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


Husband & Wife are Called to Holiness



“Husband and wife are called to sanctify their married life and to sanctify themselves in it. It would be a serious mistake if they were to exclude family life from their spiritual development. The marriage union, the care and education of children, the effort to provide for the needs of the family as well as for its security and development, the relationships with other persons who make up the community, all these are among the ordinary human situations that Christian couples are called upon to sanctify.


“They will achieve this aim by exercising the virtues of faith and hope, facing serenely all the great and small problems which confront any family and persevering in the love and enthusiasm with which they fulfill their duties. In this way they practice the virtue of charity in all things. They learn to smile and forget about themselves in order to pay attention to others. Husband and wife will listen to each other and to their children, showing them that they are really loved and understood. They will forget about the unimportant little frictions that selfishness could magnify out of proportion. They will do lovingly all the small acts of service that make up their daily life together.”


Lord Jesus Christ, You provide us with many opportunities in married life to grow in holiness by growing in charity. Grant that we might never overlook these occasions for growth, especially when they challenge us. May we never tire in our daily struggle to accept all things, the great and small trials as well as the greater and lesser joys, as ways in which we might praise You and deepen our share in Your Cross and Resurrection. Amen.


For the Engaged

Lord Jesus Christ, we are preparing to enter into married life, where times of joy are often mingled with moments of sorrow and difficulty. Grant that we may see all of these occasions as opportunities to grow in holiness and fidelity. By striving now to accept all things for love of You, may we strive ever more zealously to pursue holiness when we are united together in You. Amen.



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






Novena Prayers for Marriage and Family – Day 3


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


Most lovable Mother Mary, our Father in Heaven created you with delight.

You are His creature whom He made worthy to become the holy Mother of His Son.

You were born into a family of Saints. Pray for me today that my joy in your Son will increase and that my family may become more holy. Amen


(Mention your request here…)


 Say 1: Our Father… 10: Hail Mary… 1: Glory Be…



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