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Call on 14 Holy Helpers for important spiritual needs!…… August 3, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, Novenas, Saints, sanctity, scandals, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, Tradition, Virtue.
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……..like opposing the upcoming “eXXXotica convention” in Dallas.

Via MJD, the Feast of the Holy Helpers was traditionally observed on August 8 – perfect timing since this cornucopia of perversion is being held Aug 7-9.  Pope Paul VI removed this feast from the liturgical calendar in 1969, but that doesn’t mean that we cannot maintain our devotion to these great and powerful spiritual helpers!

Call on these Saints to stop this so-called convention from happening!  Call on them to touch the souls who might attend and not only keep them from doing so, but start a process of conversion in their hardened hearts!  These holy helpers are also powerful intercessors in times of sickness, persecution, and any sort of grave affliction.  Please call on them as needed!

The Fourteen “Auxiliary Saints” or “Holy Helpers” are a group of saints invoked because they have been efficacious in assisting in trials and sufferings. Each saint has a separate feast or memorial day, and the group was collectively venerated on August 8, until the 1969 reform of the Roman calendar, when the feast was dropped. These saints were often represented together. Popular devotion to these saints often began in some monastery that held their relics. All of the saints except Giles were martyrs. Devotion to some of the saints, such as St. George, St. Margaret, St. Christopher, St. Barbara and St. Catherine became so widespread that customs and festivals still are popular today.

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are invoked as a group mainly because of the Black Plague which devastated Europe from 1346 to 1349.

The fourteen helpers include:fc0161125b4fdda18ab3f853b0ab0c16c5208042

(1) St. George (April 23rd)

(2) St. Blaise (also Blase and Blasius) (February 3rd)

(3) St. Erasmus (also St. Elmo) (June 2nd)

(4) St. Pantaleon (July 27th)

(5) St. Vitus (also St. Guy) (June 15th)

(6) St. Christopher (also Christophorus) (July 25th)download (5)

(7) St. Denis (also Dionysius) (October 9th)

(8) St. Cyriacus (also Cyriac) (August 8th)

(9) St. Acathius (also Acacius) (May 8th)

(10) St. Eustace (also Eustachius, Eustathius) (September 20th)

(11) St. Giles (also Aegidius) (September 1st)

(12) St. Margaret of Antioch (July 20th)

(13) St. Catherine of Alexandria (also Catharine) (November 25th)

(14) St. Barbara (December 4th)

[I plan on making a Novena in opposition to this “exxxotica” panoply of hedonism.  Please feel free to use as you feel called to do.  Certainly not all prayers below are “required.”  This was once a quite common devotion that has sadly fallen into general disuse.  Printer friendly version here.]

Start praying today!

Great princes of heaven, Holy Helpers, who sacrificed to God all your earthly possessions, wealth, preferment, and even life, and who now are crowned in heaven in the secure enjoyment of eternal bliss and glory; have compassion on me, a poor sinner in this vale of tears, and obtain for me from God, for Whom you gave up all things and Who loves you as His servants, the strength to bear patiently all the trials of this life, to overcome all temptations, and to persevere in God’s service to the end, that one day I too may be received into your company, to praise and glorify Him, the supreme Lord, Whose beatific vision you enjoy, and Whom you praise and glorify forever. Amen

Novena Prayer
V. O glorious and mighty Holy Helpers, ye served God inpic_saints
humility and confidence on earth and are now in the
enjoyment of His beatific vision in Heaven;
R. Because ye persevered till death, ye gained the crown
of eternal life. * Remember the dangers that surround
us in this vale of tears, * and intercede for us in all our
needs and adversities.

(Pause and state your intentions)

O Fourteen Holy Helpers, select friends of God,
R. I honor thee as mighty intercessors, * and come with
filial confidence to thee in my needs, * for the relief of
which I have undertaken to make in this novena.
V. Help me by thy intercession to placate God’s divine and just
wrath,
R. Which I have provoked by my many sins, * and aid me
in amending my life and doing penance.
V. Obtain for me the grace to serve God with a willing heart,
R. To be resigned to His holy will, * to be patient in
adversity and to persevere unto the end, * so that,
having finished my earthly course, * I may join thee in
Heaven, * there to praise forever God, * who is
wonderful in His Saints. * Amen.

Litany of the Fourteen Holy Helpers

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.XIV Holy Helpers
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, queen of martyrs,
pray for us*

St. Joseph, helper in all needs,*
Fourteen Holy Helpers,*
St. George, valiant martyr of Christ,*
St. Blase, zealous bishop and benefactor of the poor,*
St. Erasmus, mighty protector of the oppressed,*
St. Pantaleon, miraculous exemplar of charity,*
St. Vitus, special protector of chastity,*
St. Christophorus, mighty intercessor in dangers,*
St. Dionysius, shining mirror of faith and confidence,*
St. Cyriacus, terror of hell,*
St. Achatius, helpful advocate in death,*
St. Eustachius, exemplar of patience in adversity,*
St. Giles, despiser of the world,*
St. Margaret, valiant champion of the Faith,*
St. Catherine, victorious defender of the Faith and of purity,*
St. Barbara, mighty patroness of the dying,*
All ye Holy Helpers,*
All ye saints of God,*
In temptations against faith,*
In adversity and trials,*
In anxiety and want,*
In every combat,*
In every temptation,*
In sickness,*
In all needs,*
In fear and terror,*
In dangers of salvation,*
In dangers of honor,*
In dangers of reputation,*
In dangers of property,*
In dangers by fire and water,*

Be merciful, spare us, O Lord!
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord!

From all sin,
Deliver us, O Lord.**

From Thy wrath,**
From the scourge of earthquake,**
From plague, famine, and war,**
From lightning and storms,**
From a sudden and unprovided death,**
From eternal damnation,**
Through the mystery of Thy holy incarnation,**Holy Helpers
Through Thy birth and Thy life,**
Through Thy cross and passion,**
Through Thy death and burial,**
Through the merits of Thy blessed Mother Mary,**
Through the merits of the Fourteen Holy Helpers,**
On the Day of Judgment, deliver us, O Lord!**
We sinners, beseech Thee, hear us.**

That Thou spare us,
We beseech Thee, hear us.***

That Thou pardon us,***
That Thou convert us to true penance,***
That Thou give and preserve the fruits of the earth,***
That Thou protect and propagate Thy holy Church,***
That Thou preserve peace and concord among the nations, ***
That Thou give eternal rest to the souls of the departed,***
That Thou come to our aid through the intercession of the Holy Helpers, ***
That through the intercession of St. George Thou preserve us in the Faith, ***
That through the intercession of St. Blase Thou confirm us in hope, ***
That through the intercession of St. Erasmus Thou enkindle in us Thy holy love,***
That through the intercession of St. Pantaleon Thou give us charity for our neighbor,***
That through the intercession of St. Vitus Thou teach us the value of our soul, ***
That through the intercession of St. Christophorus Thou preserve us from sin, ***
That through the intercession of St. Dionysius Thou give us tranquillity of conscience, ***
That through the intercession of St. Cyriacus Thou grant us resignation to Thy holy will,***
That through the intercession of St. Eustachius Thou give us patience in adversity, ***
That through the intercession of St. Achatius Thou grant us a happy death, ***
That through the intercession of St. Giles Thou grant us a merciful judgment, ***
That through the intercession of St. Margaret Thou preserve us from hell, ***
That through the intercession of St. Catherine Thou shorten our purgatory, ***
That through the intercession of St. Barbara Thou receive us in heaven, ***
That through the intercession of all the Holy Helpers Thou wilt grant our prayers, ***

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Pray for us, ye Fourteen Holy Helpers.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promise of Christ.

Let us Pray

Almighty and eternal God, who hast bestowed extraordinary graces and gifts on Thy saints George, Blase, Erasmus, Pantaleon, Vitus, Christophorus, Dionysius, Cyriacus, Eustachius, Achatius, Giles, Margaret, Catherine, and Barbara, and hast illustrated them by miracles; we beseech Thee to graciously hear the petitions of all who invoke their intercession. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, who didst miraculously fortify the Fourteen Holy Helpers in the confession of the Faith; grant us, we beseech Thee, to imitate their fortitude in overcoming all temptations against it, and protect us through their intercession in all dangers of soul and body, so that we may serve Thee in purity of heart and chastity of body. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Invocation of the Holy Helpers

Fourteen Holy Helpers, who served God in humility and confidence on earth and are now in the enjoyment of His beatific vision in heaven; because you persevered till death you gained the crown of eternal life. Remember the dangers that surround us in this vale of tears, and intercede for us in all our needs and adversities. Amen.

Fourteen Holy Helpers, select friends of God, I honor you as mighty intercessors, and come with filial confidence to you in my needs, for the relief of which I have undertaken to make this novena. Help me by your intercession to placate God’s wrath, which I have provoked by my sins, and aid me in amending my life and doing penance. Obtain for me the grace to serve God with a willing heart, to be resigned to His holy will, to be patient in adversity and to persevere unto the end, so that, having finished my earthly course, I may join you in heaven, there to praise for ever God, who is wonderful in His saints. Amen.

Comments

1. tg - August 5, 2015

Thank you for this. I love litanies so much better than chaplets. (I kind of don’t like repeating the same thing as my mind wonders.)


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