Monday, June 20, 2016
June 29 is the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, who are the co-founders of the Church - the solid rock on which it was founded. St. Paul is the patron of evangelists and St. Peter is the patron of the papacy. They were both "fishers of men" who put out their nets and reeled in many men to Christianity. Let us pray that we may imitate them in sharing the Good News with others.
Novena Prayer (Pray for nine consecutive days)
Holy Apostles, Saints Peter and Paul, I choose thee this day and forever to be my special patrons and advocates. Thou, O Blessed St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles because thou art the Rock upon which Almighty God has built His Church. Thou, O Blessed St. Paul, because thou were chosen by God as a vessel of election and preacher of truth to the whole world.
Obtain for me, I humbly pray thee, lively faith, firm hope and burning charity; complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, attention in prayer, purity of diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state in life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the Will of God and perseverance in the Grace of God even unto death so that by means of thy intercession and thy glorious merits I may overcome the devil and be made worthy of the promises of Christ, enjoy His presence and love Him forever with thee in time and eternity.
Our Father......Hail Mary....Glory Be