Novena to Blessed Emilie Gamelin

Bl Emelie GamelinEmilie Gamelin was the foundress of the Sisters of Providence, who started the University of Great Falls (where hubby works) in the midst of the Great Depression. When we first moved here to Montana, our home in Wisconsin did not sell for over a year. Sister Mary Kay Nealen gave us this novena – and I have given it to several others…and while I still am a huge lover of all things St. Joseph, I have to say, Blessed Emilie was the one who we were asking to pray with us when the darn thing finally sold. So, give her a try – if you check out her life story, she knew what it was to rely on God’s providence when all looks lost. She loved the poor with confident hope. And, if you happen to get a miracle through her intercession, then contact these nice nuns here.

NOVENA TO BLESSED EMILIE GAMELIN

PRAYER:  Providence of God, you who gave to Emilie a compassionate charity for all those who are suffering, remember her faith, brighten with your light the road of those imploring you by her intercession, and glorify very soon your faithful servant the Blessed Emilie Gamelin. AMEN.

DAY ONE: Provident God, you whom Emilie came to know early in her life, open our eyes to the light of your presence and, following her example, may the poor always have a place in our lives. Allow us to obtain the favour we are soliciting by her intercession…if it is your holy Will. (PRAYER)

DAY TWO: Provident God, you whom Emilie learned to discover in daily events: the joys, sufferings, grief and loneliness, let us learn, following her example, how to meet you and understand your love towards us, whatever happens. Allow us to obtain the favour we are soliciting by he intercession…if it is your holy Will. (PRAYER)

DAY THREE: Provident God, you whom Emilie learned to serve in complete loyalty in the duties of Christian and family life and in an heroic acceptance of the trials inherent in the human condition, let us learn to accept in faith, following her example, whatever makes up our lives. Allow us to obtain the favour we are soliciting by her intercession…if it is your Holy Will. (PRAYER)

DAY FOUR:  Provident God, you whom Emilie discovered in the poor and marginalized and whom she wanted to serve in being providence to them, following her example, let us always be available to help others with their problems. Allow us to obtain the favour we are soliciting by her intercession…if it is your Holy Will. (PRAYER)

DAY FIVE: Provident God, you whom Emilie loved, prayed to and praised as the author of all gifts, following her example, help us to love, to pray and to praise you. May all our requests find in you the accomplishment of your greatest glory. Allow us to obtain the favour we are soliciting by her intercession…if it is your Holy Will. (PRAYER)

DAY SIX: Provident God, you whom Emilie wanted to serve and love in the holy state of marriage and of religious life, following her example, allow us to live intensely our lives as baptized persons wherever we find ourselves. Allow us to obtain the favour we are soliciting by her intercession…if it is your Holy Will. (PRAYER)

DAY SEVEN:  Provident God, you whom Emilie recognized in the orphan, in the young unemployed person, in the couple experiencing problems, in the loneliness of the sick, in the poor without shelter, in the elderly without friends, let us comfort and give our time to serve you through them, following her example. Allow us to obtain the favour we are soliciting by her intercession…if it is your Holy Will. (PRAYER)

DAY EIGHT:  Provident God, you whom Emilie wanted to love more everyday, and also wanted to love in words and in act, in the person of all her brothers and sisters, following her example, let us learn how to forget all that causes pain and to forgive in complete serenity. Allow us to obtain the favour we are soliciting by her intercession…if it is your Holy Will. (PRAYER)

DAY NINE:  Provident God, you whom Emilie was happy to know, to love and to serve on earth, following her example, let us walk with you, in this life to find and glorify you eternally. Allow us to obtain the favour we are soliciting by her intercession if it is your Holy Will. (PRAYER)

(This one’s for you Michelle! Love you!)

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About Kristen West Mcguire

I'm a wife and mom. Sometimes I work, and sometimes I homeschool and sometimes I just meddle, Although I worked at a military chapel for a few years and even taught CCD, most of my life I have been just a pew-sitting, kid-shushing Catholic mom. Since my conversion in 1992, I've been propositioned to join Opus Dei, Regnum Christi, the Neocatechumenal Way, Cum Christo (at least I think that is what Ultreya meant), and at least a few third orders, I just don't go for that extra stuff. I'm a Plain Jane Catholic.
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One Response to Novena to Blessed Emilie Gamelin

  1. Reblogged this on Just a Plain Jane Catholic and commented:

    This is for you Colette!

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