Novena to St. Francis de Sales

Novena to St. Francis de Sales is prayed when you have to seek his intercession if you or your family member is suffering deafness. St. Francis del Sales prayers are also highly beneficial for writers.

About St. Francis de Sales

On August 21, 1567, St. Francis de Sales was born to an aristocratic family at Chateau de Sales, near Geneva, Switzerland, in the Kingdom of Savoy. He was a Bishop and a Church Doctor. Francis was wise and gentle at the same time. He had a strong desire to serve God when he was a child. He had known for years that he had a calling to be a priest, but he kept it hidden from his family. His father wished for him to pursue a legal or political career.

Francis began his education at the University of Paris in 1580, and at the age of 24, he got his Ph.D. in law at the University of Padua. He never lost his love for God throughout his life. He studied theology and practiced mental prayers, but he kept his faith a secret. He also practiced fencing and horseback riding to please his father.

Francis, Bishop of Geneva, in 1602. The reform of the clergy was one of the most serious difficulties he faced in the diocese. He went to work writing instructions and giving sermons, believing that learning for a priest constituted “the eighth sacrament” of the church.

In 1604, he encountered Jane Frances de Chantal, a recently widowed mother of four children, while preaching a Lenten series. This was the start of one of Christian history’s greatest spiritual friendships. In 1610, he became her spiritual guide and founded a religious community of sisters, with Jane Frances de Chantal serving as superioress. Other monasteries soon followed, and Pope Paul V officially recognized the Visitation of Holy Mary as a Catholic religious order in 1618.

Francis de Sales became a prolific writer in order to serve the numerous individuals committed to his care. In the Annecy edition, his writings are divided into 26 volumes. Two of his publications, The Introduction to the Devout Life and The Treatise on the Love of God, have become spiritual classics.

Facts about Novena to St. Francis de Sales

Novena Starts: January 15th
Feast Day: January 24th
Birth: 1567, Geneva, Switzerland

Significance of St. Francis de Sales Novena

The Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales are one of several Catholic religious congregations created under his patronage today.

Pope Alexander VII beatified St. Francis de Sales on January 8, 1661, and canonized him on April 19, 1665. The 24th of January is his feast day.

The feast of St. Francis de Sales is observed by the Roman Catholic Church on January 24, the day of his burial in Annecy in 1624. From 1666, when his feast day was added to the General Roman Calendar, until 1969, when it was revised, he was commemorated on January 29.

On January 24, the Church of England commemorates Francis with a Lesser Festival

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Novena to St. Francis de Sales

Pray this novena for nine consecutive days. Ideally, St. Francis de Sales Novena should be prayed at 3 am in the morning but it can be prayed at any time during the day – in the morning upon waking up, before sleeping, or any other time when you can get time to contemplate on this novena.

Novena to St. Francis de Sales
Novena to St. Francis de Sales

Novena to St. Francis de Sales – Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue, especially in the love of God and neighbor, I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection. Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart. Grant that all people, may experience the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth. Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion, to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble in my attempt to follow Christ and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example, help me to live fully my sacred dignity with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny: eternal life with God. Receive also this particular need or concern that I now lift up in prayer.


<<mention your special request>>

O God, for the salvation of all, you desired that St. Francis de Sales—preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder— should befriend many along the road to salvation. Mercifully grant that we, infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity, guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit may experience eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Novena to St. Francis de Sales – Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue, especially in the love of God and neighbor, I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection. Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart. Grant that all people, may experience the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth. Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion, to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble in my attempt to follow Christ and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example, help me to live fully my sacred dignity with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny: eternal life with God. Receive also this particular need or concern that I now lift up in prayer.


<<mention your special request>>

O God, for the salvation of all, you desired that St. Francis de Sales—preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder— should befriend many along the road to salvation. Mercifully grant that we, infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity, guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit may experience eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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Novena to St. Francis de Sales – Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue, especially in the love of God and neighbor, I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection. Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart. Grant that all people, may experience the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth. Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion, to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble in my attempt to follow Christ and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example, help me to live fully my sacred dignity with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny: eternal life with God. Receive also this particular need or concern that I now lift up in prayer.


<<mention your special request>>

O God, for the salvation of all, you desired that St. Francis de Sales—preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder— should befriend many along the road to salvation. Mercifully grant that we, infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity, guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit may experience eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Novena to St. Francis de Sales – Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue, especially in the love of God and neighbor, I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection. Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart. Grant that all people, may experience the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth. Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion, to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble in my attempt to follow Christ and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example, help me to live fully my sacred dignity with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny: eternal life with God. Receive also this particular need or concern that I now lift up in prayer.


<<mention your special request>>

O God, for the salvation of all, you desired that St. Francis de Sales—preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder— should befriend many along the road to salvation. Mercifully grant that we, infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity, guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit may experience eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Novena to St. Francis de Sales – Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue, especially in the love of God and neighbor, I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection. Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart. Grant that all people, may experience the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth. Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion, to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble in my attempt to follow Christ and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example, help me to live fully my sacred dignity with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny: eternal life with God. Receive also this particular need or concern that I now lift up in prayer.


<<mention your special request>>

O God, for the salvation of all, you desired that St. Francis de Sales—preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder— should befriend many along the road to salvation. Mercifully grant that we, infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity, guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit may experience eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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Novena to St. Francis de Sales – Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue, especially in the love of God and neighbor, I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection. Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart. Grant that all people, may experience the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth. Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion, to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble in my attempt to follow Christ and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example, help me to live fully my sacred dignity with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny: eternal life with God. Receive also this particular need or concern that I now lift up in prayer.


<<mention your special request>>

O God, for the salvation of all, you desired that St. Francis de Sales—preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder— should befriend many along the road to salvation. Mercifully grant that we, infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity, guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit may experience eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Novena to St. Francis de Sales – Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue, especially in the love of God and neighbor, I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection. Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart. Grant that all people, may experience the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth. Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion, to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble in my attempt to follow Christ and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example, help me to live fully my sacred dignity with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny: eternal life with God. Receive also this particular need or concern that I now lift up in prayer.


<<mention your special request>>

O God, for the salvation of all, you desired that St. Francis de Sales—preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder— should befriend many along the road to salvation. Mercifully grant that we, infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity, guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit may experience eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Novena to St. Francis de Sales – Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue, especially in the love of God and neighbor, I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection. Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart. Grant that all people, may experience the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth. Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion, to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble in my attempt to follow Christ and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example, help me to live fully my sacred dignity with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny: eternal life with God. Receive also this particular need or concern that I now lift up in prayer.


<<mention your special request>>

O God, for the salvation of all, you desired that St. Francis de Sales—preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder— should befriend many along the road to salvation. Mercifully grant that we, infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity, guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit may experience eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Novena to St. Francis de Sales – Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue, especially in the love of God and neighbor, I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection. Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart. Grant that all people, may experience the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth. Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion, to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble in my attempt to follow Christ and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example, help me to live fully my sacred dignity with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny: eternal life with God. Receive also this particular need or concern that I now lift up in prayer.


<<mention your special request>>

O God, for the salvation of all, you desired that St. Francis de Sales—preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder— should befriend many along the road to salvation. Mercifully grant that we, infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity, guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit may experience eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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