St. Augustine Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Brewers, Printers, Theologians

St. Augustine Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Augustine Novena
Novena BeginsAugust 19
Feast DayAugust 28
Patron Saint ofBrewers, Printers, Theologians

About St. Augustine

St. Augustine was born at the town of Thagaste (now Souk-Ahras in modern day Algeria) on November 13, 354 and grew to become one the most significant and influential thinkers in the history of the Catholic Church. His teachings were the foundation of Christian doctrine for a millennium.

The story of his life, up until his conversion, is written in the autobiographical Confessions, the most intimate and well-known glimpse into an individual’s soul ever written, as well as a fascinating philosophical, theological, mystical, poetic and literary work.

Augustine, though being brought up in early childhood as a Christian, lived a dissolute life of revelry and sin, and soon drifted away from the Church – thinking that he wasn’t necessarily leaving Christ, of whose name he acknowledges “I kept it in the recesses of my heart; and all that presented itself to me without that Divine name, though it might be elegant, well written, and even replete with truth, did not altogether carry me away” (Confessions, I, iv).

He went to study in Carthage and became well-known in the city for his brilliant mind and rhetorical skills and sought a career as an orator or lawyer. But he also discovered and fell in love with philosophy at the age of 19, a love he pursued with great vehemence.

He was attracted to Manichaeanism at this time, after its devotees had promised him that they had scientific answers to the mystery of nature, could disprove the Scriptures, and could explain the problem of evil. Augustine became a follower for nine years, learning all there was to learn in it before rejecting it as incoherent and fraudulent.

He went to Rome and then Milan in 386 where he met Saint Ambrose, the bishop and Doctor of the Church, whose sermons inspired him to look for the truth he had always sought in the faith he had rejected. He received baptism and soon after, his mother, Saint Monica, died with the knowledge that all she had hoped for in this world had been fulfilled.

He returned to Africa, to his hometown of Tagaste, “having now cast off from himself the cares of the world, he lived for God with those who accompanied him, in fasting, prayers, and good works, meditating on the law of the Lord by day and by night.”

On a visit to Hippo he was proclaimed priest and then bishop against his will. He later accepted it as the will of God and spent the rest of his life as the pastor of the North African town, where he spent much time refuting the writings of heretics.
Augustine also wrote, The City of God, against the pagans who charged that the fall of the Roman empire, which was taking place at the hands of the Vandals, was due to the spread of Christianity.

On August 28, 430, as Hippo was under siege by the Vandals, Augustine died, at the age of 76. His legacy continues to deeply shape the face of the Church to this day.

St. Augustine Novena Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Augustine teach us to be humble and grateful to recognize the gifts of the Lord and to be generous to share them with joy. You, who have been the beacon of the Gospel to so many generations walk with us today and illumine our paths and processes of revitalization. Help us to discern the will of God and to make the right decisions in response to the call of the Church and the needs of men.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Augustine Novena Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Augustine teach us to be humble and grateful to recognize the gifts of the Lord and to be generous to share them with joy. You, who have been the beacon of the Gospel to so many generations walk with us today and illumine our paths and processes of revitalization. Help us to discern the will of God and to make the right decisions in response to the call of the Church and the needs of men.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Augustine Novena Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Augustine teach us to be humble and grateful to recognize the gifts of the Lord and to be generous to share them with joy. You, who have been the beacon of the Gospel to so many generations walk with us today and illumine our paths and processes of revitalization. Help us to discern the will of God and to make the right decisions in response to the call of the Church and the needs of men.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Augustine Novena Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Augustine teach us to be humble and grateful to recognize the gifts of the Lord and to be generous to share them with joy. You, who have been the beacon of the Gospel to so many generations walk with us today and illumine our paths and processes of revitalization. Help us to discern the will of God and to make the right decisions in response to the call of the Church and the needs of men.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Augustine Novena Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Augustine teach us to be humble and grateful to recognize the gifts of the Lord and to be generous to share them with joy. You, who have been the beacon of the Gospel to so many generations walk with us today and illumine our paths and processes of revitalization. Help us to discern the will of God and to make the right decisions in response to the call of the Church and the needs of men.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Augustine Novena Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Augustine teach us to be humble and grateful to recognize the gifts of the Lord and to be generous to share them with joy. You, who have been the beacon of the Gospel to so many generations walk with us today and illumine our paths and processes of revitalization. Help us to discern the will of God and to make the right decisions in response to the call of the Church and the needs of men.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Augustine Novena Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Augustine teach us to be humble and grateful to recognize the gifts of the Lord and to be generous to share them with joy. You, who have been the beacon of the Gospel to so many generations walk with us today and illumine our paths and processes of revitalization. Help us to discern the will of God and to make the right decisions in response to the call of the Church and the needs of men.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Augustine Novena Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Augustine teach us to be humble and grateful to recognize the gifts of the Lord and to be generous to share them with joy. You, who have been the beacon of the Gospel to so many generations walk with us today and illumine our paths and processes of revitalization. Help us to discern the will of God and to make the right decisions in response to the call of the Church and the needs of men.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Augustine Novena Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Augustine teach us to be humble and grateful to recognize the gifts of the Lord and to be generous to share them with joy. You, who have been the beacon of the Gospel to so many generations walk with us today and illumine our paths and processes of revitalization. Help us to discern the will of God and to make the right decisions in response to the call of the Church and the needs of men.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Prayer to St. Augustine

Lord Jesus, let me know myself and
know you,
And desire nothing, save only you.
Let me hate myself and love you.
Let me do everything for the sake of you.
Let me humble myself and exalt you.
Let me think of nothing except you.
Let me die to myself and live in you.
Let me accept whatever happens as from you.
Let me banish self and follow you,
And ever desire to follow you.
Let me fly from myself and take refuge in you,
That I may deserve to be defended by you.
Let me fear for myself, let me fear you,
And let me be among those who are chosen by you.
Let me distrust myself and put my trust in you.
Let me be willing to obey for the sake of you.
Let me cling to nothing, save only to you,
And let me be poor because of you.
Look upon me, that I may love you.
Call me, that I may see you,
And for ever enjoy you. Amen.

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