Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Novena for Bl. Michael McGivney Begins Today August 4 - August 12

Brother Knights,

Please join us for our annual novena for Blessed Michael McGivney’s canonization, the founder of the Knights of Columbus. The novena begins today August 4 and it concludes Thursday August 12, the day prior to his new feast day of August 13th. 

Our suggested intention is for the protection of the Traditional Latin Mass, the Mass of Bl. McGivney.

Additionally, in the most recent edition of Columbia, the Supreme Chaplain encourage Knights to attend Mass on that day (even if his feast is not celebrated at Mass). We would add to that and encourage members of our network to try and attend a Traditional Latin Mass on that day. 

Novena prayer is below. 


Novena to Blessed Michael McGivney - August 4 – 12 (Feast day August 13)


God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of  the  widow  and  orphan,  you  called  your  priest, Blessed  Michael  McGivney,  to  be  an  apostle  of Christian  family  life  and  to  lead  the  young  to  the generous  service  of  their  neighbor. 

Through  the example of his life and virtue, may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of  charity  and  building  up  his  Body  which  is  the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast.  

We   humbly   ask   that   you   glorify   Blessed Michael McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request).Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Intention: Protection and growth of the Traditional Latin Mass within the Church and throughout the Knights of Columbus



Deus, pater noster, protector pauperum atque defensor viduarum et orphanorum: vocasti sacerdotem tuum, beatum Michaelem McGivney, familiari vitae christianae apostolum, iuvenibusque ducem ad adiuvandum proximum. Per exemplum vitae virtutisque eius, Filium tuum propius sequamur, Iesum Christum, ut mandatum caritatis perficiamus ad corroborandum corpus Eius quod est Ecclesia.

Fiat nobis inspirationi famulus tuus ut confidentes tuae caritati pergamus curare indigentes et incuria captos.  Humiliter petimus ut inter caelites connumeretur beatus Michael McGivney presbyter in terra secundum voluntatem tuam. Concede propitius gratiam hanc ______(pete quod desideras)  per Christum Dominum Nostrum. Amen.