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Old Nov 29, '07, 12:43 pm
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Question Novenas for a future spouse

I had an old friend ask me the other day if there were any novenas or particular saints he could ask for prayers for in finding his future spouse. He said his sister said a St. Joseph novena and almost immediately met her current Catholic boyfriend (after years of dating not so great guys and practically giving up). Anyway, my thought would be to pray the same novena, but I was just wondering if there were any others out there . Thanks!
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Old Nov 29, '07, 12:52 pm
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Traditionally St Anne is also invoked when looking for a spouse - as is St Raphael (he did a good job with Tobias and Sarah for sure!)

I'm sure you can find novenas to them if you google.
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St. Valentine is the patron of young people, engaged couples, and happy marriages, but I've had trouble finding a novena specifically to him. Here's a pretty prayer for St. Valentines day that could be done as a novena:
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May my love for you
always reflect God's love.

May your goodness always
reflect God's goodness.

May the Holy Spirit unite us,
and may Mary keep us
close to her immaculate heart.

May every blessing from heaven
be yours always.
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Old Nov 29, '07, 1:55 pm
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When I was dating my now dh, I found the Memorare on the back of a holy card under the title of courtship prayer. So we prayed that. And now we're married 4 1/2 years, 3 kids, and counting!
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I do a rosary every night for my future spouse.

But i know in the singles thread we had some good links to prayers. let me find them for you
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My friend prayed to St. Joseph for nine months and then met her husband. They got engaged 10 days later and I think they were married 6 weeks after that. Now they're going on 16 years! They were both older when they married. She asked St. Joseph to send her the man God wanted her to have.
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here it is

http://forums.catholic.com/showpost....&postcount=463

The Courtship Prayer I first saw on a prayer card a couple months ago so I bought it and started praying it. Here is a sample of the Courtship Prayer card with the prayer.

And also...

The prayer to St. Raphael for Happy Meetings & Catholic Singles.

And the prayer to St. Raphael for the Choice of a Good Spouse a little farther down on the page.

If you are unfamiliar with the story of the archangel Raphael, he was sent by God to guide the young Tobias (sometimes written Tobiah) through a journey alone and leads him, among other places, to his spouse-to-be, Sarah. The story is told in the book of Tobit.
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Dear Friends,
In April 1976 a Carmelite priest started up a club for singles. I was then 20 years of age. Our club attended a dance some miles away. I met my husband Chris there. He joined our club. I liked him very much but he took no interest in me. To make matters worse I was extremely shy.

A novena was needed. I went down to a Catholic bookshop (in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta) during my work lunch hour. I asked the shop assistant for a novena to a good miracle working saint. She was very busy with customers who were picking out First Holy Communion gifts, so she pulled out a box full of prayer cards and leaflets and told me to go through it and select whatever I needed. I found a leaflet on St Philomena the Wonder Worker. It had a novena and some sketchy information and picture on it.

I had never heard of her before, although I know now that my great aunty Rose’s second name was Philomena, so that implies that my Irish great grandmother (who had migrated to Australia) had known about St Philomena and my mother has since told me that the Church of St Brigid, which was built in the middle of the nineteenth century* which was near our home (on the corner of the street that we lived in) had at one stage had a statue of St Philomena in it. (This must have been when I was very little or even before my birth because I had absolutely no recollection of it).

I made the novena to St Philomena for a boyfriend. I did not specify anyone in particular and Chris took me out to the pictures on October 15. St Philomena was fast!

We were married on December 3, the following year. On Monday it will be our 30th wedding anniversary.

Since then she had done a great deal in my life and I have seen her work wonders for myself and for many others.
Greetings and prayers for all your intentions,
Mary Ann
*St Brigid’s was demolished in 1975.

Our family's website apostolate:

http://www.homestead.com/missionbell/index.html

(saints, devotional items, prayers, miracles, articles on autism, poems, panic attack management, educational items and more).

Novena to St Philomena the Wonder Worker for the healing of autism:

http://www.homestead.com/missionbell...cchildren.html

Each person (who has autism) whose name is sent to be included in this novena, will be prayed for regularly by a priest of Lourdes, France at the grotto. Only the first name of the person is needed for the purpose of this novena. Everyone is invited to send names: parents, grandparents, teachers, doctors, aunties, therapists etc.
(Chris and I have five children. Four of them are on the autism spectrum.)

St Philomena Topics (miracles, prayers poems etc)

http://www.homestead.com/missionbell...opicsMenu.html

The powerful intercession of the Holy Souls in Purgatory for their benefactors:

http://missionbell.homestead.com/Afa...holysouls.html

The web page has accounts of the intercession of The Holy Souls in Purgatory, for their benefactors in cases of illness, addictions, cars that won't start, infertility problems, protection in accidents, their help for people who are experiencing major trouble with city councils, success with projects, finding lost property and trouble with relations, etc. and prayers and ideas on how to help The Holy Souls in Purgatory.
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I forgot to mention that I did the novena to St Philomena in September and it was answered on October 15 of the same year.
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This may seem like a silly question, but How long are you supposed to do a novena?
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What a great thread!

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Old Nov 30, '07, 10:46 pm
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HI

I have started today St Philomena prayer for getting married with my loved one. You can use this link
http://www.homestead.com/missionbell...naPrayers.html

Thank you
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This may seem like a silly question, but How long are you supposed to do a novena?
The basic novena is said for nine consecutive days.

An emergency novena is said nine times in a row, as an example of this see the Mother Theresa Emergency novena link here:

http://www.homestead.com/missionbell/MotherTheresa.html

There is a 54 day Rosary novena which was given to us by Our Lady (details here):

http://missionbell.homestead.com/54Dayrosarynovena.html

There is a novena to the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague that is said for nine consecutive hours. information here:

http://www.homestead.com/missionbell...ueFavours.html

There is also information on the page about the storm novena, which is nine visits before the Blessed Sacrament in the one day.

The history of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague is here:

http://www.homestead.com/missionbell...sofPrague.html
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Thank you Karenanna!
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Thanks so much!!
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