St. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Unmarried Men, Rejects, Mental illness, Mentally ill People, Insanity, Beggars, Hobos, The Homeles

St. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena
Novena BeginsApril 8
Feast DayApril 17
Patron Saint ofUnmarried Men, Rejects, Mental illness, Mentally ill People, Insanity, Beggars, Hobos, The Homeles

About St. Benedict Joseph Labre

Benedict Joseph Labre was truly eccentric, one of God’s special little ones. Born in France and the eldest of 18 children, he studied under his uncle, a parish priest. Because of poor health and a lack of suitable academic preparation he was unsuccessful in his attempts to enter the religious life. Then, at age 16, a profound change took place. Benedict lost his desire to study and gave up all thoughts of the priesthood, much to the consternation of his relatives.

He became a pilgrim, traveling from one great shrine to another, living off alms. He wore the rags of a beggar and shared his food with the poor. Filled with the love of God and neighbor, Benedict had special devotion to the Blessed Mother and to the Blessed Sacrament. In Rome, where he lived in the Colosseum for a time, he was called “the poor man of the Forty Hours devotion” and “the beggar of Rome.” The people accepted his ragged appearance better than he did. His excuse to himself was that “our comfort is not in this world.”

On April 16, 1783, the last day of his life, Benedict dragged himself to a church in Rome and prayed there for two hours before he collapsed, dying peacefully in a nearby house. Immediately after his death, the people proclaimed him a saint.

Benedict Joseph Labre was canonized by Pope Leo XIII in 1881. His liturgical feast is celebrated on April 16.

St. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena Day 1

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you gave up honor, money and home for
love of Jesus. Help us to set our hearts on Jesus and not on the

things of this world. You lived in obscurity among the poor in the
streets. Enable us to see Jesus in our poor brothers and sisters and
not judge by appearances. Make us realize that in helping them we
are helping Jesus. Show us how to befriend them and not pass them
by.

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you had a great love for prayer.
Obtain for us the grace of persevering prayer, especially adoration
of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
St. Benedict Joseph Labre, poor in the eyes of men but rich in
the eyes of God, pray for us. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena Day 2

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you gave up honor, money and home for
love of Jesus. Help us to set our hearts on Jesus and not on the

things of this world. You lived in obscurity among the poor in the
streets. Enable us to see Jesus in our poor brothers and sisters and
not judge by appearances. Make us realize that in helping them we
are helping Jesus. Show us how to befriend them and not pass them
by.

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you had a great love for prayer.
Obtain for us the grace of persevering prayer, especially adoration
of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
St. Benedict Joseph Labre, poor in the eyes of men but rich in
the eyes of God, pray for us. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena Day 3

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you gave up honor, money and home for
love of Jesus. Help us to set our hearts on Jesus and not on the

things of this world. You lived in obscurity among the poor in the
streets. Enable us to see Jesus in our poor brothers and sisters and
not judge by appearances. Make us realize that in helping them we
are helping Jesus. Show us how to befriend them and not pass them
by.

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you had a great love for prayer.
Obtain for us the grace of persevering prayer, especially adoration
of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
St. Benedict Joseph Labre, poor in the eyes of men but rich in
the eyes of God, pray for us. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena Day 4

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you gave up honor, money and home for
love of Jesus. Help us to set our hearts on Jesus and not on the

things of this world. You lived in obscurity among the poor in the
streets. Enable us to see Jesus in our poor brothers and sisters and
not judge by appearances. Make us realize that in helping them we
are helping Jesus. Show us how to befriend them and not pass them
by.

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you had a great love for prayer.
Obtain for us the grace of persevering prayer, especially adoration
of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
St. Benedict Joseph Labre, poor in the eyes of men but rich in
the eyes of God, pray for us. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena Day 5

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you gave up honor, money and home for
love of Jesus. Help us to set our hearts on Jesus and not on the

things of this world. You lived in obscurity among the poor in the
streets. Enable us to see Jesus in our poor brothers and sisters and
not judge by appearances. Make us realize that in helping them we
are helping Jesus. Show us how to befriend them and not pass them
by.

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you had a great love for prayer.
Obtain for us the grace of persevering prayer, especially adoration
of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
St. Benedict Joseph Labre, poor in the eyes of men but rich in
the eyes of God, pray for us. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena Day 6

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you gave up honor, money and home for
love of Jesus. Help us to set our hearts on Jesus and not on the

things of this world. You lived in obscurity among the poor in the
streets. Enable us to see Jesus in our poor brothers and sisters and
not judge by appearances. Make us realize that in helping them we
are helping Jesus. Show us how to befriend them and not pass them
by.

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you had a great love for prayer.
Obtain for us the grace of persevering prayer, especially adoration
of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
St. Benedict Joseph Labre, poor in the eyes of men but rich in
the eyes of God, pray for us. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena Day 7

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you gave up honor, money and home for
love of Jesus. Help us to set our hearts on Jesus and not on the

things of this world. You lived in obscurity among the poor in the
streets. Enable us to see Jesus in our poor brothers and sisters and
not judge by appearances. Make us realize that in helping them we
are helping Jesus. Show us how to befriend them and not pass them
by.

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you had a great love for prayer.
Obtain for us the grace of persevering prayer, especially adoration
of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
St. Benedict Joseph Labre, poor in the eyes of men but rich in
the eyes of God, pray for us. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena Day 8

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you gave up honor, money and home for
love of Jesus. Help us to set our hearts on Jesus and not on the

things of this world. You lived in obscurity among the poor in the
streets. Enable us to see Jesus in our poor brothers and sisters and
not judge by appearances. Make us realize that in helping them we
are helping Jesus. Show us how to befriend them and not pass them
by.

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you had a great love for prayer.
Obtain for us the grace of persevering prayer, especially adoration
of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
St. Benedict Joseph Labre, poor in the eyes of men but rich in
the eyes of God, pray for us. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre Novena Day 9

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

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you gave up honor, money and home for
love of Jesus. Help us to set our hearts on Jesus and not on the

things of this world. You lived in obscurity among the poor in the
streets. Enable us to see Jesus in our poor brothers and sisters and
not judge by appearances. Make us realize that in helping them we
are helping Jesus. Show us how to befriend them and not pass them
by.

St. Benedict Joseph Labre, you had a great love for prayer.
Obtain for us the grace of persevering prayer, especially adoration
of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
St. Benedict Joseph Labre, poor in the eyes of men but rich in
the eyes of God, pray for us. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

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

Prayer to St. Benedict Joseph Labre

O dearest St. Benedict Joseph Labor, you who truly understand what is like to be homeless, I ask our prayers on behalf all of those who are homeless, especially (name person).
You were totally reliant upon the generosity and kindness of others. Pray that those who are homeless experience kindness, understanding, and love from others.
You know what it felt like to be turned away and scoffed at.
Pray that the wounds of their hearts will be healed and that they can openly embrace the charity of others.
Through your gracious intercession may they find safe places to lay their heads, friendly and accepting places to eat meals, and supportive places to bathe and receive medical care.
Thank you dear saint for your prayers. Amen.

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