St. Nicholas Novena

St. Nicholas is the Patron saint of bakers, brides, grooms, travelers, children, coopers, sailors, fishermen, merchants, broadcasters, the falsely accused, repentant thieves, brewers, pharmacists, archers, pawnbrokers, Russia, Greece, Moscow, and Amsterdam.

He was falsely accused and persecuted for his beliefs. If you have also suffered for your beliefs then you can pray for his intercession through St. Nicholas novena. This novena is also done for prayed for children, those who have confessed to their sins or have faced persecution from their Christian beliefs anywhere in the world.

About St. Nicholas of Myra

Nicholas’ existence is undocumented, therefore little is known about his life except that he was most likely the bishop of Myra in the fourth century. He was born at the ancient Lycian coastal city of Patara, according to legend, and traveled to Palestine and Egypt as a child. After returning to Lycia, he became the bishop of Myra.

During the persecution of Christians by the Roman emperor Diocletian, St. Nicholas of Myra was imprisoned and presumably tortured, but was liberated under the administration of Constantine the Great.

He may have been present at the first Council of Nicaea, when he is said to have hit heretic Arius in the face. He was buried in his church at Myra, and his shrine there had become well-known by the 6th century.

The historical origins of Santa Claus can be traced back to Nicholas, who was born in the third century in the Asia Minor hamlet of Patara. The area was Greek at the time and is now on Turkey’s southern coast. While Nicholas was still a child, his rich parents, who nurtured him to be a devoted Christian, died in an epidemic.

Nicholas used his entire estate to help the impoverished, sick, and suffering, following Jesus’ command to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor.”

While still a young man, he dedicated his life to serving God and was appointed Bishop of Myra. Bishop Nicholas gained a reputation for his charity to the poor, his affection for children, and his concern for sailors and ships throughout the country.

St. Nicholas of Myra is also known as Nicholas of Bari.

Facts about St. Nicholas Novena

Novena Starts: November 27th
Feast Day: December 6th
Birth: 15 March 270
Death: 6 December 343

Significance of St. Nicholas Novena

In Central Europe, the Feast of St Nicholas, the most important of the catholic festivals preceding Christmas, is observed on December 6. It has always been a celebration for children and is one of the oldest cultural beliefs.

St Nicholas is followed by the satanic figure of Krampus in Austria: the saint is kind and provides gifts to the children, but the Krampus’ purpose is to punish juvenile misdeeds.

As a result, gift-giving was not originally associated with Christmas, which was a strictly catholic feast; Christmas as a family event during which children received gifts is a Biedermeier innovation.

St Nicholas’ Day was observed by all social classes, including the imperial family: on the evening of December 5th, gifts were distributed at Court, and on December 6th, the imperial family attended mass at the St Nicholas Convent on Vienna’s Singerstrasse, which was eventually abolished by Joseph II.

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St. Nicholas Novena – Day 1

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

Glorious Nicholas, my own protector! from that bright throne where thou dost enjoy the vision of thy God, in pity turn thine eyes upon me; ask for me from God those graces and helps most seasonable in my present necessities, whether spiritual or temporal, and especially the grace of . . . . . . if such be expedient for my eternal welfare.

Forget not, glorious and holy bishop, our true Sovereign Pontiff, the holy Church, and this pious city. Bring back to the right way of salvation those who live steeped in sin, or buried in the darkness of ignorance, error, and heresy. Comfort the sorrowing, provide for the needy, strengthen the weak-hearted, defend the oppressed, help the sick; let all know the effects of thy powerful patronage with Him Who is the supreme giver of all good.

Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


V. Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.
R. That we may made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

God, Who has honored, and ceasest not daily to honor, Thy high-priest and glorious confessor, blessed Nicholas, with innumerable miracles: grant, we beseech Thee, that, by his merits and prayers, we may be delivered from the fires of hell and from all other dangers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Nicholas Novena – Day 2

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

Glorious Nicholas, my own protector! from that bright throne where thou dost enjoy the vision of thy God, in pity turn thine eyes upon me; ask for me from God those graces and helps most seasonable in my present necessities, whether spiritual or temporal, and especially the grace of . . . . . . if such be expedient for my eternal welfare.

Forget not, glorious and holy bishop, our true Sovereign Pontiff, the holy Church, and this pious city. Bring back to the right way of salvation those who live steeped in sin, or buried in the darkness of ignorance, error, and heresy. Comfort the sorrowing, provide for the needy, strengthen the weak-hearted, defend the oppressed, help the sick; let all know the effects of thy powerful patronage with Him Who is the supreme giver of all good.

Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


V. Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.
R. That we may made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

God, Who has honored, and ceasest not daily to honor, Thy high-priest and glorious confessor, blessed Nicholas, with innumerable miracles: grant, we beseech Thee, that, by his merits and prayers, we may be delivered from the fires of hell and from all other dangers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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St. Nicholas Novena – Day 3

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

Glorious Nicholas, my own protector! from that bright throne where thou dost enjoy the vision of thy God, in pity turn thine eyes upon me; ask for me from God those graces and helps most seasonable in my present necessities, whether spiritual or temporal, and especially the grace of . . . . . . if such be expedient for my eternal welfare.

Forget not, glorious and holy bishop, our true Sovereign Pontiff, the holy Church, and this pious city. Bring back to the right way of salvation those who live steeped in sin, or buried in the darkness of ignorance, error, and heresy. Comfort the sorrowing, provide for the needy, strengthen the weak-hearted, defend the oppressed, help the sick; let all know the effects of thy powerful patronage with Him Who is the supreme giver of all good.

Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


V. Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.
R. That we may made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

God, Who has honored, and ceasest not daily to honor, Thy high-priest and glorious confessor, blessed Nicholas, with innumerable miracles: grant, we beseech Thee, that, by his merits and prayers, we may be delivered from the fires of hell and from all other dangers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Nicholas Novena – Day 4

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

Glorious Nicholas, my own protector! from that bright throne where thou dost enjoy the vision of thy God, in pity turn thine eyes upon me; ask for me from God those graces and helps most seasonable in my present necessities, whether spiritual or temporal, and especially the grace of . . . . . . if such be expedient for my eternal welfare.

Forget not, glorious and holy bishop, our true Sovereign Pontiff, the holy Church, and this pious city. Bring back to the right way of salvation those who live steeped in sin, or buried in the darkness of ignorance, error, and heresy. Comfort the sorrowing, provide for the needy, strengthen the weak-hearted, defend the oppressed, help the sick; let all know the effects of thy powerful patronage with Him Who is the supreme giver of all good.

Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


V. Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.
R. That we may made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

God, Who has honored, and ceasest not daily to honor, Thy high-priest and glorious confessor, blessed Nicholas, with innumerable miracles: grant, we beseech Thee, that, by his merits and prayers, we may be delivered from the fires of hell and from all other dangers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Nicholas Novena – Day 5

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

Glorious Nicholas, my own protector! from that bright throne where thou dost enjoy the vision of thy God, in pity turn thine eyes upon me; ask for me from God those graces and helps most seasonable in my present necessities, whether spiritual or temporal, and especially the grace of . . . . . . if such be expedient for my eternal welfare.

Forget not, glorious and holy bishop, our true Sovereign Pontiff, the holy Church, and this pious city. Bring back to the right way of salvation those who live steeped in sin, or buried in the darkness of ignorance, error, and heresy. Comfort the sorrowing, provide for the needy, strengthen the weak-hearted, defend the oppressed, help the sick; let all know the effects of thy powerful patronage with Him Who is the supreme giver of all good.

Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


V. Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.
R. That we may made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

God, Who has honored, and ceasest not daily to honor, Thy high-priest and glorious confessor, blessed Nicholas, with innumerable miracles: grant, we beseech Thee, that, by his merits and prayers, we may be delivered from the fires of hell and from all other dangers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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St. Nicholas Novena – Day 6

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

Glorious Nicholas, my own protector! from that bright throne where thou dost enjoy the vision of thy God, in pity turn thine eyes upon me; ask for me from God those graces and helps most seasonable in my present necessities, whether spiritual or temporal, and especially the grace of . . . . . . if such be expedient for my eternal welfare.

Forget not, glorious and holy bishop, our true Sovereign Pontiff, the holy Church, and this pious city. Bring back to the right way of salvation those who live steeped in sin, or buried in the darkness of ignorance, error, and heresy. Comfort the sorrowing, provide for the needy, strengthen the weak-hearted, defend the oppressed, help the sick; let all know the effects of thy powerful patronage with Him Who is the supreme giver of all good.

Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


V. Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.
R. That we may made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

God, Who has honored, and ceasest not daily to honor, Thy high-priest and glorious confessor, blessed Nicholas, with innumerable miracles: grant, we beseech Thee, that, by his merits and prayers, we may be delivered from the fires of hell and from all other dangers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Nicholas Novena – Day 7

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

Glorious Nicholas, my own protector! from that bright throne where thou dost enjoy the vision of thy God, in pity turn thine eyes upon me; ask for me from God those graces and helps most seasonable in my present necessities, whether spiritual or temporal, and especially the grace of . . . . . . if such be expedient for my eternal welfare.

Forget not, glorious and holy bishop, our true Sovereign Pontiff, the holy Church, and this pious city. Bring back to the right way of salvation those who live steeped in sin, or buried in the darkness of ignorance, error, and heresy. Comfort the sorrowing, provide for the needy, strengthen the weak-hearted, defend the oppressed, help the sick; let all know the effects of thy powerful patronage with Him Who is the supreme giver of all good.

Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


V. Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.
R. That we may made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

God, Who has honored, and ceasest not daily to honor, Thy high-priest and glorious confessor, blessed Nicholas, with innumerable miracles: grant, we beseech Thee, that, by his merits and prayers, we may be delivered from the fires of hell and from all other dangers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Nicholas Novena – Day 8

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

Glorious Nicholas, my own protector! from that bright throne where thou dost enjoy the vision of thy God, in pity turn thine eyes upon me; ask for me from God those graces and helps most seasonable in my present necessities, whether spiritual or temporal, and especially the grace of . . . . . . if such be expedient for my eternal welfare.

Forget not, glorious and holy bishop, our true Sovereign Pontiff, the holy Church, and this pious city. Bring back to the right way of salvation those who live steeped in sin, or buried in the darkness of ignorance, error, and heresy. Comfort the sorrowing, provide for the needy, strengthen the weak-hearted, defend the oppressed, help the sick; let all know the effects of thy powerful patronage with Him Who is the supreme giver of all good.

Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


V. Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.
R. That we may made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

God, Who has honored, and ceasest not daily to honor, Thy high-priest and glorious confessor, blessed Nicholas, with innumerable miracles: grant, we beseech Thee, that, by his merits and prayers, we may be delivered from the fires of hell and from all other dangers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Nicholas Novena – Day 9

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

Glorious Nicholas, my own protector! from that bright throne where thou dost enjoy the vision of thy God, in pity turn thine eyes upon me; ask for me from God those graces and helps most seasonable in my present necessities, whether spiritual or temporal, and especially the grace of . . . . . . if such be expedient for my eternal welfare.

Forget not, glorious and holy bishop, our true Sovereign Pontiff, the holy Church, and this pious city. Bring back to the right way of salvation those who live steeped in sin, or buried in the darkness of ignorance, error, and heresy. Comfort the sorrowing, provide for the needy, strengthen the weak-hearted, defend the oppressed, help the sick; let all know the effects of thy powerful patronage with Him Who is the supreme giver of all good.

Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


V. Pray for us, blessed Nicholas.
R. That we may made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

God, Who has honored, and ceasest not daily to honor, Thy high-priest and glorious confessor, blessed Nicholas, with innumerable miracles: grant, we beseech Thee, that, by his merits and prayers, we may be delivered from the fires of hell and from all other dangers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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St. Nicholas Prayer for Children

God of joy and cheer,
we thank you for your servant,
the good bishop Nicholas.
In loving the poor,
he showed us your kindness;
in caring for your children,
he revealed your love.
Make us thoughtful
without need of reward
so that we, too, may be good followers of Jesus.

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