Please join us in praying the Rose Philippine Duchesne novena.

There is not a lot we can do to prevent this pandemic, but we can pray. Below is the Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne Novena. 
A Novena is a devotional prayer repeated every day for nine days for specific intentions. Non-Catholics, you can do three Our Fathers in lieu of the Hail Mary. 

Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.

Philippine Duchesne, you were a pioneer woman,
called to join a pioneer endeavor, to explore, to begin,
to expand the educational frontiers of a new world.
Each of us, as a Duchesne Pioneer,
asks that, through your intercession,
we be able to face our 'frontiers'
and meet the challenge of being 'pioneers.'
As boundaries appear before us,
help us to step gently over despair
and fashion a resurrection realm,
a hope-hallowed world.
Help us follow your model,
as we strive for a world
which we cannot explain,
risk our lives to find new life,
challenge social patterns which give false comfort,
enter the Heart of the One who is Beginning and End,
share in the restlessness of the Spirit,
and become instruments of peace.
Prayer used by St. Philippine Duchesne
Lord, You alone are the Center in which I find rest.
Give me Your arm to support me,
Your shoulders to carry me,
Your breast to lean upon,
Your Cross to uphold me,
Your Body to nourish me.
In You, Lord, I sleep and rest in peace.
[Mention your intention(s) here...]
St. Rose Philippine,
Pray for us.
St. Rose Philippine,
Pray for us.
St. Rose Philippine,
Pray for us.