St. Barbara Novena

St. Barbara is one of the 14 Auxiliary Saints also known as Holy Helpers of the Church. She is the patron saint of artillerymen, miners, armorers, architects, mathematicians, and people who work with explosives. Saint Barbara is also known as Great Martyr Barbara by the Eastern Orthodox Church; she was a great saint and martyr.

St. Barbara lived in Nicomedia, Bithnia, Roman Province to Dioscuros. She was adored by her father and was tutored in one of the best schools in arts and sciences.

At a very early age, St. Barbara reinforced her faith in the Roman-Greek Gods as this was the only faith that was ordered to be followed. St. Barbara lived most of her life in a tower hiding from the outside and other cultural influences by her father.

During this period St. Barbara understood that her faith was just a hollow imitation and started to learn about the Christian faith, the Church’s teachings and later got baptized. The Christians were considered enemies of the state and were persecuted with severe punishment during this time.

St. Barbara was asked in marriage and refused this proposal as she wanted to surrender herself to God, this decision made her father fall into rage and made her face the consequences by submitting her to the counsels, she was ordered to unfollow the Christian practices upon her continuous refusal.

St. Barbara was put in jail and was tortured, later she was sentenced to death. St. Barbara accepted her fate joyfully and died on December 4th.

Facts about St. Barbara Novena

Novena Starts: January 27th
Feast Day: February 5th

Significance of St. Barbara Novena

The feast of Santa Barbara is celebrated on December 4. The feast is also the main religious feast of Paterno, Province of Catania. St. Barbara is proclaimed the patron saint of this city. Saint Barbara is often portrayed with miniature chains and a tower. The feast of Santa Barbara is celebrated as one of the most beautiful Catholic feasts in Italy. St. Barbara is also the protectress against the perils of lightning.

The main shrine of Saint Barbara is the Barbara Cathedral in Kutná Hora and a mine was named in honor of St. Barbara called “St. Barbara Bonanza” for her prayers to the miners for their safety in work.   

One of the most famous pictures of St. Barbara was painted by Hans Holbein in wood and many historically rich mining areas are named in honor of St. Barbara.

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St. Barbara Novena

St. Barbara Novena
St. Barbara Novena

St. Barbara Novena – Day 1

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

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following her example imitate, like her, the life of Thy divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through her I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer in Honor of St. Barbara

O God, Who adorned Your holy virgin and martyr Barbara
with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith,
and consoled her during the most painful torments,
grant us through her intercession
perseverance in the living of our Catholic Faith,
and the grace of being fortified
before our end with the Holy Sacraments,
and of a happy death.
Through Christ our Lord.


Amen

Invocation of St. Barbara

Intrepid virgin and martyr, St. Barbara,
through your intercession come to my aid in all needs of my soul.
Obtain for me the grace to be preserved
from a sudden and unprovided death.
Assist me in my final hour of death.
Then, O powerful patroness of the dying, come to my aid!
Repel from me all the assaults and temptations of the evil one,
and obtain for me the grace
to receive before death the Holy Sacraments,
that I may breathe forth my soul confirmed in faith, hope, and charity,
and be worthy to enter eternal glory.

Amen.


Concluding Prayer

My Lord and my God!
I offer up to You my petition
in union with the bitter passion
and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son,
together with the merits
of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother,
Mary ever Virgin,
and of all the Saints,
particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Barbara,
in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord!
Grant me Your Grace and Your Love,
and graciously hear my prayer.


Amen.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Barbara Novena – Day 2

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

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following her example imitate, like her, the life of Thy divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through her I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer in Honor of St. Barbara

O God, Who adorned Your holy virgin and martyr Barbara
with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith,
and consoled her during the most painful torments,
grant us through her intercession
perseverance in the living of our Catholic Faith,
and the grace of being fortified
before our end with the Holy Sacraments,
and of a happy death.
Through Christ our Lord.


Amen

Invocation of St. Barbara

Intrepid virgin and martyr, St. Barbara,
through your intercession come to my aid in all needs of my soul.
Obtain for me the grace to be preserved
from a sudden and unprovided death.
Assist me in my final hour of death.
Then, O powerful patroness of the dying, come to my aid!
Repel from me all the assaults and temptations of the evil one,
and obtain for me the grace
to receive before death the Holy Sacraments,
that I may breathe forth my soul confirmed in faith, hope, and charity,
and be worthy to enter eternal glory.

Amen.


Concluding Prayer

My Lord and my God!
I offer up to You my petition
in union with the bitter passion
and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son,
together with the merits
of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother,
Mary ever Virgin,
and of all the Saints,
particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Barbara,
in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord!
Grant me Your Grace and Your Love,
and graciously hear my prayer.


Amen.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Barbara Novena – Day 3

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

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following her example imitate, like her, the life of Thy divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through her I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer in Honor of St. Barbara

O God, Who adorned Your holy virgin and martyr Barbara
with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith,
and consoled her during the most painful torments,
grant us through her intercession
perseverance in the living of our Catholic Faith,
and the grace of being fortified
before our end with the Holy Sacraments,
and of a happy death.
Through Christ our Lord.


Amen

Invocation of St. Barbara

Intrepid virgin and martyr, St. Barbara,
through your intercession come to my aid in all needs of my soul.
Obtain for me the grace to be preserved
from a sudden and unprovided death.
Assist me in my final hour of death.
Then, O powerful patroness of the dying, come to my aid!
Repel from me all the assaults and temptations of the evil one,
and obtain for me the grace
to receive before death the Holy Sacraments,
that I may breathe forth my soul confirmed in faith, hope, and charity,
and be worthy to enter eternal glory.

Amen.


Concluding Prayer

My Lord and my God!
I offer up to You my petition
in union with the bitter passion
and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son,
together with the merits
of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother,
Mary ever Virgin,
and of all the Saints,
particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Barbara,
in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord!
Grant me Your Grace and Your Love,
and graciously hear my prayer.


Amen.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Barbara Novena – Day 4

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

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following her example imitate, like her, the life of Thy divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through her I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer in Honor of St. Barbara

O God, Who adorned Your holy virgin and martyr Barbara
with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith,
and consoled her during the most painful torments,
grant us through her intercession
perseverance in the living of our Catholic Faith,
and the grace of being fortified
before our end with the Holy Sacraments,
and of a happy death.
Through Christ our Lord.


Amen

Invocation of St. Barbara

Intrepid virgin and martyr, St. Barbara,
through your intercession come to my aid in all needs of my soul.
Obtain for me the grace to be preserved
from a sudden and unprovided death.
Assist me in my final hour of death.
Then, O powerful patroness of the dying, come to my aid!
Repel from me all the assaults and temptations of the evil one,
and obtain for me the grace
to receive before death the Holy Sacraments,
that I may breathe forth my soul confirmed in faith, hope, and charity,
and be worthy to enter eternal glory.

Amen.


Concluding Prayer

My Lord and my God!
I offer up to You my petition
in union with the bitter passion
and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son,
together with the merits
of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother,
Mary ever Virgin,
and of all the Saints,
particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Barbara,
in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord!
Grant me Your Grace and Your Love,
and graciously hear my prayer.


Amen.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Barbara Novena – Day 5

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

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following her example imitate, like her, the life of Thy divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through her I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer in Honor of St. Barbara

O God, Who adorned Your holy virgin and martyr Barbara
with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith,
and consoled her during the most painful torments,
grant us through her intercession
perseverance in the living of our Catholic Faith,
and the grace of being fortified
before our end with the Holy Sacraments,
and of a happy death.
Through Christ our Lord.


Amen

Invocation of St. Barbara

Intrepid virgin and martyr, St. Barbara,
through your intercession come to my aid in all needs of my soul.
Obtain for me the grace to be preserved
from a sudden and unprovided death.
Assist me in my final hour of death.
Then, O powerful patroness of the dying, come to my aid!
Repel from me all the assaults and temptations of the evil one,
and obtain for me the grace
to receive before death the Holy Sacraments,
that I may breathe forth my soul confirmed in faith, hope, and charity,
and be worthy to enter eternal glory.

Amen.


Concluding Prayer

My Lord and my God!
I offer up to You my petition
in union with the bitter passion
and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son,
together with the merits
of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother,
Mary ever Virgin,
and of all the Saints,
particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Barbara,
in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord!
Grant me Your Grace and Your Love,
and graciously hear my prayer.


Amen.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Barbara Novena – Day 6

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

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following her example imitate, like her, the life of Thy divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through her I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer in Honor of St. Barbara

O God, Who adorned Your holy virgin and martyr Barbara
with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith,
and consoled her during the most painful torments,
grant us through her intercession
perseverance in the living of our Catholic Faith,
and the grace of being fortified
before our end with the Holy Sacraments,
and of a happy death.
Through Christ our Lord.


Amen

Invocation of St. Barbara

Intrepid virgin and martyr, St. Barbara,
through your intercession come to my aid in all needs of my soul.
Obtain for me the grace to be preserved
from a sudden and unprovided death.
Assist me in my final hour of death.
Then, O powerful patroness of the dying, come to my aid!
Repel from me all the assaults and temptations of the evil one,
and obtain for me the grace
to receive before death the Holy Sacraments,
that I may breathe forth my soul confirmed in faith, hope, and charity,
and be worthy to enter eternal glory.

Amen.


Concluding Prayer

My Lord and my God!
I offer up to You my petition
in union with the bitter passion
and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son,
together with the merits
of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother,
Mary ever Virgin,
and of all the Saints,
particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Barbara,
in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord!
Grant me Your Grace and Your Love,
and graciously hear my prayer.


Amen.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Barbara Novena – Day 7

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

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following her example imitate, like her, the life of Thy divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through her I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer in Honor of St. Barbara

O God, Who adorned Your holy virgin and martyr Barbara
with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith,
and consoled her during the most painful torments,
grant us through her intercession
perseverance in the living of our Catholic Faith,
and the grace of being fortified
before our end with the Holy Sacraments,
and of a happy death.
Through Christ our Lord.


Amen

Invocation of St. Barbara

Intrepid virgin and martyr, St. Barbara,
through your intercession come to my aid in all needs of my soul.
Obtain for me the grace to be preserved
from a sudden and unprovided death.
Assist me in my final hour of death.
Then, O powerful patroness of the dying, come to my aid!
Repel from me all the assaults and temptations of the evil one,
and obtain for me the grace
to receive before death the Holy Sacraments,
that I may breathe forth my soul confirmed in faith, hope, and charity,
and be worthy to enter eternal glory.

Amen.


Concluding Prayer

My Lord and my God!
I offer up to You my petition
in union with the bitter passion
and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son,
together with the merits
of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother,
Mary ever Virgin,
and of all the Saints,
particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Barbara,
in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord!
Grant me Your Grace and Your Love,
and graciously hear my prayer.


Amen.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Barbara Novena – Day 8

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

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following her example imitate, like her, the life of Thy divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through her I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer in Honor of St. Barbara

O God, Who adorned Your holy virgin and martyr Barbara
with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith,
and consoled her during the most painful torments,
grant us through her intercession
perseverance in the living of our Catholic Faith,
and the grace of being fortified
before our end with the Holy Sacraments,
and of a happy death.
Through Christ our Lord.


Amen

Invocation of St. Barbara

Intrepid virgin and martyr, St. Barbara,
through your intercession come to my aid in all needs of my soul.
Obtain for me the grace to be preserved
from a sudden and unprovided death.
Assist me in my final hour of death.
Then, O powerful patroness of the dying, come to my aid!
Repel from me all the assaults and temptations of the evil one,
and obtain for me the grace
to receive before death the Holy Sacraments,
that I may breathe forth my soul confirmed in faith, hope, and charity,
and be worthy to enter eternal glory.

Amen.


Concluding Prayer

My Lord and my God!
I offer up to You my petition
in union with the bitter passion
and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son,
together with the merits
of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother,
Mary ever Virgin,
and of all the Saints,
particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Barbara,
in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord!
Grant me Your Grace and Your Love,
and graciously hear my prayer.


Amen.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Barbara Novena – Day 9

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

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following her example imitate, like her, the life of Thy divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through her I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer in Honor of St. Barbara

O God, Who adorned Your holy virgin and martyr Barbara
with extraordinary fortitude in the confession of the Faith,
and consoled her during the most painful torments,
grant us through her intercession
perseverance in the living of our Catholic Faith,
and the grace of being fortified
before our end with the Holy Sacraments,
and of a happy death.
Through Christ our Lord.


Amen

Invocation of St. Barbara

Intrepid virgin and martyr, St. Barbara,
through your intercession come to my aid in all needs of my soul.
Obtain for me the grace to be preserved
from a sudden and unprovided death.
Assist me in my final hour of death.
Then, O powerful patroness of the dying, come to my aid!
Repel from me all the assaults and temptations of the evil one,
and obtain for me the grace
to receive before death the Holy Sacraments,
that I may breathe forth my soul confirmed in faith, hope, and charity,
and be worthy to enter eternal glory.

Amen.


Concluding Prayer

My Lord and my God!
I offer up to You my petition
in union with the bitter passion
and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son,
together with the merits
of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother,
Mary ever Virgin,
and of all the Saints,
particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Barbara,
in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord!
Grant me Your Grace and Your Love,
and graciously hear my prayer.


Amen.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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