Monastery of the Visitation

Novena to St. Francis de Sales 

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                        "
God the Holy Spirit                                                   "                                                                                                                
Holy Trinity one God                                                 "
Blessed Father, St. Francis de Sales                                                            pray for us
St Francis, faithful disciple & living image of Our Lord Jesus Christ                      "
St. Francis, lover of Our Saviours cross                                                                "
St. Francis, beloved child of Mary                                                                         "
St. Francis, good shepherd of your flock                                                              "
St. Francis, refuge of the poor & needy                                                               "
St. Francis, guide & model of true devotion                                                         "
You who saw God in everyone, & everyone in God                                             "
You who had knowledge to teach all people & sweetness to attract them         "
You who guided souls in the way of God                                                             "
You whose life was unceasing prayer                                                                  "
You whose heart was on fire with the love of God                                              "
You who were so loving & tender to sinners                                                       "
You who were gentle of heart                                                                             "
You who brought more than 70,000 souls back to the Catholic  church               "
You whose patience & serenity were never disturbed                                        "
You whose way it was to ask for nothing & refuse nothing                                "
St. Francis, Founder of our Holy Order                                                                "

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

Pray for us O Blessed Father St. Francis
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

Let us pray

O most Blessed Father, look graciously on your children for whom you laboured & suffered so much, so that
instructed by your heavenly doctrine & helped by your prayers, we may faithfully live the life of perfection
you traced out for us, & be united with you in eternal glory.   Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.