St. Charles Borromeo Novena

St. Charles Borromeo is the patron saint against ulcers, colic, intestinal illnesses, stomach diseases. St. Charles Borromeo novena is prayed to seek his intercession if you or someone you know suffers from stomach-related diseases.

He is also the patron saint of bishops, cardinals, seminarians, spiritual leaders, seminarians, spiritual directors, catechists, catechumens, starch manufacturers, apple orchards, Lombardy, Italy, Monterey, California. If you are among the above-mentioned people then you should pray to St. Charles Borromeo novena.

About St. Charles Borromeo

On October 2, 1538, at the castle of Arona on Lake Maggiore near Milan, Saint Charles Borromeo was born. His father was the Count of Arona, while his mother was a Medici family member. He was the third of the couple’s six children.

He was the second son of wealthy and prominent parents who nurtured him in a strict religious environment. He was given tonsure, or hair cutting on the top of the head when he was twelve years old. This qualified him for the priesthood, and he was educated accordingly.

Because of the circumstances surrounding Charles’ birth in 1538, he may easily have joined the ranks of the corrupt Renaissance clergy. He was born into wealth as the son of noble parents, with a fixed income equivalent to today’s “trust funds.”

The young man, on the other hand, made it clear from the start that he wanted to go against the grain. He expressed his sincere desire to serve the Church by urging his father to donate the majority of the fund’s funds to the poor.

Despite his Milanese aristocracy and ties to the powerful Medici family, Charles intended to devote his life to the Church. Charles was designated cardinal-deacon and administrator of the Archdiocese of Milan by his uncle, Cardinal de Medici, when he was elected Pope Pius IV in 1559. Charles was still a layman and a student at the time.

Charles was entrusted with numerous significant jobs linked with the Vatican as a result of his intellectual qualities, and he was eventually made secretary of state with authority for the papal states.

Despite his families’ insistence that he marry, Charles made the decision to become a priest after the sudden death of his elder brother. Borromeo was consecrated bishop of Milan shortly after being ordained a priest at the age of 25.

After his father died in 1554, Charles was left in charge of his household, despite the fact that he was still an adolescent. Charles went on to get a doctorate in canon and civil law after continuing his studies.

He died on November 3, 1584, at an age of 46 after falling sick.

Charles Borromeo was beatified on May 12, 1602, by Pope Paul V, and was canonized by Paul V on November 1, 1610.

Facts about St. Charles Borromeo Novena

Novena Starts: October 27th
Feast Day: November 4th
Birth: October 2, 1538
Death: November 3, 1584

Significance of St. Charles Borromeo Novena

On November 4th, his feast day is commemorated. Charles Borromeo dedicated his entire life to assisting God’s people in becoming more like Jesus, more like the Father’s Kingdom. He still tells us that we can all make a difference in the Body of Christ.

We may reach out in unique ways to help others around us and make God’s face more visible in the world because we are Christians. We can transform the world in this way.

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St. Charles Borromeo Novena

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St. Charles Borromeo Novena

St. Charles Borromeo Novena – Day 1

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

O glorious St. Charles,
the father of the clergy,
and the perfect model of holy prelates!
You are that good pastor, who,
like your divine Master,
gave up your life for your flock,
if not by death,
at least by the numerous sacrifices
of your painful mission.
Your sanctified life on earth
was a spur to the most fervent,
your exemplary penance was a reproach to the slothful,
and your untiring zeal was the support of the Church.


O great Prelate,
since the glory of God
and the salvation of souls
are the only objects of solicitude
to the blessed in heaven,
vouchsafe to intercede for me now,
and to offer up for the intention of this novena,
those fervent prayers
which were so successful while you were on earth.


You are, O great St. Charles,
among all the Saints of God,
one in whose intercession I should most confide,
because you were chosen by God
to promote the interests of religion,
by promoting the Christian education of youth.
You were, like Jesus Christ himself,
always accessible to little ones;
for whom you broke the bread of the word of God,
and procured for them also the blessings
of a Christian Education.
To you, then, I have recourse with confidence,
beseeching you to obtain for me
the grace to profit of the advantages I enjoy,
and for which I am so considerably indebted to your zeal.
Preserve me by your prayers from the dangers of the world;
obtain that my heart may be impressed
with a lively horror of sin;
a deep sense of my duty as a Christian;
a sincere contempt for the opinion
and false maxims of the world;
an ardent love for God,
and that holy fear which is the beginning of wisdom.


<<mention your special request>>

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Queen of Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, imitator of Christ,
pray for us.

St. Charles, faithful follower of Christ crucified,
pray for us.

St. Charles, replenished with the spirit of the Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, consumed with zeal for the glory of God,
pray for us.

St. Charles, the light and support of the Church,
pray for us.

St. Charles, Father and Guide of the Clergy,
pray for us.

St. Charles, most desirous of the salvation of souls,
pray for us.

St. Charles, a model of humility and penance,
pray for us.


St. Charles, most zealous,
for the instruction of youth, pray for us.
pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Charles.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray

Preserve Your Church, O Lord,
under the continual protection
of Your glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles,
that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties,
so his prayers may make us zealous
in the love of Your holy name:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Charles Borromeo Novena – Day 2

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

O glorious St. Charles,
the father of the clergy,
and the perfect model of holy prelates!
You are that good pastor, who,
like your divine Master,
gave up your life for your flock,
if not by death,
at least by the numerous sacrifices
of your painful mission.
Your sanctified life on earth
was a spur to the most fervent,
your exemplary penance was a reproach to the slothful,
and your untiring zeal was the support of the Church.


O great Prelate,
since the glory of God
and the salvation of souls
are the only objects of solicitude
to the blessed in heaven,
vouchsafe to intercede for me now,
and to offer up for the intention of this novena,
those fervent prayers
which were so successful while you were on earth.


You are, O great St. Charles,
among all the Saints of God,
one in whose intercession I should most confide,
because you were chosen by God
to promote the interests of religion,
by promoting the Christian education of youth.
You were, like Jesus Christ himself,
always accessible to little ones;
for whom you broke the bread of the word of God,
and procured for them also the blessings
of a Christian Education.
To you, then, I have recourse with confidence,
beseeching you to obtain for me
the grace to profit of the advantages I enjoy,
and for which I am so considerably indebted to your zeal.
Preserve me by your prayers from the dangers of the world;
obtain that my heart may be impressed
with a lively horror of sin;
a deep sense of my duty as a Christian;
a sincere contempt for the opinion
and false maxims of the world;
an ardent love for God,
and that holy fear which is the beginning of wisdom.


<<mention your special request>>

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Queen of Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, imitator of Christ,
pray for us.

St. Charles, faithful follower of Christ crucified,
pray for us.

St. Charles, replenished with the spirit of the Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, consumed with zeal for the glory of God,
pray for us.

St. Charles, the light and support of the Church,
pray for us.

St. Charles, Father and Guide of the Clergy,
pray for us.

St. Charles, most desirous of the salvation of souls,
pray for us.

St. Charles, a model of humility and penance,
pray for us.


St. Charles, most zealous,
for the instruction of youth, pray for us.
pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Charles.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray

Preserve Your Church, O Lord,
under the continual protection
of Your glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles,
that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties,
so his prayers may make us zealous
in the love of Your holy name:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Charles Borromeo Novena – Day 3

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

O glorious St. Charles,
the father of the clergy,
and the perfect model of holy prelates!
You are that good pastor, who,
like your divine Master,
gave up your life for your flock,
if not by death,
at least by the numerous sacrifices
of your painful mission.
Your sanctified life on earth
was a spur to the most fervent,
your exemplary penance was a reproach to the slothful,
and your untiring zeal was the support of the Church.


O great Prelate,
since the glory of God
and the salvation of souls
are the only objects of solicitude
to the blessed in heaven,
vouchsafe to intercede for me now,
and to offer up for the intention of this novena,
those fervent prayers
which were so successful while you were on earth.


You are, O great St. Charles,
among all the Saints of God,
one in whose intercession I should most confide,
because you were chosen by God
to promote the interests of religion,
by promoting the Christian education of youth.
You were, like Jesus Christ himself,
always accessible to little ones;
for whom you broke the bread of the word of God,
and procured for them also the blessings
of a Christian Education.
To you, then, I have recourse with confidence,
beseeching you to obtain for me
the grace to profit of the advantages I enjoy,
and for which I am so considerably indebted to your zeal.
Preserve me by your prayers from the dangers of the world;
obtain that my heart may be impressed
with a lively horror of sin;
a deep sense of my duty as a Christian;
a sincere contempt for the opinion
and false maxims of the world;
an ardent love for God,
and that holy fear which is the beginning of wisdom.


<<mention your special request>>

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Queen of Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, imitator of Christ,
pray for us.

St. Charles, faithful follower of Christ crucified,
pray for us.

St. Charles, replenished with the spirit of the Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, consumed with zeal for the glory of God,
pray for us.

St. Charles, the light and support of the Church,
pray for us.

St. Charles, Father and Guide of the Clergy,
pray for us.

St. Charles, most desirous of the salvation of souls,
pray for us.

St. Charles, a model of humility and penance,
pray for us.


St. Charles, most zealous,
for the instruction of youth, pray for us.
pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Charles.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray

Preserve Your Church, O Lord,
under the continual protection
of Your glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles,
that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties,
so his prayers may make us zealous
in the love of Your holy name:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Charles Borromeo Novena – Day 4

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

O glorious St. Charles,
the father of the clergy,
and the perfect model of holy prelates!
You are that good pastor, who,
like your divine Master,
gave up your life for your flock,
if not by death,
at least by the numerous sacrifices
of your painful mission.
Your sanctified life on earth
was a spur to the most fervent,
your exemplary penance was a reproach to the slothful,
and your untiring zeal was the support of the Church.


O great Prelate,
since the glory of God
and the salvation of souls
are the only objects of solicitude
to the blessed in heaven,
vouchsafe to intercede for me now,
and to offer up for the intention of this novena,
those fervent prayers
which were so successful while you were on earth.


You are, O great St. Charles,
among all the Saints of God,
one in whose intercession I should most confide,
because you were chosen by God
to promote the interests of religion,
by promoting the Christian education of youth.
You were, like Jesus Christ himself,
always accessible to little ones;
for whom you broke the bread of the word of God,
and procured for them also the blessings
of a Christian Education.
To you, then, I have recourse with confidence,
beseeching you to obtain for me
the grace to profit of the advantages I enjoy,
and for which I am so considerably indebted to your zeal.
Preserve me by your prayers from the dangers of the world;
obtain that my heart may be impressed
with a lively horror of sin;
a deep sense of my duty as a Christian;
a sincere contempt for the opinion
and false maxims of the world;
an ardent love for God,
and that holy fear which is the beginning of wisdom.


<<mention your special request>>

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Queen of Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, imitator of Christ,
pray for us.

St. Charles, faithful follower of Christ crucified,
pray for us.

St. Charles, replenished with the spirit of the Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, consumed with zeal for the glory of God,
pray for us.

St. Charles, the light and support of the Church,
pray for us.

St. Charles, Father and Guide of the Clergy,
pray for us.

St. Charles, most desirous of the salvation of souls,
pray for us.

St. Charles, a model of humility and penance,
pray for us.


St. Charles, most zealous,
for the instruction of youth, pray for us.
pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Charles.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray

Preserve Your Church, O Lord,
under the continual protection
of Your glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles,
that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties,
so his prayers may make us zealous
in the love of Your holy name:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Charles Borromeo Novena – Day 5

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

O glorious St. Charles,
the father of the clergy,
and the perfect model of holy prelates!
You are that good pastor, who,
like your divine Master,
gave up your life for your flock,
if not by death,
at least by the numerous sacrifices
of your painful mission.
Your sanctified life on earth
was a spur to the most fervent,
your exemplary penance was a reproach to the slothful,
and your untiring zeal was the support of the Church.


O great Prelate,
since the glory of God
and the salvation of souls
are the only objects of solicitude
to the blessed in heaven,
vouchsafe to intercede for me now,
and to offer up for the intention of this novena,
those fervent prayers
which were so successful while you were on earth.


You are, O great St. Charles,
among all the Saints of God,
one in whose intercession I should most confide,
because you were chosen by God
to promote the interests of religion,
by promoting the Christian education of youth.
You were, like Jesus Christ himself,
always accessible to little ones;
for whom you broke the bread of the word of God,
and procured for them also the blessings
of a Christian Education.
To you, then, I have recourse with confidence,
beseeching you to obtain for me
the grace to profit of the advantages I enjoy,
and for which I am so considerably indebted to your zeal.
Preserve me by your prayers from the dangers of the world;
obtain that my heart may be impressed
with a lively horror of sin;
a deep sense of my duty as a Christian;
a sincere contempt for the opinion
and false maxims of the world;
an ardent love for God,
and that holy fear which is the beginning of wisdom.


<<mention your special request>>

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Queen of Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, imitator of Christ,
pray for us.

St. Charles, faithful follower of Christ crucified,
pray for us.

St. Charles, replenished with the spirit of the Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, consumed with zeal for the glory of God,
pray for us.

St. Charles, the light and support of the Church,
pray for us.

St. Charles, Father and Guide of the Clergy,
pray for us.

St. Charles, most desirous of the salvation of souls,
pray for us.

St. Charles, a model of humility and penance,
pray for us.


St. Charles, most zealous,
for the instruction of youth, pray for us.
pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Charles.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray

Preserve Your Church, O Lord,
under the continual protection
of Your glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles,
that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties,
so his prayers may make us zealous
in the love of Your holy name:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Read more: St. Nicholas Novena

St. Charles Borromeo Novena – Day 6

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

O glorious St. Charles,
the father of the clergy,
and the perfect model of holy prelates!
You are that good pastor, who,
like your divine Master,
gave up your life for your flock,
if not by death,
at least by the numerous sacrifices
of your painful mission.
Your sanctified life on earth
was a spur to the most fervent,
your exemplary penance was a reproach to the slothful,
and your untiring zeal was the support of the Church.


O great Prelate,
since the glory of God
and the salvation of souls
are the only objects of solicitude
to the blessed in heaven,
vouchsafe to intercede for me now,
and to offer up for the intention of this novena,
those fervent prayers
which were so successful while you were on earth.


You are, O great St. Charles,
among all the Saints of God,
one in whose intercession I should most confide,
because you were chosen by God
to promote the interests of religion,
by promoting the Christian education of youth.
You were, like Jesus Christ himself,
always accessible to little ones;
for whom you broke the bread of the word of God,
and procured for them also the blessings
of a Christian Education.
To you, then, I have recourse with confidence,
beseeching you to obtain for me
the grace to profit of the advantages I enjoy,
and for which I am so considerably indebted to your zeal.
Preserve me by your prayers from the dangers of the world;
obtain that my heart may be impressed
with a lively horror of sin;
a deep sense of my duty as a Christian;
a sincere contempt for the opinion
and false maxims of the world;
an ardent love for God,
and that holy fear which is the beginning of wisdom.


<<mention your special request>>

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Queen of Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, imitator of Christ,
pray for us.

St. Charles, faithful follower of Christ crucified,
pray for us.

St. Charles, replenished with the spirit of the Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, consumed with zeal for the glory of God,
pray for us.

St. Charles, the light and support of the Church,
pray for us.

St. Charles, Father and Guide of the Clergy,
pray for us.

St. Charles, most desirous of the salvation of souls,
pray for us.

St. Charles, a model of humility and penance,
pray for us.


St. Charles, most zealous,
for the instruction of youth, pray for us.
pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Charles.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray

Preserve Your Church, O Lord,
under the continual protection
of Your glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles,
that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties,
so his prayers may make us zealous
in the love of Your holy name:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Charles Borromeo Novena – Day 7

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

O glorious St. Charles,
the father of the clergy,
and the perfect model of holy prelates!
You are that good pastor, who,
like your divine Master,
gave up your life for your flock,
if not by death,
at least by the numerous sacrifices
of your painful mission.
Your sanctified life on earth
was a spur to the most fervent,
your exemplary penance was a reproach to the slothful,
and your untiring zeal was the support of the Church.


O great Prelate,
since the glory of God
and the salvation of souls
are the only objects of solicitude
to the blessed in heaven,
vouchsafe to intercede for me now,
and to offer up for the intention of this novena,
those fervent prayers
which were so successful while you were on earth.


You are, O great St. Charles,
among all the Saints of God,
one in whose intercession I should most confide,
because you were chosen by God
to promote the interests of religion,
by promoting the Christian education of youth.
You were, like Jesus Christ himself,
always accessible to little ones;
for whom you broke the bread of the word of God,
and procured for them also the blessings
of a Christian Education.
To you, then, I have recourse with confidence,
beseeching you to obtain for me
the grace to profit of the advantages I enjoy,
and for which I am so considerably indebted to your zeal.
Preserve me by your prayers from the dangers of the world;
obtain that my heart may be impressed
with a lively horror of sin;
a deep sense of my duty as a Christian;
a sincere contempt for the opinion
and false maxims of the world;
an ardent love for God,
and that holy fear which is the beginning of wisdom.


<<mention your special request>>

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Queen of Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, imitator of Christ,
pray for us.

St. Charles, faithful follower of Christ crucified,
pray for us.

St. Charles, replenished with the spirit of the Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, consumed with zeal for the glory of God,
pray for us.

St. Charles, the light and support of the Church,
pray for us.

St. Charles, Father and Guide of the Clergy,
pray for us.

St. Charles, most desirous of the salvation of souls,
pray for us.

St. Charles, a model of humility and penance,
pray for us.


St. Charles, most zealous,
for the instruction of youth, pray for us.
pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Charles.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray

Preserve Your Church, O Lord,
under the continual protection
of Your glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles,
that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties,
so his prayers may make us zealous
in the love of Your holy name:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Charles Borromeo Novena – Day 8

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

O glorious St. Charles,
the father of the clergy,
and the perfect model of holy prelates!
You are that good pastor, who,
like your divine Master,
gave up your life for your flock,
if not by death,
at least by the numerous sacrifices
of your painful mission.
Your sanctified life on earth
was a spur to the most fervent,
your exemplary penance was a reproach to the slothful,
and your untiring zeal was the support of the Church.


O great Prelate,
since the glory of God
and the salvation of souls
are the only objects of solicitude
to the blessed in heaven,
vouchsafe to intercede for me now,
and to offer up for the intention of this novena,
those fervent prayers
which were so successful while you were on earth.


You are, O great St. Charles,
among all the Saints of God,
one in whose intercession I should most confide,
because you were chosen by God
to promote the interests of religion,
by promoting the Christian education of youth.
You were, like Jesus Christ himself,
always accessible to little ones;
for whom you broke the bread of the word of God,
and procured for them also the blessings
of a Christian Education.
To you, then, I have recourse with confidence,
beseeching you to obtain for me
the grace to profit of the advantages I enjoy,
and for which I am so considerably indebted to your zeal.
Preserve me by your prayers from the dangers of the world;
obtain that my heart may be impressed
with a lively horror of sin;
a deep sense of my duty as a Christian;
a sincere contempt for the opinion
and false maxims of the world;
an ardent love for God,
and that holy fear which is the beginning of wisdom.


<<mention your special request>>

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Queen of Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, imitator of Christ,
pray for us.

St. Charles, faithful follower of Christ crucified,
pray for us.

St. Charles, replenished with the spirit of the Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, consumed with zeal for the glory of God,
pray for us.

St. Charles, the light and support of the Church,
pray for us.

St. Charles, Father and Guide of the Clergy,
pray for us.

St. Charles, most desirous of the salvation of souls,
pray for us.

St. Charles, a model of humility and penance,
pray for us.


St. Charles, most zealous,
for the instruction of youth, pray for us.
pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Charles.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray

Preserve Your Church, O Lord,
under the continual protection
of Your glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles,
that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties,
so his prayers may make us zealous
in the love of Your holy name:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Charles Borromeo Novena – Day 9

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

O glorious St. Charles,
the father of the clergy,
and the perfect model of holy prelates!
You are that good pastor, who,
like your divine Master,
gave up your life for your flock,
if not by death,
at least by the numerous sacrifices
of your painful mission.
Your sanctified life on earth
was a spur to the most fervent,
your exemplary penance was a reproach to the slothful,
and your untiring zeal was the support of the Church.


O great Prelate,
since the glory of God
and the salvation of souls
are the only objects of solicitude
to the blessed in heaven,
vouchsafe to intercede for me now,
and to offer up for the intention of this novena,
those fervent prayers
which were so successful while you were on earth.


You are, O great St. Charles,
among all the Saints of God,
one in whose intercession I should most confide,
because you were chosen by God
to promote the interests of religion,
by promoting the Christian education of youth.
You were, like Jesus Christ himself,
always accessible to little ones;
for whom you broke the bread of the word of God,
and procured for them also the blessings
of a Christian Education.
To you, then, I have recourse with confidence,
beseeching you to obtain for me
the grace to profit of the advantages I enjoy,
and for which I am so considerably indebted to your zeal.
Preserve me by your prayers from the dangers of the world;
obtain that my heart may be impressed
with a lively horror of sin;
a deep sense of my duty as a Christian;
a sincere contempt for the opinion
and false maxims of the world;
an ardent love for God,
and that holy fear which is the beginning of wisdom.


<<mention your special request>>

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us.

Queen of Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, imitator of Christ,
pray for us.

St. Charles, faithful follower of Christ crucified,
pray for us.

St. Charles, replenished with the spirit of the Apostles,
pray for us.

St. Charles, consumed with zeal for the glory of God,
pray for us.

St. Charles, the light and support of the Church,
pray for us.

St. Charles, Father and Guide of the Clergy,
pray for us.

St. Charles, most desirous of the salvation of souls,
pray for us.

St. Charles, a model of humility and penance,
pray for us.


St. Charles, most zealous,
for the instruction of youth, pray for us.
pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Charles.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray

Preserve Your Church, O Lord,
under the continual protection
of Your glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles,
that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties,
so his prayers may make us zealous
in the love of Your holy name:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Read more: Novena for Priestly Ordinations

Prayer of St. Charles Borromeo

Almighty God, you have generously made known to human beings the mysteries of your life through Jesus Christ your Son in the Holy Spirit.

Enlighten my mind to know these mysteries which your Church treasures and teaches.

Move my heart to love them and my will to live in accord with them.


Give me the ability to teach this Faith to others without pride, without ostentation, and without personal gain.

Let me realize that I am simply your instrument for bringing others to the knowledge of the wonderful things you have done for all your creatures.

Help me to be faithful to this task that you have entrusted to me.

Amen

Read more: St. Brigid Prayer

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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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