St. Abigail Novena

Pray St. Abigail Novena to seek intercession on your behalf if you’re a beekeeper.

About St. Abigail

Saint Abigail was born in County Clare, Ireland around the 6th century. She is more commonly known as Saint Gobnait or Deborah. Abigail’s family was constantly in the midst of feuds, according to myth. This prompted her to flee her country and reside on the Aran Islands’ Inis Oirr.

After a while’s stay there, Abigail was visited by an angel who told her that this was not her place of resurrection. She was supposed to travel inland in search of a place she would call home for the rest of her life. Abigail was advised by the angel that this location would be indicated by the presence of nine white deer.

Abigail set off over the southern coastal counties searching for the deer. In today’s world, churches and holy wells dedicated to Mary have sprouted up all along her path. She eventually tracked down the deer herd in St. Gobnet’s Wood in Ballyvourney, County Cork.

The early years of St. Abigail’s life are unknown. Despite the fact that there is no documented record of her life, there is little information available about her from St. Abban moccu Corbmaic’s testimony published in the early 13th century.

Her brother, St. Abban is said to have joined her to assist set up a foundation for a convent, with Abigail serving as the abbess or mother superior of the community of women religious.

Abigail went on to dedicate a large part of her life to pastoral service and Christian charitable work caring for the sick and needy.

According to mythology, Abigail formed a close bond with the bees she looked after and discovered uses for their honey in the treatment of wounds and ailments. According to certain religious myths, the bees evolved into soldiers, with their hives serving as helmets.

Facts about St. Abigail Novena

Novena Starts: February 3rd
Feast Day: February 11th

Significance of St. Abigail Novena

She resided at Ballyvourney until her death, where she was buried “to await her resurrection.” St. Abigail is the patron saint of beekeepers and honeybees. She is depicted with bees or carrying a honeycomb. Her feast day is celebrated on February 11. This saint is still honored locally today and is one of a group of Irish saints whose feast days have been granted national rather than just local honor.

Inis Orr (Aran Islands), Dn Chaoin in West Kerry, and Balleyvourney in the Cork/Kerry border are the main centers of Gobnait devotion.

Read more: St. Paul Novena

St. Abigail Novena

St. Abigail Novena
St. Abigail Novena

St. Abigail Novena – Day 1

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

Intro Prayer

O heavenly Patron,
in whose name I glory,
pray ever to god for me:
strength me in my faith;
establish me in virtue;
guard me in the conflict;
that I may vanquish the foe malign
and attain to glory everlasting.

Amen


Prayer to St. Abigail

May God bless you, Holy Gobnait
May Mary bless you and I bless you.
It is to you I came with my complaint


<<mention your special request>>

And I asked you in God’s name for healing.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Abigail Novena – Day 2

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

Intro Prayer

O heavenly Patron,
in whose name I glory,
pray ever to god for me:
strength me in my faith;
establish me in virtue;
guard me in the conflict;
that I may vanquish the foe malign
and attain to glory everlasting.

Amen


Prayer to St. Abigail

May God bless you, Holy Gobnait
May Mary bless you and I bless you.
It is to you I came with my complaint


<<mention your special request>>

And I asked you in God’s name for healing.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Read more: Novena to St. Bartholomew for Protection

St. Abigail Novena – Day 3

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

Intro Prayer

O heavenly Patron,
in whose name I glory,
pray ever to god for me:
strength me in my faith;
establish me in virtue;
guard me in the conflict;
that I may vanquish the foe malign
and attain to glory everlasting.

Amen


Prayer to St. Abigail

May God bless you, Holy Gobnait
May Mary bless you and I bless you.
It is to you I came with my complaint


<<mention your special request>>

And I asked you in God’s name for healing.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Abigail Novena – Day 4

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

Intro Prayer

O heavenly Patron,
in whose name I glory,
pray ever to god for me:
strength me in my faith;
establish me in virtue;
guard me in the conflict;
that I may vanquish the foe malign
and attain to glory everlasting.

Amen


Prayer to St. Abigail

May God bless you, Holy Gobnait
May Mary bless you and I bless you.
It is to you I came with my complaint


<<mention your special request>>

And I asked you in God’s name for healing.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Abigail Novena – Day 5

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

Intro Prayer

O heavenly Patron,
in whose name I glory,
pray ever to god for me:
strength me in my faith;
establish me in virtue;
guard me in the conflict;
that I may vanquish the foe malign
and attain to glory everlasting.

Amen


Prayer to St. Abigail

May God bless you, Holy Gobnait
May Mary bless you and I bless you.
It is to you I came with my complaint


<<mention your special request>>

And I asked you in God’s name for healing.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Read more: Novena to St. Francis de Sales

St. Abigail Novena – Day 6

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

Intro Prayer

O heavenly Patron,
in whose name I glory,
pray ever to god for me:
strength me in my faith;
establish me in virtue;
guard me in the conflict;
that I may vanquish the foe malign
and attain to glory everlasting.

Amen


Prayer to St. Abigail

May God bless you, Holy Gobnait
May Mary bless you and I bless you.
It is to you I came with my complaint


<<mention your special request>>

And I asked you in God’s name for healing.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Abigail Novena – Day 7

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

Intro Prayer

O heavenly Patron,
in whose name I glory,
pray ever to god for me:
strength me in my faith;
establish me in virtue;
guard me in the conflict;
that I may vanquish the foe malign
and attain to glory everlasting.

Amen


Prayer to St. Abigail

May God bless you, Holy Gobnait
May Mary bless you and I bless you.
It is to you I came with my complaint


<<mention your special request>>

And I asked you in God’s name for healing.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Abigail Novena – Day 8

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

Intro Prayer

O heavenly Patron,
in whose name I glory,
pray ever to god for me:
strength me in my faith;
establish me in virtue;
guard me in the conflict;
that I may vanquish the foe malign
and attain to glory everlasting.

Amen


Prayer to St. Abigail

May God bless you, Holy Gobnait
May Mary bless you and I bless you.
It is to you I came with my complaint


<<mention your special request>>

And I asked you in God’s name for healing.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Abigail Novena – Day 9

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

Intro Prayer

O heavenly Patron,
in whose name I glory,
pray ever to god for me:
strength me in my faith;
establish me in virtue;
guard me in the conflict;
that I may vanquish the foe malign
and attain to glory everlasting.

Amen


Prayer to St. Abigail

May God bless you, Holy Gobnait
May Mary bless you and I bless you.
It is to you I came with my complaint


<<mention your special request>>

And I asked you in God’s name for healing.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Read more: St. Joan of Arc Novena

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God has given me the gift to read the signs, interpret the dreams, decode the angel numbers since birth. Through rigorous practice and application, my gifts have been fine-tuned. Now, I use my gifts solely to help those distressed souls who have lost all hopes, those who have been left alone to fend for themselves, those whom the system doesn’t care anymore, those whom the mainstream science has ignored.

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