Novenas

St. Dwynwen Novena

The legend of Saint Dwynwen’s life is one of unshakable faith in the boundless kindness and wisdom of god. She was a princess with a broken heart. Pray this Novena with this Welsh patron saint of lovers, sick animals, and …

The legend of Saint Dwynwen’s life is one of unshakable faith in the boundless kindness and wisdom of god. She was a princess with a broken heart. Pray this Novena with this Welsh patron saint of lovers, sick animals, and the broken hearted.

About the St. Dwynwen Novena

Novena Starts: January 16th

Feast day: January 25th

Birth: 400

Death: 460

St. Dwynwen also known as Dwyn, Donwen, Donwenna, Dunwen, and Dwyn is a Welsh saint. Saint Dwynwen is the Patron Saint of lovers, broken-hearted people, broken hearts and the patron saint of sick animals.

The history of Saint Dwynwen is not clear. It’s more of a legend at this point. What we do know is Saint Dwynwen was the daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog and Rigrawst in the 5th century.

She was a young woman who fell in love with a prince named Maelon Dafodrill. But her love was rejected by her father, who had planned for her to marry someone else. So Saint Dwynwen prayed that she would forget about the prince she loved.

Her prayer was answered by an angel who gave her a sweet drink that turned Prince Maelon to ice. Later, the angel offered her three wishes or three blessings. Saint Dwynwen prayed for Prince Maelon to thaw, for God to look after all true lovers, and that she would remain unmarried and dedicate her life to God as a nun.

Saint Dwynwen would go on to found a convent in Llanddwyn. It has now become a popular place for pilgrims to visit.

Day 1 – St. Dwynwen Novena

Oh Blessed Saint Dwynwen, you who knew pain and peace, division and reconciliation.

You have promised to aid lovers and you watch over those whose hearts have been broken. As you received three boons from an Angel, intercede for me to receive 3 blessings to obtain my heart’s desire…

[Mention Intention]

…and if that is not God’s will, a speedy healing from my pain; your guidance and assistance that I may find love with the right person, at the right time, and in a right way; and an unshakeable faith in the boundless kindness and wisdom of God and this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St. Dwynwen, we beseech thee, comfort lovers whose vision is unclear. Send mending to those with love lost. Protect companions.

In your name we seek to do the same. In your name we choose love first. With the love of you, Mary and of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Day 2 – St. Dwynwen Novena

Oh Blessed Saint Dwynwen, you who knew pain and peace, division and reconciliation.

You have promised to aid lovers and you watch over those whose hearts have been broken. As you received three boons from an Angel, intercede for me to receive 3 blessings to obtain my heart’s desire…

[Mention Intention]

…and if that is not God’s will, a speedy healing from my pain; your guidance and assistance that I may find love with the right person, at the right time, and in a right way; and an unshakeable faith in the boundless kindness and wisdom of God and this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St. Dwynwen, we beseech thee, comfort lovers whose vision is unclear. Send mending to those with love lost. Protect companions.

In your name we seek to do the same. In your name we choose love first. With the love of you, Mary and of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Day 3 – St. Dwynwen Novena

Oh Blessed Saint Dwynwen, you who knew pain and peace, division and reconciliation.

You have promised to aid lovers and you watch over those whose hearts have been broken. As you received three boons from an Angel, intercede for me to receive 3 blessings to obtain my heart’s desire…

[Mention Intention]

…and if that is not God’s will, a speedy healing from my pain; your guidance and assistance that I may find love with the right person, at the right time, and in a right way; and an unshakeable faith in the boundless kindness and wisdom of God and this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St. Dwynwen, we beseech thee, comfort lovers whose vision is unclear. Send mending to those with love lost. Protect companions.

In your name we seek to do the same. In your name we choose love first. With the love of you, Mary and of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Day 4 – St. Dwynwen Novena

Oh Blessed Saint Dwynwen, you who knew pain and peace, division and reconciliation.

You have promised to aid lovers and you watch over those whose hearts have been broken. As you received three boons from an Angel, intercede for me to receive 3 blessings to obtain my heart’s desire…

[Mention Intention]

…and if that is not God’s will, a speedy healing from my pain; your guidance and assistance that I may find love with the right person, at the right time, and in a right way; and an unshakeable faith in the boundless kindness and wisdom of God and this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St. Dwynwen, we beseech thee, comfort lovers whose vision is unclear. Send mending to those with love lost. Protect companions.

In your name we seek to do the same. In your name we choose love first. With the love of you, Mary and of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Day 5 – St. Dwynwen Novena

Oh Blessed Saint Dwynwen, you who knew pain and peace, division and reconciliation.

You have promised to aid lovers and you watch over those whose hearts have been broken. As you received three boons from an Angel, intercede for me to receive 3 blessings to obtain my heart’s desire…

[Mention Intention]

…and if that is not God’s will, a speedy healing from my pain; your guidance and assistance that I may find love with the right person, at the right time, and in a right way; and an unshakeable faith in the boundless kindness and wisdom of God and this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St. Dwynwen, we beseech thee, comfort lovers whose vision is unclear. Send mending to those with love lost. Protect companions.

In your name we seek to do the same. In your name we choose love first. With the love of you, Mary and of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Day 6 – St. Dwynwen Novena

Oh Blessed Saint Dwynwen, you who knew pain and peace, division and reconciliation.

You have promised to aid lovers and you watch over those whose hearts have been broken. As you received three boons from an Angel, intercede for me to receive 3 blessings to obtain my heart’s desire…

[Mention Intention]

…and if that is not God’s will, a speedy healing from my pain; your guidance and assistance that I may find love with the right person, at the right time, and in a right way; and an unshakeable faith in the boundless kindness and wisdom of God and this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St. Dwynwen, we beseech thee, comfort lovers whose vision is unclear. Send mending to those with love lost. Protect companions.

In your name we seek to do the same. In your name we choose love first. With the love of you, Mary and of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Day 7 – St. Dwynwen Novena

Oh Blessed Saint Dwynwen, you who knew pain and peace, division and reconciliation.

You have promised to aid lovers and you watch over those whose hearts have been broken. As you received three boons from an Angel, intercede for me to receive 3 blessings to obtain my heart’s desire…

[Mention Intention]

…and if that is not God’s will, a speedy healing from my pain; your guidance and assistance that I may find love with the right person, at the right time, and in a right way; and an unshakeable faith in the boundless kindness and wisdom of God and this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St. Dwynwen, we beseech thee, comfort lovers whose vision is unclear. Send mending to those with love lost. Protect companions.

In your name we seek to do the same. In your name we choose love first. With the love of you, Mary and of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Day 8 – St. Dwynwen Novena

Oh Blessed Saint Dwynwen, you who knew pain and peace, division and reconciliation.

You have promised to aid lovers and you watch over those whose hearts have been broken. As you received three boons from an Angel, intercede for me to receive 3 blessings to obtain my heart’s desire…

[Mention Intention]

…and if that is not God’s will, a speedy healing from my pain; your guidance and assistance that I may find love with the right person, at the right time, and in a right way; and an unshakeable faith in the boundless kindness and wisdom of God and this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St. Dwynwen, we beseech thee, comfort lovers whose vision is unclear. Send mending to those with love lost. Protect companions.

In your name we seek to do the same. In your name we choose love first. With the love of you, Mary and of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Day 9 – St. Dwynwen Novena

Oh Blessed Saint Dwynwen, you who knew pain and peace, division and reconciliation.

You have promised to aid lovers and you watch over those whose hearts have been broken. As you received three boons from an Angel, intercede for me to receive 3 blessings to obtain my heart’s desire…

[Mention Intention]

…and if that is not God’s will, a speedy healing from my pain; your guidance and assistance that I may find love with the right person, at the right time, and in a right way; and an unshakeable faith in the boundless kindness and wisdom of God and this I ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St. Dwynwen, we beseech thee, comfort lovers whose vision is unclear. Send mending to those with love lost. Protect companions.

In your name we seek to do the same. In your name we choose love first. With the love of you, Mary and of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

St. Dwynwen

Alternative Novena to St. Dwynwen

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. Dwynwen as an example of holiness. Help us to imitate the devotion to You she showed in choosing to serve You as a nun.

St. Dwynwen, many details of your life are not known for certain, but we know that you chose to serve God as a nun. Though you had fallen in love with a man you longed to marry, you chose instead to become a bride of Christ.

Please bring my petitions before Christ Whom you served so devotedly!

You and your beloved both suffered because you were unable to marry one another. Despite your sufferings, you served God worthily in your vocation as a nun for the rest of your life.

Pray for me, that I may be open to serving God in whatever ways He might call me to. Pray that I may never allow sufferings to deter me from serving God.

Please also pray for…

[Mention Intention]

St. Dwynwen, pray for us!

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

Amen.