Sunday, November 13, 2011

St. Cecilia Novena - Day One

I should be doing the last of my coursework for my Social Diversity course (and I want to be done in the last 3 hours so I can watch a cute movie on TV :-P) but I remembered that St. Cecilia's feast day is coming up on the 22nd and I wanted to post the novena. Since she is my confirmation saint (I was confirmed at 13 outside the U.S.) I thought it would be fitting to post her novena daily so that everyone who wants to do the novena will stay on track. ;)

I got this novena from the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville.

DAY ONE
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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Anyway, back to homeworkland I go. :D I hope y'all had a great weekend. :D

God Bless,

4 comments:

tmason47 said...

Shared this over at the Baltimore Catechism facebook page. Hope you don't mind.

http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCatechism

Emmy Cecilia said...

Of course I don't mind. Thanks, Tim. :)

Mandi @ Catholic Newlywed said...

Thanks so much! I chose her as my confirmation Saint as well! My grandmother's name is Cecilia and she has a beautiful painting of St. Cecilia that was left to her by her parents that I loved looking at as a child! I definitely will be praying this novena with you!

Maria said...

I just wanted to stop by and say I love your blog. I hardly ever comment but I regularly read it. :)