Novena to saint Claude

Disciple of the heart of Jesus

From the first glance to the giving of his life in Rome , Peter followed the lamb his whole life long. To follow Christ is not only a starting point : it is a path. It is this path of a disciple that we suggest you should follow with this novena to saint Claude, faithful servant and perfect friend of Jesus. Through his intercession, we would like to take and take again this path in order to remember past stages, to receive the callings of today, to rejoice in the Lord’s presence our whole life long : « He is faithful, the One who is calling you, He will accomplish it all ! » Like Peter, we can say : « Get up again, I am only a man myself » ; but like Peter and Claude, these two disciples, we would dare to listen to the Spirit, follow Jesus and say to him again : « You have the words of eternal life ! »

Father Benoit Guédas,
Rector of the the Sanctuary

How to pray the novena

PRAY THE NOVENA

  1. Meditate on the words of the Gospel
  2. Meditate on the commentaries of saint Claude
  3. Pray this act of contrition of saint Claude Most

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
teach me to forget myself so perfectly,
since it is the only way through which one can enter into You.
Since all I will do in the future will be Yours,
please make sure I won’t do anything unworthy of You.
Teach me what I should do so as to reach the purity of Your Love,
since You inspired in me the desire.
I feel within me a great will to please You,
and a greater powerlessness to get there without a special light
and help that only You can give.
May Your will be done in me Lord ;
I do oppose it, I know, but I would like not to oppose it :
it is up to You to do everything, Divine Heart of Jesus,
only You will have the entire glory from my sanctification, if I become a saint ;
that seems to me lighter than day ;
but it will be for You a great glory, and this is the sole reason why I only want perfection.
So be it.

Saint Claude la Colombière, apostle of condidence, pray for us.

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Méditations

Day 9 : Apostle

15 February 2020

The Spirit lives in you. Follow it !

Peter and John went up to the Temple to pray (…), there was a man who had been lame all of his [...]

Day 8 : New call

14 February 2020

The power of the Spirit is with you. Follow It !

Peter said to him, « Lord, you know everything ; you know that I love you ! » Jesus said to [...]

Day 7 : weakness and mercy

13 February 2020

Jesus is the Merciful One. Follow him !

And about an hour later, another man insisted strongly, « There isn’t any doubt that this man [...]

Day 6 : humility and service

12 February 2020

Il y a plus de joie à donner qu’à recevoir. Suis-le !

He came to Simon Peter who said to him, « Are you going to wash my feet Lord ? » Jesus answered [...]

Day 5 : Perseverance

11 February 2020

He is faithful the One who calls you. Follow him !

… Many of his followers heard this and said, « This teaching is too hard. Who can listen to [...]

Day 4 : Carrying one’s cross

10 February 2020

Jesus is walking in front of you. Follow him !

 « What about you ? » he asked them. « Who do you say I am ? » Peter answered, «  You are the [...]

Day 3 : To be and to love

9 February 2020

Remain in his Love. Follow him !

 Then Jesus went up a hill and called to himself the  men He wanted. They came to Him, and He [...]

DAY 2 : Amazement

8 February 2020

Jesus is all powerful. Follow him !

When Simon Peter saw what had happened, he fell on his knees before Jesus and said, « Go away [...]

Day 1 : Look

7 February 2020

Jesus is looking at you and he loves you ! Follow him !

One of them was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. At once he found his brother Simon and told [...]
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