St. Odilia of Alsace Novena Prayer Patron Saint of the Blind or Partially Sighted, Alsace, France

St. Odilia of Alsace Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Odilia of Alsace Novena
Novena BeginsDecember 4
Feast DayDecember 13
Patron Saint ofThe Blind or Partially Sighted, Alsace, France

About St. Odilia of Alsace

Odilia, also known as Odile, was born in France in the seventh century. Her father was the Duke of Alsace. When she was still an infant, her parents realized that she was blind. Her father was so angry that he ordered his only child put to death. But Odilia’s mother convinced him to allow Odilia to be raised by nuns.

The nuns raised Odilia with faith and love. They gathered around her on the day of her baptism when she was 12 years old. As the priest blessed her with chrism, her blindness was cured. A legend about this miracle is that the priest then said to her, “Now you will see me in the kingdom of heaven.”

Odilia was welcomed home and began to get to know her family. She was a beautiful young woman, and her father planned for her to marry a rich man. Odilia wanted to become a nun and to live the life she knew so well. Her father again lost his temper and treated her badly until one day he saw her hiding a bowl of food under her cloak as she left the castle. He asked her what she was doing. Odilia explained that she was bringing food to the poor.

Odilia’s father gave her his castle to use as a convent and a place for the hungry and sick to find help. At her request, her father also built a monastery at the foot of the steep hill that led to the castle so that the elderly and lame could be cared for without a long journey uphill. Soon, Odilia’s father also built a large church so that everyone, poor or wealthy, could worship God together.

Odilia died around the year 720. She is the patron saint of anyone with eye problems. St. Odilia teaches us to see the everything we do with eyes of faith and to believe that with the Lord, anything is possible.

St. Odilia of Alsace Novena Day 1

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

But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted. Romans 6:17

All-powerful God, you alone are holy; without you nothing is good. I come before you trusting in your love for me, and praying to you through the intercession of St. Odilia, virgin and martyr. I ask you to help me become the person you have called me to be. I ask this with the same trust that inspired St. Odilia to leave her home in order to follow Christ more closely. Father, increase my confidence in your love for me, and if it be your will, grant my special request. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

St. Odilia, pray for us

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

St. Odilia of Alsace Novena Day 2

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

But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted. Romans 6:17

All-powerful God, you alone are holy; without you nothing is good. I come before you trusting in your love for me, and praying to you through the intercession of St. Odilia, virgin and martyr. I ask you to help me become the person you have called me to be. I ask this with the same trust that inspired St. Odilia to leave her home in order to follow Christ more closely. Father, increase my confidence in your love for me, and if it be your will, grant my special request. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

St. Odilia, pray for us

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

St. Odilia of Alsace Novena Day 3

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

But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted. Romans 6:17

All-powerful God, you alone are holy; without you nothing is good. I come before you trusting in your love for me, and praying to you through the intercession of St. Odilia, virgin and martyr. I ask you to help me become the person you have called me to be. I ask this with the same trust that inspired St. Odilia to leave her home in order to follow Christ more closely. Father, increase my confidence in your love for me, and if it be your will, grant my special request. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

St. Odilia, pray for us

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

St. Odilia of Alsace Novena Day 4

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

But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted. Romans 6:17

All-powerful God, you alone are holy; without you nothing is good. I come before you trusting in your love for me, and praying to you through the intercession of St. Odilia, virgin and martyr. I ask you to help me become the person you have called me to be. I ask this with the same trust that inspired St. Odilia to leave her home in order to follow Christ more closely. Father, increase my confidence in your love for me, and if it be your will, grant my special request. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

St. Odilia, pray for us

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

St. Odilia of Alsace Novena Day 5

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

But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted. Romans 6:17

All-powerful God, you alone are holy; without you nothing is good. I come before you trusting in your love for me, and praying to you through the intercession of St. Odilia, virgin and martyr. I ask you to help me become the person you have called me to be. I ask this with the same trust that inspired St. Odilia to leave her home in order to follow Christ more closely. Father, increase my confidence in your love for me, and if it be your will, grant my special request. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

St. Odilia, pray for us

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

St. Odilia of Alsace Novena Day 6

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

But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted. Romans 6:17

All-powerful God, you alone are holy; without you nothing is good. I come before you trusting in your love for me, and praying to you through the intercession of St. Odilia, virgin and martyr. I ask you to help me become the person you have called me to be. I ask this with the same trust that inspired St. Odilia to leave her home in order to follow Christ more closely. Father, increase my confidence in your love for me, and if it be your will, grant my special request. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

St. Odilia, pray for us

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

St. Odilia of Alsace Novena Day 7

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

But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted. Romans 6:17

All-powerful God, you alone are holy; without you nothing is good. I come before you trusting in your love for me, and praying to you through the intercession of St. Odilia, virgin and martyr. I ask you to help me become the person you have called me to be. I ask this with the same trust that inspired St. Odilia to leave her home in order to follow Christ more closely. Father, increase my confidence in your love for me, and if it be your will, grant my special request. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

St. Odilia, pray for us

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

St. Odilia of Alsace Novena Day 8

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

But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted. Romans 6:17

All-powerful God, you alone are holy; without you nothing is good. I come before you trusting in your love for me, and praying to you through the intercession of St. Odilia, virgin and martyr. I ask you to help me become the person you have called me to be. I ask this with the same trust that inspired St. Odilia to leave her home in order to follow Christ more closely. Father, increase my confidence in your love for me, and if it be your will, grant my special request. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

St. Odilia, pray for us

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

St. Odilia of Alsace Novena Day 9

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

But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted. Romans 6:17

All-powerful God, you alone are holy; without you nothing is good. I come before you trusting in your love for me, and praying to you through the intercession of St. Odilia, virgin and martyr. I ask you to help me become the person you have called me to be. I ask this with the same trust that inspired St. Odilia to leave her home in order to follow Christ more closely. Father, increase my confidence in your love for me, and if it be your will, grant my special request. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

(Mention your request here…)

St. Odilia, pray for us

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

Prayer to St. Odilia of Alsace

O God, Who in Your Kindness
Did give us St. Odilia
Virgin and Martyr, as the
Protectress of the Order
Of the Holy Cross and
The Patroness of the eyes
And afflicted, grant us
We humbly beseech You
To be protected, through her
Intercession, from the darkness
Of ignorance and sin and to
Be cured from the blindness
of the eyes and other bodily
Infirmities. Through Him,
Who is the Light and Life
Of the World, Jesus Christ,
Your Son, Our Lord Amen.

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