St. Hedwig Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Orphans

St. Hedwig Novena Prayer All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Hedwig Novena
Novena BeginsOctober 7
Feast DayOctober 16
Patron Saint ofOrphans

About St. Hedwig

Rarely do humans realize the possibilities of the wise use of earthly power and worldly wealth. Saint Hedwig was one of the few.

Born to nobility toward the close of the 12th century, she was married at an early age to Henry, duke of Silesia (now Poland). Through her persuasion and personal efforts, several monastic institutions of both men and women were established in Silesia. Several hospitals, one for lepers, were likewise founded. She was personally a great force in establishing peace in the surrounding areas during power struggles. To her great sorrow, she was unable to prevent a pitched battle between the forces of two of her sons, one of whom was dissatisfied over the partition of estates that Henry had made between them.

After she and her husband had made mutual vows of celibacy, she lived mostly at the monastery at Trebnitz where, although not a formal member of the religious institute, she nevertheless participated in the religious exercises of the community. She died in 1243 and was buried at Trebnitz.

St. Hedwig Novena Day 1

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

O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honors of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us the grace…

(Mention your request here…)

and that of living in the peace and friendship of God.

Amen.

V. Pray for us, St Hedwig!

R. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, You taught Blessed Hedwig to prefer, with all her heart, the humble road of Your Cross to the pomp of the world. Through her merits and example, grant that we may learn to reject the ephemeral delights of the world, and, embracing Your Cross, may we overcome the adversities to come. You who live and reign, One God, forever and ever.
Amen

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

St. Hedwig Novena Day 2

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

O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honors of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us the grace…

(Mention your request here…)

and that of living in the peace and friendship of God.

Amen.

V. Pray for us, St Hedwig!

R. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, You taught Blessed Hedwig to prefer, with all her heart, the humble road of Your Cross to the pomp of the world. Through her merits and example, grant that we may learn to reject the ephemeral delights of the world, and, embracing Your Cross, may we overcome the adversities to come. You who live and reign, One God, forever and ever.
Amen

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

St. Hedwig Novena Day 3

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

O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honors of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us the grace…

(Mention your request here…)

and that of living in the peace and friendship of God.

Amen.

V. Pray for us, St Hedwig!

R. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, You taught Blessed Hedwig to prefer, with all her heart, the humble road of Your Cross to the pomp of the world. Through her merits and example, grant that we may learn to reject the ephemeral delights of the world, and, embracing Your Cross, may we overcome the adversities to come. You who live and reign, One God, forever and ever.
Amen

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

St. Hedwig Novena Day 4

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

O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honors of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us the grace…

(Mention your request here…)

and that of living in the peace and friendship of God.

Amen.

V. Pray for us, St Hedwig!

R. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, You taught Blessed Hedwig to prefer, with all her heart, the humble road of Your Cross to the pomp of the world. Through her merits and example, grant that we may learn to reject the ephemeral delights of the world, and, embracing Your Cross, may we overcome the adversities to come. You who live and reign, One God, forever and ever.
Amen

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

St. Hedwig Novena Day 5

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

O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honors of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us the grace…

(Mention your request here…)

and that of living in the peace and friendship of God.

Amen.

V. Pray for us, St Hedwig!

R. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, You taught Blessed Hedwig to prefer, with all her heart, the humble road of Your Cross to the pomp of the world. Through her merits and example, grant that we may learn to reject the ephemeral delights of the world, and, embracing Your Cross, may we overcome the adversities to come. You who live and reign, One God, forever and ever.
Amen

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

St. Hedwig Novena Day 6

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

O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honors of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us the grace…

(Mention your request here…)

and that of living in the peace and friendship of God.

Amen.

V. Pray for us, St Hedwig!

R. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, You taught Blessed Hedwig to prefer, with all her heart, the humble road of Your Cross to the pomp of the world. Through her merits and example, grant that we may learn to reject the ephemeral delights of the world, and, embracing Your Cross, may we overcome the adversities to come. You who live and reign, One God, forever and ever.
Amen

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

St. Hedwig Novena Day 7

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

O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honors of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us the grace…

(Mention your request here…)

and that of living in the peace and friendship of God.

Amen.

V. Pray for us, St Hedwig!

R. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, You taught Blessed Hedwig to prefer, with all her heart, the humble road of Your Cross to the pomp of the world. Through her merits and example, grant that we may learn to reject the ephemeral delights of the world, and, embracing Your Cross, may we overcome the adversities to come. You who live and reign, One God, forever and ever.
Amen

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

St. Hedwig Novena Day 8

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

O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honors of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us the grace…

(Mention your request here…)

and that of living in the peace and friendship of God.

Amen.

V. Pray for us, St Hedwig!

R. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, You taught Blessed Hedwig to prefer, with all her heart, the humble road of Your Cross to the pomp of the world. Through her merits and example, grant that we may learn to reject the ephemeral delights of the world, and, embracing Your Cross, may we overcome the adversities to come. You who live and reign, One God, forever and ever.
Amen

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

St. Hedwig Novena Day 9

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

O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honors of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us the grace…

(Mention your request here…)

and that of living in the peace and friendship of God.

Amen.

V. Pray for us, St Hedwig!

R. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, You taught Blessed Hedwig to prefer, with all her heart, the humble road of Your Cross to the pomp of the world. Through her merits and example, grant that we may learn to reject the ephemeral delights of the world, and, embracing Your Cross, may we overcome the adversities to come. You who live and reign, One God, forever and ever.
Amen

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

Prayer to St. Hedwig

You, St Hedwig, were, here on earth, the protector of the poor and marginalised, helper of those in debt. Now, you are in heaven where you enjoy the eternal reward of the charity you practised. Confidently I ask you to be my advocate to obtain from God the grace of (mention your request) and also the supreme grace of eternal salvation. Amen.

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