Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Join Me in a Novena for Marriages to Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin

It is that time of year again! I love, love to pray to Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin for help in anything in family life and especially in my marriage. I read their published letters this past year, and love them even more. Marriage and marriages need so many prayers for graces.

I am inviting you (and your spouse if he or she desires) to join me and my husband in a novena to Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin (from the site "
“Saints Louis and Zelie Martin: The Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux” run by a very nice lady Maureen O'Riordan) leading up to their Feast day on July 12. The novena will begin on Monday, July 4 and end on Tuesday, July 12. On the 12th itself, we will also pray a litany to the holy couple. The novena itself has an imprimatur, so it is even Church approved!

Since the Novena was written before their canonization, it asks for them to be canonized. Feel free to mentally substitute a thanksgiving for their canonization.

If you would like to follow along with me in the novena, I will be posting reminders on this blog, Living With Lady Philosophy. You can sign up to receive emails with the reminders by following my blog by email in the left hand column, or follow the blog in a RSS feed. I will post reminders to Facebook daily.


Here you may also leave your intentions for your marriage or for someone else’s in the comments or you may email me your intention to livingwithladyphilosophy at gmail dot com (skip the spaces and use the actual punctuation), and I will add you to my list. If you wish to remain anonymous just give your first initials (ex. M&S) or your last initial (Mr. &Mrs. S) or even make up initials.

I am so excited to share this powerful novena with you my readers and to have this opportunity to pray for your marriages!

17 comments:

  1. Dear Susanna, please pray for me and my fiancé as we prepare for our marriage. We are already facing some obstacles with the wedding and could really do with some more prayers. Thank you and God bless. L.O

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  2. Please pray for my husband and I, married for 32 years. I would also like to join the Novena. Thank you and God bless!

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    1. I will pray that God brings you both to greater holiness through the Sacrament of your marriage.

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  3. Please pray for my parents, Rick and Debbie. And for my husband and I.

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  4. Hi.thanks for sharing this novena. If you could please pray for my friend V.M.'s marriage.They are going through a difficult time.May God heal her husbands heart and restore their marriage.And may they come to know God’s love and mercy. Thanks��

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  5. Please pray for my daughter Susan's marriage.

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  6. Please pray for us Mr//Mrs P and children as we mourn the loss of our unborn child.

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    1. I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose a baby. I will pray for you.

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  8. Thank you for sharing this novena! Please include among your intentions a prayer for holy, happy, healthy marriages for all of the wonderful, single, Catholic ladies out there who are called to marriage. Thank you so much and will pray for all of the intentions posted on this blog. :)

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    1. I will for pray for all of you! I know so many of them personally! :)

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  9. Please include me in your prayers. Especially for a healthy pregnancy and to carry to term when we get pregnant (2 losses)

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    1. I am so sorry about your losses. Sts. Louis and Zelie lost four children, three of them as infants; so I am certain they will intercede for you.

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