Saturday, December 14, 2013

Join Us In A Novena

Lily is now home with us (Deo gratias!) and is nursing exclusively. Inspired by the success of the novena to Our Lady of La Leche (thank you for those who prayed with us), Laura and I have decided to begin a novena to St. Servulus of Rome, the patron saint against cerebral palsy. We will begin tomorrow (Dec. 15) and finish up on his feast day (Dec. 23). I ask and encourage all of you to please pray along with us for the complete healing of Lily’s brain. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support, especially those who have generously donated through the donation site, as well as those who have done so outside of the site. To all who have donated I hope to one day thank you personally. To all those who donated anonymously, please know, whoever you are, that you have deeply touched us with your generosity and support. Thank you!

Novena to St. Servulus of Rome, patron against cerebral palsy

O St. Servulus, you desired to always give praise and honor to the Lord, our God. Together with you we offer our thanks and praise to the Lord Almighty. O St. Servulus, you were afflicted with palsy from birth, yet you never complained about your sufferings and cheerfully lived a life devoted to Christ and His word in Holy Scripture. On account of your meritorious suffering, I ask for your intercession for the complete healing of Lily from all the damage that was done to her brain. Intercede for me also to always be cheerful in the Lord.

St. Servulus of Rome, pray for us!

The novena is to be concluded on the ninth day with the Te Deum:

O God, we praise Thee, and acknowledge Thee to be the supreme Lord.
Everlasting Father, all the earth worships Thee.
All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers,
All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to Thee:
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory.
The glorious choir of the Apostles,
The wonderful company of Prophets,
The white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.
Holy Church throughout the world acknowledges Thee:
The Father of infinite Majesty;
Thy adorable, true and only Son;
Also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
O Christ, Thou art the King of glory!
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
When Thou tookest it upon Thyself to deliver man,
Thou didst not disdain the Virgin's womb.
Having overcome the sting of death, Thou opened the Kingdom of Heaven to all
Thou sitest at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.
We believe that Thou willst come to be our Judge.
We, therefore, beg Thee to help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy
Precious Blood.
Let them be numbered with Thy Saints in everlasting glory.

V.  Save Thy people, O Lord, and bless Thy inheritance!
R.  Govern them, and raise them up forever.

V.  Every day we thank Thee.
R.  And we praise Thy Name forever, yes, forever and ever.

V.  O Lord, deign to keep us from sin this day.
R.  Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

V.  Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we have hoped in Thee.
R.  O Lord, in Thee I have put my trust; let me never be put to shame.


  1. Joining you in your novena and covering your family in prayer. May God heal precious little Lily completely.

  2. We will join! Congrats on bringing your little sweetie home! May God continue to grant you miracles.

  3. I will join in your novena.
    So glad you are home and will continue to beg for a miracle.