November 2, 2017

Novena to Pope Saint Leo the Great

Saint Leo the Great

Saint Leo the Great, also called Pope Saint Leo I, the 5th century pontiff and Doctor of the Church, is admired as one of the best administrative popes of the ancient Church. He was a tireless defender of doctrinal orthodoxy who fought against numerous heresies including Arianism, Pelagianism, and Manichaeism.

Novena Prayer to St. Leo the Great

Eternal Shepherd, look favorably upon Thy flock, which we beseech Thee to guard and keep for evermore through the blessed Leo, Supreme Pontiff, who Thou didst choose to be chief shepherd of the whole Church. And by his mighty merits, glorious intercession, and solicitude care for the flock we beg of Thee to:

(Mention your intentions)

And govern Thy Church in Thy clemency, we beseech Thee, O Lord, so that under the guidance of Thy mighty rule, she may enjoy greater freedom and abiding integrity of religion. Through Christ Our Lord.

In the Name of the Father... Amen.

O God, who never allow the gates of hell to prevail against your Church, firmly founded on the apostolic rock, grant her, we pray, that through the intercession of Pope Saint Leo, she may stand firm in your truth and know the protection of lasting peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you together, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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