Novenas

St. Sebastian Novena

Pray the St. Sebastian novena for the intention of having St. Sebastian intercede on your behalf. He is the patron saint of soldiers, athletes, and those desiring a saintly death. The St. Sebastian novena asks one of the most faithful …

Pray the St. Sebastian novena for the intention of having St. Sebastian intercede on your behalf. He is the patron saint of soldiers, athletes, and those desiring a saintly death. The St. Sebastian novena asks one of the most faithful saints for help. May he help you.

Pray this novena for nine consecutive days.

About the Saint Sebastian Novena

Novena Begins: January 11

Feast Day: January 20

Birth:256

Death:288

Patron Saint of Soldiers, Athletes, And those who desire a Saintly death

St. Sebastian was born in the year 256 AD. In 283, St. Sebastian joined the Roman army and was quickly recognized as a brave a good soldier. He was quickly promoted to a high ranking position in the Praetorian Guard for Emperor Diocletian.

Throughout his services in the Roman army, St. Sebastian was able to convert several people from being pagans to being Christians. He was soon discovered to be a Christian. His faith was reported to Emperor Diocletian. He arranged for Sebastian to be killed by being tied to a stake and shot with arrows.

The soldiers shot numerous arrows in St. Sebastian, however the arrows could not finish the job. A woman name Irene of Rome found St. Sebastian alive and filled with arrows. She hid St. Sebastian and took care of him while he healed. Once he had healed from his wounds, St. Sebastian went and found the Emperor, and he rebuke him for his treatment of the Christians.

Upon recognizing St. Sebastian, the Emperor had St. Sebastian beat with clubs and his body thrown in the sewer. St. Sebastian died in 288. St. Sebastian’s body was later recovered and is buried in the catacombs in Rome.

Day 1 – St. Sebastian Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Glorious Sebastian, martyr and saint, I call on your strength and courage to help me through this difficult trial. Your faith was so deep, a multitude of arrows could not finish you.
The piercing wounds inflicted for your faith only proved to strengthen your belief. May you intercede for those who are weakened from the effects of disease. 

I ask for your intercession that I may also survive that which threatens to destroy my beliefs in the mercy of Christ.

Amen. 

[Mention request]

One Our Father

One Hail Mary

One Glory Be.

Day 2 – St. Sebastian Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Glorious Sebastian, martyr and saint, I call on your strength and courage to help me through this difficult trial. Your faith was so deep, a multitude of arrows could not finish you.
The piercing wounds inflicted for your faith only proved to strengthen your belief. May you intercede for those who are weakened from the effects of disease. 

I ask for your intercession that I may also survive that which threatens to destroy my beliefs in the mercy of Christ.

Amen. 

[Mention request]

One Our Father

One Hail Mary

One Glory Be.

Day 3 – St. Sebastian Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Glorious Sebastian, martyr and saint, I call on your strength and courage to help me through this difficult trial. Your faith was so deep, a multitude of arrows could not finish you.
The piercing wounds inflicted for your faith only proved to strengthen your belief. May you intercede for those who are weakened from the effects of disease. 

I ask for your intercession that I may also survive that which threatens to destroy my beliefs in the mercy of Christ.

Amen. 

[Mention request]

One Our Father

One Hail Mary

One Glory Be.

Day 4 – St. Sebastian Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Glorious Sebastian, martyr and saint, I call on your strength and courage to help me through this difficult trial. Your faith was so deep, a multitude of arrows could not finish you.
The piercing wounds inflicted for your faith only proved to strengthen your belief. May you intercede for those who are weakened from the effects of disease. 

I ask for your intercession that I may also survive that which threatens to destroy my beliefs in the mercy of Christ.

Amen. 

[Mention request]

One Our Father

One Hail Mary

One Glory Be.

Day 5 – St. Sebastian Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Glorious Sebastian, martyr and saint, I call on your strength and courage to help me through this difficult trial. Your faith was so deep, a multitude of arrows could not finish you.
The piercing wounds inflicted for your faith only proved to strengthen your belief. May you intercede for those who are weakened from the effects of disease. 

I ask for your intercession that I may also survive that which threatens to destroy my beliefs in the mercy of Christ.

Amen. 

[Mention request]

One Our Father

One Hail Mary

One Glory Be.

Day 6 – St. Sebastian Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Glorious Sebastian, martyr and saint, I call on your strength and courage to help me through this difficult trial. Your faith was so deep, a multitude of arrows could not finish you.
The piercing wounds inflicted for your faith only proved to strengthen your belief. May you intercede for those who are weakened from the effects of disease. 

I ask for your intercession that I may also survive that which threatens to destroy my beliefs in the mercy of Christ.

Amen. 

[Mention request]

One Our Father

One Hail Mary

One Glory Be.

Day 7 – St. Sebastian Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Glorious Sebastian, martyr and saint, I call on your strength and courage to help me through this difficult trial. Your faith was so deep, a multitude of arrows could not finish you.
The piercing wounds inflicted for your faith only proved to strengthen your belief. May you intercede for those who are weakened from the effects of disease. 

I ask for your intercession that I may also survive that which threatens to destroy my beliefs in the mercy of Christ.

Amen. 

[Mention request]

One Our Father

One Hail Mary

One Glory Be.

Day 8 – St. Sebastian Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Glorious Sebastian, martyr and saint, I call on your strength and courage to help me through this difficult trial. Your faith was so deep, a multitude of arrows could not finish you.
The piercing wounds inflicted for your faith only proved to strengthen your belief. May you intercede for those who are weakened from the effects of disease. 

I ask for your intercession that I may also survive that which threatens to destroy my beliefs in the mercy of Christ.

Amen. 

[Mention request]

One Our Father

One Hail Mary

One Glory Be.

Day 9 – St. Sebastian Novena

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Glorious Sebastian, martyr and saint, I call on your strength and courage to help me through this difficult trial. Your faith was so deep, a multitude of arrows could not finish you.
The piercing wounds inflicted for your faith only proved to strengthen your belief. May you intercede for those who are weakened from the effects of disease. 

I ask for your intercession that I may also survive that which threatens to destroy my beliefs in the mercy of Christ.

Amen. 

[Mention request]

One Our Father

One Hail Mary

One Glory Be.

Alternative Novena Prayer

Saint Sebastian Novena

Let us pray, 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. Sebastian as an example of holiness. Help us to imitate the love of You he showed in his holy work protecting Christians during his time as a soldier.

St. Sebastian, we know very little about your early life or your motivation to join the Roman army. But as a soldier in the Roman army, you served God by working to protect persecuted Christians.

Please bring my petitions before God Whom you served!

You saw firsthand that many Christians were suffering on account of their Faith. Despite this, you persevered in your own Faith and did all you could to serve God.

Pray for me, that I may always be aware of the suffering of those around me. Pray that I may always be eager to serve God in whatever ways I can.

Please also pray for [Mention request]

Saint Sebastian, pray for us!

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

Amen.