Novenas

Pray the St. Dominic Novena

The St. Dominic Novena is a cherished devotional practice dedicated to Saint Dominic, a renowned champion of the faith and founder of the Dominican Order. Known for his profound dedication to poverty, labor, and a life of mortification, St. Dominic …

The St. Dominic Novena is a cherished devotional practice dedicated to Saint Dominic, a renowned champion of the faith and founder of the Dominican Order.

Known for his profound dedication to poverty, labor, and a life of mortification, St. Dominic serves as an inspiring example of true discipleship. By praying this novena, the faithful seek to emulate his virtues and draw closer to God through his powerful intercession.

Throughout this novena, participants will reflect on the tireless efforts of St. Dominic to ignite the fire of Divine Love in the hearts of others. As you invoke his aid, you pray for the strength to endure your own trials and tribulations with the same ardent love and unwavering faith that characterized St. Dominic’s life.

This novena not only honors his legacy but also encourages the faithful to trust in God’s providence and to seek His grace in their daily lives.

About The St. Dominic Novena

Novena Starts: July 30th

Feast Day: August 8th

Birth: 1170

Death: 1221

Patron saint of astronomers, the innocent who are falsely accused of crimes, and the Dominican Republic.

Day 1 – St. Dominic Novena

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality to embrace a poor, laborious, and mortified life that distinguishes a disciple of Him Who said: “If any man will come after Me, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”

O burning torch, consumed by the fire of Divine Love, you incessantly labored to enkindle that sacred flame in the hearts of others. Look down upon me from that throne of glory where you enjoy the reward of all your labors. Obtain for me some sparks of that blessed fire to animate my soul and encourage me under my crosses and trials to be pleasing to God so that He may visit me.

O great Saint, you regarded as nothing all the afflictions you endured and all the toils you underwent for the promotion of God’s holy cause. Obtain, I beseech you that the same ardent love which strengthened you, may make sweet to me labors, humiliations, disgraces, or whatever other mortifications I may have to suffer for the Name of Jesus. May I ever bear in mind that nothing can happen to me but by the particular dispensation of a God Who is infinitely wise. He knows what is best for my welfare. He is infinitely powerful and consequently able to effect it. Above all He is infinitely merciful and loving, Who laid down His life for my redemption, and continues daily to give new proofs of His love and bounty.

O tender father of the poor who offered yourself for their relief when all other resources were exhausted, obtain for me that true spirit of compassion for the suffering members of Jesus Christ, which shone forth so conspicuously in your holy life. May I, by the charity for those whom Jesus so dearly loves,5 lay up for myself treasures in heaven, where you now enjoy that which the eye has not seen, nor the ear heard. The heart of man has not conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him, and who prove themselves His Disciples by the observance of His Divine precept “love one another.”

I praise and thank God for the high degree of sanctity to which you, O Dominic, were raised, and for the special privileges by which He has distinguished you. I call upon you by that gratitude with which you will be penetrated for all eternity by your Divine Benefactor, implore for me the grace to root out of my heart whatever is not agreeable in His sight, especially that evil habit by which I most frequently offend Him. Obtain likewise the favors I request in this Novena through your powerful intercession.

[Mention Intention]

O glorious Mother of God, Queen of the most sacred Rosary, you who loved Dominic with the affection of a mother, and were most tenderly loved and honored by him, look upon me for his sake with an eye of pity, deign to join with him in presenting these petitions to your most Blessed Jesus.
I sincerely desire from this moment to love Him with all my heart, and serve Him with all my strength,
and now place myself under your powerful protection as a sure means of obtaining all the graces necessary to serve Him faithfully here, that I may eternally rejoice with Him hereafter.

Amen.

Day 2 – St. Dominic Novena

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality to embrace a poor, laborious, and mortified life that distinguishes a disciple of Him Who said: “If any man will come after Me, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”

O burning torch, consumed by the fire of Divine Love, you incessantly labored to enkindle that sacred flame in the hearts of others. Look down upon me from that throne of glory where you enjoy the reward of all your labors. Obtain for me some sparks of that blessed fire to animate my soul and encourage me under my crosses and trials to be pleasing to God so that He may visit me.

O great Saint, you regarded as nothing all the afflictions you endured and all the toils you underwent for the promotion of God’s holy cause. Obtain, I beseech you that the same ardent love which strengthened you, may make sweet to me labors, humiliations, disgraces, or whatever other mortifications I may have to suffer for the Name of Jesus. May I ever bear in mind that nothing can happen to me but by the particular dispensation of a God Who is infinitely wise. He knows what is best for my welfare. He is infinitely powerful and consequently able to effect it. Above all He is infinitely merciful and loving, Who laid down His life for my redemption, and continues daily to give new proofs of His love and bounty.

O tender father of the poor who offered yourself for their relief when all other resources were exhausted, obtain for me that true spirit of compassion for the suffering members of Jesus Christ, which shone forth so conspicuously in your holy life. May I, by the charity for those whom Jesus so dearly loves,5 lay up for myself treasures in heaven, where you now enjoy that which the eye has not seen, nor the ear heard. The heart of man has not conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him, and who prove themselves His Disciples by the observance of His Divine precept “love one another.”

I praise and thank God for the high degree of sanctity to which you, O Dominic, were raised, and for the special privileges by which He has distinguished you. I call upon you by that gratitude with which you will be penetrated for all eternity by your Divine Benefactor, implore for me the grace to root out of my heart whatever is not agreeable in His sight, especially that evil habit by which I most frequently offend Him. Obtain likewise the favors I request in this Novena through your powerful intercession.

[Mention Intention]

O glorious Mother of God, Queen of the most sacred Rosary, you who loved Dominic with the affection of a mother, and were most tenderly loved and honored by him, look upon me for his sake with an eye of pity, deign to join with him in presenting these petitions to your most Blessed Jesus.
I sincerely desire from this moment to love Him with all my heart, and serve Him with all my strength,
and now place myself under your powerful protection as a sure means of obtaining all the graces necessary to serve Him faithfully here, that I may eternally rejoice with Him hereafter.

Amen.

Day 3 – St. Dominic Novena

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality to embrace a poor, laborious, and mortified life that distinguishes a disciple of Him Who said: “If any man will come after Me, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”

O burning torch, consumed by the fire of Divine Love, you incessantly labored to enkindle that sacred flame in the hearts of others. Look down upon me from that throne of glory where you enjoy the reward of all your labors. Obtain for me some sparks of that blessed fire to animate my soul and encourage me under my crosses and trials to be pleasing to God so that He may visit me.

O great Saint, you regarded as nothing all the afflictions you endured and all the toils you underwent for the promotion of God’s holy cause. Obtain, I beseech you that the same ardent love which strengthened you, may make sweet to me labors, humiliations, disgraces, or whatever other mortifications I may have to suffer for the Name of Jesus. May I ever bear in mind that nothing can happen to me but by the particular dispensation of a God Who is infinitely wise. He knows what is best for my welfare. He is infinitely powerful and consequently able to effect it. Above all He is infinitely merciful and loving, Who laid down His life for my redemption, and continues daily to give new proofs of His love and bounty.

O tender father of the poor who offered yourself for their relief when all other resources were exhausted, obtain for me that true spirit of compassion for the suffering members of Jesus Christ, which shone forth so conspicuously in your holy life. May I, by the charity for those whom Jesus so dearly loves,5 lay up for myself treasures in heaven, where you now enjoy that which the eye has not seen, nor the ear heard. The heart of man has not conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him, and who prove themselves His Disciples by the observance of His Divine precept “love one another.”

I praise and thank God for the high degree of sanctity to which you, O Dominic, were raised, and for the special privileges by which He has distinguished you. I call upon you by that gratitude with which you will be penetrated for all eternity by your Divine Benefactor, implore for me the grace to root out of my heart whatever is not agreeable in His sight, especially that evil habit by which I most frequently offend Him. Obtain likewise the favors I request in this Novena through your powerful intercession.

[Mention Intention]

O glorious Mother of God, Queen of the most sacred Rosary, you who loved Dominic with the affection of a mother, and were most tenderly loved and honored by him, look upon me for his sake with an eye of pity, deign to join with him in presenting these petitions to your most Blessed Jesus.
I sincerely desire from this moment to love Him with all my heart, and serve Him with all my strength,
and now place myself under your powerful protection as a sure means of obtaining all the graces necessary to serve Him faithfully here, that I may eternally rejoice with Him hereafter.

Amen.

Day 4 – St. Dominic Novena

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality to embrace a poor, laborious, and mortified life that distinguishes a disciple of Him Who said: “If any man will come after Me, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”

O burning torch, consumed by the fire of Divine Love, you incessantly labored to enkindle that sacred flame in the hearts of others. Look down upon me from that throne of glory where you enjoy the reward of all your labors. Obtain for me some sparks of that blessed fire to animate my soul and encourage me under my crosses and trials to be pleasing to God so that He may visit me.

O great Saint, you regarded as nothing all the afflictions you endured and all the toils you underwent for the promotion of God’s holy cause. Obtain, I beseech you that the same ardent love which strengthened you, may make sweet to me labors, humiliations, disgraces, or whatever other mortifications I may have to suffer for the Name of Jesus. May I ever bear in mind that nothing can happen to me but by the particular dispensation of a God Who is infinitely wise. He knows what is best for my welfare. He is infinitely powerful and consequently able to effect it. Above all He is infinitely merciful and loving, Who laid down His life for my redemption, and continues daily to give new proofs of His love and bounty.

O tender father of the poor who offered yourself for their relief when all other resources were exhausted, obtain for me that true spirit of compassion for the suffering members of Jesus Christ, which shone forth so conspicuously in your holy life. May I, by the charity for those whom Jesus so dearly loves,5 lay up for myself treasures in heaven, where you now enjoy that which the eye has not seen, nor the ear heard. The heart of man has not conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him, and who prove themselves His Disciples by the observance of His Divine precept “love one another.”

I praise and thank God for the high degree of sanctity to which you, O Dominic, were raised, and for the special privileges by which He has distinguished you. I call upon you by that gratitude with which you will be penetrated for all eternity by your Divine Benefactor, implore for me the grace to root out of my heart whatever is not agreeable in His sight, especially that evil habit by which I most frequently offend Him. Obtain likewise the favors I request in this Novena through your powerful intercession.

[Mention Intention]

O glorious Mother of God, Queen of the most sacred Rosary, you who loved Dominic with the affection of a mother, and were most tenderly loved and honored by him, look upon me for his sake with an eye of pity, deign to join with him in presenting these petitions to your most Blessed Jesus.
I sincerely desire from this moment to love Him with all my heart, and serve Him with all my strength,
and now place myself under your powerful protection as a sure means of obtaining all the graces necessary to serve Him faithfully here, that I may eternally rejoice with Him hereafter.

Amen.

Day 5 – St. Dominic Novena

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality to embrace a poor, laborious, and mortified life that distinguishes a disciple of Him Who said: “If any man will come after Me, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”

O burning torch, consumed by the fire of Divine Love, you incessantly labored to enkindle that sacred flame in the hearts of others. Look down upon me from that throne of glory where you enjoy the reward of all your labors. Obtain for me some sparks of that blessed fire to animate my soul and encourage me under my crosses and trials to be pleasing to God so that He may visit me.

O great Saint, you regarded as nothing all the afflictions you endured and all the toils you underwent for the promotion of God’s holy cause. Obtain, I beseech you that the same ardent love which strengthened you, may make sweet to me labors, humiliations, disgraces, or whatever other mortifications I may have to suffer for the Name of Jesus. May I ever bear in mind that nothing can happen to me but by the particular dispensation of a God Who is infinitely wise. He knows what is best for my welfare. He is infinitely powerful and consequently able to effect it. Above all He is infinitely merciful and loving, Who laid down His life for my redemption, and continues daily to give new proofs of His love and bounty.

O tender father of the poor who offered yourself for their relief when all other resources were exhausted, obtain for me that true spirit of compassion for the suffering members of Jesus Christ, which shone forth so conspicuously in your holy life. May I, by the charity for those whom Jesus so dearly loves,5 lay up for myself treasures in heaven, where you now enjoy that which the eye has not seen, nor the ear heard. The heart of man has not conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him, and who prove themselves His Disciples by the observance of His Divine precept “love one another.”

I praise and thank God for the high degree of sanctity to which you, O Dominic, were raised, and for the special privileges by which He has distinguished you. I call upon you by that gratitude with which you will be penetrated for all eternity by your Divine Benefactor, implore for me the grace to root out of my heart whatever is not agreeable in His sight, especially that evil habit by which I most frequently offend Him. Obtain likewise the favors I request in this Novena through your powerful intercession.

[Mention Intention]

O glorious Mother of God, Queen of the most sacred Rosary, you who loved Dominic with the affection of a mother, and were most tenderly loved and honored by him, look upon me for his sake with an eye of pity, deign to join with him in presenting these petitions to your most Blessed Jesus.
I sincerely desire from this moment to love Him with all my heart, and serve Him with all my strength,
and now place myself under your powerful protection as a sure means of obtaining all the graces necessary to serve Him faithfully here, that I may eternally rejoice with Him hereafter.

Amen.

Day 6 – St. Dominic Novena

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality to embrace a poor, laborious, and mortified life that distinguishes a disciple of Him Who said: “If any man will come after Me, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”

O burning torch, consumed by the fire of Divine Love, you incessantly labored to enkindle that sacred flame in the hearts of others. Look down upon me from that throne of glory where you enjoy the reward of all your labors. Obtain for me some sparks of that blessed fire to animate my soul and encourage me under my crosses and trials to be pleasing to God so that He may visit me.

O great Saint, you regarded as nothing all the afflictions you endured and all the toils you underwent for the promotion of God’s holy cause. Obtain, I beseech you that the same ardent love which strengthened you, may make sweet to me labors, humiliations, disgraces, or whatever other mortifications I may have to suffer for the Name of Jesus. May I ever bear in mind that nothing can happen to me but by the particular dispensation of a God Who is infinitely wise. He knows what is best for my welfare. He is infinitely powerful and consequently able to effect it. Above all He is infinitely merciful and loving, Who laid down His life for my redemption, and continues daily to give new proofs of His love and bounty.

O tender father of the poor who offered yourself for their relief when all other resources were exhausted, obtain for me that true spirit of compassion for the suffering members of Jesus Christ, which shone forth so conspicuously in your holy life. May I, by the charity for those whom Jesus so dearly loves,5 lay up for myself treasures in heaven, where you now enjoy that which the eye has not seen, nor the ear heard. The heart of man has not conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him, and who prove themselves His Disciples by the observance of His Divine precept “love one another.”

I praise and thank God for the high degree of sanctity to which you, O Dominic, were raised, and for the special privileges by which He has distinguished you. I call upon you by that gratitude with which you will be penetrated for all eternity by your Divine Benefactor, implore for me the grace to root out of my heart whatever is not agreeable in His sight, especially that evil habit by which I most frequently offend Him. Obtain likewise the favors I request in this Novena through your powerful intercession.

[Mention Intention]

O glorious Mother of God, Queen of the most sacred Rosary, you who loved Dominic with the affection of a mother, and were most tenderly loved and honored by him, look upon me for his sake with an eye of pity, deign to join with him in presenting these petitions to your most Blessed Jesus.
I sincerely desire from this moment to love Him with all my heart, and serve Him with all my strength,
and now place myself under your powerful protection as a sure means of obtaining all the graces necessary to serve Him faithfully here, that I may eternally rejoice with Him hereafter.

Amen.

Day 7 – St. Dominic Novena

Father Dominic - Saint Dominic Novena

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality to embrace a poor, laborious, and mortified life that distinguishes a disciple of Him Who said: “If any man will come after Me, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”

O burning torch, consumed by the fire of Divine Love, you incessantly labored to enkindle that sacred flame in the hearts of others. Look down upon me from that throne of glory where you enjoy the reward of all your labors. Obtain for me some sparks of that blessed fire to animate my soul and encourage me under my crosses and trials to be pleasing to God so that He may visit me.

O great Saint, you regarded as nothing all the afflictions you endured and all the toils you underwent for the promotion of God’s holy cause. Obtain, I beseech you that the same ardent love which strengthened you, may make sweet to me labors, humiliations, disgraces, or whatever other mortifications I may have to suffer for the Name of Jesus. May I ever bear in mind that nothing can happen to me but by the particular dispensation of a God Who is infinitely wise. He knows what is best for my welfare. He is infinitely powerful and consequently able to effect it. Above all He is infinitely merciful and loving, Who laid down His life for my redemption, and continues daily to give new proofs of His love and bounty.

O tender father of the poor who offered yourself for their relief when all other resources were exhausted, obtain for me that true spirit of compassion for the suffering members of Jesus Christ, which shone forth so conspicuously in your holy life. May I, by the charity for those whom Jesus so dearly loves,5 lay up for myself treasures in heaven, where you now enjoy that which the eye has not seen, nor the ear heard. The heart of man has not conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him, and who prove themselves His Disciples by the observance of His Divine precept “love one another.”

I praise and thank God for the high degree of sanctity to which you, O Dominic, were raised, and for the special privileges by which He has distinguished you. I call upon you by that gratitude with which you will be penetrated for all eternity by your Divine Benefactor, implore for me the grace to root out of my heart whatever is not agreeable in His sight, especially that evil habit by which I most frequently offend Him. Obtain likewise the favors I request in this Novena through your powerful intercession.

[Mention Intention]

O glorious Mother of God, Queen of the most sacred Rosary, you who loved Dominic with the affection of a mother, and were most tenderly loved and honored by him, look upon me for his sake with an eye of pity, deign to join with him in presenting these petitions to your most Blessed Jesus.
I sincerely desire from this moment to love Him with all my heart, and serve Him with all my strength,
and now place myself under your powerful protection as a sure means of obtaining all the graces necessary to serve Him faithfully here, that I may eternally rejoice with Him hereafter.

Amen.

Day 8 – St. Dominic Novena

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality to embrace a poor, laborious, and mortified life that distinguishes a disciple of Him Who said: “If any man will come after Me, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”

O burning torch, consumed by the fire of Divine Love, you incessantly labored to enkindle that sacred flame in the hearts of others. Look down upon me from that throne of glory where you enjoy the reward of all your labors. Obtain for me some sparks of that blessed fire to animate my soul and encourage me under my crosses and trials to be pleasing to God so that He may visit me.

O great Saint, you regarded as nothing all the afflictions you endured and all the toils you underwent for the promotion of God’s holy cause. Obtain, I beseech you that the same ardent love which strengthened you, may make sweet to me labors, humiliations, disgraces, or whatever other mortifications I may have to suffer for the Name of Jesus. May I ever bear in mind that nothing can happen to me but by the particular dispensation of a God Who is infinitely wise. He knows what is best for my welfare. He is infinitely powerful and consequently able to effect it. Above all He is infinitely merciful and loving, Who laid down His life for my redemption, and continues daily to give new proofs of His love and bounty.

O tender father of the poor who offered yourself for their relief when all other resources were exhausted, obtain for me that true spirit of compassion for the suffering members of Jesus Christ, which shone forth so conspicuously in your holy life. May I, by the charity for those whom Jesus so dearly loves,5 lay up for myself treasures in heaven, where you now enjoy that which the eye has not seen, nor the ear heard. The heart of man has not conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him, and who prove themselves His Disciples by the observance of His Divine precept “love one another.”

I praise and thank God for the high degree of sanctity to which you, O Dominic, were raised, and for the special privileges by which He has distinguished you. I call upon you by that gratitude with which you will be penetrated for all eternity by your Divine Benefactor, implore for me the grace to root out of my heart whatever is not agreeable in His sight, especially that evil habit by which I most frequently offend Him. Obtain likewise the favors I request in this Novena through your powerful intercession.

[Mention Intention]

O glorious Mother of God, Queen of the most sacred Rosary, you who loved Dominic with the affection of a mother, and were most tenderly loved and honored by him, look upon me for his sake with an eye of pity, deign to join with him in presenting these petitions to your most Blessed Jesus.
I sincerely desire from this moment to love Him with all my heart, and serve Him with all my strength,
and now place myself under your powerful protection as a sure means of obtaining all the graces necessary to serve Him faithfully here, that I may eternally rejoice with Him hereafter.

Amen.

Day 9 – St. Dominic Novena

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy Saint Dominic! You renounced the honor and dignity of an earthly principality to embrace a poor, laborious, and mortified life that distinguishes a disciple of Him Who said: “If any man will come after Me, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”

O burning torch, consumed by the fire of Divine Love, you incessantly labored to enkindle that sacred flame in the hearts of others. Look down upon me from that throne of glory where you enjoy the reward of all your labors. Obtain for me some sparks of that blessed fire to animate my soul and encourage me under my crosses and trials to be pleasing to God so that He may visit me.

O great Saint, you regarded as nothing all the afflictions you endured and all the toils you underwent for the promotion of God’s holy cause. Obtain, I beseech you that the same ardent love which strengthened you, may make sweet to me labors, humiliations, disgraces, or whatever other mortifications I may have to suffer for the Name of Jesus. May I ever bear in mind that nothing can happen to me but by the particular dispensation of a God Who is infinitely wise. He knows what is best for my welfare. He is infinitely powerful and consequently able to effect it. Above all He is infinitely merciful and loving, Who laid down His life for my redemption, and continues daily to give new proofs of His love and bounty.

O tender father of the poor who offered yourself for their relief when all other resources were exhausted, obtain for me that true spirit of compassion for the suffering members of Jesus Christ, which shone forth so conspicuously in your holy life. May I, by the charity for those whom Jesus so dearly loves,5 lay up for myself treasures in heaven, where you now enjoy that which the eye has not seen, nor the ear heard. The heart of man has not conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him, and who prove themselves His Disciples by the observance of His Divine precept “love one another.”

I praise and thank God for the high degree of sanctity to which you, O Dominic, were raised, and for the special privileges by which He has distinguished you. I call upon you by that gratitude with which you will be penetrated for all eternity by your Divine Benefactor, implore for me the grace to root out of my heart whatever is not agreeable in His sight, especially that evil habit by which I most frequently offend Him. Obtain likewise the favors I request in this Novena through your powerful intercession.

[Mention Intention]

O glorious Mother of God, Queen of the most sacred Rosary, you who loved Dominic with the affection of a mother, and were most tenderly loved and honored by him, look upon me for his sake with an eye of pity, deign to join with him in presenting these petitions to your most Blessed Jesus.
I sincerely desire from this moment to love Him with all my heart, and serve Him with all my strength,
and now place myself under your powerful protection as a sure means of obtaining all the graces necessary to serve Him faithfully here, that I may eternally rejoice with Him hereafter.

Amen.

Alternative Saint Dominic Novena Prayer

Alternative Saint Dominic Novena Prayer

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Dear Lord, we thank You for giving us St. Dominic as an example of devotion to You. Help us to imitate the love for You that he showed when he diligently studied the foundations of our faith.

St. Dominic, you studied the teachings of our faith eagerly as a young man. You had deep belief that these teachings were the truth, and you devoted your life to defending that truth.

Throughout your lifetime, you saw many people attack the teachings of our faith. Your love of God compelled you to defend the faith against falsehoods. You devoted your life to this mission. You even established a religious order for the purpose of preaching the true teachings of our faith.

Pray for me, that I may as devoted to the teachings of our faith as you were.

Please also pray for

[Mention Intention]

St. Dominic, pray for us!

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.