Today our novena to our holy father begins. His feast day is celebrated on 6 June. In order than you may share in the community’s own prayer, shown here are novena devotions to be said once every in preparation for the feast. Accompanying each day, starting later today, we shall also publish an excerpt from the Life of Saint Norbert that you may wish to read during your own personal devotions.
Thank you for your continued support, and most of all for your prayers. Please continue to pray for us, and be assured of our prayers for you. Please also tell others about Saint Norbert.
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Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful,
and enkindle within them the fire of Thy love.
℣ Send forth Thy Spirit, O Lord
℟ And Thou shall renew the face of the earth
Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us that by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in His holy consolations. Through Christ our Lord. ℟ Amen.
℣ Being found in the rugged paths of vice by the Guardian of the city,
℟ Stayed by lightning stroke, he put off the old man.
℣ He who was dead lives again;
℟ He who was lost is found.
℣ Having laid aside his earthly goods
℟ He put on the garment of poverty.
℣ When he found the valley of Prémontré, he cried:
℟ “This is the spot which the Lord has chosen for us.”
℣ What he preached in word, he fulfilled in deed
℟ Confirming the faithful by his miracles and wonderful actions.
℣ He entered Magdeburg barefoot
℟ And clothed in the garment of poverty
℣ Having given his support to the Holy Church of Rome in her afflictions,
℟ Blessing his brethren, he fell asleep in Christ.
Norbert, as a burning light placed on a candlestick, illumined all who dwelt with him.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
℣ Pray for us, O Holy Father Norbert,
℟ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
O God, who did make of Blessed Norbert, Thy Confessor and Bishop, an excellent preacher of the Word, and by his means did enrich Thy Church with new offspring, grant, we beseech Thee, that through his intercession we may put into practice, by Thy grace, what he taught us, both in word and work.
Awake, O Lord, in Thy Church the Spirit by Whom St. Norbert, Thy Confessor and Bishop was guided, in order that, filled with the same spirit, we may love what he loved and live as he taught us.
O Lord, grant to us Thy servant’s constancy in Thy faith and service, that, rooted in Divine charity, we may not be conquered by any temptation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
℣ Praised be the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar
℟ And the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.