INVOCATION       

                                                                  ( August 2 – 10 )                                                   

O most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we praise your Holy Name an the wonders of grace you worked in your servant, St. Clare. Through her powerful intercession grant us the favors we beg in this novena, above all the grace to live and die as she did in your most Holy Love. Amen

 

 

                                                                    FIRST DAY                                                            

O Seraphic ST. CLARE , first disciple  of the Poor Man  of Assisi, who has abandoned all riches and honors for a life of sacrifice and of highest poverty, obtain from God for us the grace we ask ( State your intention here..)  that of always submitting to the Divine Will and of living confidently in the providence of Our Heavenly Father. Amen 

                                                                     SECOND DAY                                                                 

O, Seraphic St. Clare who, notwithstanding living separated from the world has not forgotten the poor and the afflicted, but has become  a mother to them, sacrificing for them your riches and  working for them innumerable  miracles; obtain from God for us the grace we implore ( state your intention here..), Christian unity towards our brethren in all their spiritual and temporal needs. Amen.

                                                                   THIRD DAY                                                                       

O, Seraphic St. Clare, light of your country, who has deliver Italy from barbarous invaders; obtain from God for us the grace we implore ( State your intention here…), that overcoming all attacks of the world against  faith and morals thus preserving in our families true Christian peace with  a holy fear of God and a  devotion to Blessed Sacrament. Amen.

                                                               FOURTH DAY                                                                       

Blessed St. Clare, whose very name means light, illumine the darkness of our minds and hearts so that we might see what God wishes us to do and perform it with a willing and joyful heart. Before your birth, a Heavenly voice foretold that you would be a light illuminating the world. Be a light to us in the  sorrows and anxieties of this earthly life, and lead us into the eternal light of our home in Heaven. Amen.

                                                              FIFTH DAY                                                                         

O Seraphic St. Clare, whose virginal heart was great enough  to  love the whole world, take our petitions into your pure hands and present them to God. Pray for us that we may one day enter joyously before the throne of God. Let the light of your perfect purity consume the shadows of sin and corruption that darken the world. Intercede by your innocence  of our youth. Safeguard the peace of our homes and the unity our our family. Plead with your chaste love for all in peril. Amen.

                                                            SIXTH DAY                                                                       

Generous St. Clare, who left wealth and pleasure and all earthly goods to become the first spiritual daughter  of St. Francis and to serve God in the cloister, help us to commit our lives  to God without limit or measure so that  He may live in us and shine forth from us to all whose lives touch ours. You who loved souls so much as to make your life a continual sacrifice for them, obtain for us the grace we now implore and win for us the strength to praise God in the suffering as well as in joy. Amen. 

                                                              SEVENTH DAY                                                                     

Faithful St. Clare, loyal daughter of the  Church, friend and confidante of popes, intercede for the holy Church and look graciously from Heaven on our holy Father Pope………. Enlighten us to remove from our souls all that hinders the progress of the Church on earth.Grant that we may share your great love for the Church of God and spread His kingdom on earth by a holy life. You, who worked miracles  in the presence of the pope on earth, obtain for us in the graces we need, now that you stand in the presence of the most high God in Heaven. Amen.

                                                           EIGHT DAY                                                                         

Valiant St. Clare,who fearlessly stood alone against the barbarous Saracens, trusting in the  Blessed Sacrament as your only protection, en kindle  us in a tender love for Jesus Christ; help to live Eucharistic lives. You who saved your  city of Assisi from plunder and ruin, protect our city and archdiocese, plead for our beloved country and the suffering world. A voice from the Sacred Host rewarded your trust with a promise; ” I will always  take care of you.” Glorious St. Clare, from your high place in Heaven, take care of us now in our earthly needs and guide us by your light to Heaven. Amen.

                                                           NINTH DAY                                                                        

Glorious St. Clare, who fulfilled  your womanhood by  a life of love and prayer and penance help us to fulfill our destiny that we may one day greet you in Heaven. You who were consoled at your death by a vision Christ  band His Mother, obtain for us the grace that we may die under the special protection of God and enter into the life and bliss you now enjoy. Have pity on us who struggle, on us who mourn, and win for us the favors of God  so that after this life  we may come home to Him who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

                                                                     CLOSING PRAYER

                                   V. Pray for us, St. Clare, 

                                  R. That we maybe made worthy of  the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: 

We pray you, Lord, grant us your servants who celebrate the festival of Blessed Clare your  Virgin, by her intercession, to be partakers of the joys of heaven and coheirs with Your only begotten Son, Who being God, lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.