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Novena to St Francis of Assisi - Day 2

THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER
2nd Day –26th September
Hymn
All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!
O praise Him, O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Allelu-u-ia!
Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
Ye clouds that sail in heav'n along,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
Ye lights of evening, find a voice!
O praise Him, O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
And all ye men of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye! Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God and on Him cast your care!
O praise Him, O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship Him in humbleness,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, Three in One!
O praise Him, O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Psalmody
Ant. 1 Let the brothers praise the Father, and the Son and Holy Spirit in the company of all his creatures. (GGCC 20, # 1)
Psalm 67
O God, be gracious and bless us
And let your face shed its light upon us.
So will your ways be known upon earth
And all nations learn your saving help.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
Let all the peoples praise you.
Let the nations be glad and exult
For you rule the world with justice.
With fairness you rule the peoples
You guide the nations on earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
Let all the peoples praise you.
The earth has yielded its fruit
For God, our God, has blessed us.
May God still give us his blessing
Till the ends of the earth revere him.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
Let all the peoples praise you.
Ant. 1 Let the brothers praise the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit in the company of all his creatures. (GGCC 20, # 1)
Ant. 2 Let the Brothers, each day, glorify and celebrate each day with renewed joy the love the Father has for us and for the world. (GGCC 20, # 2)
Psalm 5(Office of Passion)
I cried to the Lord with my voice
With my voice I made supplication to the Lord.
I pour out my prayer in His sight
And I speak of my trouble before Him.
When my spirit failed me
You knew my ways.
On the path on which I walked
The proud have hidden a trap for me.
I looked to my right and I saw
And there was no one who knew me.
I have no means of escape
And there is no one who cares for my life.
Because of You I have sustained abuse
While confusion covers my face.
I have been made an outcast to my brothers
And a stranger to the children of my mother.
Holy Father, zeal for your house has consumed me
And the abuses of those who have attacked You
Have fallen upon me.
And against me they have rejoiced and have united together
And many scourges were heaped upon me
And I knew not why.
More numerous than the hairs of my head
Are those who hate me without cause.
Those who persecute me unjustly,
My enemies, have been strengthened
Must I then restore what I did not steal?
The wicked witnesses who rise up
Have interrogated me about things of which I am ignorant.
They repaid me evil for good and they harassed me
Because I pursued good.
You are my most Holy Father
My king and my God.
Come to my help,
Lord, God of my salvation.
Ant. 2 Let the Brothers, each day, glorify and celebrate each day with renewed joy the love the Father has for us and for the world. (GGCC 20, # 2)
Ant. 3 All the Brothers, concerned for the spirit of prayer and devotion, should spend time every day in mental prayer, either by themselves or in common. (GGCC 20, # 2)
Psalm 130
Response: As the watchman waits for dawn, I long for you my Lord. (Sing after each verse) Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord
Lord, hear my voice
O let your ears be attentive
To the voice of my pleading
If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,
Lord, who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness
For this we revere you.
My soul is waiting for the Lord,
I count on his word.
My soul is longing for the Lord
More than watchman for daybreak.
Let the watchman count on daybreak
And Israel on the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy
And fullness of redemption,
Israel indeed he will redeem
From all its iniquity.
Ant. 3 All the Brothers, concerned for the spirit of prayer and devotion, should spend time every day in mental prayer, either by themselves or in common. (GGCC 20, # 2)
Scripture Reading (Phil 4: 4-7)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I say it again: rejoice and may everyone experience your gentle and understanding heart. The Lord is near: do not be anxious about anything. In everything resort to prayer and supplication together with thanksgiving and bring your requests before God. Then the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Responsory
V/- From the rising of the sun to its setting, may the name of the Lord be praised.
R/- From the rising of the sun to its setting, may the name of the Lord be praised.
V/- His splendour reaches far beyond the heavens,
R/- May the name of the Lord be praised.
V/- Glory to the Father...
R/- From the rising of the sun to its setting, may the name of the Lord be praised.
Magnificart Ant. "St. Francis loved with an unspeakable affection the Mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, forasmuch as that She had made the Lord of glory our Brother, and that through Her we have obtained mercy." (LM IX,3)
  Intercessions
Let us pray for the Franciscans all over the world that they may all imbibe the spirit of St. Francis especially his life of prayer and that they may grow deeper in their spiritual life.
Res: Lord hear our prayer.
We pray for those people who are sick and lonely that may feel and experience the comfort of God’s healing and merciful love and be strengthened in their lives.
We pray for those people who find no time to pray – may God help them in their works, endeavours, and activities and inspire them to remember His loving presence.
We pray for those people who have asked us for our prayers and who are in need - may God grant them their hearts desire and bestow upon them the peace and happiness they need.
We pray for our community gathered here that we may all be inspired by the prayer life of our Seraphic Father Francis – and continue to thank and praise God for his abundant blessings.
Our Father...
Concluding Prayer (L Ord 50 – 52)
Almighty, eternal, just, and merciful God, grant us in our misery the grace to do for You alone, what we know You want us to do, and always to desire what pleases You. Thus, inwardly cleansed, interiorly enlightened, and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, may we be able to follow in the footprints of Your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. And by Your grace alone, may we make our way to You, Most High, Who live and rule in perfect Trinity and simple Unity, and are glorified; God all-powerful forever and ever. Amen.
Hymn
Blessed Francis, Holy Father,
Now our hearts to thee we raise,
As we gather round thine altar,
Pouring forth our hymn of praise.
Bless they children, holy Francis,
Who thy mighty help implore
For in heaven thou remainest
Still the father of the poor.
By thy love so deep and burning
For thy Saviour crucified;
By thy tokens which he gave thee,
On thy hands, and feet, and side.
Bless thy children holy Francis
With those wounded hands of thine
From thy glorious throne in heaven
Where resplendently they shine.
Nathaniel Tirkey

 

 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

ST. FRANCIS

ST. FRANCIS

FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (May)

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Name of the Friars

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Arulsamy A.

Mesia Elias Moses M.

Arvind Kerketta

Benedict Gomes

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

1991

1999

2005

2008

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Charles Arulanandam

Alwyn D’ Souza

Birth

Ordination

1978

2006

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Davis Kallookaran

Tommy T.J.

Arockiasamy P.

Thomas Manakuzhiyil

Saji P. Mathew

Arun Devasia Nattalil

Roshan Lobo

Francis Michael Velcy Barreto

Birth

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Birth

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1959

2002

2004

2004

2017

2017

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Mathew Koottumkal

Jesu Maharajah G.

Peter Saleth Nathan J.

Andrew Thomas

Ordination

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Birth

1999

2010

2010

1997

06

Jayaseelan P.R.

Fulgence Ekka

Thaddeus Baxla

+ Leopold Vaz

Xavier Durairaj

Manoj Xalxo

Baikim Chadra Minj

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

Home

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

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1997

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Vincent Soosai

Salim Baxla

Augustine Tirkey

A.J.Mathew Joseph

Bipin Kishore Kandulna

Ushar Kachhua

Ordination

Ordination

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Julius Arul Rayan

Robin Lakra

Ajith Kerketta

Shanborlang Wartde

Ordination

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Joy K.D.

Fabianus Toppo

Deen Dayal

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Ordination

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+ Clement Griffith

Alwyn D’ Souza

Lourdu Augustine

Hemant Xess

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Gabriel Mathias

Joseph Raj M.

Baptist D’ Souza

Praveen Henry D’ Souza

Salim Baxla

Ajit Kerketta

Anil Xalxo

Anil Xalxo

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Fulgence Ekka

Jose Palimattom

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Salvador D’Souza

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Shaju Paliyathil

Jesu Maharajah G.

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Kulandaisamy M.

Felix Vijay M.

Nijil Chiramel

Leos Ekka

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Simon A.

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Alwyn D’ Souza

Mukti Prakash Ekka

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Simon Pinto

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Jerome Kispotta

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Joy K.D.

Naveen George

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Peter Shashikanth Reddy G.

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Anthony Pushparaj

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Charles Arulanandam

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Bryan Carneiro

Arvind Kerketta

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Shaji Nicholas Vadachery

Jugal Kishore Lakra

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Bernardine of Siena

Pradeep Kalliath

Matthew Koottumkal

Jayaseelan P.R.

Jamesmon P.C.

Thomas A.

Joy Valooran

Sushil Beck

Joy (George) Sebastian

Xavier Durairaj

Santosh Ekka

John Sekar

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Dedication of the Basilica of St. Francis

Pradeep Kalliath

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Sleeva Reddy

Vincent Soosai

Matthew Koottumkal

Johnson M.V.

Shaji Nicholas Vadachery

Joy Valooran

Tojy Mandapathil

Mesia Elias Moses M.

Anthony Roobandass A.

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Charles Arulanandam

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Cajetan Lourenco

Francis Agnelo Rozario

Sagaya Soosairaj

Singarayar A.

Prasad Papabathuni

Thaddeus Baxla

Joy K.D.

Assisi Bhavan, Chippilithode

Phyrnai Lyngdoh

Madhu Sudhan Reddy

Deen Dayal

Nathaniel vTirkey

Jesu Raja A.

Johnvinzen Lyngdoh

Teiborlang Wartde

Rajasekhar Reddy Gopu

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Paul Kallan

John Chrysostom

Regi Matthew

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Fidelis D’ Lima

Augustine Pinto

Sidney J.M.

Nicholas D’ Souza

James Kallarackan

Charles Mathew Kolanchery

Joy Prakash

Gabriel Mathias

Amaladass Manickam

Jayaseelan P.R.

Jamesmon P.C.

Thomas A.

Tom John

Arockiasamy P.

Cajetan Lourenco

Francis Agnelo Rozario

Sagaya Soosairaj

Singarayar A.

Irudayaraj Fernando

Austin Francis

Mukti Prakash Ekka

Francis Xavier

Wilson Paul Nattalil

Basil S. Lobo

Thomas M.J.

Julius Arul Rayan

Alwyn D’Souza

Sushil Beck

Saji P. Mathew

Lourdu Augustine

Shaju Paliyathil

Bryan Carneiro

Ignatius Baa

Regi Matthew

Bhaskar Reddy

Tomy Palackal

Benjamin Jojo

Joseph Raj M.

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Anthony Alex Martis

Jugal Kishore Lakra

Anthony Pushparaj

Praveen Henry D’ Souza

Michael Anand

Kulandaisamy M.

Arvind Kerketta

Hemant Xess

Pradeep Kalliath

Anthony Roobandass

Arun Junes A.

Balaswamy Gundiga

Robin Lakra

Arokiam John

Charles Arulanandam

Sandesh Manuel

Benedict Gomes

Vijay Amirtharaj A.

Salim Baxla

Ajit Kumar Dung Dung

Francis Xavier

Thomas M.J.

Saji P. Mathew

Joy (George) Sebastian

Xavier Durairaj

Varghese Lakra

Santosh Ekka

Salvador D’Souza

John Sekar

Ajit Kerketta

Anil Xalxo

Simon A.

Naveen George

Lalith Kujur

Tony Marshall

Vijay Minj

Manoj Xalxo

Baikim Chandra Minj

Prashanth Wilson Fernandes

Jesu Maharaja G.

Peter Saleth Nathan J.

Prem Kumar D’ Souza

Stephen Lamin Gashnga

Jayapal Dwarakonda

Joseph Stephen

Vinoth Robin

Sahaya Dhas J.

Praveen Roshan Toppo

Felix Vijay

Eugene A.

Jeddu Praveen Chinna Reddy

Nijil Chiramel

Joseph Prasanna Kumar

Pasala Showri Raju

Christopher

Phyrnai Lyngdoh

Basil Tirkey

Vinod Kujur

Madhu Sudan Reddy

Francis Arokiasamy M.

Thumma Ranjith Kumar Reddy

Deen Dayal

Prashanth Wilson Fernandes

Nathaniel Tirkey

+ Valerian Quadros

Jesu Raja A.

Johnvinzen Lyngdoh

Teiborlang Wartde

Shanborlang Wartde

Rajasekhar Reddy Gopu

Augustine Tirkey

A.J.Mathew Joseph

Bipin Kishore Kandulna

Arun Devasia Nattalil

Roshan Lobo

Ushar Kachhua

Salvador Drego

Anand Suresh Minj

Emmanuel Christopher N.

Anto Leo

Martin Sangma

Clinton J.

Nideesh M. John

Albinus Ekka

Prasad Rao

Kasu Eliyas Reddy

Stephen Arun

Thomas Kiren

Vineet Kerketta

Silash Panna

Nicolas Marak

Adarsh Y.

Deepak Kumar

Rajesh Praveen Kumar

Avinash Kujur

Alphone Velankanni

Abhishek M.

Anmol Bara

Akshay Showry Raj

Ejekial Lakra

Francis Michael Velcy Barretto

Henry Jose

Ibrahim G Momin

Joseph Raj

Kalyan Kurmar

Manish Ekka

Marius Dahanga

Nichol John

Ravi Bara

Salun Kispotta

Sujit Ganji

Alangara Boniface

Anthony Joseph archer

Pradeep Anthony L.

Jacob Tani

Gali Bal Reddy

T.S Leo Max

Joseph Kishan

Niranjan Toppo

Peter Shashikanth Reddy G.

Ankit Kumar Baghel

Niraj Kumar Tirkey

Nelson Toppo

Avinash Toppo

Andrew Thomas

Justin Savio A.

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