Saint George was born in Palestine. At 14yrs, his father died and a few years later his mother. St George followed in his father’s footsteps and became a soldier. However, when all soldiers were ordered to worship and offer sacrifice to Roman Gods, St George loudly objected. Proudly proclaiming his Christian faith, he was tortured and executed by decapitation. He is the Patron Saint of numerous countries as well as professions and sufferers of multiple diseases. His Feast Day is 23rd April.
The Small Red-Coloured Cross
Almighty God, I bow before you seeking your help and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my mind with a ray of heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your divine love, so that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of Saint George in whose honour I make this novena, and following his example imitate, like him, the life of Your Divine Son.
The Image of St George holding a Shield and a Spear
Eternal God, I beseech you to graciously grant, through the merits and intercession of St George, this petition which I humbly place before You.
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Almighty Father, “May Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
O God, who granted to Saint George the strength to sustain the torments he received for our holy faith; I beseech You to prevent my faith from wavering, so that I may also faithfully serve You with a sincere heart unto death. I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Valiant Champion of the Faith, help me in the battle against Devils
Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, St. George; favoured by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part thee from the love of Christ. I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end. Amen!