St. Raymond of Penafort Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Canonists, Lawyers

St. Raymond of Penafort Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Raymond of Penafort Novena
Novena BeginsDecember 29
Feast DayJanuary 7
Patron Saint ofCanonists, Lawyers

About St. Raymond of Penafort

Since Raymond lived into his hundredth year, he had a chance to do many things. As a member of the Spanish nobility, he had the resources and the education to get a good start in life.

By the time he was 20, he was teaching philosophy. In his early 30s he earned a doctorate in both canon and civil law. At 41 he became a Dominican. Pope Gregory IX called him to Rome to work for him and to be his confessor. One of the things the pope asked him to do was to gather together all the decrees of popes and councils that had been made in 80 years since a similar collection by Gratian. Raymond compiled five books called the Decretals. They were looked upon as one of the best organized collections of Church law until the 1917 codification of canon law.

Earlier, Raymond had written for confessors a book of cases. It was called Summa de Casibus Poenitentiae. More than simply a list of sins and penances, it discussed pertinent doctrines and laws of the Church that pertained to the problem or case brought to the confessor.

At the age of 60, Raymond was appointed archbishop of Tarragona, the capital of Aragon. He didn’t like the honor at all and ended up getting sick and resigning in two years.

He didn’t get to enjoy his peace long, however, because when he was 63 he was elected by his fellow Dominicans to be the head of the whole Order, the successor of Saint Dominic. Raymond worked hard, visited on foot all the Dominicans, reorganized their constitutions and managed to put through a provision that a master general be allowed to resign. When the new constitutions were accepted, Raymond, then 65, resigned.

He still had 35 years to oppose heresy and work for the conversion of the Moors in Spain. He convinced Saint Thomas Aquinas to write his work Against the Gentiles.

In his 100th year, the Lord let Raymond retire.

St. Raymond of Penafort Novena Day 1

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

O God, You Who chose St. Raymond to be a renowned minister of the sacrament of Penance, and miraculously brought him through the waves of the sea, grant that by his intercession we may produce good results from our penitence and reach the heaven of eternal salvation.

Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Raymond of Penafort, pray for us.

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

St. Raymond of Penafort Novena Day 2

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

O God, You Who chose St. Raymond to be a renowned minister of the sacrament of Penance, and miraculously brought him through the waves of the sea, grant that by his intercession we may produce good results from our penitence and reach the heaven of eternal salvation.

Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Raymond of Penafort, pray for us.

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

St. Raymond of Penafort Novena Day 3

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

O God, You Who chose St. Raymond to be a renowned minister of the sacrament of Penance, and miraculously brought him through the waves of the sea, grant that by his intercession we may produce good results from our penitence and reach the heaven of eternal salvation.

Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Raymond of Penafort, pray for us.

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

St. Raymond of Penafort Novena Day 4

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

O God, You Who chose St. Raymond to be a renowned minister of the sacrament of Penance, and miraculously brought him through the waves of the sea, grant that by his intercession we may produce good results from our penitence and reach the heaven of eternal salvation.

Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Raymond of Penafort, pray for us.

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

St. Raymond of Penafort Novena Day 5

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

O God, You Who chose St. Raymond to be a renowned minister of the sacrament of Penance, and miraculously brought him through the waves of the sea, grant that by his intercession we may produce good results from our penitence and reach the heaven of eternal salvation.

Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Raymond of Penafort, pray for us.

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

St. Raymond of Penafort Novena Day 6

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

O God, You Who chose St. Raymond to be a renowned minister of the sacrament of Penance, and miraculously brought him through the waves of the sea, grant that by his intercession we may produce good results from our penitence and reach the heaven of eternal salvation.

Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Raymond of Penafort, pray for us.

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

St. Raymond of Penafort Novena Day 7

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

O God, You Who chose St. Raymond to be a renowned minister of the sacrament of Penance, and miraculously brought him through the waves of the sea, grant that by his intercession we may produce good results from our penitence and reach the heaven of eternal salvation.

Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Raymond of Penafort, pray for us.

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

St. Raymond of Penafort Novena Day 8

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

O God, You Who chose St. Raymond to be a renowned minister of the sacrament of Penance, and miraculously brought him through the waves of the sea, grant that by his intercession we may produce good results from our penitence and reach the heaven of eternal salvation.

Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Raymond of Penafort, pray for us.

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

St. Raymond of Penafort Novena Day 9

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

O God, You Who chose St. Raymond to be a renowned minister of the sacrament of Penance, and miraculously brought him through the waves of the sea, grant that by his intercession we may produce good results from our penitence and reach the heaven of eternal salvation.

Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

Amen

(Mention your request here…)

Saint Raymond of Penafort, pray for us.

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

Prayer to St. Raymond of Penafort

Glorious Saint Raymond of Peñafort, wise and holy patron,
come to the aid of those entrusted to your care,
and all who flee to your protection.
Intercede for us in our need,
and help us through your prayers, example, and teaching,
to proclaim the truth of the Gospel to all we meet.
And when we have reached the fullness of our years,
we beseech you to guide us home to heaven,
to live in peace with you, Our Mother Mary, and Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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