NOVENA TO ST HEDWIG, PROTECTOR OF THE POOR AND THOSE IN DEBT – FEAST DAY: OCTOBER 16th
(A novena – a prayer recited every day for nine days – may be made any time of the year.)
O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honours of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us the grace (mention your request) and that of living in the peace and friendship of God.
V. Pray for us, St Hedwig!
R. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
O God, You taught Blessed Hedwig to prefer, with all her heart, the humble road of Your Cross to the pomp of the world. Through her merits and example, grant that we may learn to reject the ephemeral delights of the world, and, embracing Your Cross, may we overcome the adversities to come. You who live and reign, One God, forever and ever.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
“…if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.” (Ps 62:10b)