|Novena Begins:||August 11|
|Feast Day:||August 20|
Patron Saint of Cistercians, Beekeepers, Candle makers
Day 1 – St. Bernard of Clairvaux Novena
Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“Neither fear nor self-interest can convert the soul. They may change the appearance, perhaps even the conduct, but never the object of supreme desire… Fear is the motive which constrains the slave; greed binds the selfish man, by which he is tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust and enticed (James 1:14). But neither fear nor self-interest is undefiled, nor can they convert the soul. Only charity can convert the soul, freeing it from unworthy motives.” St. Bernard you have given us this prayer and with you we pray:
The Memorare Prayer
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
(Mention your request here…)
St. Bernard of Clairvaux, pray for us
Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…