Novena to the Holy Name|
Say once a day
for 9 days
O Merciful Jesus, Who didst in Thy early
infancy commence Thy office of Savior by shedding Thy Precious
Blood, and assuming for us that name which is above all names; we
thank Thee for such early proofs of Thine infinite love. We venerate
Thy sacred Name, in union with the profound respect of the Angel who
first announced it to the earth, and unite our affections to the
sentiments of tender devotion which the adorable name of Jesus has
in all ages enkindled in the hearts of Thy Saints.
with a firm faith in Thy unerring word, and penetrated with
confidence in Thy mercy, we now most humbly remind Thee of the
promise Thou hast made, that where two or three should assemble in
Thy Name, Thou Thyself wouldst be in the midst of them. Come, then,
into the midst of us, most amiable Jesus, for it is in Thy sacred
Name we are here assembled; come into our hearts, that we may be
governed by Thy holy spirit; mercifully grant us, through that
adorable Name, which is the joy of Heaven, the terror of Hell, the
consolation of the afflicted, and the solid ground of our unlimited
confidence, all the petitions we make in this novena.
blessed Mother of our Redeemer! Who didst participate so sensibly in
the sufferings of thy dear Son when He shed His Sacred Blood and
assumed for us the Name of Jesus, obtain for us,through that
adorable Name, the favors we petition in this novena.
also, that the most ardent love may imprint on our hearts that
sacred Name, that it may be always in our minds and frequently on
our lips; that it may be our defense and our refuge in the
temptations and trials of life, and our consolation and support in
the hour of death. Amen.