Novena to St Cajetan

Novena to St Cajetan for finding employment

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Novena to St Cajetan

 

Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.

DAILY PRAYER (start everyday with this prayer)

O glorious St. Cajetan,

you studied to be a lawyer,

but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service,

you abandoned everything and became a priest.

You excelled in virtues,

shunning all material rewards for your labor,

helping the many unemployed people of your time.

You provided loans without interest

and you attracted a lot of benefactors

who donated to your resources

so that you could go on with your activities.

Look on us with mercy.

We wish to find employment that could help us

and our families live with dignity.

Listen to our petitions, dear saint;

you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy,

bring our petitions to Jesus

(Make your request here…).

Amen.

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

 

First Day

You were a model of virtue among the priests of your time, O St. Cajetan.

You sought not to receive payments from your ministry,

and you taught people how to pray the rosary

and develop devotions to saints.

You were truly a spiritual shepherd,

and your concern was always focused on the salvation of souls.

But despite this, you were also aware that with hungry stomachs,

the faithful would have difficulty in understanding God’s Word.

You embarked to help them,

not just by giving them bread

but helping them gain their living by work.

Look on us with pity, O glorious saint.

We have many unemployed people in our midst

and their families go hungry.

We ask you to guide the fathers and mothers

who are looking for work.

Amen.

Say the Our father, Hail Mary and Glory be

OUR FATHER

(The Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

THE HAIL MARY

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women,

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners,

Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER

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.

Saint Cajetan, Pray for us.

Second Day

Despite your busy schedule, dear saint,

you spent eight hours a day in prayer.

Your happiness consists in being united with Jesus,

to savor his presence in the Eucharist.

Guide us to be like you by giving priority to prayer in our life.

Enable us to savor Jesus’ presence

and help us become contemplatives like you.

Inspire us to understand that prayer

is not just asking Jesus for our needs,

but being with him,

delighting in his presence.

We ask you, dear saint,

to lead us in this direction

that we may learn to delight in Jesus’ presence.

Amen.

Say the Our father, Hail Mary and Glory be

OUR FATHER

(The Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

THE HAIL MARY

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women,

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners,

Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER

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.

Saint Cajetan, Pray for us.

Third Day

Since your death, dear St. Cajetan,

the unemployed people of the world have sought your intercession.

Work is the key to a happy life.

Look with pity on the millions of people in our country

who wake up each morning without certainty of finding food

because they don’t have work.

These people become victims of desperation

and some even resort to crimes to survive.

Help our government leaders to formulate policies

that will bring about employment.

You who established a bank for the needy

inspire our leaders to extend loans for the poor

so that they may provide for the needs of their families.

Amen.

Say the Our father, Hail Mary and Glory be

OUR FATHER

(The Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

THE HAIL MARY

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women,

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners,

Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER

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.

Saint Cajetan, Pray for us.

Fourth Day

O glorious St. Cajetan,

like the society where you lived,

we are also beset by the same economic set up

where the poor are becoming poorer and the rich, richer.

You fasted so that the money you saved

could be used to buy food for the poor,

you did not accept any payment for your ministries

because you wanted people to help the needy.

You lived very frugally because you wanted to teach the rich

about the need to share.

Look with pity on our society

where resources are wasted in buying useless goods,

while the poor and the needy among us

have not received the basic necessities.

Inspire us to share

that nobody among us would go hungry,

and that everybody may live with dignity.

Amen.

Say the Our father, Hail Mary and Glory be

OUR FATHER

(The Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

THE HAIL MARY

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women,

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners,

Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER

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.

Saint Cajetan, Pray for us.

Fifth Day

O glorious St. Cajetan,

you spent long hours helping the sick and worked yourself to exhaustion

in helping victims of plagues which were frequent in your time.

You cared for the sick not just to heal them,

but to guide them to a happy death.

You wanted their souls, not their bodies.

Help us to understand that we have to prepare ourselves to a happy death.

May we likewise see that the most terrible sickness is our sinfulness,

and we always have to examine ourselves for the sins we commit daily.

Inspire us to have repentant hearts

that we may always be prepared to meet the Lord.

Amen.

Say the Our father, Hail Mary and Glory be

OUR FATHER

(The Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

THE HAIL MARY

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women,

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners,

Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER

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.

Saint Cajetan, Pray for us.

Sixth Day

O humble St. Cajetan,

you spoke with rulers and kings,

but you never gave them much importance.

You know that prestige, honor, and positions in society

could only be good if they are use to help the needy and the poor.

For this reason, you also confronted tyrants

and stood against armies that looted, killed, and raped.

Your humility did not prevent you from becoming a prophet.

You only feared Jesus.

Help us to remain humble and self-effacing,

knowing that before God, we remain nothing.

We can only be someone if we stand close to Jesus.

Inspire us to follow your footsteps so that we, too,

may fight for justice and help stop corruption in our government.

Amen.

Say the Our father, Hail Mary and Glory be

OUR FATHER

(The Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

THE HAIL MARY

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women,

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners,

Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER

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.

Saint Cajetan, Pray for us.

Seventh Day

O glorious St. Cajetan,

your unceasing fasting and penance help people understand

that God must be loved above all things and above all persons.

You sacrificed anything or anyone that could block you

from loving God with your whole soul, mind, heart and body.

By eating little, you showed to others that man does not live on bread alone.

You renewed the faith of many people,

touched their hearts,

and helped much in the reformation of the Church.

Inspire us to fast and do penance for our sins.

Instill on us the spirit of sacrifice that we, too,

may love God intensely as you did.

Amen.

Say the Our father, Hail Mary and Glory be

OUR FATHER

(The Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

THE HAIL MARY

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women,

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners,

Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER

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.

Saint Cajetan, Pray for us.

Eight Day

O glorious St. Cajetan,

it pained you to see the Catholic Church divided into hostile groups.

You always prayed for unity in the Church,

asking laypersons, priests, and bishops to support the Pope

through preaching, prayer, and sacrifices.

You see the Church as the bride of Christ,

the Sacrament by which men and women can become holy.

You worked hard for the return of the Protestants to the Catholic Church,

and you preached against Protestant reformers

who were attacking the heart of Catholic teachings.

Teach us then to work for unity in our Church

and at the same time,

to defend her from sects and religious movements that attack her.

Inspire us to follow your path.

Amen.

Say the Our father, Hail Mary and Glory be

OUR FATHER

(The Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

THE HAIL MARY

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women,

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners,

Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER

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.

Saint Cajetan, Pray for us.

Ninth Day

O glorious St. Cajetan,

you received many special blessings from Jesus,

visions and mystical experiences because of your union with him.

While contemplating the mystery of incarnation,

Mary appeared to you and put on your lap the baby Jesus.

You held on to the baby and made your heart his dwelling place.

Jesus truly loved you and his Mother trusted you.

Listen then to our petitions on this last day of our Novena

and bring them to Jesus.

Prove to us that now in heaven you are closer to Jesus

and he listens to you.

Amen.

Say the Our father, Hail Mary and Glory be

OUR FATHER

(The Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

THE HAIL MARY

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed are thou among women,

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners,

Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER

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.

Saint Cajetan, Pray for us.

Prayer reference from Catholic Door Ministries

 

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