Please pray this novena for the beatification of Venerable Pius XII. We start the novena on*October 1st* and end it on October 9th, which is the day that he died. One of the reasons that the road to sainthood for Pius XII is going slow is because of his alleged "silence" during the Holocaust. As most members here on CAF know, he was a hero during this tragic time for humanity.
O Venerable Pope Pius XII, who had on earth great courage to preach the word of God, vigor to repel the enemies of the Church, and zeal for the Holy Name, pray for us poor sinners. May we, O Pius, have a double portion of thy righteous qualities in defense of our holy Church. May we never abandon our duty to defend the faith, with fortitude, wherever we are and in whatever state God hath put us. Venerable Pius, may we, like thee, show the radiant glory of our Holy Lord in everything we do and say. And this, through the graciousness of the Divine Majesty, to Whom we humbly ask thee to pray for our benefit and protection.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.