
grant, in Thy goodness,
that, strengthened by his teachings
in the spirit of our adoption as Thy sons,
we may pray to Thee with a boundless confidence,
and so obtain, through his intercession,
if such be Thy gracious will,
the restoration to health of N. (and N. and N.)
for the greater joy of Thy Church,
and the praise of Thy glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
one God forever and ever.
R. Amen.


Gladly, Father.

~ Jon

Coming to the fellowship late, but my prayers are with you.

Fr. Gregory +

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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