For Sick Person   Novena Starts: 22 December    Feast Day: 31 December

Novena to Saint Sylvester, Pope

Prayer Text

O admirable St. Sylvester, you lived through the persecutions of Diocletian and not only survived but flourished. Intercede for your namesake (Name of the person) and lay before the throne of Jesus our prayers for his/her recovery. Heavenly Father, Almighty God, you chose St. Sylvester to be your pope, who would guide your Church into an era of peace. Through his intercession, kindly grant our petition that (Name the person) will safely pass through this time of suffering and be completely restored to health. Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be… Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us. St. Sylvester, pray for us. Come, O Lord, to the help of your people, sustained by the intercession of Pope Saint Sylvester, so that, running the course of this present life under your guidance, we may happily attain life without end. 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. O eminent Shepherd of God’s people who led us from the catacombs into the light of day by a blessed peace with the city of man, allowing the Lord’s Church to grow and flourish freely in its sacraments, in its worship of the one true God, pray the Body of Christ may again prosper in truth with its divine Head, that the Light that has come into the world may be proclaimed to the ends of the earth and all souls called by the Lord come to the font of Baptism and find the fullness of faith in the holy Catholic Church. Pray there be no dissension in the Body but that all shall be one in Him who is God Himself. Amen.

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