St. Gregory the Great Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Musicians, Singers, Students, and Teachers

St. Gregory the Great Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Gregory the Great Novena
Novena BeginsAugust 25
Feast DaySeptember 3
Patron Saint ofSt. Gregory the Great Novena

About St. Gregory the Great

Gregory was the prefect of Rome before he was 30. After five years in office he resigned, founded six monasteries on his Sicilian estate, and became a Benedictine monk in his own home at Rome.

Ordained a priest, Gregory became one of the pope’s seven deacons, and also served six years in the East as papal representative in Constantinople. He was recalled to become abbot, but at the age of 50 was elected pope by the clergy and people of Rome.

Gregory was direct and firm. He removed unworthy priests from office, forbade taking money for many services, emptied the papal treasury to ransom prisoners of the Lombards and to care for persecuted Jews and the victims of plague and famine. He was very concerned about the conversion of England, sending 40 monks from his own monastery. He is known for his reform of the liturgy, and for strengthening respect for doctrine. Whether he was largely responsible for the revision of “Gregorian” chant is disputed.

Gregory lived in a time of perpetual strife with invading Lombards and difficult relations with the East. When Rome itself was under attack, he interviewed the Lombard king.

His book, Pastoral Care, on the duties and qualities of a bishop, was read for centuries after his death. He described bishops mainly as physicians whose main duties were preaching and the enforcement of discipline. In his own down-to-earth preaching, Gregory was skilled at applying the daily Gospel to the needs of his listeners. Called “the Great,” Gregory has been given a place with Augustine, Ambrose, and Jerome, as one of the four key doctors of the Western Church.

An Anglican historian has written: “It is impossible to conceive what would have been the confusion, the lawlessness, the chaotic state of the Middle Ages without the medieval papacy; and of the medieval papacy, the real father is Gregory the Great.”

Novena Begins: August 25
Feast Day: September 3

St. Gregory the Great Novena Day 1

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

Oh God, our Father, glorify here upon earth your servant, St. Gregory the Great, by showing us the power of his intercession in granting the favors I now ask: Blessings upon our parish, our priests, and all of our families as we celebrate the Year of Faith.

(Mention your request here…)

Dear St. Gregory, your heart was always full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those in need. Graciously obtain for me from God the assistance and graces that I need so much in my life. Help me to live and die as a faithful child of God and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us.

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

St. Gregory the Great Novena Day 2

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

Oh God, our Father, glorify here upon earth your servant, St. Gregory the Great, by showing us the power of his intercession in granting the favors I now ask: Blessings upon our parish, our priests, and all of our families as we celebrate the Year of Faith.

(Mention your request here…)

Dear St. Gregory, your heart was always full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those in need. Graciously obtain for me from God the assistance and graces that I need so much in my life. Help me to live and die as a faithful child of God and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us.

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

St. Gregory the Great Novena Day 3

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

Oh God, our Father, glorify here upon earth your servant, St. Gregory the Great, by showing us the power of his intercession in granting the favors I now ask: Blessings upon our parish, our priests, and all of our families as we celebrate the Year of Faith.

(Mention your request here…)

Dear St. Gregory, your heart was always full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those in need. Graciously obtain for me from God the assistance and graces that I need so much in my life. Help me to live and die as a faithful child of God and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us.

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

St. Gregory the Great Novena Day 4

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

Oh God, our Father, glorify here upon earth your servant, St. Gregory the Great, by showing us the power of his intercession in granting the favors I now ask: Blessings upon our parish, our priests, and all of our families as we celebrate the Year of Faith.

(Mention your request here…)

Dear St. Gregory, your heart was always full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those in need. Graciously obtain for me from God the assistance and graces that I need so much in my life. Help me to live and die as a faithful child of God and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us.

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

St. Gregory the Great Novena Day 5

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

Oh God, our Father, glorify here upon earth your servant, St. Gregory the Great, by showing us the power of his intercession in granting the favors I now ask: Blessings upon our parish, our priests, and all of our families as we celebrate the Year of Faith.

(Mention your request here…)

Dear St. Gregory, your heart was always full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those in need. Graciously obtain for me from God the assistance and graces that I need so much in my life. Help me to live and die as a faithful child of God and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us.

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

St. Gregory the Great Novena Day 6

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

Oh God, our Father, glorify here upon earth your servant, St. Gregory the Great, by showing us the power of his intercession in granting the favors I now ask: Blessings upon our parish, our priests, and all of our families as we celebrate the Year of Faith.

(Mention your request here…)

Dear St. Gregory, your heart was always full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those in need. Graciously obtain for me from God the assistance and graces that I need so much in my life. Help me to live and die as a faithful child of God and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us.

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

St. Gregory the Great Novena Day 7

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

Oh God, our Father, glorify here upon earth your servant, St. Gregory the Great, by showing us the power of his intercession in granting the favors I now ask: Blessings upon our parish, our priests, and all of our families as we celebrate the Year of Faith.

(Mention your request here…)

Dear St. Gregory, your heart was always full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those in need. Graciously obtain for me from God the assistance and graces that I need so much in my life. Help me to live and die as a faithful child of God and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us.

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

St. Gregory the Great Novena Day 8

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

Oh God, our Father, glorify here upon earth your servant, St. Gregory the Great, by showing us the power of his intercession in granting the favors I now ask: Blessings upon our parish, our priests, and all of our families as we celebrate the Year of Faith.

(Mention your request here…)

Dear St. Gregory, your heart was always full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those in need. Graciously obtain for me from God the assistance and graces that I need so much in my life. Help me to live and die as a faithful child of God and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us.

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

St. Gregory the Great Novena Day 9

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

Oh God, our Father, glorify here upon earth your servant, St. Gregory the Great, by showing us the power of his intercession in granting the favors I now ask: Blessings upon our parish, our priests, and all of our families as we celebrate the Year of Faith.

(Mention your request here…)

Dear St. Gregory, your heart was always full of love, compassion, and mercy toward those in need. Graciously obtain for me from God the assistance and graces that I need so much in my life. Help me to live and die as a faithful child of God and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven.

Amen

St. Gregory the Great, pray for us.

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

Prayer to St. Gregory the Great

Father, you guide your people
with kindness and govern
us with love.

By the prayers of Saint Gregory
give the spirit of wisdom
to those you have called to lead
your Church.

May growth of your people
in holiness be the eternal joy of
your shepherds.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

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