Let’s pray for Fr Leo’s Special Intention

Recently, Fr Leo McKernan, Chaplain of the Guardian of the Redeemer CMF, requested prayers for a Special Intention.  Since the feast of St Benedict is now nine days away, I’ve been inspired to pray a novena to St Benedict for Fr Leo’s Special Intention.  I invite you to join me!!

Each day of the novena, here on the Guardian of the Redeemer CMF website, I will post a couple readings (hastily snagged from the internet) related to St Benedict, along with links to two prayers:  a Litany of St Benedict and a Novena Prayer to St Benedict.

Don’t hesitate to leave a Comment for Fr Leo on one of the posts some time during the novena to let him know you’re praying for his Special Intention.

For those unfamiliar with making a novena:

In CCC n. 956, the Church teaches us:

….”Being more closely united to Christ, those who dwell in heaven fix the whole Church more firmly in holiness…. They do not cease to intercede with the Father for us, as they proffer the merits which they acquired on earth through the one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus…. So by their fraternal concern is our weakness greatly helped.”

The word “novena” has its origins in the Latin word “novem” referring to “nine each” (per Webster Online).  Thus, we’ll be praying for nine days, ending on the feast of St Benedict.

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3 Comments on “Let’s pray for Fr Leo’s Special Intention”

  1. Mary Cay Babetski Says:

    I’m praying!

  2. Tom Tomsak Says:

    Fr. mckearnan I am praying for you

  3. May the intercession of St. Benedict, our model for an ordered and spiritually salutary life, secure an abunbdance of grace for his namesake, Pope Benedict XVI, so that our Lord Jesus may strengthen and preserve our Holy Father in his inspiring quest to reconvert the peoples of Europe, the United States, and Latin America to an authentic living of Our Lord’s “good news”. This petition is submitted in gratitude for the initiative of my mentor and dear friend Fr. Leo McKernan.

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