St. Ignatius of Antioch Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Church in Eastern Mediterranean, Church in North Africa

St. Ignatius of Antioch Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Ignatius of Antioch
Novena BeginsDecember 11
Feast DayDecember 20
Patron Saint ofChurch in Eastern Mediterranean, Church in North Africa

About St. Ignatius Antioch

Born in Syria, Ignatius converted to Christianity and eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the year 107, Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there to choose between death and apostasy. Ignatius would not deny Christ and thus was condemned to be put to death in Rome.

Ignatius is well known for the seven letters he wrote on the long journey from Antioch to Rome. Five of these letters are to churches in Asia Minor; they urge the Christians there to remain faithful to God and to obey their superiors. He warns them against heretical doctrines, providing them with the solid truths of the Christian faith.

The sixth letter was to Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, who was later martyred for the faith. The final letter begs the Christians in Rome not to try to stop his martyrdom. “The only thing I ask of you is to allow me to offer the libation of my blood to God. I am the wheat of the Lord; may I be ground by the teeth of the beasts to become the immaculate bread of Christ.”

Ignatius bravely met the lions in the Circus Maximus.

St. Ignatius Antioch Novena Day 1

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

I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. I long after the Lord, the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ. Him I seek, who died for us and rose again. I am eager to die for the sake of Christ. My love has been crucified, and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me, and it says to me inwardly:” Come to the Father.”

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Ignatius Antioch Novena Day 2

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

I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. I long after the Lord, the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ. Him I seek, who died for us and rose again. I am eager to die for the sake of Christ. My love has been crucified, and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me, and it says to me inwardly:” Come to the Father.”

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Ignatius Antioch Novena Day 3

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

I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. I long after the Lord, the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ. Him I seek, who died for us and rose again. I am eager to die for the sake of Christ. My love has been crucified, and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me, and it says to me inwardly:” Come to the Father.”

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Ignatius Antioch Novena Day 4

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

I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. I long after the Lord, the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ. Him I seek, who died for us and rose again. I am eager to die for the sake of Christ. My love has been crucified, and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me, and it says to me inwardly:” Come to the Father.”

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Ignatius Antioch Novena Day 5

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

I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. I long after the Lord, the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ. Him I seek, who died for us and rose again. I am eager to die for the sake of Christ. My love has been crucified, and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me, and it says to me inwardly:” Come to the Father.”

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Ignatius Antioch Novena Day 6

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

I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. I long after the Lord, the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ. Him I seek, who died for us and rose again. I am eager to die for the sake of Christ. My love has been crucified, and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me, and it says to me inwardly:” Come to the Father.”

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Ignatius Antioch Novena Day 7

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

I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. I long after the Lord, the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ. Him I seek, who died for us and rose again. I am eager to die for the sake of Christ. My love has been crucified, and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me, and it says to me inwardly:” Come to the Father.”

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Ignatius Antioch Novena Day 8

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

I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. I long after the Lord, the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ. Him I seek, who died for us and rose again. I am eager to die for the sake of Christ. My love has been crucified, and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me, and it says to me inwardly:” Come to the Father.”

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

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

St. Ignatius Antioch Novena Day 9

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

I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God. I long after the Lord, the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ. Him I seek, who died for us and rose again. I am eager to die for the sake of Christ. My love has been crucified, and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me, and it says to me inwardly:” Come to the Father.”

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

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

Prayer of St. Ignatius Antioch

I am the wheat of God,
and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts,
that I may be found the pure bread of God.
I long after the Lord,
the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ.
Him I seek, who died for us and rose again.
I am eager to die for the sake of Christ.
My love has been crucified,
and there is no fire in me that loves anything.
But there is living water springing up in me,
and it says to me inwardly:
“Come to the Father.” Amen.

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