St. Vincent Ferrer Novena

First Day

For Ardent Faith

St. Vincent Ferrer, you were born of a deeply religious mother; from her you received the Holy Faith; you learned to love God and to pray. At a young age, you were seen kneeling in the front of the statue of Mary. Your soul was supernaturally carried towards the things on High. Despite the high cost, you answered your vocation! Against many obstacles and contradictions, you had to fight and suffer to become the perfect priest which you were. But your deep spirit of faith supported you in all these battles. O Great Saint you know the desire of my soul; I would like to serve God better; from him I have received so many good things. For this, obtain for me more courage and especially the depth of faith. Many of my thoughts, words, and actions are useless for my sanctification and for my salvation, because this supernatural spirit does not stir up my life. Help me to be better in the future.

I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Second Day

For Complete Trust In God

St. Vincent Ferrer, what confidence the people had in your prayers! You were always surrounded by imploring souls, who appealed to you as they would have appealed to Jesus himself during his earthly life. And you, O good Saint, gave them hope by your words, which were full of love for God. You, who had always counted entirely on the heart of God, obtain for me a deep filial trust in his Providence.

As the hope of divine goods fills my heart, give me courage and help me to always obey the Commandments of God. Holy Priest of St. Dominic, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Third Day

For a True Love of Neighbor

St. Vincent Ferrer because of your love of God you showed great charity towards your neighbor. You could not preach on the love of God without burning tears of love. During your last years, it seemed as though you could not talk about any thing else or live for anything else. Thus you sacrificed yourself to your neighbor by consoling, absolving and sanctifying them to the limits of your strength. Your charity inspires me to greater love of God, a love which is shown more by acts than by words. Help me to love my neighbor generously as Christ loves them.

Holy Priest of St. Dominic, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Fourth Day

For Horror Of Sin

St. Vincent Ferrer, you were so adamant against sin, yet so sympathetic and so ready to welcome the sinner. I come to you today as if you were still alive, as if I were kneeling at your feet and you could hear me. Bend towards me, listen to the repentant confidence for the weaknesses and miserable deeds of mine. Priest of the Lord, inexhaustible Confessor, obtain for me the horror for sin. You wanted us first to avoid the occasion of sin. I want to take your advice and make the resolution to break bad habits and to avoid the dangerous occasions of sin.

Help me today to examine my conscience. Holy Priest of St. Dominic I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Fifth Day

Confessor Of Souls

O powerful preacher of God's word, you knew how important a good confession for the Christian life was. I will try to develop the habit of frequent confession, to prepare properly each time and to have always regret for my sins, so that not only the grace of final perseverance but also the sanctification of my soul will be assured.

Ask this grace for me. Holy Priest of St. Dominic I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Sixth Day

Real Presence

O holy Priest and Preacher, whose only comfort in this world was the real presence of Jesus in the tabernacle, was it not your great joy to distribute the Eucharist to the people who visited you? You refused Communion to the souls who refused to reform but to souls of goodwill you opened wide the doors of the Eucharistic Feast. You, who each day at Holy Mass received Holy Communion with great love, give me some of your fervor.

With freedom from mortal sin, obtain for me a sincere desire to profit from receiving Holy Communion. Holy Priest of St. Dominic, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Seventh Day

For Unity In The Church

O holy priest of St. Dominic, you worked steadfastly for the unity of the Church, serving the pope and bishops with humility, seeking always the last place in the Church. You draw thousands to your preaching of penance and conversion, strengthening the Catholic Church which you loved dearly.

O powerful protector, inspire us always to seek unity and peace in our communities. Encourage us to love the pope, our bishops and priests so that with them, we can form a happy and faithful communities of believers. I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for this (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Eighth Day

For Purity

O St. Vincent Ferrer, a witness of your life made this magnificent praise of you: "We would have taken him for an angel in a mortal body." Such praise manifests the edification you exude to others with the modesty and the exquisite purity radiating from your body. With such charm and with such enthusiasm you preached to others about these beautiful virtues, which you said resembled the perfume of a blooming vineyard. I beg you to join your entreaties to those of Mary Immaculate in order that I may be guarded always, and carry the purity of heart as God requests of me to have. You, who have directed so many souls towards the heights of virtues, defend me in times of temptations and obtain for me the strength to conquer them.

Holy priest of St. Dominic, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your petition/s).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Ninth Day

For The Desire of Heaven

O St. Vincent Ferrer, during the time you were on earth, you used to repeat in your dejected hours, "One will rest in the other life." It is done, you are in eternal peace, and eternal happiness. I desire to follow you one day. Until then, I hear you saying to me: "You should work and fight as long as you are in the world."

Teach me then to work for the salvation of my soul, to spread the good news and good example and to do good towards those around me in order that I will receive the happiness of the Elect with you. Holy Priest of St. Dominic, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for (state your request here).

St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.