Monday, November 21, 2011

St. Cecilia Novena - Day Nine

Yes, this is my own personal St. Cecilia statue. I took this picture two years ago and the statue now sits on top of a record player. Yes, I own a record player. And a guitar. And sheet music. And way too many (legally) downloaded songs. Have I ever mentioned that I've always been a massive music nerd and that St. Cecilia was the perfect confirmation saint when I was confirmed at 13? Yeah.

Anyway, if you've made it this far, congrats! Novenas are not easy to get through. I hope St. Cecilia intercedes for whatever it was that you asked. If for some reason you don't get the specific result you wanted, remember that she intercedes but it's up to God and His will. Sometimes we don't get what we want but we will always get what we need.

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DAY NINE
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us. (repeat after each line)
St. Cecilia,
St. Cecilia, wise virgin,
St. Cecilia, whose heart burned with the fire of divine love,
St. Cecilia, apostle by your zeal and charity,
St. Cecilia, who converted your spouse and procured for him the crown of martyrdom,
St. Cecilia, who by your pleadings moved the hearts of pagans, and brought them into the true
Church,
St. Cecilia, who did unceasingly see your guardian angel by your side,
St. Cecilia, who mingled your voice with the celestial harmonies of the virgins,
St. Cecilia, who by your melodious accents celebrated the praises of Jesus,
St. Cecilia, illustrious martyr of Jesus Christ,
St. Cecilia, who during three days suffered most excruciating torments,
St. Cecilia, consolation of the afflicted,
St. Cecilia, protectress of all who invoke you,
St. Cecilia, patroness of holy canticles,
St. Cecilia, special patroness and advocate of all singers, musicians, authors, and students,

We salute you, O Virgin, who gave your blood for the defense and faith of Jesus Christ.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God glorified St. Cecilia,
And He crowned her virtues.

Let us pray, O Eternal God, who gave us in the person of St. Cecilia, a powerful protectress, grant that after having faithfully passed our days like herself, in innocence and holiness, we may one day attain the land of beatitude, where in concert with her, we may praise you and bless you forevermore in eternity. Amen.

Hymn
Let the deep organ swell the lay
In honor of this festive day.
Let the harmonious choirs proclaim
Cecilia’s ever blessed name.

Let the harmonious choirs proclaim
Cecilia’s ever blessed name.

Cecilia with a two-fold crown,
Adorned in heaven we pray look down,
Upon thy fervent children here
And harken to their humble prayer.

Let the harmonious choirs proclaim
Cecilia’s ever blessed name.

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If you're reading this without a link from twitter or the FB page it means I am currently at Disneyland and this posted right on schedule. I will be back tomorrow with a regular post. The semester is winding down, and I have one less class to worry about, so I now have the luxury of posting regularly. :) Anyway, thank you for this praying this novena with me. With the response I've gotten, I may do a couple of these (but for other saints) throughout the year next year. :)

As always, thanks for reading, and God bless. :D

2 comments:

emily7103 said...

Where oh WHERE did you get this statue of St. Cecilia? I LOVE IT!

Pius said...

St Cecilia: greatest confirmation saint ever!!!