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st. Magdalena di Canossa
Novena in preparation to the feast of our Foundress, Saint Magdalene di Canossa

Novena in preparation to the feast of our Foundress

I day – 29 april

Magdalene says: “I beg the Lord with all my heart to fill, with His Spirit, all of you present, as well as those who will embrace our Institute in the future”.

L. The grace is spread upon her face.
A. For this God has blessed her forever more.

Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

P. Our Mother Foundress,
T. pray for us.

II day – 30 april

Magdalene affirms: “I promise that I will remember you, really, very much and I will not cease to pray for you until I see you in full possession of God. I beg you to work with fervour in the vineyard of the good God”.

L. The Lord has choosen you. He chose you before you were born.
A. He made you live in his own dwelling place.

Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

P. Our Mother Foundress,
T. pray for us.

III day – 1 may

Magdalene says: “…how happy you will be at your death, my dear Sisters, if you have looked, with all your heart, for your Spouse Jesus and for His glory”.

L. From the Lord you received blessing and salvation.
A. You have always looked for the Lord.

Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

L. Our Mother Foundress,
T. pray for us.

IV day – 2 may

Magdalene encourages: “My dear Sisters, love your Rules as they are all, without exception, directed to your greater spiritual good, the glory of God and the salvation of souls”.

L. The just will shine in the glory of God.
A. They will be the joy of all his faithful.

Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

P. Our Mother Foundress,
T. pray for us.

V day – 3 may

Magdalene writes: “My dear Sisters, choose obedience which is the short and safe road to reach Paradise”.

L. Whoever observes and teaches the Lord’s commandments
A. will be great in the Kingdom of  heaven.

Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

L. Our Mother Foundress,
T. pray for us.

VI day – 4 may

Magdalene invites: “Be generous-hearted and do not be afraid to leave, out of obedience, any good work and to take up any other however difficult and bitter it may seem to your senses. The Lord will surely help you and you will gain a glorious victory at the end”.

L. The Lord has clothed you with joy.
A. He has placed a splendid crown upon your head.

Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

L. Our Mother Foundress,
T. pray for us.

VII day – 5 may

Magdalene says: “My dear   Sisters, I exhort you to love humility. Let each one consider herself at the least of the house. Further more each one should have great respect considering herself to be the respectful servant of her Sisters”.

L. By this you will know they are my disciples,
A. If they love one another.

Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

L. Our Mother Foundress,
T. pray for us.

VIII day – 6 may

Magdalene encourages: “I recommend more than ever my beloved poor to you. See to it that they may all one day enjoy the Lord with the help of your holy instructions, prayers, charity and toil,  however always under the obedience to your Superiors”.

L. Whoever loves the poor will be blessed.
A. Whoever believes in the Lord will welcome them in His name.

Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

L. Our Mother Foundress,
T. pray for us.

IX day – 7 may

Magdalene says: “Farewell, my dear Sisters, I leave you all in the heart of our Lady of Sorrows, our most beloved Mother. I wish that God may set your hearts aflame with His holy, divine love. Farewell once again, see you in Paradise”.

L. The saints rejoice in glory.
A. In the house of the Lord they sing with joy.

Le us pray: Father, you poured into the heart of Magdalene, our Foundress and Mother, the charity of the heart of Christ, your Son. Through her intercession, pour into our hearts too the gifts of your Spirit, so that, like her, we may glorify you in life by loving and serving your Son in our brothers. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

L. Our Mother Foundress,
T. pray for us.